Flowers in Portofino

I meant to post this post sooner but I just got a new computer which meant basically transferring absolutely everything from the old guy to the new guy, so I’m sorry for this post delay! As you can tell, I’m still pretty obsessed with Portofino and had to split our 3-day visit into two posts instead of one.

Zimmermann romper (also available here and here, similar here), Marc Fisher sandals c/o (also available here), DVF bag (old, similar here), Illesteva sunglasses, Eugenia Kim hat (also available here)

As I mentioned in my last post, we stayed at the Belmond Splendido Mare. There aren’t a lot of hotels in Portofino, as Portofino is not a big town. The Belmond actually has two hotels in Portofino – the Splendido and the Splendido Mare. Splendido is located on a hilltop overlooking the bay and town of Portofino (and has hosted guests like the Duke of Windsor and Elizabeth Taylor), whereas Splendido Mare is located right in the town itself. Since it was our first visit to Portofino, we chose to stay at Splendido Mare (it also made it easier getting back to our room after a few nights of too much wine!).

We started our morning with a delicious breakfast of eggs with herbs on toast, freshly squeezed juices, fruit, coffee (and hot chocolate for this girl), and freshly baked breads.
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond Splendido MareWe decided to head up to the main Belmond Splendido hotel for lunch overlooking the bay. You can either get there by a shuttle from the Splendido Mare hotel or via a scenic 10-minute walk through the hills. We opted for the walk, of course!
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperPortofino is so beautiful, it doesn’t even need the sun. Our second day started cloudy and a little drizzly but that didn’t stop us.
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperWe stopped to take pics pretty much every 2 feet on our walk because it really was scenic (so it took us a bit more than 10 minutes!).
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Eugenia Kim Brigitte Boater HatAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino ItalyFor lunch, besides more wine and a view to die for, Tor and I shared a delicious appetizer of marinated shrimp before ordering our own separate pasta dishes – shrimp and tomato risotto for me and pasta in a pesto-tomato sauce (must recreate that at home!) for Tor.
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAfter lunch, we explored the grounds a bit. This hotel and it’s grounds are basically my dream home and backyard. There were so many flower beds of different flowers (and different colors!) that made me squeal with glee.
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Belmond SplendidoIt was only appropriate for me to wear this floral romper from Zimmermann. I’m a HUGE fan of Zimmermann (there’s another Zimmermann look coming up in another Italy post), especially the patterns. I paired the look with Marc Fisher’s “Fawn” sandals as well as the Eugenia Kim boater hat I had been obsessing over the whole trip.
Alyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperAlyssa Campanella The A List blog Miss USA 2011 Portofino Italy Zimmermann Mischief RomperI wish I stayed in Portofino longer than 3 days (the blog posts would have been never-ending!), but it was time to move on to our next destination – Florence! Stay tuned for my first of two Florence posts….
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Zimmermann Romper (also available here and here, similar here) // Eugenia Kim Boater Hat (also available here) // MARC FISHER ‘Fawn’ Sandal // DVF cork bag // Illesteva Sunglasses

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14 Comments

  1. Stephanie Simard

    I just love you and your style so much! Also will have so many great ideas and spots to visit on our own travels now 🙂

    Posted 6.8.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Aww thank you so much! That’s my goal with this blog – to inspire others when they travel or when they are styling themselves 🙂

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  2. Beautiful photos, as always! And beautiful you, as always! And that FOOD! I’m wiping drool off my keyboard as I type. I kid, I kid. But your blog is seriously amazing.

    It’s Me, Maggie | http://itsme-maggie.blogspot.com/

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Thank you! Would it make you feel better to know I was on the verge of tears looking at the food pics from this day because I miss it so much? I can try to recreate some of these at home but they’ll never be as good as in person!

      Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  3. pinned, pinned, pinned!

    i love how you match your looks to the locales you visit (i thought i was the only “crazy” person who did that)!

    and i got some serious foodie inspiration–i always know i’m italian when i start drooling at mere photos of pasta!

    xo from nyc – http://www.the-beautiful-things.com/

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Thank you! I try to do that wherever I go with my looks! I take inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge that way!

      Posted 6.15.16 Reply
  4. Such a beautiful post!! I absolutely love this Zimmerman romper! It looks so cute on you! And Portofino is seriously amazing! Thank you for sharing your travels!

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

    Posted 6.9.16 Reply
  5. Portofino is really to die for. You have to stay longer the next time!
    I love your outfit, so cute, amazing. And it matches with the wonderful flowers in the gardens, so stunning and gorgeous!

    xox
    Claudine
    http://www.claudinesroom.com

    Posted 6.10.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Trust me, if I could, I would have stayed there 2 weeks! Or even a month! And thank you so much!

      Posted 6.15.16 Reply
  6. This is such a gorgeous post! I especially love the cork purse. I’m heading to Italy this summer and this post makes me even more excited. Thank you for sharing!
    https://thefashionablephysician.wordpress.com

    Posted 6.12.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Thank you! I look forward to seeing your photos from Italy!

      Posted 6.15.16 Reply
  7. Francesca

    These pictures of Portofino are amazing ???? I’m Italian and guess what? I’ve never been in Portofino! But I spend every summer in Liguria, in a little town called Laigueglia! It’s really nice, I suggest you to visit it ???? and I suggest you to try its delicious pesto ????

    Posted 6.14.16 Reply
    • The A List

      You should definitely check out Portofino! I would love to visit Laigueglia someday! Only issue is true pesto in Liguria is made with nuts and sadly I am allergic to all nuts 🙁

      Posted 6.15.16 Reply
  8. rio

    omg you have like thee most perfect feet. how do you keep them so soft and moisturised

    Posted 6.16.17 Reply