Venetian Twilight

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. It wasn’t just our final night in Venice but also our final night in Italy. After 2 incredible weeks in the country my father’s family immigrated from (their roots are in Naples), it was almost time to say goodbye. But we chose to spend our final night in Italy in style.

LK Bennett dress c/o, Aquazzura flats, Chloé bag, Jo Malone perfume, Tom Ford lipstick, Essie nail polish

We decided to leave early for dinner so we could walk around the city as the sun began to go down. Like Portofino, after 5 pm, most of the tourists in San Marco had disappeared and the alleyways, bridges, and canals became quiet. Venice is incredible when it’s lively, but it’s also incredible when it’s peaceful.
Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog is wearing the Jane Polka Dot Dress by LK BennettMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog is wearing the Jane Polka Dot Dress by LK BennettMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella from The A List blog visits Venice, ItalyMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog is wearing the Jane Polka Dot Dress by LK BennettFor those who don’t know, my three style icons are the Duchess of Cambridge, Alicia Vikander, and Amal Alamuddin Clooney. I’m a royal history buff and follow royal weddings (several provided the inspiration behind my own wedding two months ago), and to me the lavish, A-list wedding between George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin in Venice was essentially a royal wedding. So when it came for Tor and I to choose a restaurant for dinner for our last night in Italy, we chose George Clooney’s favorite (and the location of his bachelor party) – Ristorante da Ivo. We indulged in smoked burrata, tuna tartar, and of course more truffle pasta (I really need to get my hands on some truffles here in LA). I HIGHLY recommend making a reservation several days in advance. Luckily, Tor and I called to make a reservation while we were in Madrid (a little over a week before we even arrived in Venice). Every table was reserved when we went and thus they couldn’t accept any walk-ins. So make a reservation!
Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog dines at Ristorante da Ivo in Venice, ItalyMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog dines at Ristorante da Ivo in Venice, ItalyMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog dines at Ristorante da Ivo in Venice, ItalyAfter dinner, Tor and I took a long walk to walk off pretty much all the food and wine we indulged in on our entire European adventure. Walking along the water at night proved to be a wise choice. Venice at dusk is remarkably beautiful. I don’t think Tor and I spoke much on that walk! The views were so stunning that we spent so much time soaking it all in (and snapping away on our cameras!). I was bold and wore this polka dot dress from L.K. Bennett. I loved the vibrant pattern and, as you can tell from the photos, I could not stop twirling in it!
Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog is wearing the Jane Polka Dot Dress by LK BennettMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella of The A List blog is wearing the Jane Polka Dot Dress by LK BennettMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella from The A List blog visits Venice, ItalyMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella from The A List blog visits Venice, ItalyMiss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella from The A List blog visits Venice, Italy
The next day, it was time to pack up and head to my favorite city in the world. However, we decided to splurge on a special trip to the Venice airport by booking a private water taxi. It’s an expensive way to travel, and Tor isn’t one to splurge on transportation, but taking this private water taxi from our hotel to the airport put a major smile on his face. It was the perfect way to leave Italy, with Venice behind us in the distance across the water.

LK Bennett Polka Dot dress (also available here) // Chloé Drew Bag (also available here) // Tom Ford lipstick in Blush Nude // Essie nail polish in Peak Show // Jo Malone London ‘Mimosa & Cardamom’ Cologne // Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats

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7 Comments

  1. Francesca

    Venice is an amazing city! I went there three years ago and I fell in love with it, I hope to visit this city again 🙂 and I would like to wear a dress like yours, I love it! (and I loved sooo much all the dresses you wore during yuor trip in my country) I’m glad that you enjoyed your honeymoon in Italy, i suggest you to visit Rome and Capri too 🙂

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Thank you so much! Rome and southern Italy are next on the list 🙂

      Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  2. Absolutely stunning – I can’t wait to travel Europe someday!

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    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
    • The A List

      Thank you! I hope you get to travel there 🙂 It’s amazing!

      Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  3. Kristina

    I just wanted to say that I love rereading your travel blog posts! The pictures you take are beautiful and reading about your experiences makes me want to go to all the places you visit myself!

    Posted 8.5.16 Reply
  4. Venezia it’s completely wonderful… I went there about three months ago and I fell in love.
    It’s an experience that everyone should live.
    I loved all the pictures that you taking…Just loved!
    I would like you to visit my country … Portugal. It’s absolutely fantastic, with beautiful views and cities like Porto and Lisbon that you cand find.

    Posted 8.22.17 Reply
  5. Ron

    Wow ! Venetian Twilight !

    “One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o’er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place…”

    Posted 5.6.18 Reply