Spring Trench Coat

For someone who has been blogging for a number of years, coming back after four months feels like an eternity. I always said that I wanted blogging to lead me to another avenue so I didn’t have to do it for forever. And as my wishes were answered (photography has now become my life) I realized that I missed having this little outlet. My little place I can say, do, and post whatever I please. This go around, I am doing the blog just for me! No pressure or expectations, just my little place of happy!

Speaking of happy. Spring is around the corner! Usually, I can’t bare the thought of winter dissipating into spring. This only reminds me that summer is around the corner, and if there is one thing I hate, it is summers in Texas. However, this year I have spring on my mind. The flowy blouses, the tailored pants, and the easy trench coats. I have been busy on Pinterest finding loads of inspiration for the upcoming season. This BB Dakota trench, which is perfect now with jeans, will be paired over a white dress and sneakers (or heels) and with a pair of tailored navy trousers I just purchased. A breezy trench is such a classic piece and a great item to add to your closet!

She’s Got It

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Hats have made a BIG comeback! Be it the graceful styles of Kate Middelton or the fun beach hat options available now, everyone seems to want “the look”.  With every trendy item, overtime as the popularity goes up so does the price. However, I have found some of the most amazing and on-trend hats, on sale! And since we still have a few months of summer (at least in Texas) you still have a long time to wear your new piece!

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** I LOVE Sensi hats! They are so classic but with a really fun pop! This black option would pair perfectly with a simple white dress and/or a bathing suit on the beach! Did I hear, tres chic? shop the Lady Majorca 50% off

** Another Sensi Hat 50% off! I definitely see this straw option with an A-line dress at the races! shop it now

** Be still my heart! The Sensi Lady Majorca in white! Chic, chic, chic! shop it now 50% off

** The Sensi Lady Ibiza hat may be my favorite! The shape is so flattering for all faces and is sure to make an elegant statement wherever it is worn! shop the Lady Ibiza 50% off

** The only part of the Sensi Lady Ibiza hat I don’t like, having to decide which color to chose! This blue option is unbelievably beautiful and timeless! shop the Lady Ibisa in Blue 50% off


Masseria San Domenico, Italy Hotel

Masseria San Domenico has my heart. My whole heart! When deciding where to travel to this summer Brice (the hubs) and I knew we wanted four things: quiet, non-touristy, warm, and easy to get to from Geneva. We looked into Lake Como, the Amalfi Coast, Positano, and Greece. None of which satisfied our every need. We were feeling a bit stressed as our trip was approaching, when his parents recommended a place they had visited and loved – Masseria San Domenico in Puglia, Italy. It wasn’t but two minutes after googling this place that we were sold.

Not only was Masseria San Domenico absolutely stunning, but it is located in a part of Italy that is still quiet under the radar, which made me love this place even more. We took a direct flight from Geneva to the Brindisi airport, got in our little Fiat 500 and drove about 1.5 hours north. Through fields of olive trees and the ancient lands of Italy, we arrived at one of the most beautiful and tranquil places I have ever been.

Masseria San Domenico has a long history and dates back to the XIV century. It was used by the Knights of Malta as a watch tower against Saracens’ attacks. The hotel has since been restored with the utmost attention to detail. It is surrounded by fields of Olive trees – which are used to make their very own olive oil which is delicious (be sure to buy a can before you leave). One of the things we loved most, besides all the colorful flowers, was the pool! It was gigantic yet so peaceful. The staff wait on you hand and food which makes a normal “day by the pool” that much more enjoyable. The beach is about a three minute drive from the hotel and is done impeccably well. Everything from their lounge chairs to the all white dining area is perfection! You could spend all day here and it still wouldn’t be enough!

If you can’t tell, I am so in love with this place! I am very weird about visiting the same place twice. I actually have a rule against it. However, before leaving I made my husband promise we would be back! It is that amazing!

***If you plan on going to Puglia we took a great road trip along the southern coast which I will be sharing in the next few days! 

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