Ciao

I am just returning from a family trip to Italy. I thought you might enjoy hearing some details about my trip, so I’m sharing some highlights. First stop Rome, we stayed at Baubino 181. It’s a boutique hotel right off Piazza del Popolo. Our first evening we had drinks at Hotel de Russe (gorgeous garden setting) then dined at Roscioli Salumeria. Our second day we spent the day roaming the streets of Rome taking in the sites and then it was dinner at Nino. The food at Nino was great (service a bit icy) but we enjoyed the street side setting. We had coffee at the original Sant’ Eustachio il Cafe and lunch at Pizzaria Da Baffetto. Next it was off the Puglia, it’s just a 1 hour flight from Rome. The Rome Airport might be one of my all time favorite airports (the Eataly food court is insane). When we arrived in Puglia we rented a car and headed straight to Masseria Cervarolo. A stunning family run Masseria in Ostuni. The setting, grounds, decor, food, and service were outstanding! We enjoyed several 6 course dinners during our stay at the hotel, and the most amazing breakfasts. Everything prepared at this property is made with local ingredients and all the pastries are homemade. It truly exceeded our expectations. We fell in love with Ostuni, the town square is bustling with locals. We had dinner at Osteria del Tempo Perso at the top of Ostuni (request a table in the cave). The views from the top are spectacular. Our second evening it was dinner at Piazetta Grande Ostuni a gourmet meal served in a historic cathedral. We had amazing sandwiches at Les Sandwiches in Ostuni. We visited Polignano a Mare, Alberobello (famous for their trulli’s), and Lecce. Also on our itinerary was a day at Cocarro Beach club for a beach day and some shopping at Orsina Dansai. We enjoyed afternoons relaxing poolside at the beautiful Masseria and tasting all the amazing wines from Puglia. A truly special part of Italy that we can’t wait to go back and visit.

Packing ListAway Bigger Carry On (amazing what you can fit in there) & Longchamp Personalized Le Pliage Travel Bag

DressesUlla Johnson Puff Sleeve Dress // Mille Kiki Dress // Mille Victoria Dress // Rhode Puff Sleeve Dress (similar here) // Hill House Nap Dress

BottomsAYR Short // AYR Pant

TopsAlex Mill Cardigan // Aviator Nation Ninja Pullover (so cozy for the plane) // Artiza SS White Button Down // Clare V. Ciao Tee // Jung Maven Tee // Zara Cream Blazer

ShoesBeatrice Valenzuela Slides // Mystique Rhinestone Slides (similar to mine) // Isabel Marant Slides // Vans Slip Ons

AccessoriesJanessa Leone Packable Hat // Ray Ban Aviators (gold colorway)

Pictures – 1st Lecce // 2nd Polignano a Mare // 3rd Masseria Cervarolo Pool

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Nash

I am just returning from a weekend in Nashville. It was focused on college touring but there was still time for some fun. We stayed at the W Hotel (great location) and walked around The Gulch, 12th Street South, Broadway, and Vanderbilt Campus. I picked up a cute pair of boots at Boot Barn, Zoe got a pair of Tacovas (nice quality and not expensive runs big), and I designed my own custom hat to match my boots at Rustler Hat Co. Sharing what made into my carry-on on this trip.

  1. Aviator Nation Puffer Above picture.
  2. Hoka Bondi 7 Sneaker Above picture.
  3. Alo High Waist Legging Above picture.
  4. Celine 48mm Cat Eye Sunglasses Above picture.
  5. Mother Weekender Flare Jeans I wore these with my Isabel Marant boots.
  6. Mother Mid Rise Dazzler Current favorite cream jeans and wore it with my Anine Bing Sweatshirt.
  7. Isabel Marant Dicker Boot Nice western style boot without being too western.
  8. Anine Bing Sweatshirt
  9. Natalie Martin Fiore Short Dress 100% silk favorite night gown for trips.
  10. Vans x Sandy Liang Sneakers
  11. Accolade Sweatshirt & Pant Great sweat set for evening flights.
  12. Aninie Bing White Button Down cute with the Weekender Flares and Isabel Boots.

A couple things I spotted while out shopping – Sabina Musayev White Ruffle Blouse (on sale) // Hunter Bell Landry Top // Eleven Six Cardigan (found it on sale at Nordi Rack)

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

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Southern Charm

Over the long weekend I went on a girls trip to Charleston. It’s been on my list for so long and I was so happy to finally make it there. We stayed at the Belmond Hotel which is located in the historic district. Charleston is full of amazing restaurants, bars, shops, and beautiful architecture. The first night a rickshaw was waiting outside of our hotel to whisk us off to dinner. We dined at Hall’s Chop House an iconic Charleston steakhouse. It was one of the best steakhouses I have ever been to. The service was impeccable and the iceberg wedge, petit filet, seafood tower were all perfection. The next day we spent time exploring Charleston by foot. I was in awe of all the beautiful architecture, well manicured homes, and cobble stone streets. We stopped for lunch at Basic Kitchen which is LA meets Charleston cuisine. Next was shopping on Kings Street and we started with Charleston’s beautifully curated Hamden Clothing store that carries an abundance of unique designers (they have a great on-line store). Then it was Beau & Ro (I picked a Mille Dress runs big size down) and refreshed my St. James Top), Madison Mathews (cute boho dresses), and Etu Home (I wanted everything in there). Then it was time for Shanghai Rummy and drinks at The Gin Joint. This bar was oozing with charm. We had beautiful hand crafted cocktails, delicious Lambrusco, homemade warm pretzels, and chips and caviar. Next, it was dinner at Fig which was a warm and cozy atmosphere. The scallop hamachi was amazing but the seafood entrees were underwhelming. Sunday we drove out to Kiawah Island and had lunch at the The Ocean Course. It’s absolutely stunning with panoramic ocean views. I now know why so many of my friends vacation in Kiawah every year. On the way home we stopped to see the magnificent Angel Tree. Our last evening was spent at another charming vintage inspired bar The Belmont and then we headed across the street to The Ordinary. This seafood restaurant featured the most incredible seafood tower (oysters, clams, black bass larb, tuna hamachi, flounder with smoked trout roe). We finished off dinner with a flavorful crab gumbo, blue crab fried rice, and a chocolate budino for desert (so good!). The following morning we packed up and headed back to LA. Charleston is truly a special city and I had so much fun exploring it with my friends.

Sharing my Packing List that all fit into the Away Bigger Carry-On & Longchamp Tote.

Airport Fashion

  1. Away Bigger Carry-On with Pocket – It turned out to be perfect for this trip.
  2. Longchamp Monogramed Tote Create your own carry-one. I love this because it’s so lightweight.
  3. Mark & Graham Cosmetic Case These are great but skip the monogram.
  4. Leatherology Computer Case (also love the Train Case and it’s on travel wish list).
  5. Alo Sweat Shirt and Pant Perfect travel outfit for a 6:00 am flight. Runs big I wear xsmall.
  6. Vans x Sandy Liang wore with Nike 3/4 socks. Very comfortable.

Evening Outfits

  1. Laura Lombardi Think Chain Necklace
  2. Black Jumpuit Similar to mine.
  3. Zimmermann Dress
  4. Anine Bing Oversized White Button Down (Size down 1-2 sizes) Looks cute with a chain belt and faux leather pants).
  5. Leopard Coat Similar to mine.
  6. Jenni Kayne Cashmere Gloves I always pack these for chilly trips.
  7. Artizia Faux Leather Jeans Aritzia has a nice selection of reasonably priced faux leather pants.
  8. Block Heel Pump Similar to mine. I like a block heel because you can still walk around a city in the evenings.
  9. Leather Moto – I brought this to wear over my leopard dress and jumpsuit.

Day Outfits

  1. Quilted Coat
  2. Mother Insider Crop Jeans
  3. Kule Leopard Cardigan
  4. Gucci Leather Mules These made it into the suitcase but I didn’t wear them.
  5. Aviator Nation Tiger Tee So soft and a nice layering piece.
  6. Saint James Drop Shoulder Tee Runs big I wear the xsmall. I love the way a nautical stripe looks with a leopard jacket.

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

To the Village & Lake

Yesterday the girls and I headed over to Atwater Village and Silverlake. First stop (per the girls request) was spiced gingerbread ice lattes at Black Elephant Coffee and Acai bowls at Ritual Acai. Then it was lunch for me at Squil (the pesto rice with kale is insane!). Lastly, it was retail therapy at Midland Shop, Clare V, Mohawak General, and Beatrice Valenzuela.

A couple things I spotted while shopping yesterday.

Lemaire Pouch (super soft leather) // Lemaire Sweater // Cordera Cardigan // Wal & Pai Shearling Slide // Clare V. Ciao Necklace // Clare V. Quilted Midi Sac // Jamie Haller Loafer

Above Outfit – Camel Jacket // Kule Cotton Sweater // Mother Tripper Jean // Mansur Tote (current fave bag perfect size and weight) // Brown Boots (similar to above)

Have a great day everyone!

XX

Julie

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Costa Palmas

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. I’m just returning from a quick trip to Cabo. We stayed at the Four Seasons Costa Palmas for the first time and it did not disappoint. Situated on 50 acres with stunning views of the Sea of Cortez. This Four Seasons property has a boutique feel with a total of 141 rooms and 6 swimming pools. Each room is spacious with modern decor and a beautiful patio overlooking the ocean. The service and food (they just opened a Mozza) were outstanding. We took advantage of the beautiful gym, two tennis courts, pickleball court, and spa. You can’t help but relax at this truly special and private resort.

I’m sharing some items that I packed on my trip along with some travel inspired gifts for the holidays.

  1. Natalie Martin Isobel Dress 100% silk I’m wearing the xsmall runs bigs
  2. Natalie Martin Mini Fiore My favorite nightgown to travel with.
  3. SZ Blockprints Yukari Dress This is a new style for SZ and I love it.
  4. Ulla Johnson Ilia Dress I love a white dress for beach vacations.
  5. Brand Black Pool Slide Love all the fun colors these come in.
  6. Uniqlo Cashmere Cardigan Brown is back in stock, really cozy for the plane (size down).
  7. Kule Malibu Top I always pack a nautical stripe top on vacation.
  8. Leatherology Train Case – makes a great gift.
  9. Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag – a great gift and perfect carry-on bag.
  10. Leatherology Slim Passport Holder Monogram available.
  11. Mini Theragun
  12. Duxiana Travel Pillow The best travel pillow!
  13. Beats Headphones
  14. Eberjey Frida Pajamas Set 50% off I just ordered these for a gift.
  15. Skin Pajama Set
  16. Ursa Major Essential Travel Kit

Have a great week everyone!

XX

Julie

NYC

I am just returning from a long weekend in NYC. It felt so good to be back in the city. I loved visiting all my old haunts. My first job in fashion (Kate Spade), old apartment, and all our favorite restaurants. We squeezed it all into 3 days and made time to see friends. The city is back and thriving. We stayed at The Bowery Hotel which is in a great location. Friday we started the day with breakfast at Sadelle’s then it was lunch at Katz’s, dinner at Balthazar, and late night pizza at Rubirosa. On Saturday it was lunch at Pastis, Chai Latte at Oslo Coffee in Greenwich Village, amazing pastries at Supermoon Bake House, and dinner at Il Buco. The trip wasn’t complete without Dim Sun at Golden Unicorn (will try Nom Wah next time), and a Chai Latte at Kaffe Landskap in Tribeca. No meals were missed on this trip.

Now onto shopping! I was excited to check out the new Sezane store (love this beautiful suede moto jacket), Alex Mill (picked up the Standard Jumpsuit), Hill House Home, Kule (love the Sinclair Cardi in Grey), Kirna Zabete (picked up Veja hightops they saved my feet!), Clic, Ganni (picked up these flare pants), Frankie Shop (had to try on the IG famous quilted coat), and Woolrich (love the Gentry coat). It was so inspiring to watch all the chic street style from uptown to downtown. Some standout trends were faux leather puffer coats (similar to this, this, & this), camel colored midi coats (this, this, & this), Chelsea boots ( this, this, & this), long shackets like (this, this, and this), Prada Lugged Sole loafers, and New Balance 550’s.

It was such a great weekend and I can’t wait to go back!

XX

Julie

Silver Lining

This week a trip to Silverlake was in need for some retail therapy and a pitstop at Sqril. First stop, Beatrice Valenzuela then it was Mohawk General Store, Midland Shop, Clare V. , A.P.C., and lastly lunch at Sqril (Sorrel Pesto Rice with Kale & Avocado was insane!).

I had so much fun browsing in the boutiques some pieces that I found.

  1. A.P.C. The Grace Bag Serious Celine Classic Bag vibes but for a lot less.
  2. A.P.C. Georgia Ankle Boot A.P.C. makes beautiful quality boots.
  3. A.P.C. Porselli Ballet Flat I love the leather on these flats. Come in several different colors.
  4. A.P.C. Joey Ankle Boot Classic ankle boot that can be dressed up or down.
  5. Clare V. Drop Shoulder Ciao Sweater 95% cotton 5% cashmere.
  6. Clare V. Overized Sweatshirt
  7. Clare V. Ciao Beanie
  8. Beatrice Valenzuela Clog
  9. Ottolenghi Flavor Cookbook Nice hostess gift.
  10. Everything I Want to Eat Jessica Kaslow Sqril Cookbook

Yes Dress

I’m just returning from a weekend at the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful hotel and only an hour and a half from LA. The grounds are stunning surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful mountains. We played tennis, walked around town (so many cute shops), had lunch at Ojai Rotie (amazing homemade bread), and a delicious dinner at Olivella.

A friend of mine give me a list of all the shops to hit in Ojai see below.

Dekor Living // Blue Ojai // Summer Camp // Canyon Supply // In the Field // Fig

I’ve had a lot of requests for event dresses these past couple of weeks so I’m rounding up some fun, cheerful, and colorful dresses.

  1. Zimmermann Midi Musk Floral Similar dress to the one in the above picture.
  2. Zimmermann Concert Lace Up Dress
  3. Ulla Johnson Zehra Batik Chiffon Midi Dress
  4. Self Portrait Pleated Maxi Gown Self Portrait runs small size up.
  5. Self Portal Sequined Flared Dress
  6. A.L.C. Chiffon Midi Dress
  7. A.L.C. Cody Smocked Dress
  8. Self Portrait Chiffon Lace Mini Dress
  9. Misa Kidada Dress
  10. Saloni Isa Ruffle Dress
  11. Loveshackfancy Popover Mini
  12. Saloni Crystal Bow Black Dress Also comes in Pink Mini.

Un Deux Toile

Yesterday I stopped by the Rosewood Miramar hotel to have lunch at the Revere Room with a friend and check out the Dior pop-up. Not only did I fall in love with a pair of raspberry Dway Slides and a Mini Dior Book Tote but the hot pink toile wallpaper and lime green toile couches were cute as can be! It gave me some serious interior design envy! If you’re in the area it’s worth checking out along with a drive down the main drag of Summerland (which has some cute shops).

Above outfitNili Lotan Arlette Top or La Ligne Stripe Top (similar to above) // J. Crew White Short // Salt Bag Strap // Leatherology Bag // Big Buckle Birkenstocks // Initial Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Nobu Cabo

I am just returning from a quick trip to Cabo. We stayed at the new Nobu hotel in Cabo San Lucas. The beautiful resort mixes Japanese minimalism with modern Mexican decor. The perfect blend of sophistication with laid back luxury. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and comfortable (beds were amazing!). The hotel has three large pools to choose from the Pacific Pool being our favorite with swim up cabanas. The overall service at the hotel was amazing with each room having their own personal ambassador. It was a great way to kick off Summer!

We had two amazing dinners, one at Manta (The Cape Hotel) and one at Cocina Del Mar (Esperanza Hotel). Lunch at Nobu’s Pacific Restaurant was delicious (the shrimp quesadillas were so good!). Now onto what I packed into my carry-on!

Packing List

Travel Outfit : Kule Top // Alex Mill Expedition Pant (best travel pant) // Espiritu Huarache Mules

Dresses : Lemlem x H&M Kaftan (first picture) // Mi Goldrina Dress (second picture) // Mille Clementine Red Dress (third picture) // Hill House Nap Dress // SZ Blockprint Dress (similar to mine)

Tops: Madewell White Cotton Gauze Top (Xirena look for less) // Everlane Button Down (size up to wear as a cover-up) // Doen Long Sleeve Top // Doen Shore Top

Short : AGOLDE Denim Parker Short

Bathing Suit : Summersalt Suit // J. Crew Leopard Suit (similar to mine)

Sandals : Calleen Cordero Eliza Sandals // APL Slides // Beatrice Valenzeula Slides

Accessories : Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag // Leatherology Crossbody Bucket Bag (lightweight great for travel) // Leatherology Personalized Travel Case // Leatherology Personalized Computer Case // Colorful Beaded Necklace // Turquoise Gumball Earrings

Have a great week everyone!

Aloha

I am just returning from an amazing week on the Big Island of Hawaii. This was our first time going to the Big Island as a family. We stayed at the newly renovated Auberge Mauna Lani Hotel. They did a beautiful job with the renovation. The hotel has an open airy feel surrounded by lush greenery, modern decor, and beautiful Hawaiian wall art. They have three pools, a beautiful beach, and stunning grounds to walk around. The hotel only has 330 rooms so it doesn’t feel as big of some of the other resorts on the Island. The food and drinks were excellent, and having a tennis center was a major bonus for me. We had dinner at the CanoeHouse the food was amazing along with the stunning setting! Other restaurants we loved on the island were Pueo’s Osteria (mushroom truffle pizza!!), Moa Kitchen, Izakaya Shiono (casual sushi in Kona), and Seiji Sushi (nothing fancy but it was delicious sushi prepared by a husband and wife team who we loved). For a sweet treat we enjoyed ice cream at Anuenue (the Volcano and Lily Koi Cheesecake were out of this world), and Acai bowls at Yoga Barre. It was so nice to see the hotel bustling and tourism coming back to the Island. The staff at the Mauna Lani couldn’t have been nicer and more accommodating we can’t wait to go back!

Now onto fashion.

Packing List

  1. Longchamp Personalized Travel Bag Perfect lightweight travel carry on bag. Bag in the below picture.
  2. Christy Dawn Brooklyn Dress Comfortable dress that can be dressed up or down. Also like the Bodie (if you don’t want elastic on the arms). Dress in the above picture.
  3. Lacoste White Pique Polo Below picture.
  4. J. Crew x Liberty Plunge V Neck One Piece Extremely flattering suit.
  5. J. Crew V Neck Crisscross One Piece Nautical stripe suit.
  6. Farm Rio Cotton Wrap Skirt & Print Wrap Skirt I love a wrap skirt over a swim suit. The one I have is sold out but I found two cute ones from Farm Rio which they now carry at Nordstrom.
  7. Madewell Poplin Bubble Sleeve Mini Inexpensive white puff sleeve dress. I love the way a white dress looks with turquoise jewelry.
  8. Xirena Aubrey Top Lightweight cotton white top that I wore with daisy embroidered cargos (similar to mine).
  9. This is the Great Ranger Pant These are my loose fitting travel pants (size down).
  10. Isabel Marant Encore Beige Sandal & Isabel Marant Hellea Slide
  11. Mi Golondrina Soledad Dress
  12. Doen Jane Blouse

Oh Hi Ojai

I just got back from a girls trip to the Ojai Valley Inn. It’s such a beautiful property and only an hour and a half away from Los Angeles. A perfect quick weekend get away. We walked into town on Saturday and stopped by Fig Curated Living and DeKor Living both really cute boutiques. My friend arranged a one hour horseback ride at the Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company (I highly recommend it so much fun!) Lastly, we took an early morning hike at the Valley View preserve with stunning views of the Ojai landscape. The weather was chilly so I was so excited to finally get to wear my Fall clothing. Below is what I packed for the weekend.

  1. Cashmere Fingerless Gloves Jenni Kayne, $55.
  2. Jerome Dreyfuss Sabrina Boot 24S, $505. I bought these last season and was excited to wear them again. The perfect heel height for daytime and evening.
  3. Mother Looker Ankle Fray Nordstrom, $228. Packed a skinny jean to fit into my high boots.
  4. Barbour Acrorn Wax Cotton Jacket Saks, $350. There was rain in the forecast so I packed this jacket and ended up wearing it horseback riding.
  5. Blundstone Water Resistant Boot Nordstrom, $199.
  6. Moncler Lans Jacket Nordstrom, $825. Lightweight puffer.
  7. Cotton Fisherman Sweater Julesee, $120.
  8. Pom Pom Cardigan Chic Wish, $69. I wore this cardigan over my Kule Top with Cream Chino & Chelsea Boot.
  9. Fleece Jacket Zara, $69.99.
  10. Noah Dress in washed Ocean Stripe Christy Dawn, $228. I wore this dress with my high boots.
  11. Mansur Gavriel Large Tote Bag Nordstrom, $675. My go to travel tote bag.
  12. Ribbed Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom J. Crew, $16.

Quilted Jacket Update – my Everlane ReNew Channeled Liner arrived yesterday and I love it! (I got the XSMALL runs big).

Have a great week!

XX

Julie

Santa Barbara Bound

My family and I are just returning from a long weekend in Santa Barbara. We stayed at the Rosewood Miramar Hotel which was amazing! The hotel is nestled into the Montecito coastline with beautiful ocean views. It’s modern traditional decor creates a cozy and intimate boutique feel. It has everything you need on property. Paddle boards, kayaks, and boogie boards are all provided at the beach. You can eat and drink beachside while sitting under their iconic turquoise and white stripe umbrellas. If you need to do a bit of shopping both Goop & James Perse have boutiques on site. We ate at Malibu Farm and Caruso’s and the food was excellent. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious, we had a Grand Bungalow which was perfect for a family of four.

We left the property to have breakfast at Helena Avenue Bakery, Hook & Press for donuts, and Lucky Penny for lunch (recommended by my friend Mandy). We rented Mokes from Wheel Fun Adventures and rode them around town. It was the perfect weekend getaway, and an amazing place to celebrate my daughter’s 16th birthday. We can’t wait to go back!

Now onto what I packed, here are some highlights….

Beach Walk // Mother Straight Ankle Prep // Julesee Cotton Fisherman Sweater (coming soon in 3 colors!) // Leopard Headband (below picture)

Dinner Look // & Other Stories Dress // Loeffler Randall Emilia Leopard Heels // Laura Lombardi Necklace

Dinner Look // Zimmermann Edie Dress (sold out similar here & here) // Alexandre Birman Heels // Meredith Quill Heart Necklace

Early Morning Walk Outfit // Chic Wish Pom Pom Cardigan //Lululemon Short Sleeve Top// Colorfulkoala Leggings // Nike Airmax Sneaker

Day look // White Eyelet Babydoll Dress // Amo Button Front Jacket // Platform Vans // Gold Chainlink Anklet

Carmel

I am just returning from a fun few days in Carmel. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploring. We broke up the drive on the way there and stopped in Santa Ynez. We had lunch at S.Y. Kitchen which was so charming. The farm to table restaurant served up the most amazing homemade Mushroom Pappardelle. I discovered a charming boutique called Favour that had a great selection of designer clothing. Then it was off to Carmel. Several friends recommended we stay at the Bernardus Lodge. It did not disappoint! We were in room 72 which was nestled into the lavender fields and grape vines. Our patio was completely private with the most beautiful setting. We explored the area starting with a hike at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Big Sur. The following day we rented E bikes and rode them along the 17 mile drive. We discovered the cutest organic cafe and farm stand down the street from the hotel. Earthbound Farm had amazing baked goods, salads, and fresh produce. I spent some time in the gift shop and picked up these beautiful Lineage candles. I also fell in love with the handmade pottery by Rowe. The Serving Bowl and Platter in drift white are gorgeous. We spent the evenings dining at the hotel and drinking their amazing Pinot Noir. The hotel had beautiful tennis courts that we used every morning. It was extremely Covid friendly, they were at full capacity yet it didn’t feel crowded or busy the entire stay. It felt like we were in the South of France yet it’s only a four hour drive from Los Angeles. Can’t wait to go back!

XOXO

Julie

Dresses in the above pictures are Christy Dawn.

Staycation

Poggio Piglia If I can’t go on vacation, I can at least try and recreate it at home. That’s exactly what I did the other night. I made the chicken dish we learned how to make in our cooking class in Tuscany. We stayed at the most charming boutique hotel Poggio Piglia, and chef Salvatore Consoli lead us through a 3 course meal consisting of homemade Ravioli, Eggplant Parmesan, and Italian braised chicken.

If you want to take it to the next level you can adorn a piece from Le Sirenuse’s SS2020 collection. I happen to love this top & skirt set along with this dress & this dress (on sale), and these Ancient Greek x Le Sirenuse sandals. Also Amalfi coast ready is this Agua Benita dress (this one too), and swim suit (on sale). Dinner from Tuscany and wardrobe from the Amalfi Coast…perfect staycation.

Poggio Piglia Pollo

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Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken cut up *I used 2 lbs boneless chicken thighs that my butcher prepared and it was great, any type will work.
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic gloves chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped olives *I used kalamata
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • Fresh herb mix *you can use rosemary, sage, tarragon, or wild fennel (or combo of all).
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Warm your 7 quart Dutch Oven to medium hight heat.
  2. Once your pan is hot, pour olive oil and sauté your onion, garlic, black olives, capers, and herbs.
  3. Next, add your chicken throughly brown.
  4. Once your chicken is fully browned add 1 glass of red wine, and your tomato sauce.
  5. Bring it to a simmer, cover, and cook on low for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. You know it’s done once your sauce has thickened *see above picture.