Travel diary : Capri

Last summer I had the chance to discover the beautiful island of Capri.

We made in july a two weeks trip in Italy and also visited Roma, Napoli, Ischia and Amalfi, but today I would like to focus on Capri which was my big hit of those two weeks.

I was afraid that the island would be overcrowded in July and that we couldn’t really enjoy it in the middle of tons of tourists. Surprisingly, it was not so much the case. If you avoid the harbor and the city center, you will discover quiet places and nice walkings as well as hidden beaches. I only spent two days but will certainly go back !

Our hotel was near the harbor because we booked quite late and also because everything else was so expensive. But it was far enough from the boats to not be bothered by the noise, and so close to the sea! The terrace of the room was huge and we had a great view.

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Capri is a place of choice for movies. “Le mépris” from Jean-Paul Godart was shot in an amazing house in Capri and we had the chance to see if during our walk around the island. The construction is futurist, colorful and original. You can easily imagine yourself climbing the steps after a boat promenade, Brigitte Bardot style🙂

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I also fell in love with this big white house overlooking the sea. You can see washed clothes drying under the sun – people are actually living there (so lucky!) – and I couldn’t help but taking a picture of this perfect summer vacation scene.

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This is why I loved Capri the most : the views are amazing. One can look at it for hours, and the huge number of boats just chilling there is impressive as well.

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As I said, the best beached in Capri are the hidden ones. I knew the one called “The Fontelina” by seeing it on Gray Malin‘s photographs. I had to see it in real so we went down all the stairs that lead to this almost secret place. I was so childishly happy to see the small blue umbrellas that characterized the Fontelina. Less fun to climb all the stairs back !

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Last thing, there is just next to Capri, on the same Island, its neighbor called “Anacapri”. Its interest lies in the view that you get on top of Anacapri, because you really are at the top of the island. If you don’t fancy to walk in the heat for one hour, you can use a cable car that will take you straight away. In all cases, it is worth it !

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To conclude, you may hear all sort of things about Capri but I would tell you to give it a try. The best advice is to take a good walk around and don’t fear to climb a little bit😉

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Beauté et sortilèges

Bruxelles / 26.06

C’est dimanche et aujourd’hui j’ai le temps ! Le temps d’écrire enfin un nouvel article et de vous faire partager une petite découverte :

J’ai assisté hier à une “Sorcière Party” dans la boutique Delbôve lors d’une matinée qu’on peut qualifier d’ensorcelante … mais qu’est-ce qu’une sorcière party ?  Et qu’est ce que Delbôve?

Pour vous mettre dans l’ambiance, je vous laisse imaginer : dans une boutique qui ferait penser à une oeuvre d’art, au centre d’une table haute remplie de crèmes et autres élixirs de beauté, une “maîtresse de cérémonie” accueille la dizaine de participantes pour une grosse heure et demie de démonstration des produits Delbôve, une marque de cosmétiques d’origine belge qui s’articule autour d’un rituel beauté appelé “rituel sorcière”.

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La marque, fondée en 1950 par Roger Delbôve, est basée sur le principe de l’homéostasie :  une façon de soigner sa peau qui lui permet de retrouver son équilibre et surtout, de le maintenir – et cela à l’aide d’ingrédients naturels.

Delbôve, ça change des cosmétiques bourrés de substances pétrochimiques ou simplement non identifiables tout en ayant l’élégance des packagings des produits de luxe qu’on adore contempler dans sa salle de bain. La gamme, à l’origine composée d’une seule crème connue sous le nom de “crème sorcière”, s’est aujourd’hui enrichie de sérums, masques et soins du corps et surtout, s’adresse à tous les âges et tous les genres – les hommes peuvent aussi devenir des sorciers d’un jour chez Delbove !

En bref, je suis ressortie de ma première sorcière party avec des conseils personnalisés, la sensation d’un moment bien-être dans une boutique au design élégant et subtil et un fameux coup de coeur pour une marque en laquelle j’ai envie d’avoir confiance pour prendre soin de ma peau pas toujours facile à vivre – les résultats à suivre !

Pour plus d’infos, le site Internet Delbôve : http://www.delbove-cosmetics.com/

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Plum’s Pudding on Instagram

Plum’s Pudding was not updated for a while but goods news, Plums’ pudding is now on instagram !

I find it easier and faster to update an instagram account and, even when the time is missing, I will try to (re)post at least one picture a day. I see more and more this social media as an inspirational and artistic platform and found some really nice accounts lately. Occasionally, you will find some of my own pictures too.

Hereunder,some of the latest publications on @plumspudding :

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  1. The sun setting in Goa, by Rich Stapleton – https://www.instagram.com/rvstapleton/
  2. Black and White succulent, by Alessandra d’Urso – https://www.instagram.com/ale_durso/ 
  3. The perfect summer 16 look, found on elle.be 
  4. Positano beach by Gray Malin – https://www.instagram.com/graymalin/
  5. White elephant, Mario Testino book, by myself !
  6. Max Ernst Painting, found on @therow – https://www.instagram.com/therow/

If you want more, follow https://www.instagram.com/plums_pudding/ :)