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13 Sep 2016

Montecatini, Italy

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy

Three weeks ago, we flew out to Tuscany for a wedding. Two friends I've known since my Shanghai days (who now also live in London) were tying the knot...it was the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. You just can't go wrong with Italy. There were friends I hadn't seen in ten years, friends from here in London - it was a dream of a weekend.

The wedding took place in a small town called Montecatini. As the ceremony didn't start until 6pm, we decided to take the funicular up during the day to this little piazza with gorgeous views over Montecatini. Up and up we chugged, two of our London friends in tow. We wandered around the piazza, had some Aperols and decided it was time to head back down. When we got back to the funicular though, there was a note up saying they were having their two hour lunch break and we'd be stuck at the top until 2pm. Sometimes, Italy forces you to take things slowly...which isn't always a bad thing! It was the perfect excuse to stay and have lunch instead.

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Montecatini, Italy

There's something so satisfying about heading somewhere you know nothing about and just exploring spontaneously. When we first arrived at about 10pm, we were starving and our small hotel's restaurant had already stopped serving. We asked the hotel manager to point us in the direction of one and were pleased to hear there was a restaurant about a ten minute walk from us.

It was amazing. Surrounded by locals (not a single other 'outsider') who had clearly been going to this restaurant for years, we had a two and a half hour leisurely dinner, laden with fresh truffles, seafood, lobster and wine, and finished with a complimentary plate overflowing with biscotti and a bottle of digestif to help ourselves to. God, I love Italy so much...

23 comments :

  1. I can't get over these pictures! They're so gorgeous, and it looks like you guys had fun at the wedding. :)

    Hannah, www.thecatsandcoffee.com

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    1. Thank you, Hannah! It was amazing.

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  2. Looks beautiful! Your dress is actually the same one that my bridesmaids are wearing but a different color!

    Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. What a coincidence - I'm sure they'll look amazing in it!

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  3. Wow beautiful! Looks amazing!

    http://violettedaily.com/

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  4. Beautiful photos! What a magnificent experience. The dinner sounds absolutely amazing. I love Italy too and cannot wait to go back. This post leaves me missing Italy so much!

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    1. I know, every time I read anything about Italy I get nostalgic for it! Thanks, Marlynn :)

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  5. Wow!!! These pictures are just breath taking. And you are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such beautiful blog. Www.meileilan.com

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  6. Italy is my absolute favorite! And these pictures are stunning! I love walking around and exploring a place I've never been before. It's so exciting--you never know what you're going to find!

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  7. Wow, this looks incredible! I can't wait to visit Italy one day!

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    1. I'm sure you will fall deeply in love with it!

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  8. wowwwww!!! this is a beautiful post! i want to go to italy one day!

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  9. This wedding looks like an absolute dream! I've always wanted to visit Tuscany. stunning!

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    1. It really was! I definitely recommend you do ASAP ;)

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  10. What a stunning location! Thanks for sharing. It's lucky you were "trapped" and had to stay for lunch. :) I love the back detail on that lavender dress. <3
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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    1. Haha, yes it was a positive disguised as a misfortune. Thanks, Erin!

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  11. Quite possibly one of your most beautiful recaps yet; this lilac dress looks stunning on you and the architecture squeezed into this blog post is incredible. The atmosphere by night must have been so special :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Thank you, dear Gabrielle! It was breathtakingly beautiful.

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  12. Oh my goodness. What stunning scenery. I've been to Sicily and it looks very similar although Tuscany is definitely enchanting. It's on my to go list. x

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    1. I find pretty much all of Italy beautiful! I'm sure you'd love Tuscany, Chloe x

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