|I wore… Skirt & Blouse: Whistles, Shoes: Topshop & Bag: Gucci|
By the time we boarded our 1st class train to Florence for phase two of the trip, I felt much more relaxed (no doubt helped by glass of champagne number 3) and began to get excited for the days ahead. Having never visited the city before, it was love at first sight and I spent many a happy hour getting lost among the cobbled streets (and fabulous shops) before I left. And then there was our hotel… Never in all my twenty years have I stayed somewhere quite so exquisite as JK Place; the boutique, family run establishment who’s 20 tastefully decorated rooms and delectable cocktail bar we were to inhabit. Upon arrival we made for our respective boudoirs and immediately caused the WiFi to crash by all attempting to get online at the first possible minute (occupational hazard on a blogger’s trip). After slipping into something considerably less comfortable I headed downstairs for an early evening aperitif, which unsurprisingly, turned into a fairly lengthy mingling/snapping/Prosecco drinking session, only brought to an end by the announcement of that evening’s feast.
|Mathieu of Materialiste and Betty of Le Blog de Betty|
|Me with Emily of Fashion Foie Gras & Sandra of Sandra’s Closet|
|Me with Aida Domenech of Dulceida|
|Me, Glamurama & Misha Janette of Tokyo Fashion Diaries|
Three hours, six courses and God knows how many glasses of delicious Italian wine later it was time to (literally) stagger to bed. Suffice to say, I didn’t feel my most bright eyed and bushy tailed for our 9am start the next day.
Love Ella. X