amalfi coast :: ravello

amalfi coast :: ravello

As I was editing and uploading the photos for this post, I found myself thinking, "I can't believe I was there". I am still pinching myself that I visited somewhere so indescribably beautiful.

We're talking about Ravello, possibly the most beautiful, serene and quietly glamorous town that we visited on the coast (well, it's high above in the mountains, so not directly on the coast). It easily earns its place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, and it's no wonder that it was once a hub for some of the most inspirational artists and writers, including Richard Wagner, Virginia Woolf, AndrΓ© Gide, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams and Leonard Bernstein, among many more. I'm quite certain that a few days spent there would make a poet out of anyone.

sunday coffee date :: seven.

sunday coffee date :: seven.

It's been a while since we sat down and had a chat! We're fully into Autumn now (I think... you never know with London) and I hope that there'll be more of these, as the nights get cosier and I dust off my teapots (coffee is the only hot drink I have between May and September!).

As you probably know, the majority of my work centres around the academic year and things are in full swing. Although the summer months of slower mornings and fewer commitments were much needed and much enjoyed, I love the work I do and I was ready to get back on the saddle - but the return of the daily grind (and then some, as my workload has increased significantly) was a shock to the system and I was wiped by end of week two! But I feel ridiculously lucky to feel so positive about it all, and I feel pretty great about the year ahead. 

on embankment bridge

on embankment bridge

A couple of weeks ago, I turned up towards the end of E's photoshoot for work, to give them a hand with guarding their stuff while they shot around the Southbank area. E had told me that the photographer was not only fantastic, but also very lovely and friendly, so I thought that there might be a chance that if we asked nicely, he would take a couple of shots of us together after they'd wrapped up. Of course, he was extremely generous and took a few snaps after a long day with E, and I was in awe of the beautiful images he captured in the blink of an eye! No preparation, just casual shots (that are also completely unedited, because they are perfect as they are in my opinion!), taken just after the sun had set.

this month :: july & august 2016

this month :: july & august 2016

It's a little overdue, but a catch up is a catch up! As summer draws to a close, I'm walking around with a goofy smile on my face like a very anti-Londoner, because it's been a wonderful one and it's full steam ahead come September.

Needless to say, the highlight of July was our trip to the Amalfi Coast - I hope you've enjoyed the posts so far! I think about it daily, and those sweeping views of blue on blue are etched in my memory so vividly. Definitely one to put on your bucket list if you haven't already.

Mid-August, there was a short trip to the South of France - a few sun-drenched days spent by the pool and a fun road trip with Honey and Thach, which was sandwiched by the two main events: the Olympics and moving. 

amalfi coast :: boat tour to capri

amalfi coast :: boat tour to capri

As usual, I'm full of excuses for my recent absence, but I'll get into a monthly wrap-up later on. For now, I'm back with more Italian beauty - get comfortable, because there are a lot of photos, but I hope you'll understand why it was so difficult to narrow them down! Feast your eyes on the wonder that is the Amalfi Coast by boat, and the glorious isle of Capri. 

A few days before we left London, we booked a tour on Positano Boats, having read good reviews online. A day trip is a little more expensive than going on a larger ferry, but I think it's worth it to be on a more intimate boat and have unobstructed views of the stunning surroundings.