I can highly recommend to stay at the Molino Stucky Hilton on Giudecca Island. It is very easy to access and it is only a couple of stops away from the trainstation. there is a shuttle boat that takes u to the other side of the Giudecca Canal – Zattere is the stop called. I can not believe that already so much time has passed since I was staying at the lovely Hilton Hotel in Venice.. sigh! it really was a blast. unfortunately we had to leave our awesome ride – the Alfa Romeo Giulietta – at the Airport as Venice is a car-free city!
there is a fancy rooftop pool with a bar and there is a quiet nice SPA and fitness area – although I didnt have time to get any treatments but of course I had to check out the rooftop pool. that is absolutely awesome! from up there the view over Venice is priceless!
the room was sooo pretty – it faced the Giudecca Canal and also from there (fifth floor) I had an amazing view over Venice! thank you very much for the welcome bag! I enjoyed the cookies – mmmhhmm! and of course there had to be a MURANO chandelier in the room 🙂 how lovely!
I love to wear orange and when I found this gorgeous VALENTINO RED skirt at the foxtown outlet in Mendrisio I knew that I had to have it! every time I wear it I feel like a princess! I will soon show you how I can wear this skirt in different ways – as it is a great keypiece for fall too – stay tuned. xx
I had such a good time in Venice. here I am sitting inside the STAMPALIA. Venice is built on water and I found it so nice to always have access to water. awww.. summer! here in switzerland it really feels like fall already. no more tanktops this year.. sigh!
this dress says it all – flowers, summer, silk – it has the perfect cut and it feels like if I wouldnt be wearing anything. I wore it to the Biennale opening of Khaled Malas’ excavating the sky exhibition in Venice, Italy two weeks ago.
dress MATTHEW WILLIAMSON via zalando.ch
pumps KAVIAR GAUCHE for zalando collection
clutch PRESENT FROM ZAIRA
fan PRESENT FROM MY DAD
on the way from Basel to Venice we stopped in Vicenza and spent the night in the 4 star Hotel Tiepolo a bit outside of the city center. our room was in the topfloor (8°) and therefore we had an amazing view over the city. the hotel room was average standard but what I liked best about it was that it had a bathtub! I somehow love hotel rooms with bathtubs – it makes me feel like at home 🙂 the hotel has its own restaurant but unfortunately it was out of order the night we were there. I heard that it is a very good place for conferences and workshops as the hotel has its own conference rooms for about 700 people. what else can I tell you about the HOTEL TIEPOLO in Vicenza, it has free wifi, a flat screen tv, a mini bar, a trouserpress and A/C.
breakfast was included and they serve bread, croissants, coffee, tea, fruits, jam, orange juice and more! – the usual hotel breakfast buffet.
the combination of 2.0 JTDM diesel 170PS is not available in the stick shifted /manual version. new , there is the 2.0 JTDM in the execution 175HP with TCT transmission (dual clutch transmission) or manual 2.0JTDM but with 150hp .
aww. I would absolutely do this again: driving to Verona, Vicenza and Venice with the new Alfa Romeo Giulietta – it was a blast! the great thing was that I went there with Cristian and as we were sharing the ride we always had to change the seat position and mirrors. but there are some tiny buttons on the left side of the drivers seat. there are 3 options for 3 different drivers. thats fantastic! Cristian is almost 2 meters tall and I am a lot shorter than that. 🙂 so we programmed our positions and every time we switched we chose our positions – that came in very very handy!
also the soundsystem by BOSE was awesome! the system allows to use USB sticks or SD cards and like this you can play all your music without bringing loads of CDS. the navigation system was also very helpful to find our way from Basel, Switzerland to Venice Italy and back.
dress EVER BEAUTY (present from aunt Michele)
pumps L’AUTRE CHOSE
necklace and earrings VINTAGE
bracelet ORSKA (present from Agata)
and how I am ready for fall! I found this yellow cashmere cardigan by MANOUSH at GASSMANN in ZH and I absolutely adore it – its so soft! its a very short cut and it has almost ¾ sleeves – perfect to pair with the highwaist skirt that I also found at GASSMANN in ZH and also by the same brand MANOUSH. I really like outfits with a unicolored top and a colored bottom – no matter if with skirts or pants – its just a perfect balance. both of the pieces are from the fall/winter collection 2014 and with pieces like these I feel ready for fall!
I had such a good time in Venice and I can not believe that already so much time has passed since I was there.. sigh! I still have loads of photos to go thru and make a selection in order to show you all the nice things I have seen – just give me a moment.
aww. what a city. I need a moment to process all these impressions – I think I got a visual overload – I saw a lot!
the alfa romeo giulietta was such a nice ride and it took us safely to VERONA – VICENZA and VENICE. it was a blast!
I am now going thru all the photos and emails that I missed in the last ten days and will get back to you as soon as possible. I took some really nice pictures: a piece from the ESPRIT fall collection and 2 pieces from GASSMANN and gave them an italian interpretation. I can not wait to share it with you! xx