Detour | Ciao I’m Off to Italy

Ciao Italy

Ciao Italy

Ciao Ragazzi!  I’m finally sat on a train in the direction of Gatwick Airport, hooray!  My flight to Italy leaves in a couple of hours and by 7pm this evening I will be walking the beautiful streets of Vernazza in the Cinque Terre.

I have been much less organised for this trip than I usually am for a summer vacation.  I’ve not bothered with a manicure, pedicure, or eyebrow and eyelash tinting.  My usual essential beauty treatments before I head abroad.  I’ve truly not had time.  My packing for a trip usually starts a good few days before departure, but not this time.  I found myself manically laying clothes out on our bed last night, and having to make some very quick decisions on what was going in my bag, and what was staying behind.

Ciao Italy

I have to say, I’m unbelievably proud at how light my bag feels compared to previous trips to Italy!  I tried my best to pick items from my wardrobe that are summery and light, therefore taking up minimal space.  I have just ONE cardigan to keep me warm in case the unthinkable happens and there’s an actual cool breeze in Italy (I’ve seen the weather forecast, and it’s highly unlikely!).

I packed a few new pieces, including these super cute Tobi shorts (pictured and direct link here), that can be dressed up or dress down.  Some favourite toiletries have been thrown in too – here’s looking at you Aesop and Jo Malone, and of course a Conde Nast Traveller mag to read on the plane and inspire me with more future travel ideas.

I cannot wait to touch down in Italy this afternoon, my favourite European country.  And of course, I will keep you up-to-date on my adventures over on Instagram whilst I’m there.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Arrivederci x

Ciao Italy

(Cos bikini and Accessorize sunglasses, flip flops in top picture by Adidas)

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