My brilliant travelista friend, Celeste Rault, is planning her anniversary holiday to Christo’s Floating Piers on picturesque Lake Iseo. So jealous!! This visually stunning project, almost 2 miles long , connects the mainland with a pair of islands. Visitors are streaming in to the site for an opportunity to “walk on water.” 200,000 floating cubes create a runway connecting the village of Sulzano to the island of Monte Isola on the lake for a 16-day outdoor installation. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a vibrant and important work of art before it is gone forever.
Inspired by the brightest hues, we put together a few pier worthy looks for summer travel. As my book, Packing for Travel suggests, one of the first considerations is to color scheme. I love the bright shades of orange and whites under the penetrating Italian sun. For Daywear, a lightweight dress, combined with comfortable sandals, simple jewelry and packable hat. We like a tote to carry our essentials – sunscreen, water, etc. so why not make it a fabulous one like this Gucci Reversible Tote?
Siteseeing by Day
Diane Von Furstenberg $238 / Tess Giberson Lace Detail Dress $207 / Gucci Reversible Tote $980 / Michael Michael Kors Woven Tote $478 / Stuart Weitzman Sandals $365 / See by Chloe Wedge Sandals $230 / Tracy Watts Foldable Hat $288 / Ray-Ban Sunglasses $205 / Stephanie Kantis Hoops $145
For dressing In the evening when the sun goes down, we like to bring out a bit of feminine romance and carry the summer shades straight through. You could also wear, the always fashionable crisp white pants and beautiful tunic. Accessorize each look with a metallic wedge, statement jewelry and a small purse.
Romantic Evenings Strolling Under the Stars
dresses: Michael Kors Silk Blouson $595 ON SALE / Polo Ralph Lauren Crochet Fit & Flare $398 / Parker Graphic Print Gown $298 / bags: Valentino Cross Body $1395 / Gigi New York Metallic Clutch $223 shoes: Alexandre Birman Wedge $590 / Jimmy Choo Cork Platform $550Jewelry Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Drop Earrings $150 / Tory Burch Fern Drop Earrings $79 SALE