What I’ve Been Reading: May 2012

Question of the month (from Andi): What’s your favorite holiday and why?

My favorite holiday was in 2005. Hubby and I traveled to Sorrento in Naples, Italy for our 3rd wedding anniversary. This photo was taken on a day trip to Capri. There were so many things I loved about this trip – the beautiful and bright weather, the vibrant landscape, the gorgeous Italian food (iced coffees, fresh pasta), the amazing leather handbags (of course!) – and SO MUCH HISTORY (I’m a HUGE history buff). Capri was so glamorous (could see why Jackie O loved it) and we visited Vesuvius and Pompeii – places I’d only read about and never imagined I’d be walking through! Would LOVE to go back there someday!

Jackie O in Capri – Image Source: All the Best Blog

  • Beautygirl24 – Noelle wore denim shorts for the first time this year. See how she has worn them in the past, and how she wears them now.
  • Ella Pretty – Ella’s been decorating – come and take a house tour!
  • Lilly’s Style – Lilly’s wearing a colorful lace skirt from H&M.
  • Saltwater Dreams – Andi learned a new technique for creating a flawless foundation finish, check out the easy steps here!
  • Schnelle Couture – Danielle is brightening things up this summer with her new favorite color- yellow.
  • Sequins and Stilettos – Skylette is playing with the colorblock trend with a silk top and a navy skirt.


  1. Lilly
    May 30, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    So nice to see your pretty face! Italy is definitely on my must-visit list. I lived about 4 hours away from Italy and I've never been, crazy.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 30, 2012 / 5:08 pm

      I think Italy is my favorite place to visit EVER! Lucky you to have lived 4 hours away – must have been lovely where you were!

  2. Schnelle
    May 30, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Capri was one of my favorites too, so, so glamorous and beautiful. Naples has the best pizza that I've ever tasted. We also saw Pompeii, it was so surreal to walk those streets, right?

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 30, 2012 / 5:09 pm

      Oh the pizza…why did you remind me LOL? Nothing tastes as good as that! Walking the streets of Pompeii was a dream come true – I remember reading about the excavations when I was a child – somehow, I never imagined I'd go there myself – I LOVED it 🙂

  3. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos
    May 30, 2012 / 6:52 pm

    What fantastic memories! Italy is definitely on my Bucket List!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 30, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      Thanks – even just looking back at the photos made me happy – it was such a perfect trip 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    May 30, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Sounds like the most divine trip ever! I am a fellow lover of Italy, I have family in the Florence area and it's been much too long since I've been there!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 30, 2012 / 8:25 pm

      Florence is next on my travel wishlist – it looks so gorgeous and I've never been (only been to Rome, Venice and Naples)….so many places to go!

  5. Beautygirl24
    May 30, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    What a dream destination! It really does look like one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's definitely on my wishlist as well.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 31, 2012 / 2:50 pm

      It really felt like we had stepped onto a movie set – everything was so vibrant and beautiful!

  6. Sabrina
    May 31, 2012 / 2:22 am

    Your shirt looks cute. And that sounds like such an amazing trip…makes me wanna go and see all those sights and sounds so badly!Sincerely, Sabrina

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 31, 2012 / 2:51 pm

      It definitely is worth going to! I'd love to spend a whole summer there…

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