Escape in Style: Erin Hiemstra of Apartment 34 al Italia

Hi all! It’s Erin Hiemstra from Apartment 34 and I’m so thrilled Rue La La asked me to drop by and share some of my favorite escapes with you. Whenever I think dream vacation, the first place that pops into my mind is Italy. I’ve had a long-standing obsession with the country and hope I’ll spend a good portion of my life uncovering new and wonderful places there – the lastes of which is the Pellicano Hotel on the Tuscan coast.

Nestled into the rocky coastline it’s like a little luxury oasis next to the sea and still within an hour’s drive of Florence. It’s a sun and Italian food worshipers’ dream come true. My packing wishlist for such a dream vacation would be equally fabulous, although simple.

~ A Missoni dress would pay homage to the Italian fashion house and serve as the perfect bikini cover up.

~ A fedora and sunnies would keep the harshest rays at bay.~ But every good ocean side vacation needs the perfect teeny weeny bikini!

~ Elizabeth and James Bax Leather Platform Sandals would allow for easier maneuvering up the steps to and from the pool.~ In this relaxed setting, you only need a few flashy accessories to dress up your beach wear for dinner.

~ I’d be sure to stock my carry on bag with skin soothing essentials including Rodin Face Oil and Dermalogica After Sun Care.

~ And I wouldn’t leave home without standout passport case and luggage tag. All the better to spy your personal belongings.

~ Finally, you always want to have your camera at the ready. I’d prefer to dress mine up with sequined camera strap!Here’s to living la dolce vita!

Erin will be sharing her favorite escapes throughout the month of June – we can’t wait to see where she takes us next!

images via Hotel Il Pelicano by Rizzoli and Nicole Bentley for Vogue Australia


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