So you know how I write “this weekend I’m going to the sea” on almost all of my happy Friday posts from April until October? Well, this is where I go… I wanted to share it with you as this trip has become a kind of ritual where I bring people I love.
(Note: unfortunately, the day I took these pictures was not the sunniest)
and the first stop is always in Santa Margherita Ligure at the restaurant La Darsena (best best best spaghetti alle vongole in the world)!
After lunch, tired
because we killed a couple of bottles of white wine of the driving, we crash on the beach and fall asleep listening to the sea…
A coffee usually follows the wake up and a walk in Santa Margherita…
Then I take the scenic road to Portofino.
I didn’t really know what to expect the first time I went to Portofino honestly. I knew it was a posh weekend destination for rich people but it turns out they (the rich people) stay on the main square of the village where they happily shop at Dior, Gucci and Hermès.
I found a hidden path to the lighthouse (it’s a bit steep so a lot of people don’t want to ruin their heels (or aren’t in hiking condition) but the view… ah the view from there is just incredible! We usually bring a picnic and sit there watching the sunset and this moment makes up for the driving…
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