Monday, July 11, 2011

July 4th Weekend in Capri

Over July 4th weekend, Tod's invited Garance and myself to Capri for the opening of their Jackie Onassis photo exhibit.

As you can imagine, the images are beautiful, inspiring, and poetic; see Garance's post, here.

Mr. Della Valle and crew were incredible hosts and allowed us to see a side of Capri that a first-time visitor rarely experiences. For a location as famous as Capri to live up to decades of hype seemed impossible, and yet it was even more enchanting than I had expected.

This rugged landscape has been tamed by the luxurious Italian lifestyle: food, architecture, the highest standard of living. Capri will be high on my list of favorite locations, going forward.

A big big thanks to Diego, Andrea, Sarika, and Mariacristina.

The bougainvillea flowed down the architecture and mountainside like a beautiful floral fog.

Super-host Diego Della Valle.

Lee Radziwill at the exhibit's opening party.

Walking around Capri, you really have to keep your eyes open. Every corner you turn there is a new tableau.

Aerial view (well, actually - from just really high up the mountainside!) of the world-famous La Fontelina lido.

This shot is really for Garance. A native Corsican, she has taught me to appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna a Mediterranean island can offer. The smells are just incredible.

Scenes from the "Deva," easily one of the most beautiful sailboats on the Mediterranean.

Jose Miguel Antunez, joining us on the crew. He is a legendary basketball player.

I don't really know anything about boats, but every detail I saw on the "Deva" was beautiful - here, the leather-covered rings on the main mast.

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