I visited Ravello on the Amalfi Coast for the first time last year to attend my friend Umindi’s wedding. While celebrating with her, her wonderful husband, and her family, I fell in love with Palazzo Avino, a gorgeous pink hotel sitting on top of the hill overlooking the beautiful coastline. I was staying at another hotel, but some other guests were staying at Palazzo Avino. I joined them one day for lunch and drinks and remained there until the sun set.
The vibe at Palazzo Avino is gorgeous – the decor is thoughtful and pretty, the garden lush and divided into charming sections, and the pool is perfect for long luxurious dips. The restaurants, both in and outdoors, are beautiful as well and offer revisited Italian dishes and stunning views of the seaside.
Before leaving Ravello, I also had the pleasure of meeting Palazzo Avino’s owners Mariella and Attilia Avino. Our encounter further convinced me that this was my new favorite hotel in the Amalfi Coast. The only question left was, “how soon can I visit again?!”
The universe answered that question this Spring when my friends Eva Fontanelli and partner Caterina Occhi launched their conscious travel line The Goooders. As part of their launch, the two women’s rights activists opened a pop up store at Palazzo Avino and invited me to the celebrations. I, of course, jumped at the occasion. While saving the date in my calendar, the idea to shoot an editorial came to mind. After a couple emails with Mariela and Attilia, this editorial was born.
This summertime editorial was a dream to shoot for so many reasons. First, I got to work with my friend Nneya Richards, who is a stylist, fashion consultant, and travel blogger. We shared some deeply inspiring conversations post shoot, and I truly appreciate the great advice she gave me while we chatted. Second, we were able to support a young model who is originally from the Ivory Coast, but currently living and building her modeling career here in Italy. Her name is Nadege -look out for her because she is already a star! Finally, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Palazzo Avino again. While scouting the property for areas to shoot, I really got to know every beautiful corner.
My loves, here it is: From Palazzo Avino, With Style, a selection of Summer 2019’s best looks just for you.
Share your summer looks with us and tag @alltheprettybirdsofficial!
xo xo Tamu