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(Top: C/O Veryan, Shorts: American Apparel, Bag: Olive, Shoes: ASOS, Sunglasses: Stella McCartney)

So, let's continue where we left off. Following a little shopping (a lot of it including the word 'window' before it) we carried our on our journey through the city centre, making brief stops at fresh fruit markets (and an Italian salami shop), doing the obligatory department store drop in - before winding up at the top of a (very) steep hill at the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence. The building itself was absolutely breathtaking and outside overlooked incredible sweeping views of the Lake and green mountains (dotted with plush white homes); making the slightly tiring walk up the sloped stairs worth every moment. IMG_0249p 8 9 10
The afternoon went on with a shaded stroll along the lake to hunt down some lunch time refueling. With Nina being the dream tour guide, we wound up at Lido Riva Caccia; an outdoor swimming and sunbathing destination and amazing little Italian. In reality, the two work incredibly well together- but there's something a little crushing about watching incredibly toned Italian and Swiss beach babes sunbathe when you're indulging in a mahooosive bowl of pasta, nevermind, eh. Especially when it's followed up by some of the finest Nutella gelato known to man- but hey, it's worth it, right?
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Now, as far as I'm concerned the best way to burn off a big lunch is a bit of light exercise- so heading to a small grassy picnic area next to a residential area of the lake was the perfect way to wind down, have a disco nap (glamorous as ever) and practice a little bit of swimming (or, y'know floating) whilst watching the sun go down. The charm about a place like Lugano is that it offers so many different 'holiday' aspects- whether you're searching for a city break scattered with shopping and history, yearning for a bit of relaxing and sun catching or simply watching some live music and being a Med culture vulture- I gotta say this place has it all (even an array of chocolate shops)!

Our last stop of the day, and mini Swiss adventure; was dinner at Hotel Dellago, an arty lake side hotel and seafood restaurant- with some of the most interesting and colourful dishes I've ever had the pleasure of discovering (you know a restaurant is posher than you when your meal comes with foam on top and a purple potato chip- John Tyrode would love it). It was certainly a culinary experience, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to experience it and taste some serious food party dishes and visit some incredibly beautiful little hideaways- thanks again Switzerland! 13 15
So that's the end of our trip! The Sunday was spent travelling back to the UK- hence the lack of photographs. I hope you've enjoyed these last couple of posts! I know they've been a little massive on the ol' picture and word front, but Lugano was such a wonderful experience and I really wanted to do the city justice!


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(Top: C/O Veryan, Shorts: American Apparel, Bag: Olive, Shoes: ASOS, Sunglasses: Stella McCartney)

So, let's continue where we left off. Following a little shopping (a lot of it including the word 'window' before it) we carried our on our journey through the city centre, making brief stops at fresh fruit markets (and an Italian salami shop), doing the obligatory department store drop in - before winding up at the top of a (very) steep hill at the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence. The building itself was absolutely breathtaking and outside overlooked incredible sweeping views of the Lake and green mountains (dotted with plush white homes); making the slightly tiring walk up the sloped stairs worth every moment. IMG_0249p 8 9 10
The afternoon went on with a shaded stroll along the lake to hunt down some lunch time refueling. With Nina being the dream tour guide, we wound up at Lido Riva Caccia; an outdoor swimming and sunbathing destination and amazing little Italian. In reality, the two work incredibly well together- but there's something a little crushing about watching incredibly toned Italian and Swiss beach babes sunbathe when you're indulging in a mahooosive bowl of pasta, nevermind, eh. Especially when it's followed up by some of the finest Nutella gelato known to man- but hey, it's worth it, right?
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Now, as far as I'm concerned the best way to burn off a big lunch is a bit of light exercise- so heading to a small grassy picnic area next to a residential area of the lake was the perfect way to wind down, have a disco nap (glamorous as ever) and practice a little bit of swimming (or, y'know floating) whilst watching the sun go down. The charm about a place like Lugano is that it offers so many different 'holiday' aspects- whether you're searching for a city break scattered with shopping and history, yearning for a bit of relaxing and sun catching or simply watching some live music and being a Med culture vulture- I gotta say this place has it all (even an array of chocolate shops)!

Our last stop of the day, and mini Swiss adventure; was dinner at Hotel Dellago, an arty lake side hotel and seafood restaurant- with some of the most interesting and colourful dishes I've ever had the pleasure of discovering (you know a restaurant is posher than you when your meal comes with foam on top and a purple potato chip- John Tyrode would love it). It was certainly a culinary experience, and I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to experience it and taste some serious food party dishes and visit some incredibly beautiful little hideaways- thanks again Switzerland! 13 15
So that's the end of our trip! The Sunday was spent travelling back to the UK- hence the lack of photographs. I hope you've enjoyed these last couple of posts! I know they've been a little massive on the ol' picture and word front, but Lugano was such a wonderful experience and I really wanted to do the city justice!


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55 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous photos!!! You look so cute as awlays!

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  2. These photographs are absolutely beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful time x

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  3. Love the pink bag, really cute!x

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  4. It sounds like you're having an amazing time! + I love your outfit as always :) x

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  5. Beautiful photos! Love all the food photos, delicious!

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  6. lovely pics Liv, looks like an amazing trip :)

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  7. This looks amazing, I love mint bikes and the food, looks so delicious! xx

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  8. Beautiful!! Adding Switzerland to the bucket list :) x

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  9. So lovely and gorgeous! It looks like a beautiful place, and those bicycles! So dreamy!

    Aimée x
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  10. Looks absolutely gorgeous there!

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  11. You look wonderful and it sounds like you had an amazing time. What camera did you use to take these photographs?

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  12. Beautiful photos! I'm putting Switzerland on my bucket list!

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  13. looks like a lovely place, the food looks too good to eat !

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  14. Wow the scenery is stunning, and the food looks amazing!

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  15. Another great post I love looking at you're photography so lovely Olivia xx Emmi

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  16. As fabulous as your metaphorical, photographed you is, I need to stop looking at the metaphorical you and see the real you sooon :(

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  17. As fabulous as the metaphorical, photographed you is, I must see the real you sooon :( :(

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  18. What beautiful photos! I'm very jealous!

    Becky
    xx

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  19. gorgeous photos. Looks like you had a blast :)

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  20. Your pictures are lovely and it looks like you had a great time :) I really want to go back to Switzerland!

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  21. Such a lovely post Olivia, sounds and looks like you had a fabulous trip - definitely somewhere I want to visit now! The photographs are lovely too!

    Elizabeth x

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  22. Your trip looks absolutely incredible! Hope you and Joe had a fab time. Tom and I may have to give this place a look at it!

    Vicky xxx

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  23. Beautiful! looks like you had an amazing trip
    Emma x
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  24. These pictures are great! I love those shorts and that backpack is amazing!

    xoxo,
    Laura
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  25. These photos are stunning! It looks like you had a lovely time!

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  26. What a lovely trip! Your photos are beautiful =)
    I just came back from Switzerland and I'm dying to go back!

    Teffy Xx

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  27. Simple but cute outfit, and superb photos as usual :)

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  28. These photos are lovely, it seems like such a beautiful place. I want to go to Switzerland now!

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  29. These photos are just too lovely! Switzerland looks like it must have been incredible and I have to say that I love your shoes (I remember seeing them on ASOS and admiring them) Very nice post!

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    Mere

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  30. You look amazing! Your photos are just so beautiful!

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  31. Wow amazing, such beautiful photos!

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  32. Switzerland looks absolutely gorgeous! I want to go! Lovely outfit too (:

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  33. This looks like the most gorgeous of places, I'd love to visit it one day! The food looks amazing, and the buildings are just so adorable! x
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  34. pretty pictures!

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    Coline ♡

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  35. I'm loving this sunglasses
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  36. Beautiful photos, it looks like such a lovely place! x

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  37. Switzerland looks amazing! Pasta and nutella gelato all the way.

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  38. Lovely outfit and cute pics! :)

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  39. Beautiful look and lovely pictures! :)

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  40. Oh Olivia, every time I see your photos I seep into deep depression that I am not there! The pictures are beautiful and you look like you are having the loveliest time! xx

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  41. Great photos, you look lovely! Hope you had a wonderful time!
    Danielle xo

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  42. Yay those photos are genius <3 !
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  43. The pics are beautiful!!!!! Love the colours and i´m in love with your bagpack :)

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  44. Beautiful outfit !

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

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  45. Lugano looks absolutely STUNNING! I would have never thought of visiting for a holiday, that was, until I saw all of your photographs! It looks like paradise x

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  46. Oh wow this looks so lovely!x

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  47. It all looks amazing! So colourful and beautiful and foreign :) You look lovely (the top and shorts!) and it seems like a great trip. Beautiful photography.

    Chloe. x

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  48. What a surprise!
    Although I live in Zurich I was born and grown up in Lugano. It's exciting to see a city that I know very well from the perspective from someone else. I'm glad that you liked it!

    By the way your Blog is great!

    Kristina

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  49. Serious shorts envy, your trip looked amazing!
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    xx

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  50. wow! switzerland looks amazing! also cute outfit, love the sunnies :D xx

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  51. You looking gorgeous in this pics!!! I am waiting your next post, Good luck!!!

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