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(Suit: C/O Lipsy, Body: Topshop, Shoes: ASOS, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

When I first ask you where these photos were taken it's likely somewhere skimming the Mediterranean springs to mind- the rustic townhouses with worn in shutters, the blue lake overlooking rolling mountains; and the Italian speaking gentlemen playing erm, giant chess, by the classic gelato stand. Alas, you'd be forgiven to actually learn Joe and I were in Switzerland- Lugano in fact.

Tucked away on the Swiss Italian border and surrounding a fresh water lake (see, not completely wrong), Lugano is the perfect escape for somewhere that offers the perfect piece of Europe. Plus, on the flight there with Swiss airlines we were greeted with cheese baguettes and mini chocolate bars (so good I nearly asked if I could buy them)- cliche maybe? But completely delicious and certainly enough to make me travel with them again- thumbs up for this airplane food. IMG_0180 IMG_0160p IMG_0166p 3 4 So- when I say Switzerland you say? Cheese? Chocolate? Alps? Fine time pieces? Correct. But after a short stay in the country, there really is a lot more than meets the eye, and after spending just under two days exploring Lugano with the wonderful ambassador Nina Haake and the extremely handy pocket pal app 'Make my Switzerland'- Joe and I pretty much had it sorted.

After arriving on Friday evening, via a beautiful train journey through the rolling hills, we arrived. Soon after exploring the local area we headed to Parq for dinner; which completely blew me away. Now, I'm not usually one for steak (I know, I know) but this was quite something- cooked on a hot stone in front of you and peppered with salt and rosemary; it was without a doubt one of the tastiest places I've had the pleasure of eating in. Additionally, during our stay (and throughout the majority of summer) Lugano plays host to a series of festivals; including LongLake- so after a slap up meal we stumbled across some live jazz acts and outdoor bars (including a resident mojito one)- civilized, I think so! 5 IMG_0226p 6 7
The Saturday bought a day of exploration and discovering hidden gems, all without falling victim to any major tourist traps (not there there are many here) and drifting up and down winding staircases and steeped streets. We eventually stumbled across Italian fashion boutique 'Le Défi'- home to many stunning labels; oh and Valentino RED. This may have equated to a cheeky purchase, but nonetheless it was the perfect location for a spot of afternoon lusting before continuing to explore...

and here's what I wore...



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(Suit: C/O Lipsy, Body: Topshop, Shoes: ASOS, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

When I first ask you where these photos were taken it's likely somewhere skimming the Mediterranean springs to mind- the rustic townhouses with worn in shutters, the blue lake overlooking rolling mountains; and the Italian speaking gentlemen playing erm, giant chess, by the classic gelato stand. Alas, you'd be forgiven to actually learn Joe and I were in Switzerland- Lugano in fact.

Tucked away on the Swiss Italian border and surrounding a fresh water lake (see, not completely wrong), Lugano is the perfect escape for somewhere that offers the perfect piece of Europe. Plus, on the flight there with Swiss airlines we were greeted with cheese baguettes and mini chocolate bars (so good I nearly asked if I could buy them)- cliche maybe? But completely delicious and certainly enough to make me travel with them again- thumbs up for this airplane food. IMG_0180 IMG_0160p IMG_0166p 3 4 So- when I say Switzerland you say? Cheese? Chocolate? Alps? Fine time pieces? Correct. But after a short stay in the country, there really is a lot more than meets the eye, and after spending just under two days exploring Lugano with the wonderful ambassador Nina Haake and the extremely handy pocket pal app 'Make my Switzerland'- Joe and I pretty much had it sorted.

After arriving on Friday evening, via a beautiful train journey through the rolling hills, we arrived. Soon after exploring the local area we headed to Parq for dinner; which completely blew me away. Now, I'm not usually one for steak (I know, I know) but this was quite something- cooked on a hot stone in front of you and peppered with salt and rosemary; it was without a doubt one of the tastiest places I've had the pleasure of eating in. Additionally, during our stay (and throughout the majority of summer) Lugano plays host to a series of festivals; including LongLake- so after a slap up meal we stumbled across some live jazz acts and outdoor bars (including a resident mojito one)- civilized, I think so! 5 IMG_0226p 6 7
The Saturday bought a day of exploration and discovering hidden gems, all without falling victim to any major tourist traps (not there there are many here) and drifting up and down winding staircases and steeped streets. We eventually stumbled across Italian fashion boutique 'Le Défi'- home to many stunning labels; oh and Valentino RED. This may have equated to a cheeky purchase, but nonetheless it was the perfect location for a spot of afternoon lusting before continuing to explore...

and here's what I wore...



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64 comments:

  1. wow such fantastic photos, switzerland looks amazing! and those shoes, wow! so beautiful :D xx

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  2. I love Lugano, it's one of the most beautiful places in the world! The mountains just looming over the water is so breathtaking. I hope you had a wonderful trip, and I love your outfit in this post (:

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    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  3. beautiful photos! switzerland is still on my to visit list

    yukluistyle

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  4. Beautiful photos! I went to Switzerland a long time ago and agree its an amazing place, but I don't think many people realise that! :)

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  5. I'm eyeing that cheesecake ;)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  6. That must be one of the cutest outfits ive ever seen! lovely photos x

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  7. adore the outfit!!! looks like a wonderful time was had xxx

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  8. wow looks amazing! Glad you had a good time and will be keeping that place in my head ;) Stunning 2 piece, it looks amazing on you!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  9. Beautiful photos. Lugano looks stunning!

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  10. It looks like you had an amazing time! I've never been to that part of Switzerland but I'd love to see more of it, it's a beautiful country :)

    Louisa's Notebook

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  11. Ah, you've made me want to hop aboard the next flight to Switzerland! Lovely photographs and I absolutely love those white shoes you're wearing!

    xx
    Mere

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  12. Oh my goodness, I am so jealous! I've always dreamed of going to Switzerland. Looks gorgeous!!! Really beautiful pictures.
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  13. I would love to visit Switzerland! It looks like you had a lovely time :)


    Hannah
    www.arrowfoot.blogspot.com
    xx

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  14. Switzerland is beautiful! Me and my family drove through the country to reach Italy but we missed its beauty! The food looks divine and your outfit is stunning xx

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  15. It looks so beautiful and you look amazing! I love the sundae coloured tones of your outfit and all the pictures are fabulous - I'm hoping I'll go one day! :)

    Chloe. x

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  16. That outfit is way too cute, you look gorgeous! x
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

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  17. such a cute little suit!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Such a gorgeous post.. I now want to go back! And those shoes. Wow. :)

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  19. This is literally perfect! What gorgeous photos, I love your shorts xo

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  20. Mmmm, that dinner looks delicious, I love the skirt on the mannequin! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  21. Looks like an amazing place, I really want to visit there! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  22. Gorgeous little outfit and gorgeous photos!

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  23. This looks gorgeous!

    Thegirlwithtoomanyclothes.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love Lugano, my mum has just moved back from living there for the last 5 years. I loved visiting them over the holidays. Just everything about the place was beautiful and it has such a stunning scenery. They had a perfect view over the lake too. I'd love to go back there one day x

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  25. Olivia this suit on you is just divine! and what a lovely pattern to the fabric! Switzerland looks positively beautiful!! those desserts look sooo scrummy! what beautiful photos! xxx Rebecca

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  26. Wonderful! You're making me very excited for my own holiday with Josh in a few weeks time!
    Love the little matching suit!

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  27. What pretty photos and what a pretty suit! Lovely colours, really nice post.

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  28. Looks amazing, and those pink heels are beautiful! x

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  29. What fantastic photos especially love your casual suit outfit the colour is perfect, and the look of the food!
    Hope you had a good time

    Eloise | xo
    www.simplynaturale.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. Looks like an anazing trip, I'm longing to travel to all sorts of unusual places. That sushi looks awesome too!

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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  31. Gorgeous photos and a lovely outfit! The patterned shorts and matching jacket is soo cute! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Gorgeous photos, that food is mouthwatering. x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  33. Your outfit is beautiful! I've never really thought about visiting Switzerland before seeing this, it looks amazing!
    Lizzie off of Maylight
    xx

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  34. Ah such lovely colors and photos!

    xo,
    Tiny darling

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  35. Such beautiful pictures, lovely post xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. That suit is completely adorable! I'd never expect anything like that from Lipsy -boy was I wrong!
    x
    ALittleCaughtInTheMiddle

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  37. That looks like such a beautiful place to visit, and my god do I want to buy all of those clothes! x

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  38. you look so elegant & high fashion here <3
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  39. Those shorts are PERFECT! love the color! Looks like you had an amazing time!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  40. Such a beautiful place to go and the food looks delish! x

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  41. Lovely photos!xx

    Charlotte | http://charolivia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. This is such a gorgeous post! I want to go to Switzerland now :))

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  43. Lugano looks beautiful, really want to go there! x

    HeelsForever

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  44. Lugano looks beautiful, really want to go! x

    HeelsForever

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  45. Love your outfit!
    Jealous, I want to go to Switzerland.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. Amazing outfit, loving the shorts! And Switzerland looks like such a beautiful place to visit at the moment xoxo

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  47. A very nice post, smelling the summer.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  48. Such a gorgeous outfit! You look beautiful!
    Alex from These Folk x x

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  49. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST! AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY!!!
    Check out a DIY floral crown post on our blog
    ...cos it's The Bee's Knees
    Paloma and Jess
    xx

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  50. Olivia, you take such gorgeous photos! Now I really want to go to Switzerland :)

    Lucy x

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  51. Omg this place, the food and you look divine!! xx

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  52. Such amazing photos - I love those tailored white dresses!! xx

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  53. you look so elegant !

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    Coline ♡

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  54. This looks lovely, I hope you had a fun time! I'm going to Switzerland this summer and can't wait!

    http://ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk/

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  55. Wow this suit set is gorgeous
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  56. Switzerland looks like such a gorgeous place! I love your outfit :)
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    Ester @ Drawing Dreaming

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  57. you are looking lovely in this outfit. Yes, Switzerland is nice place that's why it is called "heaven on earth". BTW I like your white belt most.

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