We jetted off to Positano this Fall to celebrate our friend’s 40th!
Our crew loves tennis and found a glorious court to play; we took strenuous hikes with stunning views; we relaxed on boats and explored secluded beaches.
We loved every minute and wanted to share our favorite spots in case you get a chance to go.
Elliot is taking in the scenery wearing our Campbell Trucker Hat.
The next morning we met up for an early morning rally; we found the most amazing tennis court nestled into the cliffs. Everyone brought their Hedge to sport on the court!
Straight from tennis, our afternoon was spent strolling the cobblestone alleys and shopping.
After shopping, a group of us boated to swim and cool off in the coves.
That evening included hopping from one chic bar to another tasting exquisite cocktails. All the restaurants set out potato chips and castelvetrano olives so salty we needed to quench our thirst with another drink. Another late night of dancing in heels until our feet couldn't bear any more!
Ambitiously the next morning we hiked the trail to Santa Maria Del Costello. Our guide was Giovanni Cuccaro and his friend Fabio who took excellent care of us. We had a street hound tag along! We also encountered a local couple who kindly made us espresso and let us tour her lemon grove while she tied dried herbs. Jane is wearing the Hedge Hat, Christina Alexander Trucker Hat, I am in the Tucker Tank.
Before we headed down the mountain we took a pause for forest bathing and sketching to take in and appreciate the nature around us.
Our lunch spot was recommended by our Italian tennis pro Stefano. Chez Black is right in the main square with a view of the water. We were seated next to the owner at lunch, who was very charming-see above with his pals. I am wearing the Hedge Collegiate Tee.
Lauren's birthday dinner was at Santa Rosa Monastery. The beautiful evening included canapes & cocktails on the terrace, garden walks and bocce. We sat at a long farmhouse table for the 5-course, Michelin star supper where we toasted Lauren!
Our last day we took the boat to Nerano Bay Cove where we collected the best sea glass & beach treasure I've ever seen.
Lunch at La Conca del Sogno Beach Club, the Italians certainly know how to do it right, we were there for 3 glorious hours lounging and tasting sipping our wine.
bought the fabulous dress above from Bottega de Brunella. I am dying to use this silhouette for a Hedge Dress, it goes to the floor!
One last swim and then back to the hotel to pack. Our last dinner - Cafe Max fresh best homemade pastas like a living room in there.
Start planning the trip of a lifetime now and reach out if you have any questions! Below we have all the recommendations listed for easy reference.
**We were asked frequently if it is a kid-friendly town....while we saw many local children I would say the older the better, it's not a stroller-friendly place and it was mostly adults with nary a playground in sight!
Find a delicatessen and snap up the array of Nutella offerings!
Ceramica Assunta has the best pottery, we shipped home a few kitchen essentials and gifts.
Rachele offers cute dresses for the kids and adults.
La Bottega di Brunella has the most gorgeous linens and brilliant basics with Italian cuts and fabrics.
Visit Le Sirenuse hotel boutique for highly curated, luxury clothing and accessories.
Carthusia makes gorgeous perfumes and luxurious soaps.
Around every corner is a shop making handmade sandals, they're all great quality!
Arienzo Beach club
Treville Beach Club
Fornillo Beach-short hike over public beach but less touristy
Lido L’Incanto-main beach public
La Conca del Sogno Beach Club
Nerano Bay Cove
Giovanni Cuccaro & his buddy Fabio who is also a brilliant photographer!
Rada (dancing too)
Cafe Max: recommended by all for the best handmade pasta
Chez Black: chic lunch spot by the main beach
Santa Rosa Monastery (Michelin star) (30 min. drive)
Da Vincenzo 1958: in a cave in the side of the mountain
La Lagara: casual take out panini & pizza
Boat Tour with Marco: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally we tried our best to live by Travel and Leisure's 10 Eating and Drinking Rules Italians Live by while we were there. Check it out for some great tips before you go.
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