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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Splendido Hotel, Portofino Italy - Simply the BEST

Have you ever dreamed of someplace all of your life, knowing
it would be the perfect place for you? 

I did. 
And, it was the Splendido Hotel in Portofino.

My dream came true when I visited for the 1st time in 1999,
my precious husband took me there
(along with 4 other beautiful places)
on our honeymoon.

It fulfilled every vision & dream I had.

Splendido del Mare, down the hillside on the water, in the
tiny jewel-box town

  truly heaven on Earth


& this is most certainly the place you can wear


Lanvin Snake Bracelet

Prada "Chandelier" Shoes

Portofino is easily drivable from Monte Carlo

if you love this enough to look farther, click on the links below
to see full-screen images of this beautiful property

speaking of accessories...

ends Saturday, July 3rd
winner chosen by random number generator
& will be notified on Monday, July 5th

 17" Giant Lime Green Seed Pods interspersed with sterling silver beads,
fastened with a large Bali sterling silver clasp which
can be worn to the back, side & front.

Winner can choose the lime green, bright aqua, or black necklace.

Be or become a follower
Leave a comment telling me why you would like to win this

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all the best to my followers and friends...


  1. THIS is one the places I know I would just love, I totally understand what you mean.

    I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Portofino...always. How wonderful that you spent your honeymoon there. These photos are AMAZING!!

    We will be in the south of France this summer and will visit Monaco for the day, it's only 20 mins by train from where we are staying....maybe we should venture further to Portofino :)

    Hope you are well my friend :) xo

  2. are you kidding me? that is HEAVEN, wow what a honeymoon you had! I will check their website and dream of going there some day... Hey I am officially your follower now and I would love love love to win your beautiful necklace because it would look so hot when i wear with my summer dresses when i visit Rio de Janeiro!

  3. Wonderful views. the pics are really superb. thanks for sharing.

  4. Hi,my dear,dear Marsha!-)*

    Just absolutely dreamly place...woow!!!
    I can undrestand you very good!
    It likes as you in the Heaven,that's true...

    Wish you blessed summer rest of the week,my beautiful friend:-)*
    Hope do you recieved my email,


  5. Amazing, what a honeymoon location...spectacular!!!

    It is a dream, so happy you were able to really
    be there....!!!

  6. Marsha, how beautiful!! You only have to say the I word and i am gone....there is so much of Italia that I have to see and this is definately another place on my list..Lise xx

  7. Would I die to go to Portofino or what? Heavenly! Oh, how I need a vacation!

  8. I may be confused. I wanted to comment on the Portofino post and didn't see a place. Scrolled down and saw the giveaway and thought I would comment on that, but the comments were for the Portofino post so I commented. Oh well, I'm confused but would love to enter your giveaway. The necklace is fabulous and lime green is one of my favorite fashion colors. Have a great 4th. Mona

  9. Isn't it just amazing how gorgeous some destinations are?! This looks just out of this world. Whenever my husband and I find ourselves in locations like that, we always say "THIS is some peoples everyday backyard!" Just grand :)

  10. Now that is a one romantic love story --- and SIGH a true one --- All the photos and stories you shared about Italy and the coastline have been truly enchanting.


  11. Now I am so sorry I didn't go there when I was in Genoa. I was soooo close. Maybe I will still go. Call me when you are ready. I have to get a new passport . yvonne

  12. Hello, just popping in to say that I am thinking about you and wish you lived close so that we could have brunch tomorrow morning! x
    How lovely that would be to actually meet you.

    This place looks amazing and it is even more so knowing you and your husband has made such special memories there.
    Italy is precious to me and I had the fortune to spend a good amount of time there during the years I lived in London. Engaged to an Italian (an aristocratic Italian) I was taken around the most divine places, including their fabulous holiday hideaway on Capri. A stunning apartment just next door to the bell tower in La Piazzetta. Incredible!

    Anyway. Lots of love and hugs to you dear friend and wishes of a wonderful weekend.

    x Charlotta

  13. OH MY! Dave and I are thinking about going to Tuscany harvest 2011; this looks like a place to stay as well and it's not that far from Tuscany...not really! Simply beautiful!

  14. oh my!!! what a stunning place!!!!

  15. I am so ready to check out for a while & check in to this incredible place....sending link to the MR.
    Have a fabulous 4th my dear.
    xo Lisa

  16. Oh Marsha, it's one of my favourite places ever! How lovely to go for honeymoon. A boyfriend took me there around 1998. He booked the room Liz Taylor used to stay in with the little terrace... it was amazing. I would love to go back. Imagine if our paths had crossed then! Wouldn't that have been fabulous? Love C xx


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