Capri, C’est Fini (1965)

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

 

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Today is Throwback Thursday so let’s indulge in one of my favorite vacation and long weekend spots in Europe. Capri!

Capri is an island off the Sorrentine peninsula and the Amalfi coast. Getting there is quite easy : from the international airport in Naples,  take the bus to the port, and then catch a speedboat from Naples  to Capri. You may stop over in Ischia or lovely Procida (see later posts) but Capri is our main destination today.

From France, Capri is far away enough for a holiday and close enough for a quick getaway.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Since the latter half of the 19th century, Capri is heavily visited by tourists but only a few stay on the island. So when the last shuttle boat leaves the island, the island finally is mine and I feel I am, at last, in an exclusive relationship. Capri makes me feel more vibrant and very privileged.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Several reasons I highly recommend Capri. It is a very sophisticated beauty. There is something for everyone : great shopping, gorgeous sightseeing, farniente of course, a nice beach, good sailing and great food. As I am partial to all of the above, Capri is perfect for me.

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Capri La Minerva – Fondamentally 君悦

Da Paolino appetizer

Capri Da Paolino – Fondamentally 君悦

Capri piment

Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

 

I must also confess I am obsessed with the Dolce & Gabbana Ad for the perfume Light Blue :

 

 

It’s hilarious that David Gandy has a different lover in each of the advertisements, always in the same little boat in the same beautiful inlet by the sea.  He’s also wearing the same underwear each time, but we’re going to avoid thinking about that in too much detail.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

 

So this is my feeble attempt to get closer to David!

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

And here is another view of the Faraglioni, the legendary trio.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

 

I love wearing a kimono over my bathing suit.

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Capri Cartusia – Fondamentally 君悦

Capri promenade

Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

 

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Capri Via Krupp – Fondamentally 君悦

So besides sunbathing with a cocktail or shopping at Carthusia, what do I do for a few days in Capri?

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

There is nothing happening in the evenings…

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Capri via Krupp

Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Workout.

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Capri Villa San Michele- Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri La Minerva – Fondamentally 君悦

Focus on what matters.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Fighting the crowds away.

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Capri Da Paolino – Fondamentally 君悦

Bear in silence lemon droppings on my dinner plate.

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Sulk and hide in the Grotta Verde…

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

Or the Grotta di Matromonia…

So yes, there are plenty of activities but if I ever get bored :

I may go for a little walk. Ok, it is not an easy walk and breathtaking in at least two ways.

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Capri Villa Malaparte- Fondamentally 君悦

I may even get a pick at the Casa Malaparte featured in the Brigitte Bardot, Le Mépris, in which Brigitte Bardot gives a great lesson of seduction, inspiring Chanel in an ad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8Qa2_bHDus

Or spend some time at the Villa San Michele and the Axel Munthe museum…

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Capri Villa San Michele – Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri Villa San Michele – Fondamentally 君悦

… …and lust over the flowerbeds.

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Capri Villa San Michele – Fondamentally 君悦

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Capri – Fondamentally 君悦

So yes, Capri is a great place to chill out, party with friends, or just propose to your fiancée.

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