Good morning from Piemonte!
I’ve now reached that point in my holiday where I have to check the calendar to see what day we are approaching in the holiday, which is just perfect. This is my cue that I’ve unwound. Ah! And we are only five days into the holiday. Normally it comes much later.
A little outfit from an early morning, before the sun overpowers the day with its hard shine, before we have consumed our breakfast but with the coffee on the hob, so it’s ready when we are done.
We eat our breakfast with the most incredible view over Lago d’Orta every morning. A little bag with the whitest, lightest filone bread, fresh whole milk for the coffee and fresh eggs arrives straight at our door at 8:30 every morning.
We have picked up Tallegio cheese, butter and prosciutto and a little apricot marmalade in a local cheese shop, and then we will just sit there for about an hour and stare into the air. The coffee is completely black, just like the Italians prefer it. It’s made on a small Bialetti on the hob. It takes at least 20 minutes to brew, but that’s how the Italians like it. Why be busy?
That’s why there’s also plenty of time to take a couple of pictures, before the coffee is ready, of this little jumpsuit and my basket, which I bought on the market for a square 10 EUR the other day in Arona. Red lips are a must, although I will ‘remove them’ before I throw myself at the white bread. It is a little Italienne, the outfit?
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There are many of you that ask me where we live. I found the apartment through some random searches on Google, such as; “boutique hotel” + “apartment with pool” + “Lake Como”. I then saw La Darbia on an English site, and they had a single week available. We booked it!
We have an apartment with its own kitchen – with a style reminding of IKEA inside, not being quite as luxurious as the outside. But it is insanely beautiful here. Lavenders, huge hydrangeas; all very gracefully landscaped.
We live a little up the mountain with an astonishing view over Lago d’Orta, which lies in the north of Piemonte. There are the loveliest vines in front of our little garden and lakes from right to left. It clearly smells more luxurious in the surroundings and in the classy appurtenant restaurant you can visit, if you don’t feel like cooking yourself. A pretty charming place we definitely could visit with baby next year, although it is a little pricey in my opinion.