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Wanderlusts, Vol. 13: Nicole Esposito’s Capri Adventure

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White Spark’s Nicole Esposito recently brought her massive squad to Capri to celebrate a special birthday (we would never ask a lady her age) and writes in with some tips and memories from the trip.

Capri, the fabled island in the Bay of Naples just off Sorrento in Southern Italy, has been a favored holiday spot since Roman times. The limestone island, only 3.9 miles long, is filled with fragrant flowers, emerald waters, and delicious pasta. This Mediterranean haven was home to the Emperor Tiberius, a frequent sailing destination of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and where Pablo Neruda spent a year in exile, which would become the inspiration for the classic film Il Postino. It’s mix of history, nature, and worldliness make Capri a magical place. Where better to celebrate your birthday, drink Aperol spritz, and dance by the sea?

For my recent birthday, I was lucky enough to celebrate with family and friends including…Alina Cho; Garine Zerounian, VP communications, Armani; Nevena Borissova, owner of Curve; Selita Ebanks and Ryan Press; Beth Buccini, owner Kirna Zabete; stylist Edward O’Sullivan; Sarah Raimo; Heather Lilleston, Yoga for Bad People; Tommy Zung, Studio Zung; Howard Collinge, creative director, Code and Theory; and Blaine Zuckerman, People.com. Our first night on the island, I hosted a welcome dinner at our home for the week, Villa Vedetta. Chef Franco cooked a five-course Italian dinner under the stars.

For the birthday fiesta, we dined and danced at the popular beach club and restaurant Da Luigi, which is nestled next to the magical Faraglioni rocks. Guests arrived by boat to the hamlet, private for the evening, and were greeted with the traditional Aperol spritz before heading up to the restaurant for another wonderful meal. We danced until dawn! Other trip highlights: espressos and people-watching at La Piazetta, swimming at one of the famed beach clubs—Da Luigi, Lido del Faro, or La Fontelina—dinner under the lemon trees at Da Paolino, cocktails at the Quisisana, and dancing on tables at Anema e Core.

GUIDE

LUNCH + SWIM
 Ristorante La Fontelina—via Faraglioni
Da Luigi—via faraglioni, 5
Lido del Faro-punta Carena in AnaCapri

RESTAURANTS

Aurora
via Fuorlovado, 18

Ristorante Mamma Isola di Capri
via Serafina Madre, 6

Il Riccio
Capri Palace Hotel, via Gradola, 4 Anacapri

Da Tonino
via Dentecale, 15

La Conca del Sogno (arrive by boat)
via Amerigo Vespucci, 25

Da Giorgio
via Roma, 34
Da Paolino- Dinner under the lemon trees
via Palazzo a Mare

Villa Verde
via Sella Orta, 6

STAY

Punta Tragara

Quissana
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Capri Palace

JK Place

Rent a Villa

 

SINGING AND DANCING

Anema e Core
via Sella Orta nr. 1

CONCIERGE

Simona Chiusano can help you find and manage your villa, book reservations at the best restaurants and organize boat trips: [email protected]

SHOP
 In addition to Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Versace…

Delfina Capri – Swimwear
via Fuorlovado 1/A

Eco Capri – win some stitchery 
Piazzetta Cerio, 11

Il Laboratio – Custom-made pants
via Ignazio Cerio, 6

Sud Capri – Bikinis and baubles
via Camerelle, 61

Da Costanzo -Handcrafted Sandals
via Roma, 49

Farella – Best Knitwear 
via fuorlovado

Blue Boutique
via le Botteghe, 57

Eureka Ceramiche d’Autore – Colorful handpainted ceramics


Nicole Esposito is a strategic marketing and brand development consultant at White Spark with clients including Dylan’s Candy Bar, Rolls-Royce, and provencal beauty and fragrance brand Cote Bastide recently acquired by Frédéric Fekkai.

 

 

Eddie Roche

Eddie Roche is the Deputy Editor of The Daily Front Row/Daily Summer/Daily Hollywood

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