|view from the little bar we had a life dreaming/creativity pow wow at in Manarola|
|Beautiful Bianca and Rosa, the guides of Italian Fix, and our wine tasting remains at Cappun Magru|
|girls of Bonnasola and a little village church near Riomaggiore|
One of my favorite photo lessons to deliver and guide guests through is portraits/lifestyle -- we do this lesson at a tiny church on a cliff in Riomaggiore, there are white washed walls everywhere and natural light pouring in. We talk about getting a person comfortable and establishing trust right away, then proceeding to boss around said subject and being playful/goofball to capture an authentic image of each other in this moment . . . It's very performative and a lot of fun.
|Bonnasola shower scene!!|
|Bonnasola beach, 2 gorgeous guests,Bianca's beautiful daughter Flora and a corner of Alessandro the collector's home|
|More Bonnasola beauty|
This summer we spent a half a day at the beach in Bonnasola and I'm so glad we did. My mom (who joined in on the fun this year!!) and I floated away an hour in the hot sun on the calm sea along with all the Italian dads and their babies. I'll never forget this moment, me and my mama on our pink inner tubes lapping in the quiet waves, just us grinning ear to ear. It reminded me that life can sometimes, not often, be absolutely perfect. I'm so happy to have been able to share this adventure with her.
For now, that is all --I love these trips. They are so meaningful for guests and hosts alike, they really push all of us to live our best lives through intentional soul-feeding on beauty, delicious food and friendships. For information on next year's trips hop over to ITALIAN FIX.