Cortina d’ Ampezzo

From the heart of Venice to the Dolomites our team were off to Cortina d’Ampezzo for a hiking, site-seeing, and always a bit of shopping. The beautiful surroundings of Cortina have been the perfect backdrop for luxurious living and several of my favorite movies.

Because of its location or better still access to the mountains, resorts and varying sports; scenes from two choice movies were filmed here, starting with The Pink Panther [1963] and the [1984] Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

A number of action sequences were shot throughout the town, in the resorts and on the ski slopes. In both movies characters lead secret lives as jewel thieves, agents for Her Majesties service, as the vicious villain or the scorned woman bent on revenge. The chase scenes encompass beautiful shots of the mountains as the stars ski the slopes.

High in the Dolomite’s, Cortina boasts of the best après-ski scene, and our crew were fiending for schnitzel and potatoes [fried] of course, with a view to completely relax around. Lago di Misurina is the largest natural lake of the Cadore, which is a historical region in the Italian Veneto, boardering on Austria.There is nothing like trying the local food and drink when traveling.


Style on the Adriatic

Venice is an awe-inspiring, mystical city steeped in beauty and fantasy. Surrounded by water, made up of canals, bridges and churches, and where two of my absolute favorite artists’’ Canaletto and Monet have immortalized the town in oil paint.

The Doge’s Palace is built in Venetian Gothic style and is one of the landmarks of the city and was home of the Doge of Venice. The canals are the ultimate in Venetian street style, and there is nothing like walking to discover local trattoria’s and la panetteria’s {bakeries}.

Travel stylishly,