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THROWBACK TO IBIZA WITH GIN MARE

Winter just started in Amsterdam, but it feels like summer left us ages ago already. This makes me go back to some amazing memories of this summer. One of the best travels (if not the best) was definitely my trip to Ibiza last September with Gin Mare and a group of fellow Dutch influencers.

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You can imagine how excited I was when this premium Mediterranean gin brand invited me to spend three days in Ibiza. We stayed at Vila Mare which was absolutely gorgeous with the most breathtaking sea view. Gin Mare is all about the Mediterranean spirit so the main idea of this trip was to enjoy the easy going Mediterranean lifestyle. And sure we did!

You know I am Italian, so this type of summer days, enjoying the sun, the good food and the slow life path in good company are not new to me 😉

I loved all the activities the Gin Mare team organised for us. My absolute favourite was doing yoga by the infinity pool. It was absolutely amazing and relaxing! Can you think of a better place for yoga other than outside in Ibiza with a breathtaking view?

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The entire trip was in the sign of delicious food and great drinks, which are very characteristic for the Ibiza’s lifestyle. The botanical flavour of Gin Mare perfectly highlighted the taste of the Mediterranean food, a must to try!!

On the second day, Gin Mare organized an amazing workshop that was happening by the pool. How cool, right? Gin is my favorite drink so I was super excited to learn how to prepare various cocktails with a little food pairing. My absolute winner was Gin Mare with oysters. A perfect combo of refreshing Mediterranean flavours!

After this fun workshop we had dinner at fancy HEART Ibiza with the Gin Mare‘s team. Fantastic food and entertainment made it an amazing evening!!

The rest of the time we spent relaxing by the incredible pool and having breath taking views of the sea. We had loads of fun with the girls and I couldn’t wish to be with a better squad.

Thank you Gin Mare for a dream trip! Till next summer..

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EVERYTHING ABOUT MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN ITALY

Having said about a billion times how much I love summer, you can only imagine the joy of taking Emma for a month to Italy to the places where I grew up! It’s my favourite time of the year and I love that Ravenna offers so many different beach clubs and places to hang out just a quick car ride away from each other. From the ones we prefer to go only for dinner or aperitivo, to the more relaxed ones where we’ve been spending our days to nights.

If you are following me on Instagram (@nickyinsideout) and snap chat (username: nickyinsideout) you have seen my day to day life already.. but this time I wanted to take the chance of also showing you my favourite places (in case you will want to head there on holiday some day) along with what I’ve been wearing..

Because, as a blogger, a holiday is never a real holiday (I mean no phone, no emails.. not happening!) I needed extra protection for my beloved iPhone to survive its 24/7 shift and I opted for 2 different phone cases from OtterBox this time!

So yes, take a pick at my favourite spots, and outfits to go with it, and I hope to see you there one summer day!!

  Il Baretto – Marina Romea (Ravenna). A drink on the sand, with good music under the sky. We like to come here to spend some good time with friends where the atmosphere is really chilled out and you don’t need a change of clothes after a day at the beach. baretto-marina-romea-beach-club-hoodie-Italy-laura-gravestock- nicole-vienna-onepiece-otterbox-phone-case-summer   baretto-marina-romea-beach-club-hoodie-Italy-laura-gravestock- nicole-vienna-onepiece-otterbox-phone-case-summer-balenciaga   baretto-marina-romea-beach-club-hoodie-Italy-laura-gravestock- nicole-vienna-onepiece-otterbox-phone-case-summer-balenciaga-rayban   baretto-marina-romea-beach-club-hoodie-Italy-laura-gravestock- nicole-vienna-onepiece-otterbox-phone-case-summer-balenciaga   baretto-marina-romea-beach-club-hoodie-Italy-laura-gravestock- nicole-vienna-onepiece-otterbox-phone-case-summer-balenciaga   Cala Celeste – Lido Adriano (Ravenna).  Cutest location to spend another day at the beach which can end into a more intimate dinner by the sea. The restaurant offers a more original and sophisticated menu. The location is amazing and having dinner few meters away from the seaside is priceless.   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   beach-club--Elliot-Mann-Italy-laura-gravestock--nicole-vienna-otterbox-phone-case-summer--Ana-Alcazar-cala-celeste-lido-adriano   Sol y Mar – Riccione. It’s a small cozy restaurant on the beach. Great ambience and adorable atmosphere, original menu and on-the-beach seating. Was highly recommended by a good friend and the one hour drive from Ravenna was well worth it. sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   sol-y-mar-riccione-beach-Eksept-Italy-otterbox-phone-case-summer-gucci-won hundred   Singita – Marina di Ravenna. My 6pm aperitivo on the beach it’s been a must of this holiday. The fun atmosphere, the tables replaced by blankets on the beach.. Feet on the sand, good music and delicious free appetisers.. The italian way! singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred   singita-marina-di-ravenna-beach-beach-club-Italy--Mejuri-otterbox-phone-case-summer-rayban-balenciaga-won-hundred  

Inside Out the Look:

Look 1:

OtterBox Statement Series Case | Hoodie: Onepiece | Shorts: Levi’s Vintage | Jewelry: Laura Gravestock | Watch: Nicole Vienna | Sunglasses: Rayban from Hans Anders

Look 2:

OtterBox Statement Series Case | Top: Takko | ShortsLevi’s Vintage | Bag: Elliot Mann 

Look 3:

OtterBox Strada Series Case | Dress: Eksept | Jewelry: Lucky Eyes and Amen | Bag: Gucci

Look 4:

OtterBox Strada Series Case | Shirt Dress: Won Hundred | Necklace: Mejuri | Bag: Balenciaga

Cases are sold across on OtterBox.com as well as in stores across Europe. France (FNACDARTYBoulanger), Benelux (Coolblue, Bol.com), Germany (Media Markt ), as well we Amazon. Created in collaboration with OtterBox. Story, styling, photography and creative direction my own.

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MY FIRST SUMMER AS A MOM: MY WINNING FORMULA DURING BEACH LIFE SEASON

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Hello and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful beginning of summer!

I know, I’ve been MIA from the blog the last couple of weeks.. but if you’ve been Insta and Snapchat stalking me, you’ve seen I’ve been (and still am) enjoying the beach life in Italy with little Emma and my family.

It’s the first summer as a new mom and there’s nothing calm and relaxing about taking a baby to the beach everyday.. but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world and when Emma takes her daily naps I am still able to enjoy some quietness 🙂

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The boiling hot weather hit us, (I am referring to Italy, not Holland.. Uh!) and I couldn’t wait to wear my bikini one piece as per this summer 2016 Vogue lessons -done my homework 😉 What I am really enjoying these days (apart from sand castle making, first attempts to walk and shells picking) is tanning in the shade with a high protection, one piece swimwear, shirt dresses and my jewellery.. never without my jewellery..

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Layered over a fresh shirt dress and silk top, the perfect finishing touch is this Firma collection from Ellie Air. Dainty fine jewellery in gold and diamonds, with a contemporary design and understated look that screams chicness and quality.

Tipically, I wear a lot of gold jewellery and at the moment, I like mixing up gold and silver pieces.. timeless, minimalistic and wearable while being captivating enough to enhance a simple outfit.

Summer time and beach life is not synonymous of less attention to details and style.

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This is coming from someone who tends to dress for comfort all year long, not only when the thermometer passes the thirty degrees. But comfort wearing, in my case, comes hand in hand with pure enjoyment of good life (.. need to make the most of those daily naps, don’t I?!) so pretty beach clubs, pool side and aperitivo with a glass of cold white wine are my passport for the best kind of summer. On a daily basis is preferable!

My winning formula is the following: one piece swimwear, lightweight wear which you can dress up and down according to the daily plan, never compromise on the accessories and jewellery!

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Inside Out the Look:

Jewellery: Ellie Air: Kite Signet Ring with Diamond, Star Necklace, Stella Stacking Ring, Stella Eternity Ring, Star Bracelet, Sidus Ear Stud Earrings

Dress: Tommy Hilfiger (similar)

Top: Jikx

Shoes: Robey Casuals

Sunglasses: Celine

Watch: Cluse

Bag: Lancaster

Created in collaboration with Ellie Air. Story, styling, photography and creative direction my own.

 

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