Blog to Watch: An Affair with Italy


Blog to Watch: An Affair with Italy

Blog

An Affair with Italy

Bloggers

Emma Scott and Julie Adams

Top Topics

Holiday Guide & Travel Tips, Travel in Italy, Food & Wine, Fashion & Lifestyle, Art & Design, Recipe of the Week, ‘An Affair with Italy’ Italian Love Shopping Recommendations

What We Love

Whether you’re planning your next Italian holiday, or are a mad Italophile, you’re bound to enjoy this beautiful homage to Italy. Sydneysiders and close friends Emma Scott and Julie Adams have both been in love with ‘il bel paese’ (the beautiful country) for many years having lived and travelled extensively in Italy savouring the food, art, culture, landscapes and fashion. An Affair with Italy was born when Emma and Julie realised they were both equally passionate about everything to do with Italy. Their blog is packed with stunning photography, interviews, delicious recipes and great fashion, lifestyle and travel tips.

We chat to Emma and Julie about where their blog has taken them: 

Where have you been recently?

Francis Ford Coppola’s luxury boutique hotel, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Southern Italy.

Where are you travelling next?

In June 2015 we’ll be attending the film awards Nastri D’Argento in Sicily.

Where are your favourite Australian hotels?

And international favourites?

  • Hotel Locarno – Via della Penna, 22, Rome 00186 Rome, Italy
  • J.K.Place – Piazza di Santa Maria Novella, 7, Florence 50123 Florence, Italy
  • Hotel Lungarno – Borgo San Jacopo, 14, Florence 50125 Florence, Italy
  • Palazzo Margerita – Corso Umberto 64, Bernalda 75012 Matera, Italy
  • Hotel Sassi – Via San Giovanni Vecchio,89, Matera 75100 Matera, Italy

What has been your best travel experience?

Emma: my most unforgettable travel experience was in Florence enjoying the sun setting over the River Arno while sipping a Spritz from Sue Townsend’s balcony; founder of the Italian soap and fragrance range Ortigia. Julie and I had the wonderful experience of interviewing Sue, an incredibly fascinating woman, about her role as one of the founders of the globally successful beauty brand Crabtree & Evelyn, the challenges and joy in launching the Italian brand Ortigia and her life in Florence. Sue welcomed us into her home with open arms and entertained us with her vibrant stories and cheeky personality. In Sue’s words…’

‘I think in life you always think one more time. Every time I go to sell my car I say, ‘oh I will just buy an ordinary car, not a fast car anymore because I am too old’, but it never seems to happen, I like the fast car.’ Read the whole interview here.

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About the Author Lisa Perkovic

Lisa is the Expedia Blog Editor and has spent the past eight years travelling the world writing for Australia’s leading newspapers, magazines and blogs. She makes sure the Expedia Blog is always stocked with the best stories, travel tips and destination news from our bloggers and Expedia’s experts. Sydney is her base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure. Lisa writes about everything from the world’s weirdest dim sum to cruising aboard monster ships. 3 travel must-haves? A hat, hand sanitiser and underwater camera What's on your travel bucket list? An over water bure in Tahiti, an African safari and snorkeling in Oman