If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed the hashtag #blago2014 on my recent pics from Italy. The seed for that hashtag was planted almost a year ago, when Jillian approached a few blog friends with the idea of meeting up in Lago Maggiore, where she lives. Just an hour by train from Milan, it would be a good base from which to visit the Salone del Mobile. She gave our trip the working title Blago (Blog + Lago) and it stuck!
Relaxed, idyllic Lago Maggiore was indeed the perfect home base for a girly blogger getaway. With the Alps shining in the distance like a mirage, Lago was a dreamy background for early evening aperitivi (an Italian must-do!)… fabulous lunches in hole-in-the-wall enotecas, (read Judith’s mouthwatering post for the full report)… plus the occasional gelato, long rambling conversations about anything and everything, and breathtaking views around the rim of the lake. I admit, life could have been harder. [Read more...]