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In honor of one of my best friend’s 20th wedding anniversary, I’m dreaming of an Italian getaway, too!  Scott and I went to Portofino and stayed at the Belmond Splendido on our first European vacation a few years after we were married.  It is such a romantic spot.  Relaxed and beautiful. Charming and luxurious.

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Dinner on the terrace provides a view unlike any other.  The yachts leaving Portofino looked as they were flying in to the blue sky as you can not tell where the sea ends and the sky begins.  We have amazing memories from here. We were there the day that Frank Sinatra died (yes, I just aged myself).  That night dancing on the terrace with newly made friends from around the world was just magical.
splendido pool spendido1 spendido3The grounds of the hotel are so beautiful and afford the most incredible views of the Mediterranean.  After a late breakfast, the 10 minute walk down the hill to the village of Portofino takes you back in time.

splendido boatsplendido5The colors of the region are ochre and umber and each home is painted to reflect the families style.  The village is filled with quaint shops and cafes.  A great place to pick up an authentic Italian leather good and have the best cappuccino of your life.

A few things I’d pack if I were the one going today…

xo

My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Spring Wardrobe Classics from Nordstrom

Spring Wardrobe Classics from Nordstrom

It looks like next week the rain will finally be gone and we will see glimpses of spring in Dallas! With this hope, I’m excited to share my spring wardrobe favorites with you from Nordstrom.





February Favorites Under $150

February Favorites Under $150

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are all getting to celebrate with someone you love. Today’s post is a reader favorite…Favorites Under $150! In this month’s favorites, I’ve included plenty of neutral styles that will help you transition from winter to spring. These are all great for refreshing your wardrobe to get you to spring while keeping you on budget.





Color Crush: Color of the Year – Classic Blue

Color Crush: Color of the Year – Classic Blue

As you can probably tell from my website design to my personal style choices and home decor, blue is one of my very favorite colors! In this edition of Color Crush, I am highlighting the Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue.


Beauty

Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

If you are looking to make the switch to Clean Beauty, Nordstrom’s Beauty Department is filled with great options to get you on your way to clean and beautiful. Including brands like Chantecaille, Kopari, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann and so much more!


Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

I love my skin after a spa facial and always wish I could re-create it at home. I’ve perfected Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home!


Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

2019 was quite a year!  It has been so fun to look back at the most popular posts and all that happened on Alicia Wood Lifestyle and in our lives.  Today, I’m sharing the Best Blog Posts of 2019 for Style, Beauty and Lifestyle.  I’ll be sharing Home, Food/Entertaining and Travel next week.

Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.

Tablescapes

Tips on setting a beautiful table.

Entertaining

Get inspired with entertaining tips.

Interiors

My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.

Travel

Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Wanderlust Wednesday: What I Wore in Punta Mita

Wanderlust Wednesday: What I Wore in Punta Mita

We had such an amazing time in Punta Mita last week! It was a much needed 5 days of R and R with my sweet hubby!  Today, I’m sharing What I Wore in Punta Mita.


Out of Office: Punta Mita

Out of Office: Punta Mita

Hello, from our happy place, Punta Mita, Mexico!  I wanted to pop in and put up my virtual Out Of Office sign officially.  I meant to do it yesterday but well…beach time with my hubby!