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Italy

travel log | rome.

J: The Bakers are baaack. We had the most amazing honeymoon. It was hard coming home, but all good things must come to an end I suppose!

Jay and I started our journey in Rome, Italy. With just a few hours to explore, we really made our rounds:

Rome Room
Our adorable room at Groupe Valadier Roma. Highly recommend! Super friendly and perfect location.
Il Brillo
First stop… pizza. Il BrIllo Parlante just down from our hotel was superb.
Pantheon
We took a stroll by a little piece of history… The Pantheon.
Rome night
Rome at night.
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia. The central hub of Rome. It’s a ZOO as you can see.
Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain was under construction, but still gorgeous.
Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are great, but the view from the top is even better.
tiramisu
We ended our night with the best tiramisu we’ve ever had at Antica Osteria Brunetti.

You can’t do Rome on 1 night, but we definitely made a dent. Next up on our honeymoon travels… Turkey! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ciao bella.

We love pizza. Like love love. When J heard Varuni Napoli was opening in Atlanta, a plan was immediately made to check it out:

M’Girls Maggie, Mary and I met up after work (and a mani on the fly) to try what would be our new favorite pizza joint. Varuni Napoli is really heating up Atlanta’s pizza scene. Naples-born chef, Luca Varuni, really delivers an authentic experience all the way down to the house-made limoncello that made me feel like I was sitting on a patio in Capri again. Total perfection. We even dined with Luca’s father, Papa, who took a great liking to us girls (What’s not to love?) All of the restaurants ingredients are imported from Italy and they feature a mozzarella bar PLUS prosecco on tap. If you aren’t sold now, we can’t be friends. 1540 Monroe Drive, NE Atlanta, GA.

precious dishes.
precious dishes.
margherita for 3, please.
margherita for 3, please.
papa and his girls.
papa and his girls.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
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spring fragrances.

Spring is in full force here in Georgia, and we could not be more excited (though we could definitely do without the pollen). The dawn of a new season always inspires us to switch up our fragrance, and this spring we are craving light, fresh scents. Here are some of our faves.

Kate Spade Twirl: J received a sample of this in her Birchbox and immediately fell in love. This scent is emblematic of the Kate Spade brand: cheerful, fun and flirty.

TheGlitterLife_KateSpadeTwirl
twirl twirl twirl twirl.

Tom Ford Neroli Portofino: We have both been wearing Tom For Black Orchid for YEARS, so it’s no surprise that we are obsessed with his latest, Neroli Portofino. One spritz and you’ll feel like you’re on the Italian Rivera.

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vacation in a bottle.

Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb: There’s something so fresh about this scent. Light and not-at-all over powering…just gorgeous. It’s similar to J’s old faithful, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle.

The Glitter Life Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
oriental. gourmand. floral.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh: Marc Jacobs knows fragrance (among other fabulous things); his various scents are always best-sellers. Eau So Fresh is totally spring-y and sweet.

The Glitter Life Marc Jacobs Daisy
exhilarating. bubbly. playful.

Sephora Fragrance Sampler: Look. Shopping for perfume is tough. Sephora has made the experience a little easier for us all! Here’s the drill:

1. Purchase the Beauty To Go Fragrance Sampler For Her from Sephora.

2. Sample Sephora’s most popular scents.

3. Choose a favorite.

4. Redeem a roller ball at no additional charge.

The Glitter Life Sephora Fragrance Sampler
which will it be?

Don’t see your fave spring scent on our list? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo.

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