Sunday, August 30, 2015

5 Year Anniversary!


Today marks the five year anniversary of my blog! Yes, you heard it right... Tara's Dolce Vita has been around for five years! That was of course worth a big celebration, including a delicious chocolate cake and a dessert wine called "Asti Spumante".

Like a real birthday girl I blew out 5 candles and made a wish.... Hopefully I will be able to continue doing what I love for many years to come. Thank you all for following and supporting me!

Chocolate cake by De Bijenkorf.
White broderie top by Zara.
White jeans by 7 for all mankind.
Shoes by Michael Kors.
Sunglasses by Ray-Ban.
Earrings by Gas Bijoux.

Outdoor picture taken by Philip Gentis.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

I Looove... White Pants

I Looove white pants! They're so versatile and so chic (at least I think so). No matter what you put on top, stripes, a leopard print, a simple white t-shirt... I always feel good in them. There is of course always that nagging feeling that you might spoil something on them... but hey, (she) who doesn't risk... doesn't win!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

La Dolce Vita is... Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

La Dolce Vita is sitting on the dock of the bay and watching the ships pass by! Just sitting there is so relaxing! Of course I don't mind having a glass of wine with it... and some good food.

Seafood salad by Restaurant Catch by Simonis.
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Coral print blouse by Antica Sartoria Positano:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado, Peru

Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa is one of those places, the minute you lay eyes on it.... you fall in love with it! The architecture, the surroundings, the warm and elegant interiors... it's all stunning! Oh and don't even get me started on the swimming pool, the spa and all the other wonderful amenities. They have thought of absolutely everything.

The beautiful lobby has a big fireplace, with lots of couches on both sides, where you can enjoy your afternoon (coca) tea or late night drinks. The restaurant is huge, but still manages to be cozy. We had dinner close to the fireplace (yet another one), accompanied by lovely Peruvian live music.... so romantic!

Tambo del Inka offers organic food and even grows their own vegetables in the garden. At breakfast there's a wide range of homemade jams, bread, cereals, fruit, fruit juices and there's also a gluten free section. And of course you can order eggs and other dishes à la carte.

The rooms exude pure luxury. Tambo del Inka actually reminded me of a decadent hotel in the italian Alps, warm, cozy and chic. Although I usually prefer historical buildings,Tambo del Inka took that prejudice away completely. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in the Sacred Valley! In fact when it was time to leave, I didn't want to go.

This hotel is just too comfortable! It's located perfectly to go sightseeing; they even have their own train station to Machu Picchu.... but they make it really hard to leave the premises. Swimming, relaxing in the spa or garden, having lunch or dinner in the wonderful restaurant, or just hanging out in your room... it's as good as it gets.

The cherry on the cake is the small giftshop, that sells beautiful inca inspired jewelry... Be sure to take it home as a souvenir... it will last a lifetime (and will remind you every day of your wonderful trip)!

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