Monthly Must-Haves


Take a trip with us to the Italian Gardens of Isola Bella, where bold floral prints and chic neutrals abound. This month's must-haves will have you living La Bella Vita!


Warming temperatures and longer days call for a new outfit! We recommend these comfortable tropical wide-leg pants and elegant dolman sleeve sweater to take you from day to evening with ease.

Where flowers bloom, so does hope” – Lady Bird Johnson


Aperol Spritz, courtesy of Yummy Mummy Kitchen

The classic Aperol Spritz recipe is so easy you really don’t need a recipe at all! Here’s what you’ll need for the classic Italian cocktail: 

  • 2 parts Prosecco (dry Italian sparkling wine) 
  • 1 part Aperol 
  • splash soda water
  • squeeze of fresh orange 
  • wedge of fresh orange for garnish 
  • lots of ice


La Bella Vita: Live and Love the Italian Way by Aminda Leigh

From fettucine to fashion and back again, nobody does La Bella Vita like the Italians. Whether preparing a meal or sculpting the David, singing an aria or seducing a lover, Italians take their time, and do it right–adagio! From fashion and film to food and language, this book is the crash course in Italian living every Italophile should indulge in, pronto!

The Secret Language of Flowers by Samantha Gray

Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? ‘The Secret Language of Flowers’ is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed. Samantha Gray reveals how flowers came by their meanings in folklore and how flowers became the language of courtship, love, friendship, beauty, and more. Discover the meanings of over 50 flowers: how lily of the valley symbolizes the return of happiness, how bluebells stand for constancy and everlasting love, and how daffodils represent high regard and chivalry. With stunning illustrations by artist Sarah Perkins that capture all of the beauty of flowers, this is an exceptionally lovely and fascinating gift book.


Teatro Massimo, Isola Bella

This world-famous Italian baroque Garden located on a small, rocky island in lake Maggiore off the coast of Italy was the inspiration for Chico’s newest collection. For more fashion inspiration discover the rest of the collection here.

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