Castiglione della Pescaia

Europe | 9.19.17

MY HAT: Halogen (sold out, similar here)  //  MY EARRINGS: Mignonne Gavigan  //  MY TOP: Nicolette (sold out, dress version here)  //  MY SWIMSUIT: Melissa Obadash  //  DECLAN’S SWIM TRUNKS: J. Crew (on sale!)  //  ARABELLA’S BIKINI:  Janie & Jack (sold out but they have the cutest swim stuff)

I wasn’t kidding when I said I would still be posting about our Italy trip in October . . . might get in just under the wire here although I still have a couple more to go.  Anyway, looking back at these pictures made me so happy as it was one of our favorite days of the whole trip!  My parents had to head home a few days before we did, so on the day they were leaving the villa we decided to do one more family road trip to the Tuscan coast (Italy’s Maremma region) for a fun lunch and beach day before they headed back to Rome.  Our villa’s owner recommended this charming little seaside town called Castiglione della Pescaia, in particular a little restaurant and beach club there called Encanto White.

We all enjoyed a delicious lunch, but I think it was a little torturous for the kids to be that close to the sand and water and be forced to sit at a table.  As soon as we finished our meal, we bid farewell to CeCe and Poppy (so sad!) and we headed to the beach.  I tried to get Arabella into her bikini (well, eventually I did) but she started hysterically crying and just wanted to be naked.  It seemed to be totally acceptable so, when in Rome (or 3 hrs north) . . .

This was such an incredible beach for kids.  The water was warm, crystal clear, nice and shallow, and had a soft sandy bottom.  The kids were in heaven and so were we.

Declan was such a happy camper!

We played in the water, built sandcastles, and soaked up the sun in this beautiful place.

After running around for a while nudie baby needed some hugs and I was happy to oblige.

We just sat like that in the shallows for a while and it was the absolute best.

She got super excited when we saw an airplane ⇑ and I was super excited about all the snuggles I was getting.

Looking at these pics take me right back to this amazing day and I feel so happy.  🙂

The kids were so cute playing together this day.  Wherever Declan went, Bella was close behind.

After we had had enough sun we went back to the restaurant for a little snack and drinks before getting back in the car.

I finally got her in her swimsuit ⇓

All in all a perfect beach day.  🙂

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