{A promis is a promis!}

I had a relaxing weekend. My boyfriend (I missed him!!!) was in London with a friend and I went to Tuscany. When summer season begin we spend almost every weekend there where I have a home just in front of the beach. Every morning we have breakfast on the balcony watching the sea! It’s not a “mansion”, as the one I see all over the blogs, but It’s a very sweet apartment and the most important thing is that this is home for us!
However… I had the chance to have my mom all for me and we did a lot of things toghether: hang around by bike, went to Forte dei Marmi sunday’s market and to all our favorite stores ( I was a good girl…no shopping at all!!!) have dinner just the two of us, stay at the beach till late…

This is Viareggio


this is “Blanc” (Blan Mariclò)One of my favorite store. My aunt work there and the owners are friends that’s why they let me take so many pics!


Forte dei Marmi…


The elegant lady is my mom. She’s my everything!

There was a little hand crafted market just in front of the beaches. They sold chinas, home made honey, decoupage, second hand clothes, antiques…

They are not cakes but towels! Funny!

I took the next pics in Best&Cheap (I couldn’t find the web site) a new big store, like an american emporium, in Marina di Pietrasanta. It’s an amazing store and very very cheap. A wonderland! They have beautiful objects not only for homes. They have new stuff frequently! It will be the place to go every week!

It’s july and they have Christmas ornaments!!! I love IT!

Saturday evening we went out for dinner. No brothers, just me and her. We had fried fish and chips and then an home made ice cream. Before get back home we went for a walk to digest.


And that’s me!Enjoy it! Now it’s time to go to bed…

  • These photographs of Tuscany make me even more anxious and excited for Italy. And you and your mother are a pair of darlings with your matching white leggings. Very pretty. I'm glad you enjoyed a weekend with your mother. :)

  • Kris said:

    I loved every picture and every word in this post! Just breathtaking! ;o)

  • Gaia, I'm so proud that you only window shopped in the gorgeous store your aunt works in. Do they have a website???? I'd love to add them to my list for next year's trip.

  • Amy said:

    Your photos are wonderful. It looks so beautiful there. I love the shop your aunt works in.

    It is great that you got the spend the weekend with your mom. I love when I get to spend the day with just my mom.

  • Your mama is beautiful...just like you!

    What a divine weekend! And to have a home in Tuscany...you lucky girl!

    Love everything about this post...and mostly love that you had such an incredible time with your mama!

  • These pictures are amazing...I would love, love, love to visit there someday. Thanks for sharing your wonderful vacation. Hope you had a good weekend and a good start of the new week.
    xoxo-Meg
    fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

  • I miss Viareggio, I have to go back again! We have to go to those stores for finding something for my home!

  • Your words for and about your mum brought me to tears - so sweet, so full of love!What a beautiful post!Enjoy every second with your mum as long as you can.My mum passed away 26 years ago...oh,how much I wish I could spend a little bit time with her and tell her that I love and miss her....wish you a beautiful day today! geisslein

  • what a great weekend! bummer you won't be around this weekend, but i'm not even certain we are coming. it won't be our last visit of the season so we can meet up again! we have a house in maremma, but i have a soft spot for forte. my hubby is actually from viareggio on his mom's side! maybe they even know one another? if you want drop me a line on email
    [email protected]
    so we can make certain we meet for a coffee or a sunday market walk in forte sometime this summer!
    ps. italian and english are both fine for me, but i'm not great at writing in italian myself.

  • What beautiful photos and a lovely weekend!! Your mum is most certainly very elegant and I LOVE the photo of you - so pretty!

    I wish there were more interior home shops like that here near me. What gorgeous inspiration! I will have to visit Tuscany I think!

    Saskia x

  • What a wonderful weekend to spend with your Mum...Tuscany...lucky girl! It is so beautiful I wish I were there. Ax

  • Susan said:

    wow, what a wonderful post! love the photos, you must have had a gorgeous and beautiful weekend! I love that armchair and that bed so much! :)
    have a lovely evening, xoxo

  • Susan said:

    wow, what a wonderful post! love the photos, you must have had a gorgeous and beautiful weekend! I love that armchair and that bed so much! :)
    have a lovely evening, xoxo

  • If there was ever a post out there that made me want to shop more, it would be pretty hard to top this one!! All those baskets and the colours. You must have been truly delighted :)

  • Iva said:

    WOW! these are such great pictures. I love the last one of you in the reflection, it's amazing. Your mom is beautiful. I love spending time with my mom too, its so sweet and so much fun.Have a nice night!

  • This looks like such a beautiful experience! That shop is wonderful, I love all the light colors and fabrics.

  • your mom is beautiful! lovely photos love :) and thank you for the happy bday wishes!! you're such a wonderful blogger friend and im so happy to have found you!

  • Gaia I forgot to tell you that we must go to Best&Cheap store soon! You know that I'll need many, many things for my home.

    I hope to come back in Viareggio with you as soon as possible!
    Say hello to Carla!

  • And you are italian? I just found your blog through decorology! I LOVED Viareggio, it was one of my favorite places in Italia! I lived in Florence for 6 months, where do you live? Buon Giornatta!