A Day In The Life...Part II


The road trip continues down south, from the lush hills of Porto Ercole to the blue waters of Ischia

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After a refined journey from the pebbled streets of Roma to its breezy seaside up to the pristine coves of Porto Ercole, our journey continues along the coasts of Italy, down south this time.

A Pellicano morning

Waking up at Hotel Il Pellicano is something like a privilege that immediately makes you forget about the negronis you might have had the night before. The sun already strikes the persiane of your room with an inviting light, and you can hear the distant rumor of the early guests chiacchierating around the sea water pool. 

The view from the room is epic. L'Isolotto, right in front of us, seems like a giant whale resting in the bay while the Tuscan coastline unwinds its smooth hills and flat beaches in the distance. The first espresso of the day is taken on the private terrace, as it should be. 

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On our way to the bar for the second espresso of the day, we come across a busy Marie-Louise focused on sorting out a tiny detail in tables' dressings that caught her eye, and naturally, requires action. We exchange a few words in Italian, have a laugh and head to the bar. Wearing high waisted pleated trousers, and his Senigallia, 15h32 tucked in a knitted polo shirt, Gerardo Cavaliere is already sipping his espresso at the counter. After cheerful greetings follows a quite passionate conversation about the proper way to serve Neapolitan coffee, how to wear a scarf while traveling and what are our next, upcoming projects for the months ahead. Having ourselves chosen to wear a corduroy, pale blue shirt over a simple white tee and a Mezzatorre, 18h12 60cm scarf, we head to the pool with Gerardo arguing about the best cacio e pepe in Roma. 

Les Belles Heures Mezzatorre, 18h12 100% hand rolled cashmere, modal and silk scarf

The rest of the morning goes as smoothly as it can go, the tranquility of it all being only disturbed by the regular walks down to the private beach for a dive into the crystal clear waters bathing the coast. Gathering our stuff, switching our corduroy shirt for a blue workwear jacket, and tucking our scarf in it in preparation for what's coming, we step down to the dock and embark on a speed boat for a ride south to relentlessly slow and chic Ponza

Les Belles Heures A Day In The Life...Part II story

Les Belles Heures A Day In The Life...Part II story

Lunch in Ponza

Landing on the colorful, picturesque fishing port we untie our Mezzatorre, 18h17 scarf and sit at the most authentic local trattoria for pasta con granseola and a sublime mix di pesce crudo freschissimo paired with the most delicious vino bianco della casa. We wrap things up with a caffe' corretto and set sail south down to heavenly Ischia and the Mezzatorre.

Les Belles Heures Mezzatorre, 18h12 100% hand rolled cashmere, modal and silk scarf

Mezzatorre for the grand finale

Arriving at Mezzatorre from the sea is something quite unique. From a distance, we first distinguish the white battlements on top of its unfinished Aragonese 16th-century terracotta watchtower immersed in the lush vegetation of its pine wooded park, also hosting La Colombaia, once home to Italian legendary director Luchino Visconti. Complete the picture with a palette of blue shades that get clearer and clearer as we get closer to the coast and you get the picture. 

Everything starts with a few refreshments by the pool overlooking the Gulf of Naples. A few dives later, we head up to La Baia for cocktails and an exquisite dinner just after having switched our workwear jacket for something more evening.

Inaugurated with a stunning lemon skin salad with salt, fresh mint and olive oil the dinner goes on with the perfect, most simple spaghetti al pomodoro and a grilled orata sprinkled with a splash of lemon and olive oil. Gelato al pistacchio and an espresso wrap things up and prepare the palate for a digestive, talkative negroni at the bar. 

Les Belles Heures A Day In The Life...Part II story

Les Belles Heures A Day In The Life...Part II story

© Photos by Ryan Neeven, all rights reserved

Les Belles Heures Mezzatorre, 18h12 100% hand rolled cashmere, modal and silk scarf

Yolanda and husband Matt just arrived from an epic Fiat Panda Italian road trip and it's in between rounds of negronis that they tell us all about their journey and the making of the next issues of their respective publications Yolo Journal and WM Brown Magazine.

Slowly rising into the sky, the moon lights the Gulf with a golden yellow light while we get lively on how much this place is the most essential expression of the Italian dolce vita.



Les Belles Heures is a young Maison revamping scarves as a cool, daily accessory through savoir-faire, craftsmanship and minimalist design focused on color. 

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