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Glamorous Living - Palazzo Margherita

Glamorous Living - Palazzo Margherita

Palazzo Margherita

We have several trips coming up this year, which includes Southern Italy, one of our favorite places to visit.  While flipping through 1stdibs, the online bible for all things vintage and antique last week, I cam across an article with  film director, Francis Ford Coppola discussing Palazzo Margherita, his most recently completed hotel venture.  Francis Ford Coppola is not only one of the top film makers of our generation, he's also been acquiring over the years his own empire of one-of-a-kind luxury boutique hotels.  Who knew...?

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Glamorous Living - Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany

Glamorous Living - Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany

One of my very favorite vacations was at Hotel Il Pellicano,Tuscany, Italy.  Just outside of Porto Ercole, overlooking the Tyrrhernian Sea, at cliff's edge sits Il Pellicano.  It's been the resort of choice for various celebrities and European royalty for over 50 years.  During its 1960's heyday, the society photographer, Slim Aarons  chronicled the guests as they played and relaxed in this tucked away oasis.  Updated in 2006 the hotel maintains its laid-back charm, feeling more like a very well run private home rather than a luxury hotel.  Philippe and I arrived very late one evening at the end of summer and there were no street or house lights for miles around. 

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