Could any other place in the world have inspired Pichulik's latest collection better than the long, balmy afternoons of fall in Tuscany? My recent travels took me through the winding roads, cascading up and down the rolling hills of this beautiful Italian province, luring you into the mystical and magical alleys with narrow cobble stone streets, and letterboxes so inviting, you'd keep your eyes glued to it for mail. This time of year sees the most beautiful colours representing a kaleidoscope of Rust Reds, Yellows and Greens, with autumn leaves falling to the floor. Life here is really slow before winter, with most stores closing for a little siesta by noon, only to re-emerge much later in the afternoon, inviting latecomers to an early dinner, or perhaps just a wee drab of Grappa to tantalize the taste buds for the evening's serving.
The temperature drops slightly, allowing you to take long, languid afternoon strolls after a delicious lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes, indulging in carefully crafted starchy pastas drenched in lip smacking cheesy sauces, sipping it down with Chianti.....and so Pichulik took inspiration for her beautiful range of adornment from the charming Tuscany. Like all her previous collections, it represents a unique design, each encapsulating the essence of a work of art. When visiting Tuscany in Fall, remember to take advantage of the bounty of seasonal fruit and vegetables, hence my indulgence in Artichoke filled pizza......And so this blog gently eases into becoming a lifestyle, travel and fashion platform.
The Lena collection is aptly described as encapsulating a feeling of Tuscany, through an olive grove before the down pouring of summer rain.
All photographs of scenery on location in San Gimignano and Volterra, Tuscany, Italy.
Pichulik, an all South African Brand.