Sunset in Venice

Sundown in Venice means one thing…

…It’s rooftop bellini time.

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Becoming part of the furniture at our Bauer hotel!

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We stepped out into the warm evening light, keen to drink in some of the timeless views.

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All brought to life by that glittering, golden light.

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We met the others on the roof terrace, overlooking The Grand Canal.

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Wearing a party dress from one of my favourite party dress brands.

Very few people “get” little summer dresses quite like chicwish.

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Lace pink dress (backless!)

Striped blazer // Pink Chanel bag

Pink Charlotte Olympia sandals

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Bellinis the colour of the setting sun arrived, and we toasted to the sky.

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Braving the determined wind in true British style!

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Julia and I bonded over a love of peach bellinis in Florence, and it’s a tradition we love to keep alive.

Ordering them at every opportunity that presents itself.

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Once the sun dipped below the horizon, we followed it downstairs.

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Wandering the winding Venetian streets, over canals and crumbling bridges.

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In search of a little restaurant called Ivo.

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A tiny little place, you might stroll by if you didn’t know.

But now you do, so don’t!

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They have some of the best seafood risotto (a must in Venice) and truffle pasta you’ll come across.

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It’s not touristy at all, just filled with foodies.

The waiter will appear to rattle off the specials, carrying a chalkboard enrobed in gold.

Have whatever he recommends, he’ll tell you what’s especially good that day.

And for pudding make sure you try the gelato and of course, the tiramisu.

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The tiramisu was so good it didn’t even stick around for a picture.

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We ordered one more round, one more bottle and laughed late into the night.

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We were sent away with teeny tiny choc-ices.

Arm in arm we sang “That’s Amoré!” in our finest Italian accents, all the way home to the hotel.

My chap and I haven’t done too many double-date trips together before, and I can’t tell you what fun it was.

To travel and immerse yourselves in other cultures with people you adore, really does seem to be what life is all about!

More Italian adventures tomorrow…

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  • Gorgeous pictures. Looking forward to the next instalment.


    So whimsical and beautiful….

  • I love this post Rosie! Love the windswept hair, you look beautiful!


  • Love the dress! What is the sizing like?

  • Girl With Goals

    Inspiring post as usual – and that pink Chanel is everything!

  • I’m not sure which is more beautiful, the scenery or that food! Oh my wanderlust is kicking in big time…

    Laura |

  • Grace Wang

    I love your writing! always positive. It lights up my mood too.

  • I can’t wait to read the rest of your Italian posts! I’m honeymooning there in October, and I need restaurant recommendations! 😀

  • It’s always great pictures, fabulous clothes, delicious looking food and you beaut(ies) in your posts….a dream for the eyes! xx Julie

    PS: Chicwish dresses are adorable but I just find them way too short for tall girls like me. Such a shame they don’t do a ‘tall’ line.

  • Heather

    Venice is the jewel. Lovely photos, hope you had fun!

  • These pictures are amazing! Also, you can’t go wrong with all those extra truffles!! Xx

    Nikki |

  • Bethanyalicemarie

    Giving me wanderlust every time! & that bag!!
    Bethany x

  • I am loving these trip photos! Such beautiful scenery and wonderful style <3

    Haute Sauce

  • Ashlee

    So magical! That hotel room is beautiful!

  • Little Miss Notting Hill

    I agree – couple holidays are so so much fun aren’t they! Looks gorgeous and the rooftop bellinis are an absolute must when on holiday 🙂 Have enjoyed following yours and Julia’s adventures on Snapchat too! x

  • I love, love, love this super girly, chic outfit. Those Charlotte Olympia heels are gorgeous too, i’ve been waiting for you to post something with these in.

  • Stunning post and such a romantic destination for you both!

  • Adaleta Avdic

    Ahhh such beautiful photography! xx

  • Great photos! I love your outfit & the food looks insanely delicious!

  • Love your outfit! The dress and shoes are perfection!

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Oh my gosh, seriously love this post. I was awaiting for your Italy posts after seeing your snapchat! This one did not disappoint. From the view to the food, you guys sure had a great time. x

  • Venice and you. Both look stunning 🙂

    Aishwarya –

  • Adore your pink bag & heels Rosie! The food looks AMAZING, I love truffle anything!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Beautiful Pictures!! loved your lace pink dress…Venice looks so Magical!!

  • Love a good Bellini – it’s my favourite! Seems like you are having a magical time, Rosie, and I LOVE reading about it! 🙂

  • Just had a quick catch up of your posts and the Venice ones are my favourite, keep them coming! Would love to see what you’d make of Milan (mainly because I know you’d take better photos than me and then I could steal them haha) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Food, Travel, Italy

  • Love Venice!

    Katie. La Coco Noire

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m loving these photos, can’t wait to see more photos from your Italian adventure- it looks like you’re all having an amazing time! That truffle pasta looks incredible as well.

  • LOVE your outfit, the pink dress looks amazing on you!

  • Such a perfect post, I’m enjoying your italian adventure so much! 🙂

  • Adore the pink dress look! Beautiful photos, enjoy Italy! Xo


  • The food! The scenery! Everything is simply gorgeous!
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  • Oh, I adore this, Rosie. Gorgeous photos, beautiful views, and delicious food?! Yes, please! <3

  • You look so happy! I can see that double dates are good for the soul!
    Quick question – I’ve never ordered from ChicWish at all before – what’s the material like on their lighter colours, does it go see-through at all or is it reasonably thick? xo

  • Wow! You’re so lucky to have found a likeminded couple with whom you just have that friendship ‘click’! So nice to read about your adventures together.

  • Hi Rosie,

    What is the name of the restaurant you had the bellinis at?? I’m going to Italy in June and would love to check it out!