Allegra Hicks



August 1, 2013

Benedetta's Garden Flowers

My friend Benedetta has the most beautiful flowers in her garden. This is an unfussy bunch of flowers; picked on an August day in a Tuscan garden and put in a vase. Simple and beautiful.


This Graeco-Roman temple in the province of Salerno is incredibly impressive in its lasting perfection. Founded around the end of the 7th Century BC, it’s extraordinary to see how this Grecian aesthetic lives on. If you go in the heat of the day, the place is deserted and you can be alone admiring it.


I love the pastel hues of pinks and blues you see at sunset in Panarea. Sunset on this island is when everything goes to rest and the colours are at their most beautiful.