How to channel Bella Vita Italian style from anywhere

At the southern end of the Italian heel is a booming destination: Salento. The lush Mediterranean peninsula, surrounded by brilliant blue waters and covered in fields of fragrant wildflowers, could not be more scenic. With a collection of coastal towns each embodying that quintessential Italian charm, Puglia is the perfect place to rediscover the best of summer style.

To find the ultimate fashion inspiration from afar, BAZAAR and Loro Piana appealed to the ever-stylish Siem siblings for a glimpse of the Italian region. Violinist Charlie Siem, artist Louisa Siem and their collection of fashionable friends took to the Salento region of Puglia for a weekend in search of Italian. beautiful life.

Louisa and Charlie Siem wear the Loro Piana André collection at La Baia Dei Poeti.

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Their essential wardrobe for spending a dream weekend under the Italian sun? the André capsule collection by Loro Piana. Inspired by the poetic colors of the ever-changing summer sky, the new selection of seasonal shades breathes new life into the brand’s most iconic summer essentials. At the heart of the capsule is the André linen shirt – a button-down classic for men – reinvented in an elegant assortment of refined silhouettes. Whether it’s a chic kaftan, a matching polo shirt and pants, or a sexy dress, the collection perfectly captures the sleek and effortless Italian spirit that we seek every season, wherever we go. let’s be in the world.

Below, follow the Siems and their cohort of stylish friends as they hunt the summer sun in Salento. Whether you feel like traveling, need the perfect daydream, or just looking to dress up the room, their travel diary is your inspiration. In this beautiful part of the world, every moment – from sunrise to sunset – is worth savoring.

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Seim’s girlfriend, Caterina, wears the Loro Piana summer collection in La Guardiola.

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Stunning sunrises

In Salento, the day begins with a spectacle of the brilliant pink sunrise over the Adriatic Sea. For the best dawn view, travelers headed to the stunning cliffs at Guardiola Beach in the coastal town of Corsano.

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Louisa Siem carries the Loro Piana André collection to Otranto.

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Cliff side walks

Before the afternoon, the Siems and their friends traveled north to the coast of Otranto to see the 16th century tower of Sant’Emiliano. The seaside cliffs are covered with poppies and thistle blossoms, which bring a country feel to the coast. It is an ideal natural theater for reflecting on life. In fact, Charlie Siem performed “Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice, op. 6 ”as an ode to the beauty of this remote corner of Italy.

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Local charms

In Santa Maria di Leuca, in Salento, adventure awaited travelers at the lighthouse. Even in the city center, the scents of citrus and jasmine are carried by the sea breeze. The Apollonian and Epicurean influences that characterize the Italian art of living were evident at every turn – from the historical heritage to the unspoiled nature, and of course, the traditional seafood dishes, which are among the most envied in the country. Especially in summer, the region is a perfect symbol of life The Dolce Vita in true Italian style.

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Seim’s friends Sami and Seba wear the Loro Piana summer collection in Gagliano del Capo.

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Picturesque lunches

For lunch, travelers moved to Palazzo Daniele, an aristocratic mansion built in 1861 in Gagliano del Capo. In typical Italian style, the group gathered around the table to eat homemade pasta for a outside lunch by the hotel swimming pool. Now more than just a luxury hotel, Palazzo Daniele is a retreat for artists and cosmopolitans, stylish travelers and art lovers from all over the world. Located in the far south of the Salento Peninsula, Gagliano del Capo continues to make international headlines with its range of creative exhibitions.

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Seim’s friend Sami wears the Loro Piana summer collection in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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Serene colors

As soon as the blue hues of the sky start to intensify, it’s time to head to Porto Badisco. There, the colors of the water meet those of the sky to frame a landscape worthy of a postcard. Turquoise, dusty blue, intense cerulean; it is no coincidence that the colors of the sea seem to perfectly reflect those of the André collection.

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Louisa Siem and her friend Viola Arrivabene, wearing the Loro Piana summer collection in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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Inspirational evenings

To wrap up the weekend’s adventures, travelers headed to Punta Ristola – known as Puglia’s southernmost home – for an evening show. The historic mansion, painted in airy white, became the backdrop for an impromptu concert showcasing Charlie Siem’s ​​talent on the violin. The intense blue of her Loro Piana outfit juxtaposed with the tone-on-tone white painted a striking image that perfectly reflected the essence of Mediterranean style.

Clouds changing from pink to orange marked the arrival of the most romantic moment of the day: the sunset. As the sun sank into ‘Poets’ Bay’, travelers overlooked the calm Ionian Sea and realized they were living in the beautiful life.

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Charlie Siem wearing the Loro Piana André shirt in Santa Maria di Leuca.

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