A day in Capri
beaches, restaurants and places to see
Summer holiday are almost here and Capri is still a super coveted destination for those who are looking for a fantastic sea, glimpses of unspoiled nature and that hint of Mediterrean that makes this island unique. Chiara has just been there and she revealed us her favorite spots, sharing suggestions to live a day to the fullest in this magical place. Here is our guide for those who have a day or even just a few hours.
What to see. Capri is an island with a lot of caves, coves and steep cliffs that can be admired in all their beauty, especially in the sunlight. If you have just a few hours, in fact, you cannot miss the chance of taking the classic (yet always charming) photo in front of the Faraglioni. Then move towards the Giardini di Augusto: a very well-kept true botanic garden dating back to the early 1900’s from where to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of Capri. Another un missable place is Villa San Michele, a house that belonged to a Swedish doctor who made a place filled with Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian ruins and remains livable . Till this day, the villa preserves this remains which are enriched by a garden of Mediterrean flora. Tradition has it that if you place your left hand in the Sphinx that you’ll find inside the garden and make a wish looking at the sea, your wish will come true. Finally, you wouldn’t want to miss what is considered to be the island’s biggest attraction, the Grotta Azzurra! You can reach it with a small rowboat and just going through the entrance is an experience: to get in you will have to completely lay down because the opening is just 1m high. Once in, a sea of an almost unnatural color.
Beach life. Besides the into the blue of the Grotta Azzurra, we suggest some of the most beautiful and well equipped beaches in the island. A little street that starts at the Hotel Punta Tragara leads to La Fontelina a beach complex right next to the Faraglioni, with a restaurant to enjoy local dishes with an incomparable view. Then the famous La Canzone del Mare in Marina Piccola, the favorite beach of international celebrities that features an amazing infinity pool overlooking the sea
Eating Mediterranean. In Capri you can eat really well and not necessarily spending a fortune. Try Aldo, a small shop by the marina: here you’ll have the panini alla caprese (buffalo mozzarella, tomato and oregano) the best of the area at a super good price. In the afternoon, while at the beach, stop by Buonocore (via Roma 36) for a very delicious ice cream. Our favorite flavors? O’ Sarracino and Caprilù…discover the ingredients! You wish to have dinner in enchanting surroundings? Then reserve a table at Paolino: seafood cuisine to enjoy right in the middle of a lemon garden. A small luxury that is worth indulge in at least once!
Cocktails and nightlife. Not just sea and sun, Capri is beautiful and alive even at night. For a true Mediterranean cocktail head to Tiberio (piazza Umberto I): Spritz or iced wine, accompanied by a quite unusual buffet: caprese salad, Naepolitan small pizzas and frisellona stuffed with fresh cherry tomatoes. Not very cheap but it will have you breathe the air of the Capri dolce vita. At night, letting loose at Anema e Core, the most famous tavern of the island, is a must, here it’s not unlikely to run into world famous celebrities like Beyoncé, Mariah Carey and Naomi Campbell. After the restaurant service, the place transforms into a club: everyone dances on the tables, even to traditional Neapolitan music!
How to eat clean
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The Perks of Clean Eating
Thanks to extensive research that has linked eating whole foods with good health, "we do know that largely plant-based diets are healthy," says Fanzo. Multiple studies have shown that diets heavy on fruits and vegetables can curb or prevent certain life-threatening conditions and diseases, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Plus, there's research linking diets high in fruits and veggies to healthy weight management and glowing skin and hair — as if you needed more motivation.
Unprocessed foods include:
How to Shop Clean
Realistically, eating clean doesn't mean you need to eat everything raw and straight from the ground. It means choosing minimally processed foods with few ingredients on the label, if it has a label at all.
"If you're shopping around the perimeter of the grocery store, that's always a good start," says Lippert.
When perusing the main aisles for packaged foods, ask yourself: Where did this food or its ingredients come from? How much has it been processed or handled? The ingredient label should be short, and all ingredients should be recognizable. Scan for easy-to-avoid additives like artificial coloring and flavors.
How to Cook Clean
Cooking does alter your food, but it isn't necessarily a bad thing.
"While it's true that some nutrients are lost during cooking, like vitamin C, other nutrients are increased when foods are cooked, like lycopene, so it's best to eat a wide variety of foods, in both their raw and cooked forms," says EA Stewart, RD, who blogs at The Spicy RD.
When cooking food, "the focus should be on maintaining the integrity of what you are consuming and avoiding high-fat cooking methods such as deep-frying or stewing in animal or vegetable fats," says Miranda Hammer, a New York City registered dietitian and author of food blog The Crunchy Radish.
When cooking, opt for flash-cook methods such as stir-frying and ones without additives like steaming. For fruits and veggies, raw is best, but steaming is a close second in terms of preserving nutritional value and keeping the food's natural integrity.
How to Eat Clean
Pesticide-free organic food is preferable to avoid consuming added hormones or chemicals. It's also important to note that eating clean doesn't give you free reign to eat endless quantities. They may be healthy, but they still have calories!
"You always have to think about portion size," says Marissa Lippert, RD, owner of Nourish Kitchen + Table, a seasonally influenced cafe in New York City. "I always encourage people to think of their plate in terms of fifths: three-fifths should be fruits and vegetables, one-fifth should be protein, and one-fifth healthy carbs."
Kendall, Gigi and Jourdan for Balmain x H&M
Super trio Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn are the stars of the Balmain x H&M campaign.
Photographed by Mario Sorrenti, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn all look like a billion dollars in the Balmain x H&M campaign. These 21st century supermodels are some of the most sought-after names in the industry right now, and Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is obviously thrilled about the casting: “When you love the Balmain world, you love the models that are part of it too. Kendall, Gigi and Jourdan are my friends, and they are the perfect choice to star in the Balmain x H&M campaign.” Male models Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O’Shaughnessy also star in the print campaign, which is set in a futuristic urban subway system where each model leads their own crew, reflecting the different themes of the Balmain x H&M collection, designed by Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing. Together, the images represent the diversity, energy and attitude of Balmain x H&M, and the heart of the campaign – #HMBalmaination. The Balmain x H&M collection includes womenswear, menswear and accessories, and will be available at selected H&M stores worldwide from November 5, as well as at hm.com.
If you want to know more about Balmain x H&M – don’t miss our video interviews with Creative Director Olivier Rousteing.