I love to discover new holiday spots, but every summer I find myself back in Capri. It’s my favourite place, because the island is where I was inspired to create my brand. When I was there in 2011 I thought about a brand that represents what Capri is—the Italian dolce vita with a modern twist. There is something about the energy of the place—the light, the food and the people always make me want to go back.
One of my favourite hotels in all of Italy is JK Place Capri. With its stucco walls and Mediterranean white and blue interiors, you feel like you’re visiting a close friend’s beautiful villa. My ideal day would start with breakfast on the hotel’s terrace looking out over the Gulf of Naples, followed by a little boat trip to Fontelina Beach Club on the other side of the island, passing by the grottoes. I would spend most of the day there, tanning and reading. They serve a wonderful seafood menu and make the best spaghetti vongole I’ve ever tasted.
I’d take a nap after lunch and stay at the beach club until 6pm, then hike up to town for gelato and a little aperitivo. I’d have dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, such as the pizzeria Aurora or under the lemon trees at Da Paolino. I usually have a late-night drink, either at La Piazzetta or the terrace of the Quisisana Hotel, and that’s it—I’d go to bed and start all over again in the morning!
I like to shop at Grey Flannel, which is a multibrand store. It carries the best labels, including Aquazzura, of course. I also like to go to Carthusia I Profumi di Capri for essences that are unique to the island.
Read more about Edgardo's adventure in our May 2016 issue.