Earlier this month, Team Zoe’s Joey Maalouf traveled with some close friends to the gorgeous island of Capri. Joey attended Dolce & Gabbana’s couture presentation then spent some well-deserved downtime exploring the fairy tale-esque town in all of its beauty. Read on for Joey’s tips on navigating the island and taking full advantage of all it has to offer–think delicious dishes, splurge-worthy shopping opportunities and a seriously chic beach club you must visit next time you find yourself jet-setting to this dreamy destination.
Joey's Island Itinerary
"Fresh seafood dishes and the most delicious pastas imaginable dominate the menus in Capri. We couldn't get enough of the lemon linguine from our favorite restaurant on the island, Restaurante Da Paolino."
Cars aren't allowed on most of the roads, which forces you to slow down and enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Photo: Italian Feast In Capri
"Shopping in Capri is unlike anywhere else in the world. The island houses some of the greatest linen stores in the world, plus must-visit designer boutiques located in quaint buildings alongside 'mom' and 'pop' shops. We found it impossible to leave the island empty-handed; picking up a pair of handmade leather Capri sandals was a must."
A uniform of brightly printed cover-ups and bejeweled sandals is the epitome of glamour and wearability.
"Since the island is essentially a giant rock in the middle of the Mediterranean, Capri's "beaches" are more like flat areas along the water with small cliffs you can dive off. With a lack of proper beaches, beach clubs tend to be the way to go. Our favorite beach club was the fabulous La Fontelina, where Dolce & Gabbana held their latest couture show."
Photo: Dolce & Gabbana Fall Couture Show At La Fontelina
Whether you're climbing the 1500-year-old Phoenician stairs, rowing through the Blue Grotto, or just taking a sunset stroll back to your hotel, there’s no escaping the charming simplicity of Capri is inescapable.