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That Special Present for Mother's Day

Posted by Attavanti on 4th Mar 2019

That Special Present for Mother's Day
This is the one day in the year when you can show your mum just how much you really appreciate her. It is so easy to take them for granted but just think for a minute about all those little moments in your life when she was there to look after and support you. Remember when you were a child and you had cut your knee, who was there to wipe away your tears? Your mum. Who was ther …

Best Italian Festivals April to June

Posted by Attavanti on 22nd Feb 2019

Best Italian Festivals April to June
As you know, there is never a bad time to visit Italy and for many spring and early summer is the best time, especially if you are a culture fiend and city explorer. By April it's getting pleasantly warm with temperatures averaging around 14°C in the north and around 19°C in the south, although the weather can be a little unpredictable with the likelihood of the odd shower. For …

Valentines Day Isn't What It Used To Be

Posted by Attavanti on 30th Jan 2019

Valentines Day Isn't What It Used To Be
It used to be the case many years ago that on Valentine's Day you sent a gift or a card to someone you admired from afar and it would state it was from an unknown admirer. It was done in a light hearted and fun way and I do remember when I was at school it was of course always the pretty girls in the class that received the most cards and gifts and the plain Janes got nothing. …

An overnight stay in the City of Bath. Trolley Suitcase or Holdall?

Posted by Attavanti on 23rd Jan 2019

An overnight stay in the City of Bath. Trolley Suitcase or Holdall?
Recently we had an overnight stay in the city of Bath. Why Bath? Well we got to know the city very well when our youngest went to the University of Bath to do a masters degree on aerospace engineering and it has become my favourite city for a short break. It's so quintessentially English with its beautiful honey coloured sandstone, 18th century Georgian architecture that domina …

Birkin, Lady Dior, Kelly, Jackie and Alexa Handbags, Named After The Rich and Famous

Posted by Attavanti on 16th Jan 2019

Birkin, Lady Dior, Kelly, Jackie and Alexa Handbags, Named After The Rich and Famous
Naming a handbag after someone famous has been something fashion houses both designer and high street have been doing for many years. It's a brilliant marketing trick that, if successful, will see sales go through the roof. It has always been normal practice for the top fashion brands to gift celebrities clothes, handbags, shoes and even jewellery in the hope that they will be …
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