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5.24.2016

493. Capri | Casa Morgano

Capri villas
The other hotel I stayed at in Capri was Casa Morgano. It's another 5 star hotel located along Via Tragara, but closer to the beginning of the street rather than the very end like my other hotel (Punta Tragara Hotel, which I reviewed in that post!). The design of this hotel was quite different from my first. This one seemed like a quintessential Capri-style villa with beautiful tiled floors throughout, of hand-painted majolica. The suites are furnished with antique furniture with floor to ceiling windows and large sea-view terraces. I stayed in a "Junior Suite with Sea View". It was incredibly spacious with a huge terrace (consisting of a table and two lounge chairs), a sitting area, king sized bed and a large bathroom (which was my favourite part of my stay! You'll see why later). The bathroom had a shower and a jacuzzi bathtub which I spent hours in every night.

Casa Morgano is the newest hotel in the collection of luxury hotels owned by the Morgano family of Capri. Their other hotels include La Scalinatella, Hotel Flora, and Grand Hotel Qvisisana. The family has welcoming guests into their hotels since 1880; providing everyone with warm island hospitality.

Casa Morgano Capri

Check-In: My check-in was extremely quick. I was going to Pompeii that day so I had to do the changeover from Punta Tragara to Casa Morgano early in the morning, to then leave in time to meet our guide in Pompeii. Punta Tragara gave them a call for me to let them know that I was on my way and to arrange my luggage transfer from one hotel to the next. I didn't expect my room to be ready already so early in the morning, but it was. I arrived (it was about a 5 minute walk away) and they checked me in very quickly, brought me to my suite, showed me around, etc. They knew I was heading to Pompeii right after so they provided me with some details on how to get there and back. Pompeii was amazing by the way! I will dedicate a full post to it next time.

The staff here were extremely nice and friendly. They were easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. They all greeted me by name when I came and left, and always ensured I was having a good time at the hotel and on my trip overall. For example, the next morning after I visited Pompeii, they asked if I had a good time there (when it wasn't even the same people at front desk who I had told the day before that I was going). They were also very helpful and told me to give the hotel a call if I was out, and ever needed assistance with anything.

Casa Morgano Suite
Casa Morgano Terrace
Capri view
Casa Morgano Capri
Casa Morgano bathroom
I had said the bathroom was my favourite part about staying here..and here's why!! I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but this jacuzzi was huge. It took a long time to fill up but was so worth it. The water pressure was really good too in both the jets and shower head, which usually isn't the case in old buildings such as this. So I was very happy with that.

Casa Morgano Jacuzzi Tub
Casa Morgano Whirlpool Tub
Casa Morgano Capri
Casa Morgano Capri
Casa Morgano washroom
Casa Morgano Hotel Capri
Casa Morgano Suite Terrace
Capri pool
Casa Morgano Capri
Casa Morgano Capri
Casa Morgano Breakfast

Check Out: I think I already talked about this in a previous post, but the morning I was to check out was extremely hectic and stressful. Well, thanks to the hotel staff who assisted me, my stress levels had lessened a bit lol.

That morning, I was supposed to leave Capri to go to Rome. I had already booked my boat to take me from Capri to Naples, then at the train station there I'd go to Rome.

The night before, I had everything planned out with the hotel. They sorted out a schedule for me as to what time my wake up call would be, what time they would come get my luggage, what time I should be having breakfast, what time I needed to leave to get to the port on time, etc.

That morning, a storm was coming so there was a lot of wind and the sea was rough. All the high speed boats (which is what I had booked) were cancelled because of this and the only boat leaving Capri all of that morning and afternoon was a ferry, scheduled to leave earlier than my originally planned departure time (with the other boat). I only found out about this when front desk called me early in the morning, while I was still sleeping, to let me know. I panicked of course, but they kept me calm and helped me figure out a Plan B to get on the ferry and still make it on time. I was still a bit rushed (as you can see in the photo above, I didn't have time for much of a breakfast...)

In the end everything worked out and I am so grateful for the hotel for helping me and letting me know about the boat cancellation. If they didn't inform me, I don't think I would've known. & most likely would not have made it to Rome that day.

Casa Morgano Capri lobby
Casa Morgano Capri

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil

MUFE Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil
A few weeks ago, I received the new Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil. It is part of Make Up For Ever's new Pro Sculpting Collection. This range takes contouring to the next level with easy to use pro tools and techniques, to shape your face with lights and shadows. The collection includes four pro sculpting face palettes, five pro sculpting brow pencils and four pro sculpting lip tools. Each product is designed to define and enhance your natural beauty. They kindly offered to send me something from the collection to try. I chose the 3-in-1 brow pencil since I never used to do my brows and had been wanting to start. I received #30/Brown.

The brow pencil is a 3-in-1 tool that works to define, contour and highlight your brows for a perfectly sculpted and transformed look using 3 easy steps:

1. Slanted edge - use to colour in and define the brows
2. Brush - use to comb and sculpt the brows
3. Sponge tip - use to highlight and add natural light for perfectly sculpted brows

It is my first brow pencil and I'm very happy with it. It is very easy to use and I love that it still keeps my brows natural looking. It has the glide-on precision of a pencil, with the natural looking effect of a powder so it will not give your brows the very unnatural look.

Purchase it at Sephora: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Pencil ($32)

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow
PRO SCULPTING BROW #40 DARK BROWN (open)
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PRO SCULPTING - STILL LIFE BROW

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5.17.2016

492. Capri | Snapshots Part 2

Via Krupp Capri
I can't believe it has already been a month since I left on vacation! My flight was last month on the 17th..and I arrived in Europe the morning of the 18th. Wish I could turn back time and relive it all. I'm still pretty slow with my blog posts. I think I have about 12 more or so left to go. I'm currently thinking of where I want to go on my next trip. There's so many places I want to go but I really want to go somewhere unlike any other place I've been before. I recently read an article about Madagascar and now that is high on my list. Actually I've been wanting to go to Tanzania in the near future. That's actually my travel dream or I guess ultimate dream in life. It will also be the most expensive trip I ever take. I'm going to try to go within the next couple years.

Here are some more photos from Capri! The photo above shows Via Krupp - a winding trail taken from above at the Augustus Gardens. I'm not sure if anyone really walks there..because in all the photos I've seen and even while I was there, it was empty.
The Augustus Gardens are very small but beautiful. The panoramic views from up there are amazing. Some of you probably know my favourite colour is blue. I especially love teal blue so I was so mesmerized by the waters there.

By the way - about an hour before I was here and took these photos, there was an extreme thunderstorm!! Crazy how it went from that to the beautiful weather in such a short amount of time.

Capri
teal blue waters
Via Krupp Capri
Via Krupp Capri
Gardens of Augustus Capri
Gardens of Augustus Capri
Augustus Gardens Capri
Augustus Gardens Capri
Faraglioni Capri
Augustus Gardens Capri
Giardini di Augusto Capri
Carthusia Perfume Capri
This perfume is very popular in Capri. I bought one as a souvenir for my mom.

Capri streets
Capri Italy
Capri Italy
Capri Italy
Terrazza Brunella Restaurant Capri
That night I went for dinner alone and chose Terrazza Brunella - for their wonderful online reviews and amazing views. The atmosphere in there was extremely romantic lol. I would never go somewhere like that alone if I wasn't on vacation but since I was, I didn't care. The service there was really good. Maybe too good that it made me a bit uncomfortable..it was kind of quiet when I went, so I had like 3 waiters serving me.

Terrazza Brunella Capri
Terrazza Brunella Capri
I should've taken some photos before it got too dark. The views were really amazing.

Terrazza Brunella Caprese Salad
Terrazza Brunella Salmon
To be honest, I didn't like the food that much. It was good but wasn't amazing (as I expected it to be based on their reviews). The best thing about this restaurant is definitely the views and the atmosphere.

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