My previous post highlighted the legendary Le Sirenuse hotel in Positano, Italy. In case you missed it, Le Sirenuse was once the summer home of the Sersale family who converted it into a beautiful seaside hotel in 1951. The family has expanded their operations by opening their own boutiques and creating the fashion brand Emporio Sirenuse that includes men and women’s collections as well as fragrance, beauty products and homegoods. The women’s Summer 2016 Mare Collection is the epitome of elegant seaside fashion that I could definitely get accustomed to wearing.

Le Sirenuse MARE Collection is a cool Mediterranean sea breeze, a confident sashay from beach to bar, a sweet taste of India garnished with a tangy splash of Positano chic.   –via Emporio Sirenuse

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Photographs for the lookbook were shot in Positano by Greek photographer Yiorgos Kordakis.

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You can shop online or in the US in person at Bergdorf Goodman.


One of my faithful readers is Karen, the lovely author behind the blog Garden Home and Party. Karen recently asked about the location of a restaurant highlighted in the previous post. La Sponda is part of Le Sirenuse Hotel and is situated along the seductive Amalfi coast in the town of Positano, Italy. The property is such a dreamy site that I felt responding to Karen in the comments section (or emailing her) simply wouldn’t do. I felt that a response to her question was worthy of its own post. Afterall, a picture is worth a thousand words and Positano, including Le Sirenuse, is a place so legendary that John Steinbeck even wrote about it:

We went to the Sirenuse, an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool, with grape arbors over its outside dining rooms. Every room has its little balcony and looks out over the blue sea to the islands of the sirens from which those ladies sang so sweetly.   –John Steinbeck, American author (1902-1968)

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Front entrance to Le Sirenuse at that magical evening hour.

Le Sirenuse was originally a private home that was later converted in the beautiful hotel you see highlighted here today. The original family still owns the property and the business is still very much a family affair. It is evident through every detail that the family takes great pride in operating a top notch destination.

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la sponda restaurant romantic le sirenuse hotel positano italy via REVIVING CHARMDining at La Sponda would be one of the many highlights of a visit to Le Sirenuse. Imagine enjoying a meal in a dining room where 400 candles are illuminated nightly to create the most unforgettable romantic experience.
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La Sponda uses fresh, local ingredients and in 2012 the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star, the hallmark of excellence in dining and only issued to select exceptional restaurants. la sponda restaurant le sirenuse hotel menu via REVIVING CHARMle sirenuse positano italy romantic hotel italy via REVIVING CHARM

Each of the 85 guest rooms are beautifully decorated with an understated elegance, style and grace that respects the natural surroundings. Many of them provide captivating picturesque views of the town of Positano perched along the coastline cliff.  The allure of Le Sirenuse haunts me and when we visit I hope to book a room with its own patio like the one below. I can already see myself passing the time on the balcony and being mesmerized by its stunning views. As they say in Italian, Dolce Far Niente….the sweetness of doing nothing! le sirenuse patio positano italy amalfi coast via REVIVING CHARMle sirenuse romantic hotel of italy amalfi coast via reviving charmle sirenuse room positano italy amalfi coast via REVIVING CHARM

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The pool is perfectly situated to take advantage of the views of the town above and ocean views below. le sirenuse positano italy pool reviving charmle sirenuse positano italy pool view via REVIVING CHARMle sirenuse positano italy pool view details via REVIVING CHARM

Le Sirenuse has captured my heart and already seduced me with its charm. I dream of staying in one of its 58 rooms for a romantic stay with Mr. B one day. And if it were up to me, I would already have my bags packed!

Ciao!     —xoxo, v.