Ciao, Bella!


Festival ItalianoDolce & Gabbana. Prosecco. Prada. There’s just something about Italy that is undoubtedly decadent. And while a jaunt to Milan may not be in the cards at the moment, fashion, food and wine-loving gals can get their fill of all things Italy at this weekend’s Festival Italiano. Belmar’s two-day celebration of Italian culture, food, wine and artisans guarantees a fabulous time with live music on two stages, live chef demonstrations, wine tastings, children’s grape stomping with Balistreri Vineyards, a competitive Bocce Tournament and Traditional Italian Flag Throwers flown in from Italy for the weekend!  What’s more, a portion of event proceeds benefit Project Angel Heart. Now in its 9th year, Festival Italiano is known for serving up the region’s best selection of homemade Italian specialties for guests as well as an artisan marketplace and chef tastings surrounding the 60+ festival dining booths. Now that’s la dolce vita. Festival Italiano at Belmar, Saturday, September 8-Sunday September 9th. 10 am – 7 pm at Belmar, Belmar (Wadsworth & Alameda). Event is held on West Alaska Drive and South Teller Street.

What’s a girl to wear for a fabulous day at Festival Italiano? Try a few of our favorite looks from the shops at Belmar…

Festival Italiano

  1. Metallic Bangle Set, Ann Taylor Loft, $14.50
  2. 1969 Dolman Sleeve Shirt Dress, Gap, $64.95
  3. Chain Tassel Earrings, Charming Charlie, $7.97
  4. Valencia Embellished Red Leather Flat, White House Black Market, $108
  5. Multicolor Snakeskin Print Scarf, New York and Company, $19.95
  6. Foxy Lady Charm Sunglasses, Brighton Collectibles, $75