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RED DRESS: Old from a random boutique (similar here and here!) / YELLOW DRESS: ASOS / SUNGLASSES: Ray Ban / LIPSTICK: NARS ‘Heat Wave’ 

On our last day in Lake Como we headed to Bellagio, Lake Como and did a boat ride around the lake! It was so fun and so so pretty. I really wanted to see a little bridge in Nesso so we boated over that way and the kids had a lot of fun. Rosie’s hair is SO fluffy all the time and it was hilarious watching it fly around in the wind haha! Atticus was our little captain and helped David drive the boat. Both babies fell asleep on me for the boat ride back and when we got out Atticus jumped up ready to party. There was a grass field near the dock and a lot of locals were walking their dogs in the field so Atticus had the absolute best time getting chased around the park by 4 tiny dogs. He attracted quite the crowd standing around watching this little blonde boy laugh HYSTERICALLY while getting chased by dogs! Haha it was so funny and everyone was cracking up. Probably one of my favorite moments of the trips! He loves dogs so much and is so happy to be back home snuggling his own doggy all day.

We walked around Bellagio and got less than average food (bummer) and yummy gelato! It is such a cute area and I definitely suggest going out there and wandering the streets if you are in Como! After we made the drive to Milan. We took naps and then walked around and let Atticus run around the square. We headed to dinner and ended up going down the most adorable streets and neighborhoods. The next morning in Milan I wore this yellow dress and tiny gnats kept getting caught in my dress!!! I don’t know if it was the color they were drawn to or what… but it was the most claustrophobic thing ever haha I couldn’t get them off of me. A few readers came up to say hi and I was trying SO hard to stay calm and have a normal conversation while inside I was going crazy with bugs covering my dress! Seriously felt like I was in the movie birds … only with gnats. So gross!

After Milan we headed to Florence and I will share more photos from Florence soon! xoxox

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  1. I am going to Italy for my Honeymoon. We are doing 24 hours in Milan before heading to Lake Como. Where did you stay in Milan. Any Milan recommendations would be great!

  2. Love, love, love your site!! What brand are your baby wraps and slings? Also do you have a favorite diaper bag?

  3. Hi! We are traveling to Italy (Rome, Florence, Lake Como, Cinque Terre) with our 10 month old and 2.5 year old at the end of July. We are so torn on whether or not to bring our double bob stroller. I see you have a double with you. Did you find it easy enough to use? We will only be traveling by train from Rome to Florence and will be renting a car for the rest of the trip. Thanks!

  4. HI Amber, I know that previously you mentioned you use Lightroom for editing pics, but I was wondering what presets or actions you use… Or if you have any specific one. Your pictures are amazing! Keep up the good work, love the blog!!!

  5. I am so sorry about de gnats! I went through a similar thing on my vacation on south Chile. They were atracted because of my perfume! IT WAS HELL
    The pictures look lovely!

  6. Hey amber! So I travel a lot with my husband as well. We don’t have kids yet. We take so many pictures and it’s so hard to pick which ones to display in our home. I was wondering what do you do with all the wonderful photos? Make albums? Or just keep them on usb?

    Thanks! Love your family! Can’t wait to have kids of my own and take beautiful family photos like y’all! 🙂

  7. Your family is gorgeous! What camera are you using for the family selfies? Adorable! Also…I apologize if you have already answersed this 1000 times!

  8. Fab pics! The shot of your daughter being balanced by her feet in front of the Milano Duomo? AMAZING.

  9. This looks like the perfect day… Makes me want to take my family out boating. Was Atticus pretty good on the boat? I am always scared my babe would try and jump out into the water haha, I guess thats what life jackets are for!


    1. It was the best!! And yeah! He was just fine! He was a little scared to get too close to the edge so that was good 🙂 I wasn’t sure how he would be so I totally know what you mean.

  10. Why wasn’t Rosie wearing a life vest on the boat? Since she’s on you, shouldn’t you have one on (even if it’s not zipped up?)?

  11. Hi, Your trip looks just lovely! I am wondering what type of wrap you are using for Rosie and if you think it’s a comfortable one to use. I really like the look of it. Thanks!

    1. Thank you Erica!! It was amazing! And the wrap I am using in this post is from Wild Bird but I also love Solly Wraps 🙂 I love them for different reasons. I like the look of the Wild Bird wrap a lot because it goes to the side and doesn’t hide my outfit but the Solly Wrap is so soft and stretchy, perfect for sleeping babies.

    1. Thank you SO much!! Glad you like them 🙂 And yes!! He will be doing more posts so stay tuned for them!

  12. Love the photos???? we have in Germany the same problem with the bugs, and that’s the color. They also love sometimes white. That’s so awful! Will be soon in Milan too can’t wait. But we Missed us a Second Time I was one Week Before you at the Amalfi Coast . ???? Maybe I need to come to nyc ????

    1. Thanks so much Lisa!! And ahh darn! Can’t believe we missed you!! I hope you have a great time in Milan!! We loved it!

      1. Yes so sad:( want to meet Rosie too! They Are both so Sweet ????!! Maybe we see us in the next European trip ! But I will never forget when we meet us in zakynthos this was so a coincidence????!

  13. Beautiful pictures as always❤ We are going to visit Milan this summer with the kids. ☺Do you have any suggestions?

    1. Thank you love!! I appreciate that 🙂 And no way?! You will love it there!! I would bring a good stroller that will easily navigate and make a list of sites you want to see beforehand. When we are out for the day, we usually do without our nap schedule and make due while we are out.

  14. You look so great! The Como lake is unbelievable! I have the sweetest memories from my visit there 🙂 You reminded me about that unforgettable time. Thank you so much!

    1. Thank you!! I love hearing that!! And they really do have so many similarities, I love it!

  15. Already told my boyfriend where our next be trip is going to be! This place looks so relaxing and beautiful, I could definitely use that right now!

    Also, your photos are always super gorgeous. Is this a present or is it something you do? Either way, they always look amazing!

    Ashton | Instagram

    1. Perfect!!! Good choice 😉 You would love it there!! And thank you so much!! I use Lightroom with VSCO presets but I have altered all the ones I use so much so it’s hard to say!

    1. It was amazing!! We had a great time! Definitely add Milan to your bucketlist 🙂

  16. So fun and beautiful! You have such a sweet family. How incredible that you get to enjoy each other in these amazing places.

    1. It was definitely was one of favorites!! We loved it there 🙂

  17. Rosie is so adorable! My little sister had fluffy hair like that as a baby/toddler. It stuck up so much and always looked like she’d stuck her finger in a socket. She has very thick silky straight blonde hair now…so it must be a good thing with Rosie!

    1. Thank you Sarah!! And no way?! That is too funny!! I adore how fluffy it is 🙂

  18. Love this post. Your kids are so photogenic, I just love their smiles! I can just imagine little Atticus running about with all the local dogs, and everyone getting a kick out of it. He is such a cutie <3 Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

    1. Thank you babe!! That’s so sweet of you!! And oh yes! Atticus loved running around everywhere 🙂

  19. You guys are seriously the cutest family ever! These photos are so so gorgeous! That is crazy about the gnats though, I would’ve been going crazy too!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  20. Such a beautiful family!! Lake Como looks so peaceful! xx


  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Every picture of you and your family just makes me smile. You’re so beautiful! And so are your kiddos (and hubby!). I love your writing, too! I can totally hear your “voice” come through in your blogging. I love it! Thanks for being such an inspo to me as a new blogger! I always look forward to your posts. I watched the AVIS video with David, too– amazing! I got a weepy eye! LOL! Also, Atticus is the best name ever. I’m an English teacher, so I have always adored the name Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird. I don’t know if that was your reasoning, but the name is just so special!

  22. Would love to know what ring sling you are using and if you suggest it for hot climates? Looking for a breathable sling to use on my new baby sling who will be here in a week!

    Thanks in advance!

    1. I have the same sling…it’s called wildbird. The website is
      I use mine every day! My baby will only nap in the sling…so thankfully I found it through following Amber!???? It’s made of linen so it’s supposed to be breathable and I do wear my little one out in the humid VA heat in it and she seems fine. I still get sweaty because she’s like a little heater but I think that would happen in any carrier!

  23. Ever since you posted your first Lake Como post, I’ve been frantically looking to book Como for the uk British bank holiday in August…but everywhere is nigh on booked up! Eek! In the interim it’s lovely to look at your beautiful pics until I’ve found somewhere to book! Fingers crossed for this evening! X

  24. I think I would cry with frustration and horror if that was me with gnats swarming my dress lmao. In the town next to my city, june bugs / fish flies are EVERYWHERE in the summer so I avoid going over there as much as possible. They like cling to your car and are all over the roads and it’s just N A S T Y.

  25. Milan is one of my absolute favorite places! You look gorg!

  26. First of all I’m in love with your family, I admire how you just do things you want to do, given I have money in the future I’d love to live that way as well! Also, the pictures are incredible I am really wondering what kind of camera your using and if you enjoy it or would like a new one-if so what kind would that be! Thanks so much ????

  27. I absolutely love seeing these pics. Your boy is getting so big and they are so blessed to have come to Italy at their age!! You all look like you’re having a great time. Love all your outfits!!

    Meghan |

  28. It looks like such a beautiful trip! Also I LOVE your red dress…Red may be your color 😉