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Brent Wallace - High End LuxuryTravel Planner & Globetrotter. Creator of Where's Brent Been? , THE Luxury Travel & Lifestyle Blog http://www.wheresbrentbeen.com
And this is how my day began.. #austinmer #beach #nsw #australia  (at Austinmer Beach)

And this is how my day began.. #austinmer #beach #nsw #australia (at Austinmer Beach)

Perfectly fluffed cushions at Casa Angelina in Praiano. New post on the blog wheresbrentbeen.com #casaangelina #amalficoast #italy

Perfectly fluffed cushions at Casa Angelina in Praiano. New post on the blog wheresbrentbeen.com #casaangelina #amalficoast #italy

CASA ANGELINA

The next stop after Florence, was the gorgeous town of Praiano on the Amalfi Coast. Hop on the Frecciarossa to Naples as I did for one of the nicest express train trips in the world and spring for First Class… it won’t cost you much more and trust me, it’s fab. From here the driver will whisk you south through Positano and onto Praiano, breath-stealing views included.

I checked into Casa Angelina – a shiny white, modernist sanctuary perched on the cliffs as you enter Praiano. It’s fresh and crisp with perfect views across to Positano to match. Days here will be spent luxuriating poolside on the decked terrace or make your way down the cliff elevator and the next 200 steps to ”One Fire” – THE beach club of Praiano where Casa Angelina guests get the full VIP treatment with a reserved section of waterfront lounges, bottled water and designer Italian snacks. Don’t come here for the food it’s all about the scene (and the cocktail list!)… rest assure, the crowd this beach club attracts is as smooth as the music the DJ spins. Expect to mingle with local families and the international jet-set who come to One Fire for its laid-back chic ambience and perfect crystal-clear water. Stay until sunset as the music and the mood gets louder. Oh and tell the owner Piccoletto I sent you, he’s the perfect host!

Casa Angelina makes a great base to lay your weary designer head along the Amalfi Coast. The compact all white rooms are comfortable and cool - just add some colour to the open wardrobe to brighten it up a bit! It’s only a few minutes around to Positano (a hotel shuttle can whisk you there and back) but its best attraction is the beach club below. Oh and breakfast from the restaurant terrace was a lovely way to start the day… HOT TIP: Don’t forgot to try a bombolino.

I’d definitely recommend dining at the hotel’s restaurant “Un Piano nel Cielo” one night where the elegant terrace and its perfectly romantic Amalfi views is breathtaking (just beware of the “water” menu – bottles here go for EUR180! – I thought I was seeing double!). I’d also recommend dinner at La Strada, up the steps from Casa Angelina in Praiano proper. It’s all about stairs on the Amalfi Coast… so girls swap out those heels for stylish flats!

Highlight of my stay at Casa Angelina? … meeting the interesting guests that the hotel attracts such as Andrew Weitz of The Weitz Effect (Andrew is an ex-talent agent turned trusted go-to style guru to LA’s elite) and the stylish Californian couple Anna (of the blog Busy and Beautiful) and Adam Ackerman (a successful Amazon entrepreneur) … needless to say we had the best of times.

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Blogged - Perfect Praiano and my stay at Casa Angelina! CASA ANGELINA The next stop after Florence, was the gorgeous town of Praiano on the Amalfi Coast. 
Sunday on the sofa with Abby. #goldenretriever #dogsofinstagram  (at Where’s Brent Been? World HQ)

Sunday on the sofa with Abby. #goldenretriever #dogsofinstagram (at Where’s Brent Been? World HQ)

Some Chilean afternoon delight All at Bulli Foragers market. #bulli

Some Chilean afternoon delight All at Bulli Foragers market. #bulli

Winter in Australia. #sunnysunday  (at Austinmer Beach)

Winter in Australia. #sunnysunday (at Austinmer Beach)

Such wonder is waiting around every corner in Florence. #wheresbrent   wheresbrentbeen.com . #portraitfirenze #italy

Such wonder is waiting around every corner in Florence. #wheresbrent wheresbrentbeen.com . #portraitfirenze #italy

Team Fairflights photo shoot. #travelemporiumbyfairflights #wheresbrentbeen

Team Fairflights photo shoot. #travelemporiumbyfairflights #wheresbrentbeen

Behind the scenes of Travel Emporium by Fairflights photo shoot. Stay tuned!  (at Studio 501 - Photographic Studio Hire)

Behind the scenes of Travel Emporium by Fairflights photo shoot. Stay tuned! (at Studio 501 - Photographic Studio Hire)

My suite at Portrait Firenze with the perfect view of the Ponte Vecchio. (And perfectly plumped pillows!) New on the blog wheresbrentbeen.com @lungarnocollection #portraitfirenze #lungarnocollection #virtuoso #florence #italy #luxury #travel #stylist #travelblogger #wheresbrentbeen

My suite at Portrait Firenze with the perfect view of the Ponte Vecchio. (And perfectly plumped pillows!) New on the blog wheresbrentbeen.com @lungarnocollection #portraitfirenze #lungarnocollection #virtuoso #florence #italy #luxury #travel #stylist #travelblogger #wheresbrentbeen