I wanted to title this post: Rick Steves Is An Idiot; Jonathan Adler Is a Genius, but refrained. Here’s why…
Before traveling to Capri and the Amalfi Coast, like the mad OCD cray cray lady that I am, I had done tons of research and solicited your advice on where we should focus our time, Capri or the Amalfi Coast (thank you for your invaluable tips BTW!).
But the one piece of research that kept troubling me was that Rick Steves had called Capri the biggest tourist trap on the planet. If Rick Steves of all people was calling it a tourist trap, would we regret going to Capri?
He was like the khaki-clad devil on my shoulder whispering unsweet somethings into my ear.
On the other shoulder, angelic Jonathan Adler. It was this article from years ago in Travel & Leisure written by JA’s beloved Simon Doonan in which they visited Capri with Trina Turk and Jonathan Skow that made me want to go to Capri in the first place. It was on the top of my dream list of places to travel.
And where did they stay?
But that devil Rick Steves was chirping in my ear. In fact, Fred Baby was so convinced that Capri was overrated and a tourist trap that we almost didn’t go.
So I told my lovely husband: Sorry, but JA wins. Always. I love you, but hello it’s J-friggin’-A! We’re going to Capri.
So, we went.
And we loved it.
And we loved it because we stayed at the dreamiest little hotel, La Scalinatella.
Or “the Scally” as JA and his stylish brood refer to it.
Capri is a magical slice of paradise.
And the best spot to enjoy that slice of paradise is from La Scalinatella.
Thank you to JA and you’re welcome.
Photos by Fred Baby