Travel Stories: Cristina Cavatore

Travel and summer style tips from Cristina Cavatore, standing out with her authentic and elegant style

Milan born Cristina Cavatore has been working in fashion/luxury industry for many years and is presently the Chief Marketing Officer of Corneliani. She adores travelling, mentioning she is very curious and open minded by nature. “I travel a lot for work and enjoy it but nothing beats travelling for holiday –and there are two kinds here, either to relax or to see new places. I personally prefer the prior as I live a pretty full life but all travel opens the mind and feeds the soul. I am fortunate not to have to live without it,” says Cavatore, sharing details from the boat trip she did along the coast of Turkey and Greece as well as giving tips for her summer style.

Ideal summer vacation is…

Near the sea and real quality time with close family and close friends.

In the photos, you are in…

Mykonos, Anti Paros, Leros, Patmos and Symi in Greece. Gokova, Hisaronu and Bozburun in Turkey.

Spots worth visiting…

Symi in Greece and the ancient city of Aphrodisias in Turkey.

Where to eat…

Mylos Taverna (Leros, Greece), Stavros Taverna and Pantelis Marathi Island Resort (Dodecanese, Greece), Bozburun Yacht Club (Bozburun Bay, Marmaris province Turkey). Manos Fish Restaurant in Symi. Breaking plates was lots of fun!

“Gokova is absolutely incredible –the coast is super lush and green, and the water extremely clean and fresh, perfect for a swim. It hardly seems real from how beautiful and unique it is.”

Best spots for a dive-in…

I love Hisaronu. We were anchored across from the ancient ruin there. It’s so magical and the water is incredible. Gokova is also absolutely incredible –the coast is super lush and green, and the water extremely clean and fresh, perfect for a swim. It hardly seems real from how beautiful and unique it is. I also loved Orak Adasi in Bodrum.

Favorite summer cocktail…

Vodka grapefruit, a chilled glass of Baron De L and/or Whispering Angel.

“Relax, enjoy the sun and your family and friends. Laugh, eat, drink and sleep. Don’t think too much!”

To you, Haremlique a la mer is…

The epitome of elegance –super chic yet understated, contemporary yet timeless, perfect dressed up as well as dressed down. I love the prints, the designs, the styles and the fit. It’s really unique and super curated. 

Rana shirt dress; “You can wear this one in two ways. Duringthe day on top of a bathing suit or work open over a one piece bathing suitwith a pair of jean shorts, summery chains, a hat and flip flops.”

Favorite piece from the collection… 

Nahide, the printedgreen tunic… I love the color and the cut. But it’s difficult to choose afavorite, there are many great pieces. I would have bought the entire selectionin the Bodrum store when I was there!

Nahidetunic; “You can wear it two ways, with a white one piece underneath or abikini… Gold sandals for evening or flip flops for a more relaxed look.Barefoot on a boat for dinner even better!”, Cemile tunic;“I liked it over a bright coloured bikini,panama hat, day wear.”

Summer vacation luggage essentials… 

My kindle, sun hat,ipad, sunglasses, lip flops, Eres swimsuits (very important to have a one pieceas well) and my favorite Haremlique a la mer kaftans. A pair of jean shorts, awhite shirt, my favorite Missoni cotton cardigan, gold flat sandals, a tote, myear pods and a cocktail dress (you never know!)…

Favorite summer accessories… 

Lots of bracelets andthin goldchains and chokers. I love to mix and match them in the summer, it’sfun to over accessorize. My Haremlique Panama hat –indestructible no matter howmany times it falls in the sea! And my Haremlique envelope clutches, they gowith absolutely everything; you only need a black one and a beige one andyou’re set all summer. 

Haremlique by Mer’scollection

Top vacation style tips… 

Relax, enjoy the sunand your family and friends. Laugh, eat, drink and sleep. Don’t think too much!