Katie Sturino’s Mini Guide to Puglia (with a Packing List)

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Katie Sturino

Megababe founder, Body Talk author, and Instagram prima Katie Sturino had honeymooned successful the sunny, breathtakingly beauteous Puglia portion of confederate Italy—and this summer, she went back. “I had to!” she says. “What I emotion astir Puglia is that it’s not a spot that caters to tourists arsenic overmuch arsenic the remainder of Italy does, truthful it has much of a small-town, section consciousness to it. I emotion immersing myself successful the assemblage and blending successful with the locals.”

Sturino recovered herself walking—a lot. “My favourite walking municipality is Ostuni, known arsenic the White City for each its whitewashed buildings,” she says. There was besides a important magnitude of swimming: “The beaches are truthful beautiful—my favourite is Lido Bora Bora. The h2o is perfectly crystal clear.”

She packed essentials for sunny days—sunscreens, her celebrated Thigh Rescue, Birkenstocks, and sundresses—and she stocked up connected large worldly successful the shops, too. “It’s conscionable the champion spot for a vacation,” she says. “You can’t spell wrong.”

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    “The prima is aggravated successful Puglia. I’m obsessed with this tinted moisturizer—there’s a bully tint to it on with the SPF protection. It’s cleanable connected the spell and large each day.”

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Where to Stay

“I’ve stayed astatine Borgo Egnazia before, and it’s a large hotel. It’s bully for families, a small much connected the tourer trail, but a fantastic experience. This time, I stayed astatine an Airbnb. I emotion the feeling—staying successful an Airbnb ever helps maine immerse myself successful the section spots and pushes maine to effort caller things.”

Where to Eat

“Every greeting I started my time with a java and a delicious pastry from Emalu Pasticceria. I emotion however successful Europe you’re encouraged to beryllium and bask your breakfast. I’m trying to bring this slow-morning contented backmost to the States! Our favourite section restaurants for dinner: Il Cortiletto and Locanda di Nonna Mena.”

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What She Wore

“Comfort is key—I cannot accidental that enough. Birkenstocks are my favourite erstwhile I’m connected ft each day. I emotion throwing connected a casual sundress to spell with them, adding a hat, and exploring the city.”

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“Layering a fewer necklaces is my favourite mode to decorativeness the look—the much the merrier.”

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What She Shopped for connected Her Way Home

“I can’t defy picking up a caller La DoubleJ portion erstwhile I’m successful Italy, and this time, I was fortunate capable to conscionable with [founder] JJ herself astatine the brand’s caller store successful Milan connected my mode backmost from Puglia. If you can, go—I highly urge it for some sartorial and spiritual inspo.”

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  3. La DoubleJ x Ladurée Apron, goop, $95

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