In the beginning of this 2013 summer, we were lucky enough to attend an international award gala in Lago di Como for the second year in a row. We're on a roll! Last summer was Asymmetrics + Diamonds and this year our pearl earrings and ring set from the Sculptural Luxury Collection won the award!
Last year, on our facebook page, we showed you mainly photos of the gala itself (if you missed the fabulousness, check it out here), but this year we wanted to show you around the lake and share our travel experience in northern Italy. Enjoy!
The city of Como
Delicious dry fruit in Como
These impressive landscape views of the mountains make you feel like you are in a dream, this is definitely one of my favorite places in the world.
Walking up to Villa del Balbianello in Lenno, north of Como
Villa del Balbianello gardens
Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo is exquisite.
This architecture nerd was on cloud nine!
Beautiful view of the lake in Tremezzo
Dressed up, made up and all smiles.
Ready for the Award Gala!
The day after the gala, we attended a winners exhibition in Como.
The exhibition traveled to Poland and India as well!
Lago di Como is such a beautiful place and we feel very grateful that our work has taken us there the last two summers to receive awards. As a designer, it has been very encouraging and an incredible inspiration.
I hope that you have enjoyed these photos as much as we've enjoyed sharing them!
Marcia Budet is an architecture-trained international award winning designer. She offers statement–making pieces with a classic feel for the not-so-shy, elegantly bold woman. Marcia's designs are made in 18k gold and sterling silver with precious and semi precious stones. She creates her own collections and also does custom work for private clients.