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5 movies for daydreaming ’bout summer

Watching series and movies is an instant pick-me-up. I often make my movie choices based on my current mood: when I am excited about an upcoming holiday I watch all movies set in my destination and when I feel down it is time for re-watching one of the SATC movies (fingers crossed for the 3rd sequel).

Now that spring has finally arrived it is time to start daydreaming about the upcoming summer. Here is a list of my favorite summer-themed movies set in wonderful European holiday destinations! Get on something comfy-chic, pop some corn and get lost in the atmosphere.

1. A Good Year – Forgive my lips. They find joy in the most unusual places.

Set in beautiful Provence. During the movie you might or might not start to crave wine.

marion cotillard beige tshirt

A good year

 

From "A Good Year."

 

Swimming pool at Canorgue (the property featured in the Russel Crowe movie, A Good Year)

 

2. Under the Tuscan Sun – Signora, please stop being so sad!

Set in Italy’s most remarkable region, Tuscany (with a quick visit to Positano on the Amalfi Coast). Love is a tricky thing, peeps.

Something like this shirt-dress would make a fabulous wedding dress for a low-key wedding (from Under the Tuscan Sun, obvs)

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun quote, love it!

Villa Laura is the very villa used in the filming of “Under the Tuscan  Sun.” It was used as the Bramasole "double" because the  Bramasole was already renovated and what was needed was a wreck. Now  completely renovated, this beautiful luxury estate includes a villa  and adjacent farmhouse set on eight acres, just outside of the  wonderful art city of Cortona.(villavacations.com)

 

3. Letter to Juliet – I think it’s a story worth telling.

Again Italy, Verona this time around (and many more to come). If you like a good old-fashioned love story with a twist you just gonna love this movie.

Letters to Juliet. // This movie. This script. This couple. This love story. WHEN IS IT MY TURN?!?!?!?! :P

Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) and Lorenzo (Franco Nero) ~ Letters To Juliet

Letters to Juliet

La Casa di Giulietta, Verona

 

4. To Rome with Love – If something is too good to be true, you can bet it’s not.

An anthology movie (think of Love Actually) about love, and loss, and fear with Rome in the background.

Jesse Eisenburg and Ellen Page in 'To Rome With Love'

Alessandro Tiberi, Penélope Cruz, To Rome with love

To Rome with Love

 

5. Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Cristina continued searching… certain only of what she didn’t want.

Barcelona, Oviedo and some overwhelming emotions that hidden unsurfaced in all of us, ladies. A movie I could watch on repeat forever.

scarlett johansson, vicky cristina barcelona

Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall  in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008)

Penelope Cruz.

✕ Penelope in Vicky Cristina Barcelona / #style #lace #PenelopeCruz