Without exception, everyone I know who has visited Nerja has lost their heart to this little Andalucian town. Poppy, Harry and I first holidayed there in 2016 along with my parents, whose second visit it was. My mum recalls seeing it on a holiday programme way back when and vowing that one day, she and my dad would go. Well go they did and it was everything and more they’d hoped for.
It was several years later that we went too. I fell in love at first sight. There is something magical about it. It has several iconic features, yet it remains unspoiled and unassuming. Stunning whitewashed arches flank a palm tree lined promenade. “Our” hotel sits at the end, just before the semi-circular viewpoint, (El Balcón de Europa), on the cliff-top. I have taken many a photograph both there and under the arches during our three visits. The views over the Mediterranean and the surrounding mountains from both, are nothing short of magnificent.
The whitewashed arches in Nerja provide the most stunning backdrop to any photographs I’ve ever had taken, and once again, I’d like to thank Poppy for doing an amazing job. My dress encompases several of my favourite sartorial features: the combination of broderie anglaise, the midi length, the romantic vibe and the colour, served to render it irresistible.
I chose to wear flat beaded sandals on this occasion, but I know it will work just as well with wedges, or heeled-sandals. They’re from Aspiga, which, I’ve said so often before, is an ethical beachwear brand that I’m extremely fond of. And the little lobster bag? What more can I say other than it’s the epitome of cute. It was from Yoshi bags two years ago. It’s out of stock, but there’s a plethora of equally charming leather goods that might take your fancy.
And this is what Nerja looks like at dusk. Parakeets fill the sky and throngs of people step out to enjoy the wonderfully uplifting and vibrant atmosphere. This is why I love Nerja.