The NY temps are hitting 90 degrees today and if you remember 5th grade science NYC suffers from a little dilemma known as heat island effect. Unfortunately, our fabulous 13 mile stretch hardly resembles the summer island hot spots we day dream of. Thankfully, Henri Bendel has come to our rescue and these days the luxe isle of Capri is only a hop, skip and jump down 5th avenue!

Capri is synonymous with the Piazzetta, the Grotta Azzura (blue grotto) and traditional sandal making.  This summer you can be living ‘la dolce vita’ while lounging on a downtown rooftop with Tuccia Di Capri.  This custom sandal company was started by models-turned-entrepreneurs, Tove Nord and Terri Coleman. Made in traditional Capri fashion, they are now offering the work of their chic cobblers at a featured shop in  Henri Bendel! In just 1 hour you can choose the look (flat, medium wedge, high wedge), style (named after ultra-glam icons who often sported their own custom sandals around the island), and embellishments! The artisans then work their magic and just like that you have made-to-measure perfection.

I hope all of you NY fashionistas head out and embrace the Italian tradition; I know I will. I would love for you to share pics of  your pair with us!