It’s so good to be back

I come back to seek my roots, to have my fill of the feelings of completeness and joy that have punctuated my life since childhood.

Before the frenzy of the month of August gently takes over the Costa Smeralda, Fawaz Gruosi’s youngest daughter Violetta comes to spend a few days in the family home.

On the road that brings her to Porto Cervo, she allows herself to be guided by her dreams to the heart of the places inscribed on her mind through association with the memories that her father has been carving on this location for more than 40 years. As if to assist her on her initiatory journey, she delicately fingers her Boule sautoir necklace, caressing the successive quartz beads. Her senses are heightened by the whiteness of the Romazzino whitewash, the vineyards and vegetable garden from her childhood.

peace and serenity

Her journey leads her across the land, into the hills where the view of the sea and the scrubland provide stunning contrasts. She exudes a sense of peace and serenity so profound that the island appears to belong to her. Perched on top of her childhood home, she imagines the beach where her parents often stayed up late, where she played with her sister as a child and which opens onto the Gulf of Asinara. She closes her eyes amid the ocean spray, facing the Porto Cervo Marina, where her boat has just moored. She has always known that Sardinia reveals its true colours from the sea: a generous nature that offers her the true splendours of its unspoilt beauty. As she lands on the Cala di Volpe beach, she walks softly across the sand, as if each grain caressing her feet brings back all the affection, love and joy that Porto Cervo has given her. She would love to re-experience the Porto Cervo of the 1970s, for just a moment – the Porto Cervo of her grandparents and parents.

Her loved one awaits her for dinner, but before joining him, she has a need to immerse herself once again in the atmosphere around her. While dressing, she thinks of her father’s career, his determination and courage, the passion he nurtures both for people and projects, what he has built and what he has taught her. The India earrings that she holds between her hands bring to mind far more than just the stones with which they are set. They are a vivid reminder of the story of a daring creative spirit, a young man who has always dreamed big and fulfilled the measure of these dreams.

Pieces below:
Fossilised mammoth ivory drops and brown diamonds earrings, INDIA Collection
White diamonds, icy diamonds and crystal rock beads sautoir, BOULE Collection

It's so good to be back - Melody of Colours earrings, Boule pendant - de GRISOGONO
It's so good to be back - Melody of Colours earrings, Boule pendant - de GRISOGONO
It's so good to be back - Melody of Colours earrings, Boule pendant - de GRISOGONO
“Since I was very young, Stintino and Porto Cervo have imparted a unique rhythm to our family times together. I experience each stay as a return to my roots. No other place in the world knows me as well as Sardinia. So many times, I have heard my grandparents and parents speak of the moments they have lived, moments that in time have become mine too. Much of our family history has been shaped here.” Violetta Winkworth Gruosi - de GRISOGONO
“Since I was very young, Stintino and Porto Cervo have imparted a unique rhythm to our family times together. I experience each stay as a return to my roots. No other place in the world knows me as well as Sardinia. So many times, I have heard my grandparents and parents speak of the moments they have lived, moments that in time have become mine too. Much of our family history has been shaped here.” Violetta Winkworth Gruosi - de GRISOGONO
Fawaz Gruosi Birthday Party 2015, Mika (Singer) after his private performance, Hotel Cala di Volpe, Porto Cervo - de GRISOGONO

Fawaz Gruosi’s Birthday celebration

Fawaz Gruosi and Mika after his private performance. Fawaz's Birthday Party at Hotel Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo.
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Fawaz Gruosi’s Birthday celebration

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