A wine room combined with a boutique might not sound like a perfect match but Bellino sells the famous linen, hand-crafted shoes and aromatic lemon perfume, all imported from Capri, where owner Jay Boccia was born. And a shot of lemonade is offered upon entering as a welcome drink.
Wearing a vest during summertime is probably the most sensible option in Bangkok. Weirdly enough, people can often be seen wearing thick shirts. Still, it is almost impossible to find fine linen clothing in Bangkok, prompting the idea to import linen, among other things, from Capri. Unlike most traditional Thai shirts, linen is more comfortable and suitable for the hot climate.
“It began when my lover and I were in Capri last year. She was so inspired by life in Capri with the lemons, people and clothing. She just wanted to share Capri with the people of Bangkok,” Boccia says.
Bellino has a Carthusia perfume made out of lemon from Capri for B3200 per 50mm bottle. If you like lemon scent, this kind of fragrance is almost impossible to find elsewhere in Bangkok. “Bellino is a small place. We don’t have many seats but we are close and people coming here are the usual customers,” Boccia says. Besides clothing, Bellino offers a homemade Italian menu, which rotates according to Jay’s mood and available ingredients. A Caprese salad (B350) is a staple, while Mama’s meatballs and tapas platter are B300. A glass of wine is B120 – the price is friendly because they import the wine themselves.
Bellino Wine Room & Boutique
Thonglor 13 next to Seen Space | 02-712-5446
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