been slipping lately on the blog. i know i know. the past 3 weeks have been insanity. italy to amsterdam to seattle to hawaii to the philippines and about to do the same in reverse.
i will update everything. don't worry. from london up till now.
but for a taste. this is where i've been the past few days
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
this past saturday, molly thought it would be a fun idea to get out of florence for the day. the weather has been really great this past week and so we got on a train to lucca.
lucca is a small, beautiful city. i'll let the pictures describe it some.
there is a wall built all around lucca with a path that follows it. so molly and i decided to rent bikes and try it for ourselves.
train ticket to lucca roundtrip: 10 euro, lunch: 8 euro, bikes: 2 euro.
spending a day outside of florence for 20 euro... pretty incredible!
last week, tori threw an aperitivo party for some friends. the food was delicious and there was plenty of vino and vodka to go around.
the one picture i have of kate smiling. :)
mol and me
lindsey and jannis
ryoko, tori and emiliano
lore's striped socks! <3
molly and devin, showing the italians what fare il cucchiaio grande means.
illustration courtesy of molly.
almost every friday, we go to trattoria mario. i might have mentioned this before, but it is incredible. it's like you stepped into an italian house where a grandmother is cooking a meal just for you. they serve florence classics like ribollita, bistecca alla fiorentina and my personal favorite, pollo arrosto.
since the girls have been coming here for the past year or so, we've been able to become friends with the regulars. it usually turns into a long pranzo/lunch with a lot of vino and of course grappa. i used to not like it, but they've turned me around.
this is beppe 2, he owns a vintage store in florence called Melrose. it's pretty fantastic.
this is molly. she loves cats :)
us outside of beppe's store.
pretending to be tourists
after a long afternoon of drinking, we thought we'd go out. and dress up. in heels. i'd say we clean up pretty nicely.