Tuesday, December 29, 2009

slipping

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

london town

i'm in london for thanksgiving. visiting my cousin jaemi. i will be sure to take lots of photos.

Monday, November 23, 2009

the lights...


for the past two weeks, they've been stringing up lights all throughout the streets of florence. we've been waiting in anticipation and this weekend was the first sign of them turning on.

breath-taking.

cascine park

sunday, after a night out at bebop, we thought it'd be a good idea to get some walking in and some fresh air. molly new of a park by the river, so we packed up some stuff and started walking out there. needless to say, it was a beautiful park.



Sunday, November 22, 2009

lucca


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!

mayday

cocktails at mayday. may be one of my new favorite places in florence.

devin and emiliano

we were there so late and there was no one there, they let us smoke.

absinthe colada cocktails. eek.

tori and emi dancing



fabrice from paris and irene

lunch on the terrace


the beautiful view of the duomo and the campanile from kate's terrace

chicken paillard with arugula and tomatoes



devin on the terrace

grilled chicken sandwich with avocado, tomato and arugula salad
the day after.

sunny november afternoon


the duomo. it's been quite beautiful here in florence.

aperitivo at tori's


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.

fridays at marios


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.