Italy 2012

Hotels of Italy

June 7, 2012

Hotel Internazionale, Bologna Hey guys! Hope you’re having a fabulous Thursday! I’m up in Seattle this weekend for the BlogHer Food Conference, but really I’m just using that as an excuse to get my cupcake-tasting on with my partners-in-crime Jenny and Maria! So if you have any suggestions for us, lay ‘em on me! :) […]

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Tuscany, Part 2

May 31, 2012

Good Thursday morning to ya! Welcome to Part Two of our road trip through Tuscany :) This was such a bittersweet day! It was our last day in Italy before taking a train to Rome that evening and getting on an early flight back home the next day. On our first day, we didn’t get […]

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May 29, 2012

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things we did during our entire two weeks in Italy was spend a few nights in Siena, rent a car, and take a few days to drive through some of Tuscany’s most scenic landscapes. It was something I’ve always wanted it do, and it was even more stunning […]

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Cinque Terre, Part 2

May 23, 2012

Manarola Hey guys! I’m so excited to share the rest of the Cinque Terre photos with you today! Today I’ve got our photos from Manarola and Riomaggiore, the two southern-most villages in the Cinque Terre. If you missed Monday’s photos featuring the other three villages, here it is! Tons more Cinque Terre photos there. :) […]

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Cinque Terre

May 21, 2012

Monterosso What a wonderful, glorious three days we spent in Cinque Terre! The Cinque Terre — pronounced Cheen-Kwah Terra and literally translates to Five Lands — are five small fishing villages along the northern west coast of Italy on the Mediterranean Sea. And hands down, it’s one of the most beautiful, picturesque places on earth. […]

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May 17, 2012

Hi guys! I’m skipping ahead a few days to Florence because I just love these photos. Next week will be all Cinque Terre week. Yay! Are we starting to look tired here yet, lol?? I swear this photo looks like it’s 6 am and we just rolled out of bed. But actually this is what […]

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Rome at Night

May 16, 2012

Really Old Monument. AKA, the square in front of the Pantheon. Oh my goodness, there were so many neat things to see in Rome! Michael Angelo’s set us up with a few fun tours to take in all this wonderful city had to offer. We took a four-hour walking tour of Vatican City, then a […]

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One Day in Venice

May 14, 2012

See GPS Location on Map Oh Venice, where do I start? I loved every single second of our time here. What a beautiful, magical place. I could barely stop looking around long enough to catch my breath. We just had one short day to explore this enchanting island, and we spent our time just wandering […]

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Lunch with Ca’ Madresca at Da Bepo

May 11, 2012

All I can say is “Wow!” about this trip Michael Angelo’s took me on! I feel so incredibly fortunate to have been given such an amazing opportunity. Thank you so, so much to Mike, Sara, Cheryl and the Michael Angelo’s family for this wonderful opportunity! One of our final meals together with the Michael Angelo’s family […]

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Parmigiano Reggiano Taste-Testing at Casearia di Sant’Anna

May 9, 2012

Oh my goodness, I cannot tell you how excited I was for this stop on our tour of Italy with Michael Angelo’s! :) I loved the story of how this organic Parmesan cheese maker in Bologna — Casearia di Sant’Anna — ended up in Michael Angelo’s Frozen Italian Meals. When Michael Angelo’s first started, Sara, […]

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Olive Oil Taste-Testing in Verona

May 8, 2012

Hi guys!! I’m back from Italy! Kevin and I just returned from 16 wonderful days in Italy. I woke up this morning and had no idea where I was. I dreamed in Italian last night. I instinctively said Sì to the American cab-driver taking us home yesterday. All in all, I actually feel surprisingly well […]

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Good News

April 19, 2012

I am so, so thrilled to share some exciting news with you guys today. :) Over Christmas Kevin and I found out that we would have the amazing opportunity to travel to Italy for 16 days this spring. We are traveling with the fabulous Michael Angelo’s brand on a culinary tour across Italy. I am […]

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