A few weeks ago we had our dear friends Adam & Emily over for a little bbq of sorts.
We started the afternoon off with a fresh baked loaf of bread cooked in a dutch oven inside the bbq (made my super impressive husband guy). We ate it hot with butter and my fathers home-made jalepeño strawberry jelly while chatting in the kitchen.
For dinner we made…well..before you watch this and say “thats…..not…a pizza”, let me just say that it’s a recreation of a folded style pizza “thing” that we like from a restaurant back home. John made the dough from scratch and marinated the tomatoes and mozzarella overnight. We cooked four of them, but cut up each one and shared it as it came off the grill.
Nothing like good food and good friends to make for a perfect Summer afternoon.
Oh my gosh you guys, I am so super excited to share that John and I are going on a European vacation!!
I haven’t had the opportunity to do very much traveling and so this trip is a very big deal to me. The only place I have ever been to in Europe, is London. This trip has been on my life list for some time now and you can’t believe how excited I am to cross it off! We will be doing a short stop over in London, then spending a week in Paris, then about 10 days in Positano Italy (on the Amalfi Coast) and then returning to London for a day or two.
I’m just now starting to wrap my head around the “itinerary” or rather, the loose list of ideas of places we might like to see and eat, experience etc. and it’s all getting so very exciting.
We can’t wait to stuff our faces with bread and cheese and pastries galore in Paris. Although, I’m wondering if it might be a bit of challenge to eat well as a vegetarian/pescotarian) and I feel a little bit like we might miss out on some delicious french food because of it. But one thing is for sure, there are a lot of croissants, baguettes, & cheese with my name and a picnic written all over them.
While our stop in London will be brief, I’m hoping we can squeeze some time in to visit with some friends and hit some of our favorite shops (Fred Perry, Merc and Topshop)
As well as eat at our favorite London vegetarian spot – Food For Thought in Covent Garden.
Then we can finish out our trip on the seaside in Positano. Enjoying the delicious food of our friends restaurant, sipping espressos…
and absorbing the breath-taking views
Seriously. I can not wait. I am beside myself with joy & anticipation. I know that not everyone gets an opportunity like this, and I wasn’t always sure if I would be so lucky. I am feeling very fortunate and blessed and so happy about exploring new lands with my sweet husband!
Have you been to any of these places? What are you “must-sees”? What are the touristy things that should actually be done (and maybe which are over rated?) If anyone has any good tips about anything at all we would love to hear them!
I’m really loving this series of dog portraits by Serbian photographer Marko Savic. Simple, stunning black and white photos that capture each dogs personality.
haha so good! I think Peeps needs one.
My friends Will & Liz (aka Albert&Marie) just put out an awesome new SF themed poster in their cute etsy shop.
“A nod to famous travel posters and vacation postcards. “Enjoy San Francisco” is our modern take on our city by the bay – featuring many of San Francisco’s notable landmarks and iconic spots. Created in two different color-ways, this palette is inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge’s “International Orange”.
Get the 18 x 24 silkscreen poster before August 20th and its only $30 instead of $35…plus you get street cred for having it first.
I just discovered these two stories. Both of them involve bikes, but the real story is about the ingenuity of people and how amazing they are! I am blown away with how inventive and persistant both of these stories are. How in each case, they were told “it cant be done”, and rather than give up, they made it happen. So inspiring. Hope you enjoy them both.
The first film is about “the invisible bike helmet”
Two women set out the re-define the bike helmet and create something entirely new. Unlike any bike helmet before.
(and I totally want it)
The second film is about a man who builds a bike out of cardboard. Its not just a prop bike, or something he rode 50ft and then broke. It’s a legit bike. One that is strong and durable and best of all, cheap and resourceful.
I’m having some serious feelings for these shoes. So much so, that I almost didn’t want to share them with you for fear that you would get them and love them….and I ….would not. My house being as tiny as it is, I really try to weigh any new purchases. Because unfortunately, I do not have the room for a shoe closet…much less, anything close to that. I decided that as much as I love both of these shoes (and especially the gold stud Zara ones) that I would probably annihilate tan suede. Because, lets face it, Im just not that sophisticated of a lady, haha, and I probably wouldn’t be able to keep them clean! That being said. I still cant fight this feeling.