Tuesday, August 30, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

It seems like I haven't been home since June. Really.  I  know I wrote a similar post no too long ago, but it turns out that the traveling wasn't quite over so I may have jumped the gun on that one. The last 3 months have been incredible, truly incredible. I have had the opportunity to see and do things that I never thought I would and to see a little bit more of this beautiful country. As a guest at a friends dinner party said the other night, there is nothing ugly in Italy, its just beautiful and more beautiful. This couldn't be more true.

So June was crazy and fantastic with my parents who brought my nieces and nephews for their first trip. June/July was exciting, emotional and relaxing all at the same time with the Project Accessory audition and 3 weeks in California with my family.  August was stressful, wonderful and HOT! in Calabria with the in-laws for 3 weeks. I ate too much, swam in the Ionian Sea and got a nice suntan! But now I am home, a casa and I couldn't be happier. Traveling and exploring and gaining new experiences is wonderful and I wouldn't change it for the world, but, there is nothing like coming home.

The city is still a little quiet, as usual for August. For those of you who might not know, during the month of August the majority of the cities throughout the country literally shut down and everyone, I mean everyone heads to the coast.  That's right, for the whole month! So forget getting things done, or repaired or even mailed for that matter, just go to the beach, you'll be glad you did.   However, when September rolls around the energy is amazing! Everyone is ready to get back to life, they're all happy and relaxed and of course everyone has that sun kissed glow! I am definitely feeling that energy, I am ready to get back to life, my routine and my usual diet, but more than anything else I am ready to get back to work.  Here are a few photos of where I've been lately, not too shabby, I know,  and super inspiring too! These are just a few, I literally have hundreds of images. I am  hoping to get a photo gallery page up here so be sure to check back soon for more!
Venice is like Magic! Such a beautiful place!

 Venetian Puppy.  So sweet.

This is my new favorite place! Tropea in Calabria! Che Bella!  

 Famous Tropea Onions.

 Sweetest little lady! She stopped for me to take the shot, she was buying her bread!

 SUPER HOT PEPPERS! We got some, Luigi's in the kitchen now making olio piccante.

 My new summer home! Hey a girl can dream!

Or maybe I'll take this one so I can open my boutique downstairs.

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  Calabrese David:)

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