I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since my last post. I know it’s bad….very bad. For some reason time just flew by and with the wedding planning, honey moon going, full-time job, and……and……and. I know there are absolutely NO EXCUSES.
Anyway now that that’s out of the way we can now focus on what an amazing and eventful year it has been.
My man and I got hitched (big yay) last September. He has now officially taken on the “hubby” title. Had a very nice civil ceremony with close family and had a big bash the following day. We really wanted to have a toast and party with all of our close friends. Most of the planning was done by yours truly – however we couldn’t have done it without the help our families. Here’s an enormous THANK YOU to all of you who made our day so very special.
A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I decided it was time for a weekend getaway. Since we had a long weekend coming up we thought it was the best time to take a city trip to Rome. I had already been once, but my fiancé had never actually visited and seen the sight. Our plan was to get in as much as possible in the 3 days that we were there, and by that I don’t just mean sights; I am also talking about food and gelato
We stayed at a small B&B on Via Giulia. It was perfect – we felt close to everything but without the hustle and bustle of tourist masses. Tucked away Hotel Relais Giulia was our home base for the next three days.
After arriving we really only wanted to have a real Roman dinner so my fiancé lead us to a small restaurant he and his lacrosse team eat at when they have games. The restaurant Armando is located in the student district of San Lorenzo and ended up being the best food we ate all weekend. To start off we had some antipasti – where we got to choose from a plethora of appetizers. Mozzarella di Buffala, Stuffed Zucchini Flowers, Arancini, the list goes on. You also have to try the homemade pizza, and the famous cacio e pepe pasta.
Huge apologies for not posting any recipes in the last 4 weeks. Fortunately for me I was enjoying some time on vacation. A vacation that was well needed after pretty much not having any for about 2 years. I was so excited the day before we left, I didn’t sleep at all (which for all you world travelers out there isn’t too bad for a long distance flight from Zurich to Toronto).
We were in Toronto for a wedding – which was absolutely gorgeous. Thanks Denis and Trish for the wonderful celebration. We had a blast! After about 4 days in Toronto we took a bus and headed on over to Buffalo, NY. Unfortunately I have to say that the journey was never ending and it ended up being twice as long as we had expected. Not only were we three hours late getting into Buffalo, but we also had a 10 hour drive in front of us to Tennessee. After making it about half way down the United States we had to call it a day in Flatwood, West Virginia. One more state I can put on the list of having visited. The next day we got up really early so we could make it for breakfast at my parents’ house.