Mini DeLites: the Oh So Charming Venice, Italy

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Venice’s gelato stands { my pick: the pink-sized mint-chocolate chip gelato } ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ The stunning Hotel Danieli ]

Ahhhhh, Venice! Although you’re an entire bitch to travel to [ two planes + a boat ], but oh, soooo worth it!!

The boat we took from the airport dock took us directly in front of our hotel, the gorgeous Hotel Danieli. After dropping our bags off, we immediately beelined to their rooftop restaurant, Terrazza Danieli, famished & in serious need of a glass of vino. We ordered salads as apps &  pasta as entrees [ hey! It’s Italy! ] + a bottle of a big red wine; it was extremely romantic to overlook the city & unwind. I like pasta, but let’s be clear, I don’t die over it. However {!!!}, the pasta I ate at this restaurant surpassed my expectations in every way. It was literally perfect spaghetti. Honestly, I never want to eat pasta again because nothing will compare Italy’s version. Oh, and I convinced Michael to take me back to the same restaurant. The next night. To eat that pasta. Again. Needless to say, breakfast’s in Italy were sparse. Think egg whites & veggies. [ <<< An example of balancing your diet like a checkbook ].

Recommendations from my Venice experience: obviously run as fast as you can to the Terrazza Danieli & eat pasta. During the day we did a ton of walking, which was welcomed because of my carb coma. Definitely enjoy the wine in Venice- Italian wine is my absolute favorite. Take advantage of the fruit stands; instead of stuffing my face at breakfast & lunch too, I snacked while shopping roaming the streets. Some examples: eggs in the AM, cherries, lots of Insalata Caprese, nuts [ brought from home ], tons of water, kiwi slices, a scoop of gelato, an arugula salad at a small cafe, & yes, of course, hello {??}, some Pinot Grigio. In Europe, walking is your best friend!

{{ Sunglasses found here }}

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ The best thing ever? Venice’s streets are lined w/ fruit stands! ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ A delicious meal, documented through my iPhone camera ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Phone pic #502 { sunglasses found here } ]

Lauryn Evarts in Venice, Italy at the Hotel Danieli talks places to eat and drink like Acqua Pazza.

[ Michael & I started many lunches/dinners off with the apéritif, Campari & soda + a lemon slice ]

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

8 comments on Mini DeLites: the Oh So Charming Venice, Italy

  1. Kevin Rose
    07.16.12 at 5:32 pm (2 years ago)

    very European..old tradition lost here in US…BUT OH SO YOU YUM!!!

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  2. Jessica Helen
    07.17.12 at 4:59 am (2 years ago)

    Seriously Lauryn… you are killing me with these beautiful pictures and insights into your European travels! All I want to do is get out of this office and go travel now :) Thank you so much — reading your posts is always a bright spot in my day! <3 Jess

    Reply
    • laurynevarts
      07.17.12 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Aww, thanks Jessica! You’re too sweet. Definitely go to Venice when you can- you’d love it : ). xo

    • laurynevarts
      07.17.12 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Arantha ; )

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