PIZZA! PASTA! WINE! BREAD! MORE PIZZA! DID I MENTION PASTA?
No surprise that Italy was full of carbs.
& I loved every second.
Because nothing is more fun than eating pasta & pizza…and walking everywhere. I actually came back 5 pounds lighter. Cool.
Besides carbs, Florence was full of BEAUTY. The vineyards, sights, & architecture was absolutely breathtaking!
Really, I am already dying to go back.
ALSO! We ran into four Skinny Confidential readers which made my life! Running into TSC readers around the world blows my mind…they even called Michael “Susan.” So good, so good.
Straight from Venice we took the train to Florence. It was a whole different vibe but very MUCH welcomed. Michael planned his itinerary down to a T but of course I had to shake it up & give him extreme anxiety. The hotel we stayed at provided us with a list of restaurants………..let’s just say they were all WAY too, eer, hmm, much?
I mean when the waiter tells me they’re known for their quail? It’s just not my thing. YOU KNOW, quail.
So I ask him as nicely as possible while batting my eyelashes & trying to push up my cleavage “what other options are there?”
He tells me “yes, of course- don’t worry!”
“There’s also deer, frog, & PIGEON.”
Have any of you eaten pigeon?
I feel like pigeon just isn’t my thing. Like, it’s fine if it’s someone else’s thing – but for me… pigeon sounds about as appetizing as POO.
Ended up with the salad with olive oil & vinegar. ROOM SERVICE, PLZ.
Immediately after the pigeon situation, I went STRAIGHT to the lovely concierge & said, “I understand you’re trying to send us to nice places but I would much rather prefer where YOU & your friends go when you’re off work. Give us the real deal, hole in the wall spots!”
He totally got our vibe & totally hooked it up from there on out.
PHEW, no more quail.
Of course we will do a full-blown itinerary for you but I just wanted to showcase some pictures of the trip. Florence is a must-see. Highly recommended.
SO! That’s all.
Need to get some rest because we’re recording TSC Podcast tomorrow with The Nanz. She’s going to be FIRE. Hopefully she’ll provide more relationship tips. I feel like her smothering tip needs to be gold foiled & hung in a thick black lacquer frame in my office.
See you tomorrow! lauryn