After a couple of back to back relationships I took a little breather from dating. As of today that breather is over. I’m looking forward to seeing what great guys I meet. (Or you know, just the one great guy I meet. No pressure. ;))
How amazing does this salad look from the Barefoot C, of course. When I lived in Seattle there was this little french bakery near my office. They had the best sandwich, a tuna nicoise salad on a croissant. No wonder all of the little birds that hung around outside were so chubby. (And yes, I might have been one of the little chickadees hangin’ out there too.)
While absolutely NOTHING like the delicious book Under the Tuscan Sun, the movie “version” is full of gorgeous scenery, sunshine and ITALIANS. If you could pause a film and climb into the screen, I’d pick the moment she’s in Positano because um, right.
I recently nabbed a white eyelet dress that I know I’ll have for years. The style is similar to the one above and material is cotton so it’s breathable for warm summer days walking down to the market. Now just to find that straw bag. And those perfect sandals. And a way to wear my hair down where it doesn’t look like sweat soaked dreadlocks. You know, details.
I love that scene in It’s Complicated where Meryl Streep and Steve Martin are sitting at her kitchen island drinking wine and eating croque monsieurs for dinner. This recipe of the Barefoot Contessa’s seems like just the ticket as I dream of my European travels. (And falling in love. Who are we kidding?)
The first time I went to Paris we rented the cutest little two bedroom apartment in Monmartre. It was so lovely to wake up, dash up the street to get croissants in the morning and bring them back to nibble over some coffee before tripping down the hill to catch the metro. This was seven years ago, but it looks like you can still rent the same apartment.
I have one of these Bobble bottles (in pink, natch) for when I travel. I drop it in my carryon, empty of course, until I get through security at the airport. It turns any tap water into good drinking water which saves money on having to constantly buy bottles when you travel. Money better spent on more important things. Like wine.