The weather, the food, the wine, amore!

Y'all, I slept for twelve hours last night. TWELVE! You think I needed it?! My parents, sister and I are sharing an apartment on the Oltrarno, across the Ponte Vecchio from the city center of Florence. Our balcony looks out over the Arno to the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio and the chapel dome of San Lorenzo. The church bells are pealing right now, and we are all donning make-up, our finery and taking in the last moments of Elia before she becomes a wife.It is a happy, beautiful day, and I know also quite bittersweet for my parents. Lest you think we've not all been indulging in the incredible Italian food and wine, let me tell you that we have. Most enthusiastically! Guarda:



20120922-163822.jpg Well, the macarons are from Zurich, thanks to friends who've come in from Dubai.