Wanderlust #6: Italy Week 2 + 3

Week 2

To be honest, my second week was filled with sewing my heart away and fittings for the three shows I was working on. I did, however, climb a mountain! Below, you can see me at the top, I am definitely feeling good after walking up for about two hours, including some amateur rock climbing with some ropes and stuff. This was all self-guided so I went with some friends who had gone last year.The fancy drink you see below the picture of my glowing face is a Hugo Rosa Spritz. This is really nice if you don’t like the taste of Aperol. So good!

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Week 3

So, guess who got to go to Florence! I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Florence with the company I interned for. We were going to see David but the line was insane so we just went exploring.

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This photoshoot was happening and it took all of my reserve to not go up and as where the dress was from and where I could get it. Of course, I am sure it costs more than I will make in a lifetime but it was a beautiful dress.

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I went to a garden and finally got to see a lotus in real life. I didn’t think that I would get the chance to but they are one of the most beautiful flowers to ever grave this world. I love that they are water based plants that can just float along.

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Do you love eggplant parmigiana? This was the best eggplant parmigiana I have ever had in my life. I am not even exaggerating when I say that. Of course, I was in Italy so I am getting the authentic experience. You know?

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As interns, we decided to go to a restaurant that has been cracked up to be an amazing experience and it was. I can’t tell you how amazing the view was and the people I was with. The restaurant is owned by a man who cooks everything and his sister is the one who drove us to and from the piazza.

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Above is two types of cheese, green tomato jam, and onion jam. The plate on the right is carpaccio.

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A very nice and soft, buttery cheese that melted in your mouth with what looks like lentils sitting on top.

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Toast with mushrooms and chick peas that tasted like no other. I have never had mushrooms that honestly didn’t have that strong mushroom smell. I love that they were smooth, easy to chew, and just glided down your throat.

The end of this week was an epic and wonderful experience because I really got the feel of getting into the groove of working. I also got to experience what it was like to have a family away from family. I think that I felt like I had a family, really, somewhere between the second and third week. I am so happy to have had the chance to experience this amazing food that was worth every penny. I don’t have any good pictures of the meat but the chef literally brought out giant cuts of meat and weighed them. We had, in total, two kilos of meat which is four pounds!

-Tiffany

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