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another love letter to italy

milan. milano. italy. italiano.  
i love you.  you’re divine.  whenever I hear about you or reminisce about you, my eyes glaze over like a love drunk fool.  
my husband makes fun of me because we have to see other places in Europe … but all my heart wants is Italy …  I keep telling him – we could just go down for a few days to Cinque Terre or Portofino or Florence.  I mean, we will literally be four hours to the italian border.  positively crazy-ness not to, right?  But he is wise and tells me I need to be open to the other places we’re heading this next year.  I say – OK. fine.  but we are going back to Italy next year, right?!!  Hoping I feel that same way about Greece, Sweden, Scotland, and Croatia.  But perhaps this little heart of mine couldn’t handle that much longing.
What is it about gelato, italian tomatoes, and the gorgeous milanese women? 
 straight out of heaven i tell ya.  
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36 Comments

  • Reply Flora

    My husband asked me to marry him at the Boboli Gardens in Florence and we went back for part of our honeymoon. Italy (Florence especially) will always have a special place in my heart.

    Flora

    February 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Candice

    It is oh so beautiful there..how I would love to visit! Your adorable pink romper is so fitting with the chic Italian culture πŸ™‚ Love it!

    February 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Sophie

    ohhhhh man i love italy too! i am DYING to go to Cinque Terra. it is top of my list. i am definitely sure you will feel exactly the same about all the other lovely places you get to go to! I have only been to Greece out of all of them and it was AMAZING! the islands are just the best! xx

    February 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    i try not to go to the same places over and over (who am i kidding, i go to either salzburg or poland every weekend) but i cannot keep away from cinque terre. i go there once a year and don't regret it. it's magical!

    February 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Megan

    will be in italy in september. i will tell be sure to pass on the word that you miss it and love it.

    was hoping to hit up greece and sweden, but portugal took greeces spot, and i think france is taking swedens.

    LOVE Scotland. Edinburgh is to.die.for. amazing.

    February 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Megan

    wow. "i will tell be sure to pass" awesome english megan. awesome.

    i just ate a mini bucket of chocolate ice cream. i think im drunk on sugar.

    February 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply magdalena viktoria

    so nice! want to go there…

    February 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Such beautiful photos πŸ™‚

    Love your pink romper

    February 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    i love italia! i constantly want to go to the same place more than once! It's so hard!!! πŸ™‚

    February 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    beautiful pictures! love that pink dress πŸ˜‰

    February 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Maffuch

    and everyone loves an italian girl πŸ™‚

    February 24, 2011 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Anait

    Italy is amazing….but greece, scotland, sweden and croatia don't sound so bad either!

    What I wouldn't give for your traveling schedule!

    February 24, 2011 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply jackiek

    I think i'm going to Italy in August! Can't wait. As for Greece, you're going to love it! I went last year and it's oh so magical!

    February 25, 2011 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Jillian

    sigh. gorgeous photos as always! the boyfriend is dying to go to milan because he is a HUGE AC Milan football fan…. and im not going to lie after seeing these photos i am more then game for a trip πŸ™‚ im sure ill be asking for (even more) travel advice in the future. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

    February 25, 2011 at 1:02 am
  • Reply {lovely little things}

    I can relate. I'm a fool for Italy as well. Been there three different times and it's not nearly enough (sigh). The food, the wine, the culture… perfection!

    February 25, 2011 at 1:48 am
  • Reply Nicole Marie

    i never got to go there when i lived in florence! ps. your address is ADORABLE!!! where's it from??

    February 25, 2011 at 2:45 am
  • Reply Marie

    Wow, these are amazing photos… thanks for sharing!:D

    & how gorgeous are you?!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

    February 25, 2011 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Diana Smith

    YOU have been there?!?! I am soo jealous!! These pictures are so cute, I love the one where you are kissing him! And your little pink outfit is adorable! You look so cute!

    The Smith Circle

    February 25, 2011 at 3:45 am
  • Reply Kristina

    That is true, Italy is simply Italy and no further explanation needed. BUT I am assuring you, Greece, Sweden and Croatia are also super nice, you will also love it I am sure! I LOVE Sweden, the landscape, the little red wood houses, the people (they all look like they are models, I am serious)!!
    Have a lovely weekend, Kristina

    February 25, 2011 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Brenna

    So exciting all the places you'll see! I loved all the pictures – but I was really drooling over the gelato! Only in Italy!! Gorgeous!

    February 25, 2011 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Sara Bentley

    I love Milano too! And I used to live in Florence so I'm a fan of that lovely city also :)) Really… who isn't?!?

    February 25, 2011 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Mary

    Going to Florence in August! I am so excited and this gorgeous post only made me more so! Woooooo!

    February 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply *D*

    first, I love the cute pink outfit your wearing in these photos! and second, you now have me dreaming of Italy. πŸ™‚ or just traveling in general…

    February 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Sonja

    Did I ever tell you how relaxed and happy your blog makes me.
    …but then I start stressing out when I close the window cause I realize how much time I've wasted browsing through your beautiful photos. hahha
    seriously! ugh! :o)

    February 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Betsey

    ah, so pretty! Florence is my absolute favorite! You are so lucky to have the opportunity to travel so much!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Betsey

    ah, so pretty! Florence is my absolute favorite! You are so lucky to have the opportunity to travel so much!

    February 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply YΓ©sica Isabel

    Lovely Imagessss <3 Love your blog!!!

    February 25, 2011 at 11:49 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    I love you Italy…and I haven't even met you yet. HAHA

    February 26, 2011 at 2:11 am
  • Reply Mariel Torres

    to go to italy is definitely my dream!

    February 26, 2011 at 3:02 am
  • Reply emily

    oh milano of my heart… love that city. changed me forever. you will love greece! but yes, i feel a longing for italy. every.single.day.

    February 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Melissa: Write it in Lipstick

    it looks amazing I cant blame you for wanting more of it… I will live vicariously through you since I've never been.

    Write it in Lipstick

    February 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Kimia Kline

    you had me at gilato. πŸ™‚

    February 27, 2011 at 7:17 am
  • Reply Bridget

    i hear you.

    February 28, 2011 at 3:19 am
  • Reply Kelly @cupofserenity

    Im now following you πŸ™‚ I love love your blog. This post especially. πŸ™‚

    http://www.cupofserenity.blogspot.com

    February 28, 2011 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Marcie

    Going there in May. Am DYING to get back to that beautiful land.

    xo Marcie

    March 1, 2011 at 3:28 am
  • Reply JRDM designs & photography

    Great Pics!!!

    jrdmdesigns.blogspot.com

    March 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm
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