Foodie Photography

Food is one of the loves of my life.  When I travel, it’s a given that I love to people watch the fashion, but I always love to try and photograph the food as well. Below are some of my favorite foodie photos from Italy and also some dishes I made on my own inspired by Italy.  My absolute favorite dish from Italy, which was in Roma, was the spaghetti Carbonara.  I ate it too fast to even get a picture of it. But hey, when in Rome! 🙂

What is the best food you’ve had while traveling?

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{Homemade pizza class in Tuscany}

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{To die for tortellini in Rome}

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{Melt-in-your-mouth ravioli in Florence}

DSC_1119{Hearty Bolognese in Tuscany}

DSC_0515{Anti-pasta platter made by yours truly}

 

Best of 2013

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2013 was a HUGE year for me & quite amazing. I traveled to Italy with my family, my mom got married and I was her maid of honor. Her beautiful wedding brought two wonderful families together and I now have a step father and 3 wonderful step brothers and many new aunts, uncles, cousins and the list goes (yes, Italian family).

I also started a new job at the ABC affiliate TV station and gained many new friends and colleagues as well as learned more than I ever thought I could in less than a year working for Lin Media.

Looking into 2014, most people want “more” or “better”, however 2013 is going to be hard to top so I will settle with, “just as amazing!”

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{Just a few 2013 Fashion Highlights)

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{ favorite recipes from 2013 }

Flowy & Carefree in Italy

I am still on a high from my trip to Italy.  It was amazing and I was happy to spend time with my family & friends while vacationing there.  We started in Rome and made our way to Southern Italy, where I fell in love with the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Isla de Capri, Positano).  Then, we made our way to Verona, Venice, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Florence.  Each Italian region has it’s own culture and food and I found myself falling in love with the Amalfi lemons (lemoncello is delicious) and Tuscan Chianti.

My Italia fashion was comfortable and chic so I wore loose, flowy dresses with layers and of course, accessorized everyday. 🙂 Guess sent me this amazing Exotic sport’s watch that was perfect for such an exotic trip! Shop the look here.

Have you been to Italy?  What other countries have you visited?  This was my first European vacation and something tells me I will be going back in no time!

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{Casual Striped Dress: Forever 21| Cross body Bag: Target| Gladiator Sandals: Macy’s| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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View from on top of The Vatican. {Gold tone Exotic watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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{Dress: Charming Charlie| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani | Aviator Sunglasses: Ray Ban}

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{Enjoying the “thyme” at a farm in Sorrento wearing my lovely gold-toned Guess watch}