9.29.2010

{i miss london}

Another longing post this week for a European adventure. London is pretty sacred to me. I went to school for a semester there in 2004 and still miss it. Wow... 6 years ago. I visited the UK again in 2008 but I think it's time for another go!

{pictures from my old camera}








Ah... the perfect pint!


Have you ever lived abroad?
Do you miss it?

Frommer's London 2010 (Frommer's Color Complete Guides)London - Red Bus Poster Print, 24x36London: The BiographyLove Actually (Widescreen Edition) 

9.28.2010

Je Manque Paris {i miss paris}

I've been to Paris a few times... and now I am in withdrawal.
European withdrawal at this point.

I miss the architecture...
the culture...
 the simplicity...

Where would you like to escape? 

Frommer's Paris 2010 (Frommer's Colour Complete Guides)Quiet Corners of ParisParis, Je T'Aime (Paris, I Love You)Paris Je T'Aime 

9.27.2010

Feast of San Gennaro~ Little Italy

In 1926, the Feast of San Gennaro was once a one-day religious celebration in September where newly arrived immigrants from Naples congregated along Mulberry Street in Little Italy, NYC. Now, it is an 11-day feast and I am left wondering "Where did all of these Guidos come from?" I'm allowed to say this, as an Italian American born and raised on Long Island... but seriously- since the birth of MTV's Jersey Shore last year the scene filled with sausage and peppers and classics now has this:

and this:


Bad tans and make-up, making 20-year-olds look like 40-year-olds,  litter the streets. I'm left wondering, "What has become of my tradition of walking down this precession of good times and feeling all nostalgic like in a scene from The Godfather Part II?" I then had to take a step back and realize that anyone or any group will milk their stereotype. So I might as well enjoy it... 

THE TASTES OF SAN GENNARO


Thanks for stopping by!
Grazie!

Little Italy: The way it wasLittle Italy: Past, Present & FutureLittle Italy (NY) (Images of America)