The Italianized Blonde

Vino

Over a Glass of Vino- March 4th, 2018

Chilean Merlot So, I decided to try something new, and kick off a weekly update that will be called “Over a Glass of VINO” (if you didn’t already know I am a huge wino). This will just be a casual platform to discuss great bottle of wine, current events, and whatever else might be happening. Feel free to comment and I will reply as soon as possible! Today’s glass of vino is a Chilean Merlot called Mucho Mas. (generally I drink Italian wine, but this bottle caught my eye and why not try  ...

Continue Reading

travel

Istanbul: A City of Culture

“Culture is mix. Culture means a mix of things from other sources. And my town, Istanbul, was this kind of mix. Istanbul, in fact, and my work, is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what we should search for.” This quote from Turkish novelist, Orhan Pamuk, perfectly sums up the beauty of Istanbul. I had dreamt of visiting Istanbul for years. The idea of one city connecting two continents always  ...

Continue Reading

travel

One Day in Genoa and the Amazing Mediterranean Swim

Laurence’s Post Part 3 As I wanted to optimize my stay in Italy and visit other parts of the country, I decided to take the train with Nyles and go to Genoa for a day. It was such a wonderful day: I made some sightseeing in the city center in the morning, I ate the most delicious pesto pasta dish ever at Soul Kitchen and icing of the cake, I had a swim at the beach in Genova Nirve! One of my best moment of my trip! I was far from thinking of swimming in Genoa because I didn’t know I would  ...

Continue Reading

Vino

A Non-Intimidating Guide to Wine Tasting

For us wine-lovers, participating in your first wine-tasting can be a bit daunting, I remember my first tasting as being quite an intimidating experience—I didn’t know the etiquette or the process. Since then, I’ve embraced my inner wineo, studied lots, and had the privilege of visiting several wineries and participating in many more tasting. Italy is wine country and if you have the chance to visit, I highly recommend checking out local wineries. This post will give you the tools to  ...

Continue Reading