Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Weekend with Liv

This weekend my best friend from home, Liv, visited from Paris where she's studying abroad. Instead of visiting many touristy stops, we spent the weekend eating mostly. Some of the great dishes we enjoyed include: falafel kebab (twice), tomato and basil spaghetti (best I've ever had), caper and garlic pizza, sundried tomato and mozzarella paninis, broccoli and feta pizza (we made), pesto ravioli and balsamic green beans (we made this also), dark chocolate fondu fruit and chocolate canolis. The last two were from the Chocolate Festival, which we stopped by multiple times. We also visited a gigantic flea market across the river, shopped for saddle oxfords, saw a few live shows, and watched a bunch of Party Down.

Coat: Zara / Pants: H&M / Boots: Forever 21

Fresh fruits and veggies, one of the best parts about being in Italy.

Some girl downing shots at the Chocolate Festival.

Liv eating her pistachio gelato in front of the Santa Croce.

So many puppies in Florence.

Chocolate heels.

Carnivale mask

Florence has amazing street artists.

Petting the wild boar for good luck at the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo.

Merry-go-round in Piazza Signoria

Il Duomo.

2nd visit to the Chocolate Festival.

Chocolate rum samples

Candy that probably tastes as good as it looks.

Can you believe that dog was real?!

Reflecting on the Arno

Liv in her new saddle oxfords!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Scarf: flea market / Pants: Sanctuary / Boots: les lolitas

If you write you and your loved one's initials on a lock and throw the key into the Arno River, you'll apparently stay happy forever.


Liv's flea market find: a beautiful 10 euro dress à la An Education.

My kitchen!

Note: A lot of these were taken by Liv.


kirstyb said...

looks like youve been having so much fun xxx

Little Tree Vintage said...

oh my goodness, i just fell in love with all of your photos. everything seems so magical. i love it all.

Sunny & Star said...

Wonderful pictures.
I would love to be there.
I have a huge obsession with carousels.
And that street artist, just amazing.

Charlotte said...

Lovely photos! & a weekend of great food, cute dogs & chocolate sounds perfect! x

Kasia said...

Great pictures!! Everything looks fabulous and stunning!


Chelsea Lane said...

hey morgan! I know, I haven't talked to you in forever! it looks like you're having an amazing time. seeing your adorable kitchen makes me want to jet out there and visit! ;) and I LOVE your H&M pants!


Brenda said...

Wow, I love the street artist and that there's a such thing as a chocolate festival! everything looks so amazing. You're very lucky to be in Italy:)

& thank you so much for your comments! :)

Setty Lepida said...

Oh my, my !!! These photos are all about the meaning of living one's life to the fullest !!! carpe diem sweetie :D Chocolate fest? OH I'M a bit jealous ;)

softspoken said...

what a lovely weekend! and i want that mask so badly! xoxox.

Raquel said...

Read the whole page and I'm glad you're having such a great time in Italy :)

Alexandra said...

What lovely pics, looks like you girls had an amazing time! Loving those patterned pants in the first pic :)

Alexandra xo

Juliet said...

you have so much fun!
xxx gorgeous!

LyddieGal said...

So many great photos! love the carousel and the chocolate heels and puppies!
Florence is just so beautiful!

Chic on the Cheap

maggeygrace said...

I just fell in love with that thrifted dress. It's beautiful! This trip looks AMAZING! I'm jealous. This does look magical:)

Minna Karoliina said...

Oh, i love your blog! i love the photos! <3

Vee said...

gotta try that lock thing when I find a man !!
These chocolate heels looks so yummy ! They should make the same real ones, the colors are fantastic !