The Vacation Post-Partum...
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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Vacation Post-Partum...

I'm trying...
After a week in Italy, traipsing along the Amalfi Coast, eating pizza in Naples, and tanning in Capri, who can blame a guy for lacking the motivation to return to the real world?  So far, after one full day of being home, this is as far as I got on my "To Do List" and I'm not ashamed.  I probably need some motivation, but it will come once everyone starts returning from les vacances and Paris is alive again.

There are plenty of things to anticipate.  The fall will arrive in a month or so.  My favorite bakery will open back up and I can indulge in the best escargot pistache in town.  School will start up again before we know it. 

But something tells me that it will be hard to forget the plunging seaside cliffs and umbrella-covered beaches of Italy, the never-ending gelato, and the seaside Camparis that filled a week of wonderment.





Just some gelato...one of many...

Just some typical views...

Coming up, a recap of "Italy does it better than France," but I bet you can already guess what a few of them are...

11 comments:

  1. Is your favorite bakery Dominique Saibron? Because they are definitely the keepers of the best escargot pistache. Just sayin.

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  2. Can't wait to hear the Italy versus France. I know they do coffee and ice cream and pasta and smiling better!!

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  3. I'm feeling your pain! x3 considering we were in Italy for 3 weeks! We'll have to compare notes soon. Feeling la rentree blues - and we still have 2 weeks til my oldest goes back to school. for me it's business as usual as my first post-vacation order is coming up Wednesday. I may not make escargot pistache, but if you think a cupcake can help cheer you up, come on over! ;P

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  4. I hear you Bryan. I was feeling the same way myself after spending a week in Bergerac with my extended family. Of course I was also working while there but it was nice to be away. Now back to the grind.

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  5. Rebecca, I need to try that one...Du Pain et des Idees is my fave...

    Erica, you're on the right track, especially about smiling...

    Cat, I'm listening about this cupcake prospect...

    Yetunde, we'll pull through it, I'm sure...

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  6. I love your to do list!!!! xoxo

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  7. Alisa, they are super practical and efficient, can't you see???

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  8. Looking back from last year, I did not enjoy a lengthy vacation. This year, I plan on going abroad.

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  9. The picture with the ocean view is so lovely! I've never been to that part of the world but I really hope someday I'd be that lucky.

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  10. Gelato is a must-try when traveling Italy. I love their own version of cream. Totally creamy and a tempting dessert.
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  11. I know exactly how you feel. Coming home from a lazy week spent in penthouse suites New York, I was hardly motivated to do any real work! Thanks for sharing the details from your trip.

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