Month: February 2016


“But Paris was a very old city and we were young and nothing was simple there…” -Ernest Hemingway I bought a plane ticket on a Friday night and the next Friday night I was in Paris. There aren’t really words to describe the feeling you have when you step off the plane into a place […]

Visiting St. Valentine

I’ve always been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Who wouldn’t love a holiday dedicated to chocolate, flowers, and love? Last weekend, on the day before Valentine’s Day, some friends and I took a day trip to Perugia and Terni, the home of St. Valentine himself, where a chocolate festival was taking place. Perugia is famous throughout […]

Pasta Making Class

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Italy (for me, at least) is pasta. Pasta is quite possibly one of the most delicious foods in the world. Macaroni, spaghetti, rigatoni, lasagna, with a ragu sauce, a tomato sauce, a cream sauce, a mushroom sauce, stuffed with ricotta, fried, baked–there are countless ways […]

Carnivale in Venezia

Buongiorno! Sorry I haven’t posted an update in a while, but life gets pretty hectic here sometimes. This post will be about our trip to Padova and Venice a couple of weekends ago during Carnivale! Our first day was spent in Padova, a college town that’s home to a nearly 800-year-old university that has served […]

Orvieto (no, Emilee, it’s not Oliveto)

Orvieto is the name of a town in Italy. Oliveto is the name of a popular Italian restaurant in Tulsa. Hence my confusion. Well, this Saturday we took a stroll (read: a train) to the nearby town of Orvieto. One of Rick Steves’ favorite Italian hill towns, it sits on the ruins of both Etruscan […]