Back At It...aly.


If only Ryan Air had a frequent flyer program.

I'd be like a diamond-super-dooper-golden level flyer...
even though my customer lifetime balance
is somewhere south of $500.00.

{which is probably exactly why they don't offer additional rewards...}

We got back yesterday from the US-
and are leaving today for Italy
for our anniversary!




And what better place to celebrate love than Italy?

We looked at other destinations...
but Italy was the only place 
that seemed to do the occasion justice.

First to Venice
{Tyler's favorite city....}




Then to Florence
{My favorite city....}



Ending in Lucca
{Our favorite city together...}




Ah... I really do LOVE Italy.

You know you're one of my good friends 
if you have rolled your eyes over my ceaseless gushing.

I dream about it all the time.

In fact, so much so...
I'm trying to scheme up a way for a blogger retreat in Italy.

How amazing would that be?!
Talk about being inspired...
it would be like the G-8 of good design with cool people.

So... who's in?


{and who wants to sponsor the villa?}

Ciao, amici!!

28 comments:

  1. HOW WONDERFUL! Happy anniversary!

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  2. OMG Lauren, enjoy! what a fab trip! Whenever I decide to go to italy I'll ask you to plan everything :) Safe travels xoxo

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  3. Can I come if I get my aunt's beach house on the Tuscan coast??? I'd be on the first plane over... (perhaps better to wait until summer!) Seriously!

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  4. venice is the best :) happy anniversary!!! and i am SO there for a blogger meet up.

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  5. love in italy!! enjoy your trip!!

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  6. ok first of all, i love to hate you. SO jealous of your jaunt to Italy! have so much fun. second of all, count me in for a blogger summit! sounds like heaven.

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  7. Have a wonderful time and Happy Anniversary! I'm originally from Italy so I'm biased, but I don't think you could have picked a better place! ;)

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  8. I'm in! I know you will have a fabulous time! So jealous!!!!!!!!! XOXO

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  9. I would be happy to cook, clean and lllustrate the entire trip!
    Seriously!
    pve

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  10. Florence is my favorite city too! I stayed there for a month in college, loved it!

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  11. happy anniversary you little lucky gal!! ive always wanted to go to italy. my family is from Sicily. blogger meet up in italy would be hard to resist. especially if it were in Tuscany. ahhhh. have fun, take lots of pictures to make us jealous....cause i already am.

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  12. WOW! What a great anniversary trip! Hope youguys have fun :)

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  13. Oooh...jealous! I want to go to Italy! Happy anniversary and enoy!

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  14. Hmm, wonder if I could secure a corporate sponsorship for the villa, because I would be there in a heartbeat! Enjoy your vacation - how wonderful!

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  15. It sounds dreamy! We stopped over in Bellagio for a couple days on our honeymoon last summer and I too, still dream of it. In fact, you should check out the pictures on my blog, you may just find a new love!
    Happy Anniversary, have a blast!

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  16. Ahhh.. looks like an amazing getaway! Lauren I love your blog and am passing on a little trendy blog award!! Happy New Year!

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  17. Ciao Bella !

    Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary to both of you ! I hope you have a romantic trip and that you are not freezing your b... off.

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  18. Have fun Lauren! And, Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see pictures when you are back!

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  19. what an AMAZING trip!! happy anniversary!! my favorite city is Florence too :)
    Ciao!!

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  20. Happy happy Anniversary. Italy is SO on my wish list for a couple's trip. I went eons ago and visited Venice (loved) and Florence (loved loved). Enjoy every delicious minute.

    Blogger G-8 in Italy. That would be a big YES from me!! It's good to dream BIG!

    xo E

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  21. I have access to a villa in tuscany...20 min from Flo. Buon viaggio!

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  22. Italy is amazing! :)
    I loved Venice, but I am never going back! Florence was pretty darn good as well!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  23. Lauren- Happy Anniversary! I adore the photo of dreamy Venice. That was my favorite city when I had my Italy trip with my Mister and baby. We pulled her in that stroller up and over bridges all day! With no complaint.

    Ciao!

    Loretta

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  24. I am infuriated that you do not give attribution for the Venice photo to Andrew Smith of the Cuba Gallery in New Zealand. I did not check the others...pls do a better job. This gives bloggers a very bad name, indeed.

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