Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When Jeannie Met Gelato...

Della Palma Gelato di Roma is now currently my favorite gelato place in all of Europe.

Now that is saying a lot because honestly every gelato place in Italy tastes beyond amazing.

But Della Palma was not only extra creamy and delicious but they also had amazing flavors and their shop is super cute.

I opted for 3 scoops on a cone: Nothing says "Hey I'm an American!" more than asking for 3 glutinous scoops of gelato in one sitting.

My flavors were: profiteroles, something called la luna which tasted like caramel and lastly (drum roll please) PEANUT BUTTER.

This is the one and only time we have found peanut butter gelato.

It was the greatest thing I have ever tasted.

It was so peanut buttery.

There were just these huge globs of peanut butter throughout the whole scoop. 

One of the best things I've ever eaten. 

Unique Italian Desserts

These desserts are from Della Palma Gelato di Roma my new favorite gelato place in all of Europe!

I didn't try any of them because I was too focused on the gelato.

But I thought I would put these pictures up to show how unique some of these little treats look.

I especially like the cake with the orange slices on them.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Small Travel Obsessions: Barcelona to Rome

I found "Instant Paella" inside a gift shop at the Barcelona airport.

My Dad made paella a few times when I was younger and it was delicious but it always seemed like a very elaborate dish to make.

I can't imagine how the instant one tastes. 

Here's a picture of me drinking fresh apricot juice on the flight.

Jeff thought I was crazy but I don't think I have ever seen fresh fruit juice on a plane let alone apricot.

My first purchase in Rome was some lavender bubble bath.

1.) When I walked in the door I was offered a sprig of lavender wrapped in ribbon.

2.) The lady who helped me wrapped my purchase so carefully you would have thought I was giving it to the Queen of England.

3.) She finished the wrap job by tying a purple, fish net type ribbon around the bag then...are you ready for this....she sprayed the ribbon with lavender perfume.

Now this is what I call LIVING!