February 12, 2016

I'm not much of a cocktail person because most of the time I've tasted overly sweet drinks although I make an exception when I go to warmer climate. I drink daiquiri, pina colada, or a margarita. I also think cocktails are overpriced (I'm cheap). 

But one night, my boyfriend and me were walking around Trastevere. We weren't hungry yet so we didn't go inside a restaurant but instead we decided to grab apertif's. We spotted an empty patio table and I made my boyfriend order me a drink. I told him to surprise me and he came back with aperol spritz. I never had it before and I was surprised that I liked it. It's more bitter than sweet so that was really good. 

Now, we make our apertif with Campari instead of Aperol and it's delicious! Happy Friday!!! I'm so happy it's a long weekend. Happy Family day weekend!

Warby Parker Spring 2016

February 11, 2016

I first heard about Warby Parker in 2013. I was looking for stylish and affordable eyeglasses when I found their website. I was in heaven! 

It took me a long time to decide which pair to order because I wanted every single pair. I ended up getting the "ballard" frame. And because my prescription changes every two years, I'm now on my second pair and I ordered the "preston" frame. Now, I'm itching to get new pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses since they introduced their 2016 Spring Collection. 

As you can see above, the Spring 2016 eyeglasses collection comes in bold colours! Perfect for changing your look for the season. And if you don't need to wear eyeglasses, you can freshen up your look with sunglasses. I love that the frames looks classic and it comes in fun colours. You can also get your sunglasses with prescription ;)

Ordering is a breeze and the people from Warby are always there to help. I've asked so many questions before I order and they are always happy to guide you.

And the best part is when you buy a pair, you give a pair to someone in need. It's a win-win! Now, which one should I get?

Gelato in Naples & Procida

February 3, 2016

My gelato mission didn't end in Rome. I had to continue with it in Naples. I was not disappointed with all the flavours I tried. And a small cup of gelato was cheaper here than in Rome.

Gay Odin - (several locations). It's a chocolate and gelateria shop. Since the shop's specialty is chocolate I ordered the super chocolate and almond gelato flavour. I loved the richness of the chocolate. It was soo good!

Generoso gelato - (Via IV Novembre, 106, Ercolano NA). This shop is located in Ercolano. Went on a day trip to visit Herculaneum and on my way back to Naples, I found this shop. Super cheap gelato for €1.50. I got the strawberry and melon flavour to beat the heat that day.

Casa Infante - (Piazza Vanvitelli, 80129 Napoli). This is my favourite gelateria in Naples. I got the Mandarin dark and the Amalfi. The Mandarin dark was really good!!!! and the Amalfi had chunks of dried fruits. Really recommend this one!

Antica gelateria del Corso - (Island of Procida). My first mission when we docked in Procida was to get gelato. Found this place and ordered Pistachio and Baccio. And I came back before we left the port. My second cup was strawberry and I can't remember the second flavour. Good but nothing too amazing!

What I ate: Da Mario's

January 26, 2016

Our second last meal in Rome was at Da Mario's. It doesn't have a patio so it does not get as much attention from tourists but I highly recommend coming here to eat. I felt at home eating here and it's no fuss place. Everything was set and the food was really good. 

My boyfriend ordered the famous Roman tripe for dinner while I ordered the fresh pasta with porcini mushrooms. My absolute favourite! This was even better than the pasta from Da Massi. I can't even describe each flavorful bite of this pasta. Total dream! 

And we also ordered potatoes with sausages and it was also fantastic! I never have room for dessert after dinner so my loss :(