Monday, May 13, 2013
Tevin is one of those guys who just has it together. Need a place to stay, restaurant advice, something to do and he will undoubtedly sort you out. His correspondence and company are alike-straight to the point, kind and always dependable. And we adore the bits off him for it.
Thirty never looked better, friend.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Yesterday afternoon, the sun came out to welcome a street feast on the urban farm rooftop. Complete with colourful bunting, a band, party hats and gorgeous food from Living Dinners.
I think the season of small gatherings has officially begun.
Say hello: Street Feast | Living Dinners | Urban Farm | Centra
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
We tucked in to duck sandwiches, fish paella, chorizo flavours I cannot even name and fruits and veg of the sweetest variety. Things I would normally say no to are easily swayed to yes. And it just keeps getting better.
We are such happy campers there.
Gozo is a small island a short ferry ride* away from the mainland of Malta. We visited one late afternoon where we saw the Azure window, salt pans, waters all shades of blue and met the sweetest man named Mike who charmed us all into scuba diving. To say it was an adventure is a serious understatement.
*Cause and place of my poor little shattered camera lens during our trip.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Before we landed in Malta, one of my girlfriends wrote a sweet list of things to see and do while we were there. When she said Fontanella was well known for its chocolate cake and stunning views of the island- it was a pretty easy sell.
Tucked in behind little red gates and the sand-colored walls of Mdina this place is just all things lovely. And even the gray clouds around us couldn't ruin our experience that afternoon.
I've always been a more sweet than savoury type person and have tried to venture out (unsuccesfully) towards the latter but after the Fontanella experience, I am happy to say I am proudly keeping to the sweeter side of things.
Days are just that bit better with chocolate in it.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The last five days have been interesting. I have never fallen to as much misadventure in one trip as this one. A hopeful sun holiday to Malta turned into one filled with clouds, wind and rain. I missed my departure flight, paid an expensive re-booking (cried a little), burnt my skin during the few hours of sun one day, shattered my camera lens on a ferry and the little mayhem list goes on and on.
But I am thankful for the opportunity and even more grateful to have shared that experience with two wonderful ladies who were nothing but thoughtful, understanding and fun.
I'm tired, still overwhelmed and there is so much to share. Yesterday, as we sat side-by-side on our flight home giggling through videos of our travels I realised that I still would have kept the experience just the way it was: a little rough around the edges, embarrassingly imperfect and every bit as memorable.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last night we went for cocktails at the Morrison. I got to meet the lovely Emily, Julia and Alex, try out new flavours and for the first time ever had deep fried olives (seriously). As students, their old Lobo bar downstairs used to be the place we all headed on nights out --always good music, a great atmosphere and even better with your nearest and dearest in tow.
It's impressive to see how things have changed- it's now Quay 14; brighter, more open and still just as friendly. A little reminder that oldies can very easily become goodies again. And seriously (when allowed) every fun meeting with ladies should involve some sort of cocktails, no?
Labels: Wine and Dine