Monday, April 27, 2009

Prelude to Summer

Prelude to Summer

This weekend was amazing. The weather is New York was marvelous and we spent our days and nights out on Long Island. Since Mr. S surprised me with a Friday off we were out there on Thursday night and woke up early on Friday to go for a drive and a trip to the beach and to enjoy the day in general. On Saturday we rented bikes and rodes to the beach in East Hampton and then we went home and hung out in the backyard...I actually got sunburned! Usually I would complain about that but I was just so excited that it was nice out that I barely noticed that I forgot to put on sunblock.

We bought some blood oranges. I carried them in the basket of my bicycle and we ate them on the beach. The weekend before we ate them with our friends after drinking way too much wine. They were delicious but eating them after 4 glasses of wine is not like eating them on a spring afternoon after a nice long bike ride or like eating them in Italy. We bought them at the super and I have been craving them since we returned from our trip last month.

While there I ate them every chance I got. I drank blood orange juice every morning and I would be sure to take a few and we ate them in the car while driving through Tuscany. We drove with the windows open listening to random local radio stations. We pulled over just to smell the fresh air and admire the landscape. And we ate lots of oranges. Now I can enjoy them at home...it's not quite the same as Italy but I still love it.

Happy Monday:)

Today's Soundtrack:
laura pausini - entre tĂș y mil mares

Okay, she's actually singing this song in Spanish rather than in Italian but I love it. Laura Pausini is a very well known Italian singer and I think you'll agree that she has an incredible and soulful voice. I've loved her music since I was a teenager and we heard her on the radio A LOT in Italy which only reconfirmed my love for her. Even if you don't understand what she's saying - which is quite moving - you can't deny her voice is...beautiful.

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17 comments:

montague said...

it sounds like the perfect weekend. and i love those blood oranges!

The Beauty File said...

What a happy springy post & a beautiful picture. Fresh squeezed OJ & gorgeous oranges are major preludes to summer!! yipeeee

Julia said...

How wonderful! That sounds like an amazing weekend!

Vanessa said...

East Coast weather was a dream this weekend. Absolutely perfect! Sounds like your weekend was wonderful, blood oranges never hurt a thing!

Pretty Little World said...

It was finally really nice here this weekend too! We got a big storm on Saturday, but it was a perfect spring storm and thankfully no longer the icky winter/icy kind.

kelly said...

blood oranges are my favorite!!! and

" I carried them in the basket of my bicycle and we ate them on the beach."

is just magical!! Glad you had a wonderful time!! i hope you snapped some photos to share.

whats the weather like this week...

Carlotta said...

blood orange are one of the best things on earth!! we call them Tarocco, sweet and juicy..I don't really like Laura Pausini music but we are so proud of her she's so famous everywhere and she's so funny very nice person!!

drollgirl said...

I LOVE BLOOD ORANGES!!! i am all over them when i can get them. YUM!!!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i adore blood oranges. you have to try blood orange gelato.

Tiffany said...

yummy! the picture alone looks delish!

Nadine @ BDG said...

I can almost taste the pic!

Chessa! said...

hi, everyone:) aren't these oranges to most delectable fruit ever? I love them...they are so sweet and the flavor is so powerful just like the color!
thank you so much for your visit!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

just letting you know i added you to my blog roll.

tanya said...

oh my, i practically peed my pants when i saw this photo. this sums up my weekend PERFECTLY. yay for summer!

Iole said...

this post is so energetic...and I really love Laura Pausini! she i sone of the best here in Italy!!!
thanks for stopping by! really appreaciate your great comments.
Hope to see you soon.
Love iole

...love Maegan said...

so gorgeous. I'm so longing for summer ...and beaches!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I love your stories of oranges, Italy and escaping in general. I so need a little of that right now.