Breakfast in Rome. Totally worth navigating the steamy underground maze of rail tunnels for. Continental buffet breakfast @ Hotel InterContinental de la Ville = ready for an epic day of sightseeing!
|Wandering the streets of Rome.|
|The Colosseum in bread form.|
|Breakfast terrace at our hotel in Florence.|
|For some reason, Italian buffet breakfasts always have cake ...|
This was my absolute favourite coffee shop in Florence - beautiful decor, amazing marzipan fruits, and the cutest miniature cakes you've ever seen!
The little cake on the right was absolutely pumped with liquor! We found that a lot in Italy, that the Italians don't mess around with the heavy stuff. Even the smallest tiramisu is capable of tipping you over the edge.
|Pinocchio on the Ponte Vecchio.|
My favourite place in the world - Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence. Home of breathtaking wedding photos, judging by the three different brides we saw at sunset!
|San Gimignano 1300, miniature replica of the walled medieval city.|
|Best pizza. Enormous in both flavour and value. 2,50 euros?|
An industrial city, heavy in textiles, and probably not a holiday destination for most tourists, despite its proximity to Florence. But it definitely had the best gelato (for me anyway) and some of the cutest pastries.
|This is actually my favourite print advertisement, hence the pastel obsession.|
|View from the campanile, Venice.|
|Breakfast in Milan - Hotel Michelangelo.|
|I never realised there were so many different types! The marmalade one was my favourite.|
|Bridal shop, Milan. A sure sign of a bridezilla in the making = demanding a floating wedding dress.|
|Shopping in Milan, Quadrilatero d'Oro.|
|Lunch in the cute little neighbourhood of Brera, Milan. Best pasta of the trip. If only I remembered what was in it ...|
|Who could resist berries when they're packaged so sweetly?|
|Only time for a few, since the French trains arrive almost every minute.|
|Pit stop on our way up to the Sacre Coeur.|
|Crepes @ Montmartre.|
|Angelina, Rue Rivoli, Paris.|
|Random bakery near Jardins de Luxembourg. Best croissants ever.|
|Why pay Louvre admission when you can have your painting and eat it too?|
|Smoked salmon millefeuille - amazing.|
|Caramel madeleine @ Fauchon, Place de la Madeleine.|
|Afternoon tea @ the Ritz, Paris.|
|The Louvre, late-night Wednesdays in summer.|
|Pierre Herme macarons from Galeries Lafayette. I still prefer Adriano Zumbo's!|
|Breakfast in Bloomsbury. Nothing better than hot toast, melted butter and berry jam.|
|Tea @ the Dorchester Hotel, London.|
|Because glitter makes everything taste better :)|
|My tea was called 'Paris'.|
|View from St James' park.|
Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans - almost. These literally tasted like their descriptions *shudder*. I only made it halfway through the packet before I gave up - it was way too traumatic. The rotten egg one literally made me want to gag! Then again, no pain no gain - the berry blue was awesome :)
Sorry for the length! Hope your eyes aren't too tired :)