Although I’m sad to say we are no longer in West Africa, I am excited to be moving on to the next chapter in my life with a young man who is the very exemplification of my definition of love <3 After flying out from Ghana, we spent a month in the south of Italy with Fabrizio’s family & friends, where I was enchanted, once again, by the many delightful little things (“le piccole cose“) that make Southern Italy so special.
& so I have been inspired to begin a new little series of posts about those charming, comforting, interesting & all around fulfilling slices of life in Italy & beyond.
This week I want to highlight three piccole cose that I love about Italy:
1. Fabrizio <3
In danger of stating the glaringly obvious, this wonderful man of mine is certainly the very best thing that has ever been made in Italy. Although he does not even fall close to the criteria of small, I simply cannot discuss the beauty of his country without first thinking of how damn beautiful he really is.
Coffee in Italy. It is those deep, rich flavors & warm delicious creations in tiny cups that I’ve named this blog after. Coffee in Italy is an engrained essential, a constant piece in the daily patchwork of life.
A common courtesy when visiting a loved one’s home, & an absolute must after Sunday lunch, is a tray full of these from a local pasticceria (bakery). The more chocolate the better!
That wraps up my first le piccole cose post, thanks for reading!
I’d love to know: What are some of the small things that make your favorite places so special?