Thursday, May 16, 2013

More Sorrento + The Amalfi Coast

"First things first...We are truly blessed to have the means to set a pretty table and invite our friends to join us for good food and fellowship. I am mindful that many are not so fortunate. My daughter has a passion for the work of the Food Bank. As a singer-songwriter, she has written and recorded a song that is the anthem for the world wide Crop Hunger Walk project. Her song, "Raise Your Voice" is featured in their video. I've included a link in the side margin of my blog. I hope that it will encourage you to support projects in your community that contribute to the effort to overcome hunger.
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The Garden Friends BIble study gathered again today at our house to end our year of study and fellowship.  I prepared a table to welcome them back, and we had a joyful time.  I have tons of pictures to share with you.  I'm going to wait until next week to post them because I want to take the proper time with them.  Tonight, we''re headed back to Sorrento, Italy to see the sights of the Amalfi Coast and some more of the tables of Sorrento.  After a busy day of entertaining, I think that I'll keep it somewhat short and sweet.  Post Script:  Well, it's short on verbage...but photo intense...I just couldn't help myself...fair warning.

We started bright and early, when our driver picked us up to head over the mountain to the magnificent Amalfi Coast.  Our first stop was Positano...

Dropping down into the lovely town of Positano, we stopped at a parking garage.  KC and I immediately wanted to make a pit stop  (TMI)...



The powder room and this were tucked under the parking garage.  See the kitty cat sipping water? 

Back up in the streets, the floral displays were gorgeous.

Leaving Positano ...



 ...to continue along the Amalfi Coast...






...and through the town of Amallfi, the oldest of the costal communities.  







We continued on to Ravello, one of the marvelous old walled cities....


...We explored a magnificent old villa... 







...My idea of the perfect fixer-upper....










...Can't you just see a massive, long table set for dinner al fresco?  This is where I told Sweet Mister.... 





 ...that he could buy it for me any time.  He passed.



After a delicious lunch, overlooking the sea, we retraced our steps to Sorrento, a nap, and...


 ...an idyllic, enchanted evening....

...at a beautiful table with a view of Mt. Vesuvius... 





a magical blue hour...


 ...and the love of my life, Sweet Mister...If I had to choose all over again, I'd still choose him!





It just kept getting better... 

...Amazing food and impeccable service... 



at the terrace dining room.... 
...of our wonderful hotel, The Hotel Bellevue Syrene.  We will return. If you have the opportunity, don't miss it!


I think that any season is the right time to ponder magical moments spent during long dreamed of visits to foreign lands.  How about you?  With thankfulness for her dedication and efforts, I'm joining the multi-talented Tablescaper for her meme Oh, the Places I've Been..  Don't miss out on this marvelous blog party.  See you there!  

You can check out KC's music at www.kcclifford.com, on iTunes, and on YouTube.  I hope that you'll take a few minutes and give her a listen.  You'll also enjoy reading back through her blog on this site.  The girl can really write!  Her latest CD is called "Orchid."  It is available on iTunes or through her website.  I hope that you'll give her music a chance.  I know that I have zero objectivity where she is concerned, but I think that you'll fall in love with her music and her!  

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