A few days back my sister-from-another-mister, Rome girl Sophia, shared a lovely little article from the Huffington Post called 7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians.
I must say, I’m not usually one to toot my own horn, but I was happy to see that to one extent or another the list is made up of the things that stand at the heart of this blog. What we learned and experienced first hand in Italy snuck back to America with us thankfully … and although we have by no means kept up with them all fully and completely (realistically, who can fight back against the hustle and bustle of American culture? Starbucks and work on the go are unfortunately ever present these days) they are still a part of our lives.
Here’s a little photo journey of the 7 things the author listed, and to accompany them I included Roman and American versions of each.
1. Eat slowly, locally, and with others.
2. Drink a little bit, but not too much.
3. You should indulge a little every now and then … perche no??
4. Stop hurrying, start relaxing.
5. Having family nearby is the best thing ever.
**whether it’s by skype, or having friends who become family when you’re far from home
6. Gather and spend time outdoors.
The full article by Lisa_Miller can be found here. I highly recommend doing to the Italian thing, sitting down with a caffe, and reading up for some tips on achieving la vita bella stateside.
Wishing a very Happy New Year to one and all!