Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Burns, Bagpipes, Bottles, Bibs and Boards

Our days pretty much blurred together by the end of the week. Almost every day we would go for a run then sit in the sun reading our books and drinking cocktails for as long as we possibly could. 





It's a hard life but someone has to do it. 

While our days were spent lazying around by the pool, every night was different. 
One of our favorite nights, we spent having a hot date with a bagpiper. Yep, you read that correctly. Well, when I say hot date I mean we talked to him briefly but that still counts right?
At sunset every night at the hotel, a bagpiper comes (kilt, magnificent beard, knee socks and all) out and stands with the mountains behind him and plays music. 






All you have to do is sit back, order a drink, and enjoy life. 



Another night, after turning in from the pool early to nurse particularly vicious sunburns, we headed to North for happy hour. 



While the inside of the restaurant was beautiful, the terrace was something out of a European dream and besides, we wanted to take in as much warm weather as we possibly could. 



North has a great happy hour special called bottle and board. A bottle of wine and a delicious coal-oven baked pizza for $20. Um . . . yes, please!



Yes, that is my napkin tucked in like a bib. Don't pretend you've never done it!

We sat around sipping our wine, devouring our pizza and discussing everything from philosophy to Star Wars when we decided we were having too good of a time to go home. Dessert? Absolutely! 

We went for the Nutella Trifle: Nutella mousse, banana, graham cracker, house-made "magic shell". 
I'm pretty sure this face says it all:

It was so good, our waitress brought the chef out so we could unload our bundle of foodie emotions on him. 


Feeling ridiculously proud of ourselves with our meal choices, or maybe it was the wine setting in, we left (after leaving a note to our waitress, anybody who claims they are a double stuffed Nutter Butter automatically has our respect) feeling happier than kids on Christmas. 
Good food and good wine make for a happy girl!


2 comments:

  1. 1. Alexandra, in the blue shirt photo, is SO Natalie Portman.
    2. You included my all time fave photo of you!!! LOVE!
    3. That pizza.
    4. That dessert.
    omg.

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  2. Hahaha I love it! Looks like you're living the dream! And I always tuck my napkin in when I mean business. In public and at home. I'm not even ashamed. xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

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