My favorite thing about Italy | How About Orange

March 26, 2008

My favorite thing about Italy

The guys selling fake Gucci bags on the street? No! The coffee. Swiss Ms. and Mr. gave me some espresso and a frother as an early birthday present, so now I can make some foamy cappuccinos of my very own. I found even more inspiration for myself at the Metropolis website, where I uncovered this latte art video. I love Metropolis so. I love coffee so.

I love the macro setting on my camera so.

24 comments:

Karl Rove said...

Nice pics lady. I have a job taking campaign photographs if you are interested.

La Woodstock said...

Me too I have this "thing" to make cappuccino (sorry, I do not know its name in English!) and I can assure that it makes a perfect cappuccino!

PS: very nice blog, I read it every day and it is very inspiring!! :)

Jess said...

Karl, only if I can use the macro setting on every shot.

La Woodstock, thanks! I look forward to making lots of perfect cappuccinos with that thing.

Kate said...

I love the macro setting on cameras, it can make anything look interesting!

amy said...

oh how i miss my home country (italy) and coffee - and pastries - are definitely what i miss the most. sigh. beautiful shot!

bettyninja said...

You so nailed it! The coffee is amazing. At first I was like- whew this will put hair on my chest. But by the end of my stay I was in love. When I got home and had a DD's coffee it tasted like water! The ice cream tasted like water when I got home too. Gotta love that gelato

Grandma G said...

The latte art was pretty cool! I'll expect you to make me some like that in a couple of weeks. Or a frothy cappuccino will do. You should be pretty practiced up by then. Also, I'll need some more Metropolis coffee by then, too. Spice Island... mmmmmm!!!

Love you and can't wait to see you!
Mum

letter9 said...

Great pic. And I love it that "Karl Rove" commented on your post. : )

But beware: morning lattes are addictive. My sister got us an espresso machine for our anniversary three years ago and we haven't seen our coffee maker since except when my husband's dad comes to visit.

Jen said...

I got a stove top espresso maker for Christmas along with a frother. Best present ever.

When we were in France last year, every morning our Italian hosts at the inn we were staying at would deliver to me the perfect espresso and steamed milk. I longed for it after we returned and my sister-in-law made my day when she gave me that gift.

- Jen

RedPanties said...

Love your blog, extremely inspirational and makes me smile! I've added you to my blog, under Links I can't live without!!

SarahSews said...

The stove top espresso maker and a frother really will make your day, won't they? I lurv mine. And I lurv DH for cleaning it for me when I leave it out. Enjoy!

Creative Fools said...

If you love coffee, then you will love www.sweetmarias.com. Green bean heaven!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

I'm sure I'm one of many to ask what camera you use. Is that info somewhere? Thanks, glad you're back! Tracey

Joleo said...

Oh real coffee - that'll be addictive :). I have to have an illy cappucino every morning or the day isn't worth it. I moved from using a stove top to an electric espresso machine about a year ago, and I love it, but I still use my little frother.

Tara said...

Very cool! You love all those things and I love how you share with us great links in almost every post. :)

Pintoo said...

What happened you are not posting daily nowadays :( miss them. Also ur paintings.. I am not seein any of your paitings now. I got inspired by you and have started doing work on canvas. Thanks for your ideas :)

♥ Stevi said...

Love the post---I did a post on latte art on my blog last week...I love my aeroccino frother

http://gtbhome.blogspot.com/2008/03/foam-home.html

casacaudill said...

I wasn't what you'd call a coffee drinker before going to Italy. Sure, I liked the sweet & frothy concoctions at Starbucks, but I could live with out my daily dose of joe. And then we went to Rome & Florence and I had to have espresso and cappuccino everyday. We eventually went out and bought an espresso machine and a frother. We use a Bodum milk frother and it makes wonderful froth. In fact, I'm drinking a nice smooth cappuccino now.

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Jenaveve said...

So it's the macro setting... might have to try that out on my little camera. Thanks for the tip!

claudia said...

is that illy espresso i see in the background?!

my sister in law works for them, she's an espresso machine technician. we LOVE their coffee too, it does make the perfect cappuccino :)

CupcakeLady said...

Great blog. I love the pictures!

Jess said...

Thanks. And yes indeedy, Claudia!

Giuli said...

Funny Video! I live in Italy and I love cappuccino. Did you know there are different latte art? For ex: funny face, hearts, smiles...

alis said...

I'm willing to blow half of my starter's salary on an espresso & cappuccino machine if I get the job I applied to, that's how addicted to coffee I am. ahhh, italy...

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