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Anniversary, and Off to Italy!

At this time last year, DoBianchi and I headed off to California to get married. Our first year together as husband and wife has been joyful and full of excitement about our future. Now we are embarking on another adventure, to the Veneto and Friuli. I'll meet some of Jeremy's old friends and see bits of his life as a student, but we'll also see an old friend of mine from high school. Italian Wine Guy will even be joining us for a bit! What a treat!

On the agenda: Quintarelli, Angiolino Maule, some Prosecco colfondo, Venice for anniversary dinner, Giampaolo Venica, and a place I've always wanted to visit--Trieste.

There's more to it than that, but you'll have to stay tuned! DoBianchi will certainly be blogging and, depending on our WiFi access, I might be blogging too.

Happy Anniversary, 2B! I am thrilled to have such a fun travel partner, I couldn't have been luckier than to have found you. I look forward to a lifetime of adventure by your side.

Now let's go!


Blogger Do Bianchi said...

this moment, this very moment, as we are doing are final packing and last-minute work-related tasks, this moment is such a special moment in our lives... the anticipation of our next adventure in Italy is electric and magical... reading your post made a tear of sheer joy come to my eyes... I love you and can't wait to get on that plane! I can't wait to show you the Veneto I know... but be advised: they all talk funny like me! ;-) I love you Tracie P!

1/28/2011 7:06 AM

Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Auguri on your first anniversary!!!

1/28/2011 7:09 AM

Blogger Alfonso Cevola said...

Auguri tutti! see you @ VCE

1/28/2011 7:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You two have so much fun and be careful....We love you both and God bless....love, Mom

1/28/2011 8:47 AM

Blogger Sara, Ms Adventures in Italy said...

coming to Milan at all? :)

1/28/2011 9:20 AM

Blogger na cica de vino said...

have a blast! happy anniversary !

1/28/2011 6:57 PM

Anonymous Katie Parla said...

Auguroni! Travel safe and eat lots!!!

1/29/2011 10:36 AM

Anonymous Hande said...

Prosecco colfòndo? You have to try Bele Casel's version! Have a great anniversary and trip!

1/30/2011 3:51 AM

Anonymous Thomas Schampaert said...

Great foresight! What a way to celebrate your first anniversary.
I had Angelino's Sassaia 2009 yesterday and I can tell you, it's definitely one of his best ever. Try Luis Follador for his authentic prosecco. Enjoy your trip.

1/31/2011 4:12 AM

Blogger erin said...

oh happy happy anniversary! And have a really wonderful time in Italy!

1/31/2011 8:41 AM

Anonymous Michelle James said...

Dear Tracie,

I found your details on your blog. I hope you might be able to help me with my strange request…

I am a Producer working on a television show called House Hunters International which follows English speaking expats in their quest to purchase a house abroad. I am hoping to find English speaking expats to profile who are living in Italy. I wonder if you or any of your expat contacts might be interested in getting involved?! I would love to find out more about your story! Please find a little blurb about the show below:

House Hunters International is a half-hour program currently airing on the Home and Garden Television Network (HGTV) in America.
The series is designed to de-mystify the international home-buying process by going behind the scenes of a house hunt where buyers and their real estate agents tour 3 homes.

At its core, House Hunters International is a travel show concentrating on the idiosyncrasies of the locales and what makes them special and different.

You can watch some examples of the show here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh0Q6DYe3QM - London from South Africa (1600 series)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmhKEzm5kg - Dubai from Illinois (2000 series)

Please get in touch if you have any more questions about the show. I look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes and many thanks,


Michelle James
1-3 St Peter's Street, London N1 8JD - +44 20 7704 3300

2/16/2011 8:05 AM

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