It's March 8th and it's a big deal here in Italy because it's la Festa Della Donna (International Women's Day everywhere else in the world). For some odd reason, it's not 'celebrated' as seriously in Canada which is unfortunate as women should be definitely be celebrated, and not only one day of the year of course! It's tradition in Italy to give the women in your life a very specific flower called a mimosa- they are adorable little puffballs of bright, sunny yellow with a distinctive fragrance. After Massi brought home a beautiful bouquet and we ate from our treasured supply of Canadian bacon, we spent the day out and about. Massi went to the driving range for the first time in Italy (I supervised). Then we went for a Sunday walk in Sarnico, along the lake and for aperitivi at a local pub. On the way home, we stopped to get a kilogram of gelato at one of the best and oldest gelateria (Gelateria Arlecchina) in Bergamo and my mouth is just watering thinking about digging in after this post...So auguri to all the women in my life, near and far.
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Jasmine is a former pharmacist turned writer and wine drinker from Alberta, Canada living "the sweet life" in Bergamo, Italy.
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