So, I finally got to check out Eataly this week. Wow. It's like Disneyland for people who love Italian food! Under one roof: gelato, fine chocolates, coffee, pizza, meat, cheese, wine, pasta, and vegetables. And a bakery. And a grocery store with items imported from Italy as well as select items made in the US. Did I mention the gelato? My friend Laura and I had a glass of wine, moved on to pizza, then ended the night with baskets full of cheese, bread, and assorted other goodies to bring home.
Today Andrew and I had a late brunch with some of my Eataly finds, and decided that since today is the day that our homebrew is officially ready for consumption, we'd crack open a little bottle of each and make sure the yeast had performed. Boy, did it. I'm pleased to say they taste like beer! It's a little dicey taking that first sip, knowing how easy it is for something to go wrong. But the gingerbread and Belgian tripel are both great, and will only improve with more bottle conditioning. Now we have to plan our party!
As a prerequisite for any party-planning conversation, I told Andrew that it's time for us to replace the living room rug. I got our current rug at Urban Outfitters about 8 years ago, and it's survived two puppies and many, many washings. At this point it's faded and has a few holes---time for it to go. I'm keeping my eye on this rug from West Elm, hoping it goes on sale soon.
This is a busy weekend, but I'm going to try and get a picture of my new (vintage) spring coat up, as well as a new painting project. Tulips are coming up outside, spring is coming!