Friday, August 26, 2011

Revelling in Ravello Memories

Next stop on the Amalfi Coast scrapping tour is Ravello, the town high up in the terraced hills above the coast.  Rafaelle was definitive in the location for our lunch on the tour, and now we know why.  Not only is it probably one of the only good restaurants for lunch in this tiny town, but it was good, and the view, sublime!  
I wonder how many people eat Caprese salads without ever thinking of their origin in this region where Capri is not far away (and soon to be scrap-visited!).  It was delicious!  And the homemade pasta, perfect!  How is it that Italians have perfected al dente?  Washed down with local wine of course, and plenty of water to stay hydrated in this Mediterranean climate, and the piece de resistance, the delizia al limone, kind of a lemon cream puff (and next time we have to take pictures before we start hacking into it!).  It was a perfect lunch, which unfortunately left too little time for this lovely town, worthy of further exploration!

Ravello Left


And Oh, the ceramics! Never have I seen such beautiful ceramics. Rafaelle took us to a ceramics factory where I was sorely tempted to plop down E500 for a hand-painted Vesuvian clay ceramic table or bistro set. Of course, no pictures allowed at the factory, but the Ristorante Garden had one of these tables in their airy lobby.
Ravello Right
Both of these layouts were stared with Jen Maddocks Basic Essential Templates 3, with background papers from Jen Maddocks new Blink and Damask, which have become the go-to papers for quick and effortless artsy layouts.

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