Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What's It All About, Amalfi?



I feel it's high time we had another coastal daydream.  I drew this from an old page torn from a magazine years ago and it was somewhere along the Amalfi coastPurrrrrrr.

When I just had a poke around online, I fell upon these luxury retreats, where you can be guided "through the terrain of healing and transformation," while staying in a five star hotel, taking cooking classes and engaging in something involving a private yacht {those details are sketchy}.  Who knew group therapy could be such a treat!

Anyhow, you're welcome to join me here, where we can laze and readAnd our deep and meaningfuls need only extend as far as what kind of toppings we want on our pizzas for dinner.  I'll have mine with char-grilled capsicum, olives and buffalo mozzarella, per favore!  And for after-dinner drinks, it will be local Limoncello Grazie.  And for you, oh gorgeous ones?

22 comments:

  1. What a yummy drawing, Shell! Love the title of the post.

    I'll have what you're having. :p

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  2. Oh, but how can I choose? I'll try a little of everything and one great big aspirin for the morning.

    WV: Flogl, which is how I'll feel after all the cocktails

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  3. That's fine. Char-grilled capsicum. Whatever it is, I'll have it. The way you say it, with olives and buffalo mozzarella, makes it sound divine.

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  4. Cali ~ don't worry, we'll fly in Ladurée macarons as well - none of our gatherings would quite be right without them.

    Margaret ~ I'll leave an aspro with the Baci chocolate on your pillow when we do the bed turn-downs.

    Petrea ~ so sorry! I forgot ~ I believe you call them 'bell peppers'. You're very trusting. :)

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  5. good article
    happy blogging
    http://yoursmiless.blogspot.com

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  6. What a dreamy drawing! Let me quick do my laundry from the Morocco trip, then go get some Ladurée macarons for everyone, and I'll meet you there! I'll let you know when I'm about an hour away so you can open the red wine to have with our pizza.

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  7. Hi Ping Pong ~ thanks for visiting!

    Katie ~ oh, now you're cooking with gas! {I hope you know that expression - it's a good thing.} I'll go down to the cellar now {I believe it's actually a wine cave} and choose a little something in readiness!

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  8. I reckon all your commentators are already fully healed and transformed, but on the other hand, now you mention that pizza, we're feeling a bit peckish...

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  9. MMMMM per me un orangecello e vino rosso. Molto grazie!!!! Beautiful picture - I love it. I'll have to put that luxury retreat on my "things to do before I die" list.

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  10. I love your drawing...fabulous. I have never been to the Amalfi Coast but it is high on my wish list, xv.

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  11. But Shell, you can't go. We have lined up cleaning jobs for you straight through 2010.

    I, on the other hand, need this trip. For my nerves. (Bacon and gruyere please. Red wine.)

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  12. Oh, Shell, what a perfect drawing to brighten up a dreary grey day here in L.A. I already climbed on board before you finished writing the post.

    I'll try some of that calypso (calico? carabunga?) stuff you're serving.

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  13. Mise ~ agreed ~ food, drink and companionship are the best kinds of therapy anyway!

    Adventures ~ Prego!! {I hope this means your tummy's feeling better.}

    Hi, Vicki! If it's on your wish list, I know you'll make it happen. :)

    Hiker ~ no worries, I can whip through that in no time and still join you for after-dinner drinks. {And I only use natural cleaning products, too. How's that for service.}

    PCN ~ I can tell you started without us. :)

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  14. Isn't it too late to join the party ?
    My favorite one is "Orientale" with "poivrons, mozzarella et merguez", that is capsicum and the spicy sausage you get with couscous.
    So seems to me it fits with the general ambiance ?

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  15. I forgot, the drink could be that light but flavoured red wine you find around Rome, never know its name !

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  16. Marylène ~ never too late ~ time means nothing here in Amalfi. :) Chianti could possibly be the wine you're thinking of? Light and cheerful!

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  17. Your drawings are so charming. They are very much like the drawings in my college French book and I was so charmed by all things French that I almost changed my major. Still not sure that I made the right decision. But am glad to have found your blog!

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  18. Hi Shanna ~ how lovely! You're welcome here anytime to enjoy the company of a bunch of fellow Francophiles. :)

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  19. And I've been so busy at work etc. that it took me this long to get here. I could have been part of this lovely dream since Tuesday! (And—oh, no!—the luxury retreats are all booked for 2009. And I thought everyone was broke.) Well, best not waste any more time—I'll have mine with just buffalo mozzarella and zucchini blossoms, per piacere, a nice glass of pinot grigio, and definitely some lovely local limoncello to toast the good company. Yum. I feel I could walk right into this charming drawing, Shell!

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  20. Alexa ~ I was about to send out the search party - a bit late, sorry, but we've been assessing their credentials thoroughly! I've sent them out for zucchini blossoms instead. Lovely choice!

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  21. Aahh, I'll have pepperoni, char-grilled capsicum and chevre with a dash of parmesan and to drink, let me see, perhaps just a lemonade. I do love a fine private yacht.

    Lovely sketch, Shell.

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  22. MmeB ~ as lemons are the regional specialty, a pitcher of home-made lemonade will be most refreshing! Ciao, bella.

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Merci, grazie, thank you for joining our conversation lounge. Your smile lights up the room. Even more beautifully than our crystal chandelier. x

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