This is Rome

November 14, 2012

What was it about Rome this time around? I cannot stop thinking about this city, wishing I was once more strolling the streets of Trastevere, losing myself in ruins, pondering by fountains, shopping at Volpetti and drinking wine in the afternoon. Rome, I adore you.
I have always favoured this ancient city. I recall my first visit in 2003 with my mum. I was floored, stunned by it’s brilliance and completely mesmerised by the vibrant hues of the buildings. It was like a fantasy land, like nothing I had ever seen before. And with each visit I have fallen more and more in love with Rome – its energy, its passion, its respect for tradition and life past and present. Life is valued here, and this reverence for beauty, life and love is infectious. You’re compelled to live well here. And so we did, lodging in Trastevere, exploring all turns and corners of the city, savouring delectable eats (some of the best I’ve ever had) and lazing the evening away with wine and affectionate sunsets.
This is life, this is love, this is Rome.





Heidi xo

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  • Hannah November 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    It slays me that we can see you reflected in Ben's sunglasses.

    Oh Rome! And sunshine! WARMTH!

  • Ros November 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Love this post. Rome is my favourite city (tied with NYC but it's so different they can't be compared) and despite a double digit number of visits I am still amazed everytime I go. I always discover something new.

    Thanks for taking me back, if only for a minute, on my lunchbreak 🙂

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments November 14, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Oh those photos are just magical! Love it, want to go to Rome now. Heidi you are making my travel list just grow and grow.

  • jac November 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Stunning photos! Such a beautiful, historical city.

  • The InTolerant Chef November 15, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Awesome photos indeed Heidi! Looks like lovely weather for visiting too, better than rainy Paris anyway 🙂

  • Not Quite Nigella November 15, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Ahhh this brings back memories of this year's trip to Rome. I also fell in love with it and cannot wait to go back! 😀

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet November 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

    You're so lucky to have gone twice Heidi 🙂 I've never been! But had definitely put it on my 'MUST GO' list! I love all the photos especially the one of Ben and his sunnies ~

  • mamacino November 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I have never gotten over Rome…it's been three years but still…

  • Heidi November 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Hannah – must be so foreign to you now!!! I miss that warmth too. But you take sunshine & warmth wherever you go, lady xo

    Ros – you're so welcome! Double digits, lucky you. I agree (with NYC too). It's truly the best.

    Lisa – haha, my bad!

    Jac – thanks 🙂

    InTolerant Chef – thank you! & yes, much better weather 🙂

    Lorraine – love!

    Daisy – I love that shot too hehe thanks! I'm actually super lucky, this was my 4th visit – never enough though! You'd love the food. Gelato!

    Mamacino – oh you never will…it's truly special!

    Heidi xo

  • Yasmeen November 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Rome is definitely my favorite city in Italy. I do love some areas in the south and Sicily, but Rome is chaotic and interesting in its own way. Beautiful photos – love the gelato and ceiling shots x

  • Leah November 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    It's seems like such magical place to be. Sounds divine. I adore your words and photos. Sublime. Makes me want to go.

  • Hannah November 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you my love. Trying to stay strong and not wobbly at present! xoxo

  • Heidi November 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Yasmeen – thanks, lady. I agree 🙂

    Leah – thank you 🙂

    Hannah – messaged you! xo

  • Ashley November 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Oh my that ceiling! I miss Rome dearly. It has been far too long…!

  • Iron Chef Shellie November 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I went to Rome once. It was freezing, it was late, we went on a bus tour, saw the Colosseum, stopped by the Trevi Fountain and had a touristy dinner. We were outta there the next morning because our hotel had no hot water, no heating and the beds sank.

    I'm glad Rome is so much more than I saw!!