Friday, June 20, 2008

si, lo voglio!

At some point in high school, I became obsessed with Italy. I would buy travel books to Rome, write reports about it and spend hours fantasizing about my future trips to Tuscany. I bought a few basic books on the language and taught myself how to say a few quick phrases- my favorite was Buon Natale due to my other obsession over Christmas and that my name is Italian for Christmas. I signed up for Italian courses in college in attempt to prepare me for my (as yet unplanned) big trip. It didn't go so well. I was able to study abroad in Florence, but my Spanish/English/Italian language combination was not helpful. "I speak English better than you speak Italian, so lets speak English" was my daily disappointment. I drank more chianti and tried to get over it, but their attempt at kindness only stifled my ability to learn the language.

Imagine my joy when I found si lo voglio (translate, I think, to "Yes, I want you!"). It is an Italian blog- written in Italian by a woman named Pasadena- but with quite a few American influences. It turns out that we all speak the same language when it comes to wedding blogs! I can easily follow along based on the photos and my meager Italian, and no one is correcting me for taking too long to translate. Pasadena posts a lot of fun pictures for inspiration, so feel free to head over there even if you don't speak that particular romance language.


  1. You somehow just managed to meld my two of my favorite things in the entire world-weddings and Italian. I think I could spend hours stumbling through this blog.

    Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Thank you so much! I love your blog! And - please - consider to plan a trip in Liguria too! I will be your guide in Genoa ;-)

  3. Jenna- You are welcome!

    Pasadena- Don't tempt me! You may just get a visitor... :)

  4. FYI "si, lo voglio" means "yes, I want it."


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