photos from amsterdam, part II

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part I of our amsterdam photos can be seen HERE.   a highlight of the trip for us was renting bikes one afternoon and biking along all the little cobblestone streets and canals.  it’s great how biking is such a big part of their every day lifestyle in amsterdam. we saw so many awesome bikes with big buckets in either the front or back filled with children or groceries or furniture or anything they could carry!...

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sailing!

a few weeks ago, kate spade saturday sent us on a little adventure doing things out and about in nyc to see what their new window-shopping-on-the-go-experience is like. in between shopping and getting our special delivery, josh and i went on a sailing lesson on the hudson river! josh grew up sailing in florida so he feels at home on the water but since i’ve only been one other time in my life (when we went in the DR a few years ago) i felt like such a wimp when we got onto the water and i was already like, “turn this boat around!”  ;) but i will admit that after a while i felt a little more at ease....

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lunch date.

in the middle of our week, we were able to sneak in a lunch date together in soho!  i don’t know about you, but lunch dates are always my favorite kind of dates because the meal is half the price and also, it’s light out, the day is still young! between an appointment ending early, and 30 spare minutes to kill before running back home to my littles, we found just enough time to squeeze in a new york “power lunch!”  one of our go-to spots in soho is the la esquina (corner deli) because we kind of love jarritos a lot (their website also wins as coolest!), but we decided to try something new and grabbed chicken parmesan sandwiches at parm....

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aceto balsamico!

after our morning seeing how parmesan cheese is made in parma, we went to a family owned vineyard nearby to learn about traditional balsamic vinegar of reggio emilia.  i had no idea balsamic vinegar is rotated in barrels by hand for up to 30 years and that the flavor comes from the different types of wood barrels....

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