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Engagement Dinner

07.20.14: With My Italian Family

Hello, dolls!!!! Happy Friday — well it’s not officially Friday yet but ahhh I am just excited to wake up in the morning later and have lunch with the fiance cause it won’t be for another 2 and a half days until I get to spend more than an hour with him during the day. Anyway, one of my goals for my blog is to post at least 2 entries about our upcoming big day (3 months left!), finish all my holiday posts, and start February with a Bangkok post. I know I can do all these as long as I stick to blogging 3 times a week.

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I can’t believe that my year of being a fiancee is already over and that in a few months I will embrace a new role.

If there is a perfect word for 2014 for me, it would be YES.

2015 will be, I DO.

After I got engaged to A, I realized that we are not only engaged to each other, we are also engaged to our families. Last year, I really felt how blessed I am to be a part of A’s family. They give me sooo much love and happiness like we have known each other for years!

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Over the summer, A’s parents threw us an engagement dinner. Since A’s family live in New York, we did the party there.

Adorable gift bag from the Buscemi’s.

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Cousins

When I think about summer here in the US, I remember the girls. The highlight of our summer is always spent with them.

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We had our engagement dinner at Piccola bussola, an amazing Italian restaurant in New York that serves family style meals.

Appetizer: Friend Zucchini

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Appetizer: Fried Italian Hot Long Peppers

I will save myself the trouble…. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS!

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Appetizer: Fried Calamari

I seriously had a hard time choosing which to eat first. Everything was sooooo good!

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Arugula Salad

We had 2 orders of all the appetizers. 8 big platters of delicious stuff!

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

A must have for A.

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Penne Alla Matriciana

cause what’s an Italian dinner without tomato sauce?

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Orecchiette with Shrimp and Lobster in a Light Tomato Cream Sauce

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Escarole

Cause I gotta have my greens!

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Baked Scallops Oreganata

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Grilled Octopus and Scallops with Beans

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Veal Marsala

My favorite!!! Look at all those shhhhrooms!

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Think A is tall? Look at his cousin who is 4 years younger than him!

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Big smiles for our engagement dinner with the fam! 🙂

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Breakfast at the Buscemi’s.

It was a beautiful sunny morning. Outdoor breakfast was perfect!

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Cuties!!!!!!

xx

R ❤

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