The Slow and Savory Review
Ah Rome. The art, the architecture, the history... the very scale and beauty of the place are enough to knock a tourist over backwards. Of course, Brandy is anything but a tourist when it comes to Rome. In fact, there was one infamous summer in her youth when Brandy threw caution to the wind, rented a Vespa scooter, and spent three months in a charming villa down the street from the gates to Vatican City (some say this part of her life was the actual inspiration for the film Roman Holiday, but Brandy has never confirmed this rumor). She would often wile away the summer days on her balcony with a glass of Limoncello in one hand and a good book in the other. Other days she would ride to Venice and hire a gondolier to pilot her down the canals for a few hours.
With her memories of bygone days in Italy fresh in her mind (and plenty of money in her wallet, for the entire meal came out to only about $25 a person), Brandy dragged Biscuit out to Lake Michigan, where she insisted they would be able to find a gondolier for hire. Perhaps those three Bellinis were a bit too much for her after all.
The Short and Sweet Review