Sweet Tea & Pasta

A Yankee Girl in a Southern World!

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize." ~Clairee, Steel Magnolias Learn More

Hi y'all! I'm Mindy, a PA Yankee living in the land of sweet tea. I'm a southern transplant by way of the Air Force, I wouldn't have it any other way! A lover of Southern culture, sweet tea, homemade pasta, eating, traveling, old mills, & abandoned places, I'm always finding new places to explore. View the south through my eyes and learn about the culture and people that call it home!

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Chicago: Savoring the Windy City

Chicago: Savoring the Windy City

Sep 25, 2016 | 6 Comments

After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 destroyed a large swath of the city, Chicago rose from the ashes and towards the heavens with the construction of the world’s first skyscraper, changing city landscapes around the globe forever. Chicago grew from those ruins and flourished into the city of today. The city features parks, an […]

Geographically Challenged in Italy: Sorrento & Capri

Geographically Challenged in Italy: Sorrento & Capri

Sep 24, 2016 | 2 Comments

In my quest to find hotels in Sorrento I mistakenly thought Hotel Torre Barbara was closer to the town of Sorrento and easily accessible via the train. Not so much. It turns out our hotel was in Vico Equense which is not too far from Sorrento, but definitely not within walking distance. Rick Steves recommended […]

Here’s the Dish: Eataly Chicago

Here’s the Dish: Eataly Chicago

Sep 22, 2016 | No Comments

Eataly. Eat and Italy, two of my favorite things. Ummm, yes. Yes, I will partake in your foodstuffs, thank you very much! What is Eataly? It’s part Italian market, part restaurant, part classroom all jammed into 63,000 square feet of food space. In short, it’s everything related to eating and Italian food. And yes, you […]

Photo Bucket: April 2016

Photo Bucket: April 2016

Sep 19, 2016 | 9 Comments

Hi Y’all! I’m starting a monthly photo bucket to share some of my photos. Some of the photos are of places I didn’t blog about for whatever reason or didn’t make the cut in a blog post. Others are photos I found unusual or interesting from beautiful places in my travels. Some photos are of […]

A Southern Yankee in Rome: Parte Due

A Southern Yankee in Rome: Parte Due

Sep 10, 2016 | No Comments

I woke to the sounds of the early morning hustle wafting in with the breeze. It seemed as though I lay my head on the pillow only moments before, but alas, that was not the case. It was a little before 6 AM and we had a date with the Vatican in a little over […]

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