SO. The summer solstice is the day of Luther and my anniversary. This year was a significant one. I won’t say the number but it has to do with Gold.
We decided to invite most of our new friends here to a lunch at Calagrana. I wanted it to be family style and casual. Comfortable. The weather was hot but we were on the side porch in the shade with the occasional breeze. Here are some pictures.
we decided to ride in our Chariot the Angelo Giallo.
Ely’s signature cocktail complements of the house. Thanks Ely! But, even on this special day, she wouldn’t tell me what was in it!
Luther looking handsome in is Hawaiian shirt.
Some of the friends who joined us to celebrate.
Cuzin’ Tom. My maiden name is Gilmer. Tom’s last name is Gilmore. Both from Scotland originally. We have to be cousins!
Desiree, Vera’s pretty red-head daughter.
Chef Albi hard at work at the grill.
And of course I had to have pictures some of the food. I forgot to get it all.
We had a multi-plate antipasti to start. Chicken wings, Charcouterie, quiche…
Torta alla Nonna for dessert. SO good!
I had Ely and Albi special order lobsters for us. And we had beautiful rib eye steaks too.
I think everyone had fun. It only happens once!
It was a nice time. I think everyone had fun. I’m always surprised how many new friends I’ve made here in such a short time.💕
Thanks Teri, it was!
I was sorry our timing worked out that way. You’d have been invited!
Thanks Cindy! I wished you were here too!
Congratulations, Nancy! What a beautiful way to celebrate.
Happy anniversary! Looks like a fantastic celebration.
So wish I were there.
You look beautiful and Luther quite dashing!
Happy happy anniversary! Xxxxxxx
I so wish I’d been there to celebrate on the actual day of your anniversary, but I’m happy so many friends were there with you. See you in Athens in a few weeks for our celebration! Love you big sis!
Oh it was! Always at Calagrana it’s a special occasion. They made it easy for us!
It was fun, and the food magnificent! Thanks for the wishes!
I was sooo happy you could be there with us!
Thanks Carlo. If you’d been here you’d have been invited for sure!
Thanks! Wish you could’ve been here too!
Congratulations!!! looks like a lovely event
Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful party with us!
Congratulations! I was so happy to be part of your celebration, which was really lovely – food, friends, Italy.
Man oh man, I didn’t get an invitation! 😉
I’d have gladly hopped in my Lear jet and dragged Mary there to celebrate the BIG FIVE OH!
Seriously, congratulations to you both! Looks like a lovely celebration and, of course, Calagrana… I could easily live there. —CARLO
Felice anniversario d’oro a te e Luther!!! Sembra una festa favolosoa
Looks lovely. Congratulations! Wish we were there. mark and liz
Yes, Rodney! And thanks!
Happy Anniversary! And great pictures. Recognize the place!
So happy to have you help us celebrate! 💕
It was so much fun. Great to celebrate with food, fun and laughter.