Have any of you ever been to Buca di Beppo? In the infamous 'Pope Room', they have a very creepy bust of Pope Benedict in a plexiglass cube. He sits on the center of the round table and spins around on a lazy susan, Truly delightful and disturbing.
It's hard to eat while he's watching you. Makes me feel guilty, even though I haven't done anything. We kept turning Popie away from us so that we could eat in peace. They also have a cool 'mafia table' which is tucked away in the actual kitchen. There are many in America, since it's part of a chain, but we went to the location in Austin, Texas for my brother-in-law's birthday. Boy howdee, my husband and I loved their tiramisu!
Speaking of all things kitschy and Italian, who doesn't love Sophia Loren? Could she BE any more gorgeous? I've always been fond of her quote, "All you see, I owe to spaghetti!"
She just posed for the famous Pirelli calendar.....the woman is 72. That's Seventy-Two, people!
All right, this one's not quite so airbrushed. I loved the day-glo red hair on the lady to the left. And I don't know what kind of church person that is, but get a load of that massive Catholic bling! Sofia looks away in shame because her necklace isn't as large.
You'll have to excuse me.....I suddenly feel the urge to whip up some fettucini alfredo and smother my lids with black liquid eyeliner. Ciao!