Luca, owner with his wife Kim, greeted us personally, as always, and soon we were seated at our table. As we entered a sweet space of relaxation we noticed that the young couple seated behind us were chatting happily in Italian. The sound was delightful and the music of it brought us back to memories of our trip to Italy long ago.
Luca welcoming us to his restaurant
We have known Luca since we came to the Island, eight years ago. We watched him as he and his wife planned their career until finally: CIAO was born. They are good friends.
I do not usually make endorsements but in this case, along with another restaurant, I will do so.
Stay tuned for the other….
But, my Italian sojourn was not yet over. Typical of Amelia Island to have another
surprise up its sleeve.
Best Amelia Consignment Shop 2013!
There I was wandering through clothing goodies when in walked a couple shivering on this cold day.
When I looked up: lo and behold, the couple from Ciao! They commenced to speak Italian to Barb, imagine: also Italian! Turns out they were in Amelia to be married that afternoon! Good wishes all around. I even found lots of lovely clothes on top of it all!
Barb is a great fundraiser, too, another reason to frequent her shop. All part of the unique experience of Amelia Island on a cold Saturday morning. Thanks, Barb, I will be back!
Amelia Island is a place for dreaming. Laid back and slow, a day or two like the one I described is only an Island dream a hop, skip and jump away….