One of my friends called me up last week to ask if I wanted to attend this "industry" party in Testaccio. Her friend of a friend, Matt picked me up and we walked over. The funny thing is I had just started reading his column about his Grand Tour through Europe this summer. I really liked his post about his impromptu dinner party in Paris.
The party was fun. I bumped into a casting director I met last year through G. There where quite a few very stunning folks about and not all of them were actors. The only downside is I got eaten alive by mosquitoes on the walk over/back. My arms look crazy and I have a meeting this afternoon. It's too hot to wear long sleeves.
I went to the drinks Matt hosted. The game was on so I was a little distracted at first. I'm still not used to people being able to bring dogs in restaurants (there is a photo in his column). I think it's gross. Maybe because I don't have a dog.
Saturday night we had an aperitivo, dinner and then some gelato. Matt missed his curfew at the convent. Through him I met these two British expats who are taking a break from job hunting in London (both were recently downsized) and studying Italian here. I need to get out more. These two have already been to the beach and all over Rome.
Here is a link to his article. Matt has some great suggestion on how to save money. Check out the video.