Thursday, 31 January 2013

old traditions for new people

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I think I've probably mentioned my love for vermut (vermouth) the weekend pre-lunch aperitif that I discovered last year was a mainstay of Iberian culture. What I like about it, apart from the vermut itself, is the social aspect, the gathering and having a drink with friends or family in a leisurely fashion, chatting and letting the day unravel before you. I just hadn't had the full experience before.

Some friends started a semi-regular vermut Sunday event, and after the first session I'm a fan. It makes me feel like a local (and we all know how much I like that). I got to have a reason to dress nicely on a Sunday, somewhere to take my new book, and to sit in the sun in January and, well, watch people drink vermut, since I was on a bit of a drinking ban at the time. Happily, that's been lifted so I think I may enjoy this coming Sunday even more!


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There were also patatas bravas
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and good company

and even polaroids! But unfortunately I had to delete that picture because my former friend is bipolar and can't be happy unless she's controlling and manipulating other people...

18 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy!! So much fun! I do love new traditions, and people watching, haha :)
I need some more weekly, or even monthly, traditions in my life :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Ashley said...

Look at that, victor is becoming a superstar! haha. I'm definitely a fan of the vermut.

Rubies and Emeralds said...

I love this post...just a fun read :) One of my favorite things to do is so sit around with good company, eat, drink and enjoy the day!

xoxo
http://rubiesemeralds.blogspot.com/

Gordianus the Finder said...

I primarily used to like vermouth in Manhattans. This seems more wholesome!

Natalie Suarez said...

LOVE! xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Dus Katrina said...

hey look at you, you look completely Spanish by now (dare I say that and not Catalan right? ; ) enjoying the mid day tradition! so fun to see how your life is going on there, making new friends and all. i dont generally drink either nowadays but also love the gathers it can cause. looks like a wonderful time & was fun to see, glad you shared! http://dusanabotswana.com/

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Dusana: let´s say European, to be on the safe side ;)

@ Gordianus: altogether more relaxing than cocktails, I find. It´s definitely more about the socializing than the drinking--well, a good mix of both maybe.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@ Ashley: Victor = blog star January 2013!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

How do you have wooden polaroids! Too cool for school.

That looks like a helluva lot of fun! Sunday drinking is always an A+.

xo

Emily P. said...

How lovely! I've never heard of this before, but I suppose it kind of reminds me of Sunday brunch. I love sitting in the sun during winter...it makes the sun more of a friend than a foe - like it is during the summer months.

Hannah said...

Omg those polaroids! xx

Meli said...

This is so funny, I just heard about this for the first time yesterday! I went out for tapas with a few people for an intercambio- I'm studying abroad in Segovia- and one of the local girls was telling us about vermut. Interesting!!

A Certain Vintage said...

oh I want a sunday drinking tradition and feel like a local! this looks like stills from a wonderful lifestyle series haha :) haven't had vermouth in years!
xox

bruixilda said...

Victor new star? what about me? hahahaha, joking... new star means trip... portugal + granada
xx
annie

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Annie: Victor is the star because he's also on Ashley's blog! You are definitely a star too! See you on Monday!xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kallie: the wooden polaroids... I think my friend Anna buys them on ebay (she's the one with the polaroid camera). I think it works out to like a Euro a photo for film though!

bruixilda said...

@Kallie
The wooden polaroid is a limited edition. If I can help you somehow my mail is atomasmoreno@gmail.com

@emily: I need Ashley blog!

xx
annie

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I have been too much of a homebody for much of the last year. I think it would be nice to start branching out and partaking in new-to-me traditions... something both fun and relaxing as this appears to be.