Lauren and I are finally back home. We left Long Island yesterday, headed for New Jersey. Our first stop when we got to Jersey was Ciao Bella. We had to take Penelope by to stock the freezers so we’d be ready for the week. While we were there we visited with our Ciao Bella family. It has been a while since we’ve seen them and it was great to catch up. We have really missed everyone.
After leaving Ciao Bella we headed for Lauren’s dad’s apartment. We are so grateful to him for letting us stay with him. We’ve been in hotels for about nine weeks now and it’s great to finally have a home to go to. We have a kitchen and a laundry facility at our fingertips. We no longer have to lug our laundry bags down multiple floors and endless hallways. We also get Bravo again. While in Boston we became addicted to Bravo, but were deprived in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Long Island.
It’s also great to be with friends and family again. We get to stay with Lauren’s dad and we are also just a few minutes away from Lauren’s friend, Nora, and one of our college roommates, Nicole.
We had a great first day in New Jersey. We were welcomed with open arms by A&P, Kings and all the shoppers. We gave out over 400 samples today, and in true East Coast Sampling Tour fashion, Chocolate Alba Hazelnut was the most popular flavor. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the tour holds. We’ll be here for a while so make sure you come see us at our events. We want to pass out all the gelato and sorbet happiness we can!