So in order to avoid a terribly written blog post, I’m going to go straight to the students to let you know what they have to say about the party.
What were the highlights of the party?
Milena: “Definetly the cake, it tasted like heaven. Also when Courtney fell on her butt, out of nowhere, standing on two feet, just literally kissing the floor with her butt. Wish we had this on video! But overall it was very nice, just meeting a lot of people, I liked how international the party was! But the highlight was the food, and the cake!”
Courtney: “It’s true, I fell out of nowhere. I had fun eating Cristina’s food, meeting new people, and dancing.”
Ginny: “Sleeping after eating cake. The band, I liked them. I liked the saxophone.”
Stephi: “I needed two girls to help me get in my dress if that says anything about it. I loved meeting people, dancing, making terrible drinks at the bar (which I’m sorry for), and eating all of Cristina’s food. I wish we had a villa party every month!”
Emily: “I loved all the delicious food, especially the cake. It was amazing. I wish we had that cake every day. I love cake. Mmm.”
Silvia: “Everyone could get dressed up and look beautiful. Luca told me how to make a drink but I forgot the name of it. It’s from Cuba. Also, cleaning up the day after.”
Tradd: “I really enjoyed talking to the interns at the villa party who were visiting from the Renzo Piano Studio, they had some really cool projects they were working on! I also liked learning how to make some traditional Italian aperitifs for our guests, and gave me a good chance to meet some of them that I may not have been able to with so many new people. The live music was really good, and added to the total ambiance of the party with its well dressed patrons and the elegant decorations.”
Ritinha: “Cristina’s food. I learned to work the bar. I got good at opening bottles -poppin’ bottles- by the first shift. I enjoyed making the paw on the cake with berries. I set the candles too in the pond.”
Henry: “Hmm. The outside candles were cool. Well, the music was okay; pretty loud. The saxophone was good too. Stealing food was fun (despite the fact that it was for him) breadsticks were awesome, mini rolls too, uh…uh, playing the videos on the screen.”
Joseph: “For sure seeing all the people in the picture all dressed up. It was pretty impressive. Another highlight was having professor Harding there.”
1. Huge s/o to Silvia for coordinating an amazing Villa party. Thank you for inviting so many people we could become friends with and learn from. Thank you for your attention to all the little details of the party and for all the wine.
2. Cristina and Lucia. Thank you for cleaning, rearranging the studio space, making everything beautiful and comfortable, and cooking some amazing food for all of us. No one can get on Cristina’s level when it comes to food.
3. Prof. Dan Harding. Thank you for joining us at the party this semester! It was a pleasure to have you at the party. Thank you for hanging out with us and showing us some of your favorite things about Genoa.
4. Finally, a s/o to all the guests because we couldn’t have had such an amazing party without your company. And s/o to the students for cleaning up the day after.