We had the good fortune to travel a lot in our twenties. We loved it. There's nothing quite like getting lost in a foreign place, where the novelty of the language, surroundings and local life drowns out the familiarity of home. Exploring a culture though its food was our shortcut to getting acquainted with a place. For us, it was one of the most authentic ways to quickly connect to the people, land and history of where we were.
Many of those experiences have shaped the shelves of the shop. Ándale is as much a curated bodega as it is a living memory of the meals we've had, the people we've met, and the places we've traveled. It's personal, not arbitrary. Above all, it's a joy to share.
In that spirit, I'll be posting some photos and stories from our travels around the site for fun. I'll collect them here, like little postcards from the past.
Sitges, Spain / 2016
We got married in seaside Sitges and had our informal "rehearsal dinner" at Nem, an absolute gem of a tapas bar (rehearsal dinner is used loosely here). Our wedding was small and abroad, so we invited everyone to join us for a meal the night before. It was one of those intimate dinner parties that lingered into the night, the clink of glasses and laughter echoing in the evening air.