Fabio Viviani

Fabio Viviani offers Richard Blais a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

on Nov 7, 20120

 

Hello #TeamFabio! Welcome back! Did you miss me last week? I missed you!

My deepest condolences go out to the families struggling after the hurricane... I wish there was more that I could do! If you would like to donate to the victims of this horrific natural disaster please think about donating to the American Red Cross here. Any little bit helps!

I have been in New York recently promoting my new cookbook, and I had to take a rain check on some plans because of Sandy. But does this slow down Fabio?! Yes... yes, a little bit it does... While I’m in New York for business, I also try to see some old friends. Maybe I am getting better at mixing business with pleasure. Dean Schaeffer is a great influence on my life... He has been a good friend to me and constantly keeps me in check when my work begins to make my life crazy!

What kind of crazy work?! How about spending 10 and a half days-worth of cell phone time last month?! I know what you are thinking, but this couldn’t possibly have all been because of a beautiful lady I was keeping myself from on my work travels. I just have a lot of things that I juggle in my career from my website blogs, newsletter, Chow Ciao web series and of course Life After Top Chef! Oh my... when I write it down it makes me realize how much it actually is... I promise I am not an Italian robot programmed to cook delicious food all day and enjoy swinging chairs... but just think of all I could accomplish if I didn’t have to sleep. This is something I might ask Dean about. Ha!

After I saw the way that Chef Spike was able to cut loose and enjoy his road trip it made me start thinking that I should be trying to relax more. I am pretty sure that Spike relaxes as much as I work. What I really want to know is... WHO WAS FEEDING TURTLE FABIO?! I did not see anyone feeding Turtle Fabio on the road trip! He better not have gotten into that moonshine because if I know Turtle Fabio he was out late trying to meet a sexy turtle lady.

I bet that you did not know that in addition to turtles I also love horses. I’ve been horseback riding since I was a little kid because my friend had some horses in Italy. Jacopo and I were able to hang out and see some of the beautiful scenery. It was a good time and very relaxing. There is something about the air when you get away from the city -- the nature gives you good energy that you cannot get in the city. 

6 comments
jill.pricecorya
jill.pricecorya

It's great that you have a life coach that can mentor you, but you should find one that is a little more fit.  He looks like he needs a personal trainer.  Just sayin.....

foreverfoodie
foreverfoodie

I watch the show because I love Fabio! It was great to see Stephan!

PaulainVA
PaulainVA

Really enjoying your journey, Fabio.  I too used to ride when I was younger.  It is impossible to ride a horse, manage him/her, and experience the outdoors while thinking about work.  You look good on horseback.  Keep this up as a hobby.  It will be good for your soul - and your image.

jjmarsh2
jjmarsh2

Am I the only one who hears Fabio's accent in my head while reading his blogs?

MMT123
MMT123

Love love love Fabio!!! Very sweet and it is so nice to get to learn more about him.