Category Archives: ITALY

ARRIVEDERCI EUROPE

It’s been an absorbing and revitalizing two months. I apologize for the silence and beg your forgiveness. No excuses, simply cocooning. November in Sicily was spectacular. The island is like a country all its own. I liken Sicily to an … Continue reading

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IN-LOVE IN FLORENCE

It’s the end of a memorable stay in Florence. In 2 months, I made a few lovely new friends, picked grapes from a vine, revamped my book, encountered a porcupine, wild boar and several slippery Italian men. I moved three times, sat … Continue reading

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VENDEMMIA ITALIAN STYLE

It’s Vendemmia (grape harvesting) weekend in the garden where I’m staying in Florence. It’s been a buzz of work for those who actually work, they’ve been prepping all week for the Sunday harvest. All the tools used to pick, collect, … Continue reading

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BLOND BE GONE

After 40 days walking the Camino and 90 days in the intense Barcelona sun, my hair absolved itself of all responsibility of the past, forfeiting the old for a lifeless shade of strawberry blonde. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing … Continue reading

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SPLITTING HAIRS

When one has an out-of-body experience with a master it produces a lasting effect. I had one such moment with an artist here in Florence. His name – Fabio Velotti – a seriously perfect name wouldn’t you agree? I booked an appointment as … Continue reading

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DRINKING BEFORE LUNCH

The fizz of chilled Prosecco as it sparkles its way to the rim of our champagne flutes, a fitting tribute to the turn of events that gave way to drinking before lunch: …Gyorgyi and I are on one of our … Continue reading

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RED-HEADED ROOSTER

Suffocating under the blanket of noise in the centre of Florence. I flee to the hills of Tuscany indulging in the restorative-air that fills my cosy apartment known as  La Limonaia. The rural location provides the casual elegance of nature lacking … Continue reading

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A CAFE IN PARIS = A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

(in case you missed it) part#1: CELEBRATE PARISIAN STYLE I believe: When In Rome Do As The Romans Do, without question it applies equally When In Paris…. NEVER hesitate to “revel in”  and  “celebrate” the Parisian Lifestyle.  There’s no place quite like it … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE PARISIAN STYLE

Gyorgyi, my fearless Hungarian friend, has invited me to join her for her birthday in Paris: The City of Love, or is it The City of Light?  I never know, then again who really cares??  I’m heading to Paris, lavishing my … Continue reading

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THINK POSITIVE MOM!!!

The Power of Positive Thinking…. A lovely place to reside IF you can pinpoint the exact place to go in your mind AND then remain in that happy place until you reach your intended goal.  Not an easy task for … Continue reading

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