Oh, the places we’ll go…

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Milan Fashion Week – 2009

As many of you know, Becca just spent an amazing day in Milan this past Saturday! Here is the link to the blog post by Conde Nast Traveler’s style director, Mark Connolly:



Milan Fashion week – 2009

Today (September 26, 2009 date of the big Conde Nast Traveler dream list exploration with Mark Connoly) I’m going to talk to you about the COOP our grocery store! I is so huge and has everything you could imagine! I know what’s going through you head right now wait […]

Okay, here it goes.

I will attempt to recount to you five amazing adventures in one blog. Beginning with Pisa.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, home of the infamous Leaning Tower of Pisa. There are many leaning towers all over Italy we have come to find, but few lean as much, or are as beautiful. You older generations […]

Magical Sundays

I have to say that I am constantly amazed by the kindness shown to us here in Italy.  Last Sunday, our travel agent here in Italy, Patrizia, came over with her husband, Antonio, and 7 year old daughter, Alice (al-ee-che) to cook with us. And cook we did – from 11 in the morning until […]

Good Old Italy

We had a flat yesterday. We wanted it changed. Not possible. One tow truck and a phone call, and seven hours later we’re finally leaving with our new car, the exact same brand and style of car we had brought in earlier, but from a different company. And all it took was one stinkin tire. […]

Once Upon A Time

Can you imagine “old”? What are you imagining? Maybe you thought of the 1920s theater you performed in last year. Or maybe for those of you in the northern USA, the old City Hall of Boston. Ha. That’s not old, my friend. What about the times of Jesus? Older than time. Well, I’ve seen better. […]

BBQ and First Day

A bit of home away from home. Last night we enjoyed the amazing cooking talents of some friends and their neighbors. Ah, and someone made ribs!!!! YUM!!! It was a bit different though because here, instead of lathering their meat in sauce, they cook it with lots of salts and eat it with bread, cause […]

Cooking in Italy

On our second week in Italy we had some people coming to help us cook delicious food. We started at 9:00 in the morning and ended at 10:00 at night. We cooked amazing food like home made pizza mmmmm,lasagna, and tiramisu. That was all so fun especially when we ate it. We also went swimming […]

The walk of death

About 2 weeks ago we arrived in Italy I loved it at first look.When we got to our Villa it was so cute. But that was the best part of the day a few hours later we were walking on the way to the “walking distance” Penny Market and it was walking distance except for […]


I have read a ton, and I mean a ton, of guide books on Florence and most of them say the same things – some with humour and some with pictures but, in general, the same places are mentioned over and over and for good reason.  Florence is a spectacular city full of wonderful sights […]