Tag Archives: ITALY

all the light

i was surrounded from above and all around by all the light that we can see.  just 3 weeks ago, even the moon beamed so full and bright.  in rome, the light from the moon surpassed all the light that … Continue reading

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even outside of italy

it was ferragosto, even outside of italy.  ferragosto is an italian holiday that takes place on the 15th of august, and it celebrates the summer vacation.  it also coincides with the religious day of the assumption.  on this day, cities … Continue reading

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just the best

i will agree that just the absolute best is having health and love.  i tend to not want to accept any absolutes, but health and love are absolutes.  and other than these ‘absolute’ best, i find that there is ‘just’ … Continue reading


blue sky ferragosto

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. ~ L. Frank Baum  i became accustomed to anticipate that ferragosto would be a blue sky day.  with the unpredictability of todays climate, … Continue reading

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it is just that…forte love.  forte dei marmi that is.  there are so many destinations and specifically summer destinations on earth, so to select just one as ‘the’ destination is most unfair.  forte dei marmi in italy, is not the … Continue reading

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a sunny beach day

it’s a sunny beach day.  it’s summer, and a day at the beach, is a luvMUST.  and yes, the sun shines everywhere, not just above the beach.  but at the beach, when it shines in the morning hour, it embraces you. … Continue reading

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luvFAB recipe

panna cotta seves 4-6 ingredients 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup milk 5 tablespoons sugar 1 vanilla bean 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated gelatin 200 gr. /8 ounces dark chocolate 4 tablespoons milk directions soften gelatin in 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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wonder and hope

Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon? ~ Pablo Neruda arriving in fiumicino, walking towards the car, the rain started pouring and as quickly stopped.  mind you, in switzerland it was snowing.  the day in rome … Continue reading

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i met the marchese Piero Antinori at a wine tasting event, and he told me about his family story past and present.  his family, is a wine making family whose roots can be traced to the late 1300’s.  i was excited when … Continue reading

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nobody’s perfect

“Nobody’s perfect. We’re all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels.” ~  Jeannette Walls  in pietrasanta, italy, standing in piazza del centauro, appreciating Igor Mitoraj‘s bronze sculpture, ‘il centauro’, i wondered who really commands the … Continue reading

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