Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Post image for Portrait in Paris – with Carla Coulson

For many years I have been missing, behind the camera instead of in front. Convinced I didn’t deserve center stage, Carla Coulson you helped me change all that. Not only did I find my inner sexy, adventurous, spirited, passionate sense of self again. I also gave the gift of myself back to my daughter. A […]

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Post image for Life is full of beautiful moments

Life is full of beautiful moments  this is why we came to Italy for our Children, for a simpler lifestyle and to find ‘us’ again….. I love messy, I love life and dirt and skinned knees, I love my kids playing outside, rounding up chickens, open hearts, a treasure hunt every day, joy in each […]

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Post image for Rustic Italy – Stay with Us – an update

Stay with Us “Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary” Robin Williams – Dead Poets Society   It feels like a new phase of our life here in the valley is underway at the moment. A positive feeling of accomplishment, moving forward and creating new dreams. Most of our concern to date has been […]

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Post image for A New Way of Seeing – workshop

A New Way of Seeing ‘My destination is no longer a place, but a New Way of Seeing’ Marcel Proust Just over a week ago I received an Invitation from Di Mackey to attend a photography workshop in Genoa – A New Way of Seeing. It felt like a ‘sign’ After much discussion regarding finances, […]

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Post image for House Hunters International – meets Renovating Italy

House Hunters International Our episode of House Hunters International is set to air at last. It feels like we’re almost famous, no seriously, the blog is already expanding with new readers (ciao to you if you are new here). Friends that have been reading along from the very start are sharing all over the place […]

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Post image for Favorite Italian Villages – selling the house

Selling our house in Veravo Liguria seems like selling part of a beautiful dream, another renovation of course but in a glorious spot. For favorite Italian villages,  Veravo has a hold on my heart. This house is one I don’t want to give up but know is totally impractical for us now.The kids are settled […]

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Post image for Rustic Farmhouse – Clearing out Casa Bianca

No matter the set backs with our rustic farmhouse we always keep moving forward. Over the past month I’ve been out of action with a mystery illness. Sam has continued to work on ‘Casa Bianca’ next door to our house, we hope to have it habitable so friends and family can come to stay with […]

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Post image for My 50th Birthday – putting Paris on hold

The Birthday Bash and PARIS on hold On the eighteenth I turned fifty, it almost seems like it didn’t happen. With all the build up and excitement about going to Paris driving me the last few months celebrating at home and then sleeping through the afternoon was a bit of a bummer. Sam and the […]

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Post image for Italian Renovation – we buy the white house

An Italian Renovation   Recently the house next to ours came up for sale, the neighbors have moved to the town and the agent let us know it was for sale. Another Italian Renovation and of course we were interested but hadn’t thought it would come up for at least a few years. So we […]

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Post image for An Italian Weekend – our mountain home

  ‘ The greatest gift of life on the mountain is time. Time to think or not think, read or not read, — to sleep and cook and walk in the woods, to sit and stare at the shapes of the hills.’ Philip Connors A small visual glimpse into our life in the mountains on […]

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