Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Post image for A Simple Life in Italy – stopping the overwhelm

This time last week I was in total overwhelm……writing, blogging, tweeting, facebook, B-School, linked in, pinterest, family, kids, house work, renovations, health issues, tired….run down…..and constantly close to tears. Ridiculous right…here I am creating a ‘Simple Life in Italy’ and falling into the overwhelm trap. Throw in B-School with Marie Forleo and it’s incredible online […]


Post image for Renovating Italy hits the road – Liguria

Creating this simple life is a work in progress, one we are yet to completely embrace. I know and believe with all my heart that it will be the making of our little family. We set off for Liguria with high hopes, expecting beautiful weather, gelato, family time, some much needed rest and relaxation. Each […]


Post image for Creating a Simple Life in Italy

Simple Life ‘Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things’ Robert Brault When I first met Sam his prime goal in life was to be a Millionaire by a certain age, he announced this fact to all his friends and family. I like that about […]


Post image for Time to Shine – Carla Coulson, Paris and turning 50

‘Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye’ H. Jackson Brown Jr I turn 50 this year in June, and I will be celebrating in Paris. I will also be in front of the lens of Carla Coulson and the beauty of this is that she will show me what everyone else has […]


Post image for Our Italian Life – a work in progress

A simple life   ‘Have you ever longed for something, I mean really longed for it? Every part of me aches to be wandering cobbled lanes with antique doors and ornate lions head door knockers. To be soaking up the sunshine in a tiny piazza, while Carina and Luca splash each other in the nearby […]