Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 […]


Post image for Our Italian Life – Pneumonia, B-School and Burning down the house

I didn’t write a post last week, I almost didn’t write one this week, the only thing I really want to do right now is curl up in a ball and sleep. But I can’t….. I can’t take time out for me right now, can’t regenerate, recuperate, re create myself, not now, not with so […]


Post image for Rustic Italian Living Room – before and after

It’s all those little moments that make life a very big adventure… unknown We arrived in Milan airport almost a year ago now, and it seems like yesterday until I look at these photos. Our living room has slowly progressed and although not finished is now a space I love. Creating our rustic Italian living […]


Post image for Italian Rustic Decor – the collector

Italian Rustic ‘The measure of a life, after all, is not it’s duration, but it’s donation…’ Corrie Ten We almost didn’t enter, even though I’ve been wanting to visit this shop since we arrived in the valley back in April. The double doors open onto a small workroom and as we peered in a man […]


Post image for Let’s have a Coffee and Chat – getting to know you

I’ve been sitting here pondering what to write about, all the time aware that I have to get to bed early tonight (which means early as opposed to my normal after midnight bedtimes) and my mind is zoned out. Then Sam calls out to me from the kitchen telling me to check my facebook page […]


Post image for Rustic Italian Living Room – Inspirations

 Italian Living Room  ”After such a long journey we seem to have found a home we never imagined yet already love.”  lisa chiodo Do you ever notice that children don’t talk about inspiration? It’s such a part of them, like joy and laughter, innocence and wonder….they don’t need to look for it in others it […]


Post image for Chasing a Dream – putting on my Big Boots

Chasing a Dream  ’When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen’ A.A Milne, winnie the pooh   I’ve been doing a lot of this lately, looking for answers and procrastinating big time. Taking a step forward and then two back, Chasing a Dream  […]


Post image for L’Antica Vetreria – the glass factory renovation

‘Unknowingly, we plow the dust of stars blown about us by the wind and we drink the universe in a glass of rain.’ Ihab Hassen I am honored to share the latest in our series of guest posts on one of my favorite topics – Renovating in Italy. I knew that we couldn’t be the […]