Category: Travel

Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia – 6 days traveling the highlands along the Dalmatian Coast and the city of Split….stay tuned!

Croatia’s second-largest city, Split (Spalato in Italian) is a great place to see Dalmatian life as it’s really lived. Always buzzing, this exuberant city has just the right balance of tradition and modernity. Step inside Diocletian’s Palace (a Unesco World Heritage site and one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments) and you’ll see dozens […]

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Indian Canyons, Palm Springs, CA: Find your Oasis in the Desert

Indian Canyons, Palm Springs, CA: Find your Oasis in the Desert

Andreas Canyon, an oasis in the desert, home to more than 150 species of plants within a half mile radius, invites us to enjoy the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.  A 2.5 hour drive east from Los Angeles, arrive in Palm Canyon, considered the world’s largest California Fan Palm Oasis.  I […]

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Low country, dining and Autograph Collection: Savannah, Georgia

Low country, dining and Autograph Collection: Savannah, Georgia

Want to experience the most enchanting city in the South? Plan your stay at Mansion on Forsyth Park, Autograph Collection (Marriott Hotels), visit the park across the street, walk down to the waterfront and see the “Waving Girl”.  Make a stop at Leopold’s Ice Cream Parlor ( opened in 1919), visit the cemetery after dark […]

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Visit Cosanti Gallery in Paradise Valley, AZ

Visit Cosanti Gallery in Paradise Valley, AZ

Take a drive to Cosanti Gallery in Paradise Valley, AZ – only 10 minutes from the Sanctuary at Camelback Resort & Spa.  If you call ahead of time, one may find out when the “bells” are being poured that day.  Browse the gallery and learn more about Paolo Soleri, the Italian-American architect, his gallery and […]

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Scottsdale, AZ : Events and Best Sites

Scottsdale, AZ : Events and Best Sites

Heading to Scottsdale this month?   Calendar of events including arts and culinary festivals, gallery exhibits, sports events and much more can be found at EventsinScottsdale.com   Not to mention the average high temperature in Scottsdale in February is 66.4 degrees! Take a drive to Cosanti Gallery in Paradise Valley, AZ – only 10 minutes from […]

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Georgia O

Georgia O'Keeffe, A Great American Artist

Many years ago when my son was a little boy I introduced him to the artist, Georgia O’Keefe and focused on her flower paintings. She wanted the world to see these beauties through her eyes. As special occasions came to pass my little six year old son made me a copy of a Georgia O’Keefe flower […]

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Antica Fontana Restaurant

Antica Fontana Restaurant – Grottaferrata, Roma

If you find yourself near Frascati (30 minute train ride from Rome), please make Antica Fontana a dining destination. Our meal was five star dining, the restaurant owners delightful (run by the Consoli family since 1989), and the roast pork with artichoke (including stem) superb!  Dessert – divine! Via Domenichino, 24, 00046 Grottaferrata RM, Italy

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Four Days in Paradise

Four Days in Paradise…

  Surrounded by Camelback Mountains, plenty of hiking trails and culinary choices, the  Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa in Paradise Valley, AZ  is a destination of choice.  There are many options for accommodations in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area – having enjoyed dinner at Elements Restaurant  a few years ago, I was quite taken by the praying […]

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Why this blog?

Why this blog?

Always and forever, granddaughter of Italian immigrants, consummate style fashionista and a foodie, I find beauty in a simple meal, a destination, architecture, fashion and spaces –just to name a few.   Perhaps my grandparents passed on the travel “gene” to me during their voyage to America in the 1930’s. Travel gives me a front seat […]

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Havana, just 90 miles from our shores! Cuban Farm to Table Restaurant

Havana, just 90 miles from our shores! Cuban Farm to Table Restaurant

Just under a one hour flight from Miami, enjoy a private tour of Old Havana.  Wander the streets, enjoy a coffee, visit the Almacenes San Jose market, offering paintings, jewelry, crafts and murals.  Right next door, spend time visiting the car museum.   Be sure to visit the museums and Finca Vigia, Hemingway’s Cuba retreat. […]

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