Puglia Series: Sunshine in Gallipoli

Dive deeper into Puglia. – to the clear waters of the Ionian Sea to find the seaside down of Gallipoli. An easy day trip from Lecce.  Don’t forget your swimsuit!

Puglia Series: Sunset in Monopoli

The light in Puglia is not any ordinary light and as the sun sets it turns everything a delicious warm cinnamon gold.  Our first night in Puglia was not in  the town of Lecce, but rather in the seaside town of Monopoli. We took the local train from Bari

Puglia Series: Night Comes to Lecce

We embraced the evening as we did the beginning.  A cool wind whipped at our faces as we joined the locals in the evening passeggiata – a leisurely stroll around town – a nightly ritual performed throughout Italy. The cool stone radiated the warmth of the day. We shoved our hands deeper in our pockets…

San Francisco North Beach Jazz Mural

Last year I spent a weekend in San Francisco enjoying Little Italy and noticed the North Beach Jazz Mural for the first time. What a cool building. Can’t believe I’ve never noticed it before!  The 30 by 40 foot mural was painted in 1987 by Bay Area artist Bill

Marinated Summer Squash Salad

Recently attended a lunch at Mozza Restaurant in Newport Beach celebrating Nancy Silverton’s new book Mozza at Home.  It was so interesting to hear Nancy tell the stories of her food. 

Climbing to the Sky

While in Caltabellotta, Sicily, we hiked up to the highest peak. The view was tremendous, from La Chiesa della Madrice to the ocean and everywhere in between.