Hello. It’s me. Yes, it’s been awhile but I’m back! Since I last posted I’ve been on many journeys. Up and down in Spain, Tuscany and Rome again, Venice for the first time and to the Friuli region of Italy. The photo above is from Venice where the Spritz reigns king. Here you can see…
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!
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
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…
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
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.
Next time you are in San Diego on a Saturday, make a point to stop by the open air Little Italy Mercato.
Grant Street – Little Italy in San Francisco is calling me back. Some day. Soon.
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.