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!

Early Morning: Lecce, Puglia

We arrived in Lecce the day before by train and had trouble sleeping.  We woke up to the early morning light and crept out into the stillness of the morning, the grit on the damp stones beneath our feet making the only sound.  Puglia is magical and so unlike any other part of Italy.  Don’t…

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. 

Moroccan Inspiration

It’s really not Moroccan or Italian or anything but my creation, but I guarantee yumminess. Go ahead, give my recipe below a try.

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.

The Other Star

The Pisa Baptistery of St. John must endure the popularity of the Leaning Tower when, it’s beautiful in its own right.

Michelangelo Plays with Light

Rays of light fill the dome inside the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome built to rival Brunelleschi’s Dome in Florence.