Felicia and I met a few years ago through a friend in NYC. She’s wicked smart, funny, and has a killer sense of style. Along with being a ridiculously talented writer, Felicia is also a gifted photographer, baker, and cook. Felicia recently left her high-powered/profile job and is traveling in Italy and France for three … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Felicia Sullivan’s Dispatch From Florence
Seven years ago I traveled to Rome for the second time. The first time was a revelation and I fell hard for this crazy city. It didn’t make sense. Nobody in my family is Italian and I was not an Italophile by any stretch. I loved London, Paris, and Amsterdam. When I was in junior … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A View From Positano.
Last month I attended Kathryn M. Ireland’s Interior Design Bootcamp in Los Angeles. That would be Kathryn the internationally known designer, NOT Kathy the former SI cover model. One Hollywood exec said to me, “I thought you were talking about the model the entire time. Alas, now our conversation has become less interesting to me.” … Continue reading Get Your Interior Design On – The Kathryn M. Ireland Bootcamp Experience
I haven’t spent that much time in Tuscany. I’ve been to Florence, Siena, and the tiny town of Terriciola which isn’t too far from Pisa. I was going to stay in Rome for my birthday. However, the horrendous heat, the fact that 99 percent of my friends were gone for Ferragosto, and dealing with screaming … Continue reading Buon Viaggio – Versilia, The Tuscan Coast
At some point I will post about my first trip to the Tuscan coast. It’s been a little bananas during the last two weeks. Summer is really over. There were bikes all over Marina di Pietrasanta. It’s very bike friendly. My hotel had bikes but because I haven’t been on one in ages, I didn’t … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – A Bike – Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy
Am I the only person who finds it difficult to work when it’s blazing hot and there’s no a/c? Earlier in the week it was so bad, I felt nauseous all day. I couldn’t take it anymore and on Thursday went out to Santa Marinella for a day trip. Finally, some relief. I have never … Continue reading The Dog Days Of Summer
Summers In France is a fabulous read. Along with photos of gorgeous interiors, there are recipes, tips on how to be a gracious hostess and guest, and information about the amazing markets near Ms. Ireland’s summer home in the Tarn-et-Garonne region of Southwestern France. I really appreciated the before and after photos. Ms. Ireland has … Continue reading I Libri: Summers In France by Kathryn M. Ireland