The Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Located south of Siena, it’s home to some of the most gorgeous vistas in Italy. I cannot wait to return. The first night we stayed at La Bandita. We arrived just in time to drive back down the steep hill to … Continue reading A Weekend in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia Region
Earlier I wrote about the interior design of La Bandita Townhouse. Clearly the owners, John and Ondine, have put as much thought into the service as they did into the décor. From the first email to book my room, until the day I left, the service was (as the young folks say) on fleek. This … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Trip to Pienza, Tuscany
I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany
One of my friends asked me what my word is for 2015. Another asked about my resolutions. I’ve given both a great deal of thought. What I really need to do in 2015 is stop being a control freak. I’m driving myself (and my friends) crazy. While it’s a good thing (especially in a detail … Continue reading Hello 2015!