I appreciate the majesty of the Hudson River and the cool blues of a lake in Maine but I’m a sea/ocean person. It’s probably because I’ve spent the majority of my life living on the East and West Coasts of the United States and during the summer my family went to the Caribbean to see … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 6 – The Sea
Sicily is known for its hand painted pottery. Like the cuisine, each region has it’s own style. I have to ask Erica where she bought her octopus plate. I think it was somewhere near Cefalù. As I have stated before, I have no more room in my apartment, so I was only able to buy … Continue reading Seven Day of Sicily – Day 5 – Ceramics
I wish I knew I how to do this. Trust me, this is not a humblebrag. You know when you ask someone how they’re doing and they reply, “BUSY!”? Then they proceed to talk for twenty minutes about how busy they are? I used to do the BUSY thing all the time when I lived … Continue reading Dolce Far Niente (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing).
The lovely Diana asked me if I could write about my trip to the island of Salina for her “Show and Tell” series on her blog Browsing Italy. My post is HERE. I had a great time in Salina. The minute the ferry pulled into Salina’s port, I forgot about the long journey to get … Continue reading Guest Blogging at Browsing Italy about Salina, Sicily
It took me forever to get to Salina. I took a car (at 5:00 a.m.) to the airport to fly to Palermo, a taxi from the Palermo airport to the central train station, the train from Palermo to Milazzo, a ferry from Milazzo to Lipari, a ferry from Lipari to Salina. Once I arrived, I … Continue reading Snapshots – Salina, Sicily
Just as I predicted, only a few weeks after everyone and their mother was complaining about the cold wet weather, summer arrived with a vengeance. It’s outrageously hot in Rome thanks to winds blowing in from Africa. It’s no joke people, and it’s only mid-June. Oh Dio. Last weekend I finally made it to Sicily. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A Dip In The Pool – Salina, Sicily
No one really knows what makes a song THE song of the summer. Is it the timing, the melody, the lyrics, sheer luck, or a combination of all these things? One thing we know for sure is you cannot create “the song of the summer.” It just happens. Pop culture, especially music, is so fragmented. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Get Lucky