• Italy

    Arrivederci Positano!

    My heart is breaking…I’m waiting for my driver to take me to Rome,  desperately trying to capture every sensual pleasure I see around me.  The aromas that fill my villa from freshly baked bread from a not so far away…

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    In the Cucina

    How I spent my vacation in Italy…in the kitchen!  I’m the woman who gets excited over receiving a kitchen appliance for Christmas. Wrap a big bow on a Viking range and I will kiss you all over.   Remodel my…

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    Pretending to Not Be a Tourist in Italy

    Whenever I dreamed..fantasized…about going to Italy, I must embarrassingly admit it was not about seeing incredible architecture, ruins or days of non-stop touring to pack in as much as possible.  No, my dream was to live among the locals, spend…

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    Pizza Making

    My first cooking class, pizza making with Chef Raffaele.  I was joined by only one other woman, Brenda, from South Africa. She also is traveling alone and I believe we have the same classes for the rest of the week.…

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    Santa Maria Assunta

      My itinerary listed today as my day off.   Initially when I read that, my busy, to-do list, non-stop personality, went into panic.  Back home a day off meant from work, but chores and to-dos of my normal routine…

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    The Isle of Capri

    Today’s itinerary took me to the Isle of Capri.  Another mountain view of rows of colorful buildings that seem to be stacked one on top of another with narrow winding streets very similar to Positano.

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    First Day, Positano, Italy

    So here I am, Positano, Italy. Pinch me, as I can hardly believe it. And what about this view from my terrace I will wake up to each morning. With breakfast, served to me, right here!