Roma was the final chapter in our Italian odessey. Despite the soaring temperatures, train loads of tourists, wild traffic, brutal car exhaust and sore feet, under the watchful eye of Julius Caesar and countless other famous Romans, we were still game to … Continue reading

Tuscany was magical

So many wonderful things were happening that by the time we left Venice for Florence, it was clear to us that we had a guardian angel. We named her, Meg: Patron Saint of Prosecco. We paid homage to her/it as often as we … Continue reading

we began in Venice

Spending an Italian holiday with three of my closest friends is a bucket list scratch. Each of us has experienced life changing on a dime. Knowing that this opportunity may never happen again inspired us to live in the moment. The chances … Continue reading


Just checking in… We leave this morning for Roma. Three days will not be enough to discover all the beauty but we intend to do our best. I promise lots of pictures and stories to come. xo


what’s the likelihood that four women could holiday together and find bliss… we landed in Venice – whisked to the pier, ferried to our hotel via water taxi, two prosecco veiled days of canaled streets, gondola rides, spectacular food and deep restful … Continue reading

off to Italy

I can’t believe we are leaving Tuesday. Eleven glorious days touring Italy with the ‘witches’. Ralph lovingly nicknamed us years ago… We’ve been planning and saving for this holiday for years and boom – we’re four days away from take-off. Over the … Continue reading

Cooking Vacation in the south of Italy

To celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary, Ralph and I fulfilled a promise, to each other, of taking a holiday in Italy. We started in Tuscany and finished on the Amalfi coast. Our time in Tuscany was magical. We had rented a small villa in Bucine which is … Continue reading

Roma – la dolce vita

Before we left our beloved Italy, we thought it would be fun to prowl around Roma for a couple of days. We took the train from Florence to Termini Station then hauled our luggage by hand to Bellesuites on Via Modena – … Continue reading

Tuscany…ti amo

After getting lost trying to leave the car rental in Florence and a 45 minute white knuckle drive south on the Autostrada, we eased into the stunningly beautiful Valdichiana. Ralph and I have combed over every inch of Tuscany falling in love with … Continue reading