Buon Anno 2014

Felice Anno Nuovo!  Buon Anno a tutti!  Auguri!  Happy New Year! Despite the gray skies here in Tuscany, we have been celebrating and celebrating, lots of food and friends and laughs.  I hope that you all had wonderful holidays full of fun as well.  The great thing about being here in Italy…our holidays don’t end […]

Buon Natale

Here’s to warm fires, good friends, the perfect tree, stockings, and of course lots of cheer.   Wishing you a very very Merry Christmas – Buon Natale!


You probably caught a little glimpse of the Laura Fair coasters I used for our intimate Thanksgiving lunch.  I should really say that it was not just lunch…but an all day grazing, that seems to be the norm for everyone, right? Introducing the Casablanca Collection by Laura Fair for Cypress Home including bright graphic drink […]


The view has been incredible this past month of November…but then again, he delivers a little something to us every year…including some  spectacular light shows intimate holidays with a mix of new (check out those Laura Fair coasters!) and old (Bionda-Bruna Montalla plates)  spooky mixes of light, smoke and fog spread over the valley  an […]