Day trip: Lago d’Orta

There are many reasons to love Piemonte.¬†One of my favorite things about this region is the location. It’s position on the Alpine border makes it perfect for visiting pristine lakes. Lago d’Orta is one that we have visiting a few times this summer. It’s located in northern Piemonte near Lago Maggiore and the Switzerland border. … More Day trip: Lago d’Orta


Just an hour and a half from my fair city is Bardonecchia. A small mountain retreat in the Alps and quite possibly a hop, skip and a jump from the French border. Since Bardonecchia is in the Alps it is the perfect place for your Ski trip. Lucky for us, it wasn’t ski season yet … More Bardonecchia


Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean, From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; Perhaps the most famous love story….. told in one of … More Verona

Wedding of the Year!

For those of you who are long time readers: you may remember our friends Jill and Florent. Well, they FINALLY got married!! I say ‘finally’ because they have been together for 12 years. Since Jill and Flo have been such wonderful friends, we made sure that it was in our budget to attend this wedding. … More Wedding of the Year!