Venetian memory lane

Tonight we got to share our Venetian travel adventures with our friends Bonnie and Phil, who will be traveling to Venice, Italy in a couple of weeks. Having spent some very special time there together, Mama and I enjoyed sharing our memories, maps, photos, art and treasures! We also got to recommend our Top 5…

Glorious Caprese toast

Mama and I enjoyed a glorious lunch of Caprese sourdough toast with sun-warmed tomatoes and sweet basil from our garden! It was such a delicious treat! Fresh mozzarella paired with tomatoes and basil is a longtime favorite of ours because it reminds us of being in Italy. Today’s #OneGoodThing was this beautiful, tasty Caprese toast with…

Abby’s favorite Italian treats

When I started writing about #OneGoodThing each day in January, I had no idea this year would be so rough. I had no clue that I’d have to say goodbye to my baby. Today Abby took a turn for the worse. Her eyeball ruptured. Yep, again — but now she isn’t strong enough for surgery.…

Top 5 in Venice, Italy

Today’s post is dedicated to friends with the incredible fortune of traveling to Venice, Italy this summer. The Nosy Parker family has spent a lot of time in Venice — it is like a home away from home for us. A college friend of mine is there on her honeymoon now, and as I perused…

Venetian travel fantasies

Today’s #OneGoodThing was seeing this gorgeous photo of Venice on Facebook. This stunning view was captured by our friend Davide Venier, owner of La Mela Verde, the best gelato shop in Venice! This photo truly makes me heartsick for our beloved Venezia, a magical city that brought mama back to life and felt like home.…

Imagining myself in Venice

I just love this photo!!! I’ve been imagining myself sitting there on the ledge with the dog and enjoying this glorious view of Venice all day. This photo was one of the first posts I saw on Facebook today. My friend Silvio, who I met through some other friends during a very special trip to…

The perfect way to see Venice

A gondola ride in Venice is an absolute must, allowing you to experience the city in an unparalleled way… slowly, from a low vantage point, gliding along the narrow canals and looking up at the expanse of churches and beautiful, ancient buildings. “Like biscuits in tea,” one gondolier explained of the crumbling structures. A gondola…