A long weekend on Lake Como

I used to treat myself more often than I do lately. Back when I was single and living alone. Back when I didn’t have many responsibilities to begin with. I’d bake my favorite batch of cookies or take a weeknight yoga class. Basically, I was practicing self care years before Gwyneth Paltrow told me what I […]

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On the road

Last night we returned from a two-week trip across Europe with my husband’s parents. We saw four countries by way of planes, trains and automobiles. We took in art in Paris, the Alps in Switzerland, the Mediterranean in Nice and quite a bit of pasta in Italy. It was both exhilarating and exhausting, but the […]

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Worth the Trip: Bar Luce in Milan

The title of this post should really be “Worth the Trip? Bar Luce” since I haven’t visited Wes Anderson’s Milan-based cafe yet…but I am going to next week! I’ve had the filmmaker’s restaurant earmarked since it opened last spring, but couldn’t justify taking a four-hour train just to order cappuccino and pretend I’m Margot Tennenbaum. (I […]

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Campeggio Italiano: Camping in the Aosta Valley

A lot of people think I live in Sweden. Or near it. Or at least on a snow-covered mountain located very far north in Europe. In reality, Geneva is fairly far south–just an hour’s drive from the Italian border. So on a whim last week, we decided to drive through the tunnel running under Mont […]

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Ciao! Off to Italy…

After finally carving out a few vacation days with my husband, we’ve made plans to head south. Our dream Italy vacation would include hiking the Dolomites and relaxing in Cinque Terre, but with just a handful of days we’ve decided to focus on the Piedmont region south of Geneva. We’re headed to Aosta in the Italian […]

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