Fabulous Florence: From Fiesole to the Oltrarno

Florence always makes me happy! I lived here for a year in the late 80's and have been back at least a dozen times since. The city remains true to its impressive 15th century architecture, proud Florentine style, and mind-blowing Renaissance art. Here is my view from my home at the wonderful Il Saliviatino hotel, …

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Gone Fishing!! …at Blackberry Farm

**Hospice du Rhône is back! Contact us to book this amazing event in Spring 2015** This week I had the privileged opportunity to visit this culinary mecca in the Tennesse Smokies where I spent quality time with the James Beard award winning chef, the master gardener, the baker, the cheese maker, the forger, the butcher, …

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India – A Dream Realized

India is sound and color, chaos and peace, tradition and innovation. The subcontinent holds a variety of contrasting images, from Kipling-esque visions of spectacular, carved temples and gleaming marble palaces, to lonely Himalayan lamaseries and far-flung dusty villages where council meetings are held under the shade of a banyan tree. Nearly one sixth of all the …

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