Category Archives: Places to go

French Riviera – Peace and quiet again.

Well one thing is for sure, they definitely know how to keep a promise in these parts. As of Monday the 2nd, we have not heard a single sound from the construction sites that surround us. Cranes and bulldozers remain … Continue reading

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Holidays in the South of France: 10 good things to remember when bulldozers are mowing down half the forest in your back yard.

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(to be continued..) 1. As my friend Shana would say.. ‘you are still on the French Riviera,’  basically – I do not feel sorry for you.’  ( Of course she’s right.. and to show I appreciate her honesty I have … Continue reading

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South of France and the quiet hum of the bulldozers

My week at a glance… Monday was a very sad day for 2 reasons, one because S-Man had to go back to work in Milan, leaving me to fend for myself with the kids. (not really because I still had … Continue reading

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Nights out in Monte Carlo

Less than 24 hours after our arrival in the South of France, we have a social schedule that would make a rock star tired. I barely have time to unpack when S – man who I am never supposed to … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Part 1: The South of France

I just wanted to let  you know that it is official, school is out in Italy. We (as in kids and I) are now officially on summer vacation, 3 full months of vacation. Unlike where I grew up most people … Continue reading

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Weekends away – Monferrato for the Medieval Festival

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This past weekend after our tour de force of children’s’ sports days, shows and yes Saturday was also the end of the year school party, we decided we needed a break from it all. As in fresh air and wide … Continue reading

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Weekends away – Villa D’Este Lake Como for The festival of elegance.

Just a 40 minute trip from Milan and we are home, aka: Nonnas’ home (grandma’s)on the beautiful lake of Como. I love going to Nonnas’ house and I’m especially looking forward to it this weekend. I imagine the children and … Continue reading

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Melting in Milan and thinking about my blogger nomination..

The thing about Milan is, it’s not exactly your child friendly city. Yes, there are many places you can take your kids however, it’s nothing like where I grew up. In Milan, you need to be organized, (book ahead) clever, … Continue reading

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Weekends away..24 hours in Venice

There comes a certain point in mommy-hood when you start to feel like you are in serious need of a little R&R. (for my Italian readers that means rest and relaxation) R&R as in sleeping past 6.45am, as in not … Continue reading

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St.Jean Cap Ferrat, and the beautiful Rothschild Gardens

Easter comes and goes leaving a good amount of chocolate in its wake. All the zii (which means aunts and uncles) have gone back home, leaving us to enjoy a week with Grandma Angie. We do what we never have … Continue reading

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