Category Archives: Places to stay

South of France in the midst of winter..

A weekend away in the South of France is always promising..but 20°c in January enjoying the warm winter sun is pure happiness.  

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Post Alpina Hotel, the beauty of the Dolomites when you don’t need your car.

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This year we stayed at the Post Alpina Hotel Versciaco, a gem of a Hotel conveniently located directly on the ski mountain, recommended to me by my friend Clara. This four star hotel offers everything a family could want. From … Continue reading

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Paris during Fashion week – a glance at my week

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Thursday the 27th of September – Tuesday 2nd of October Before leaving my house my husband calls to remind me to bring a coat, Paris is cold and rainy. The sun is blazing down on our apartment  and it’s about … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Winter getaways in Northern Italy: the great Dolomite Mountains

  Although I have been here before it continues to amaze me the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomites. After an entire year dedicated to the our new home, I left Milan knowing that all the pieces were in place and … Continue reading

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Weekends away: The Monferrato countryside in Northern Italy

This past weekend we headed to the beautiful countryside in Northern Italy known as ‘Monferrato’. This incredible area with its rolling hills and never-ending rows of vineyards is just as famous for it’s red wines as it is for the … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures just steps away from the Duomo

Last night, we went to a party at a fantastic place called The Ralph. I felt like I stepped out of Milan and into New York for the evening. It was the birthday party of a very good friend of … Continue reading

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