Tag Archives: French Riviera

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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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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Easter Break and the unexpected guest

After just 4 days with the Bionic Nonna telling me who to go pick up and when, I feel myself getting just a tad bit nervous. I do what I always do in these situations, I get my track shoes … Continue reading

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Easter and family..lot’s and lot’s of family

After more than 10 years of living in Italy I know what to expect on holidays, especially holidays like Easter or Christmas:  lot’s and lot’s of family. (ahem, my husbands’ that is) Like every Easter we pack up our car … Continue reading

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Weekend Get aways: Nice, St.Jean Cap Ferrat and Monte Carlo..evviva la vacanza!

Can I just say I love Italy? Lately, it seems like we’re always on holiday! Last Wednesday the 7th was Festa di Sant’Ambrogio –  favorite holiday of the Milanese. Offices in Milan close for the day and there are loads … Continue reading

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Weekends away..

One of the things I love most about Milan is how conveniently close you are to some of the most well-known vacation spots on this side of the Atlantic. This past weekend we packed up the kids and made a … Continue reading

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