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Weekends away, Istanbul

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I’m back. I just spent the weekend in Istanbul. A very peaceful, wonderful magical weekend in Istanbul.  A mini vacation from my vacation. I know, who takes a vacation from vacation? it’s crazy, I feel guilty even saying it. I … Continue reading

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Relax mode

One thing for sure I have definitely shifted into full on relax mode in the 3 weeks that I have been here. The days of feeling guilty for not doing a million and one things is long behind me..well sort … Continue reading

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Italy with Grace in real time..

S-man has recently (as in 2 minutes ago) asked me to not post in real-time. And at first I almost fell off the bed with laughter at this proposition. If I could post in real-time, I would be the rocking … Continue reading

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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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Nice – St.Tropez – St.Jean Cap Ferrat – Milan..back to reality

After 3 long months of vacation (school vacation that is) it is finally time to pack our things and head back to Milan. Not an easy task as this is the best time of the year to be on the … Continue reading

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Day to day life in the beautiful Engadine Valley in Switzerland..

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Dear readers, I know what your thinking, you’re wondering where the hell have you been? Well, your right, I mean what kind of blog is this after all?  That’s what I would be asking me if I were you. Your … 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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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 – 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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