Tuesday, April 26th, 2011No Comments
Hello from Arezzo! As I sit here writing I’m listening to the sound of church bells ringing all over the city. I am lucky to be staying in a great apartment with a huge giardino (garden) right in the center of town. I love that I can walk out my door and be in [...]
Saturday, April 16th, 2011No Comments
When I grew up in Torino, Italy I would dream of other places, better places. My house was located right in front of the first FIAT factory, the Lingotto factory where Mr. Agnelli, Giovanni’s grandfather, built the very first automobile plant in Italy. The view from my balcony was not very appealing and as a [...]
Saturday, April 9th, 20111 Comment
The wiser I get the more I want to live in a farm, close to the animals, away from the city but close enough to Italian nonne (grandma’s) that can teach me the true Italian good cooking. By good, I don’t mean elaborate, I just mean, tasty, fresh. I think my state of thinking is [...]
Saturday, March 26th, 20113 Comments
This is what I would have wrote this week but due to some unexpected circumstances I have to cancel my trip and stay home! SICILY HAS TO WAIT!!!
I was really looking forward to fly into Palermo, Punta Raisi airport and see with my own eyes how this well known airport in our San Diego’s [...]
Saturday, March 19th, 20111 Comment
I have always wondered how our family of 5 and one on the way, can be so close to each other? My husband Michael and I have 3 children, a teenager, a tween and a toddler plus another one on the way. Since I was a child, I have wanted a big family and [...]
Saturday, March 12th, 20111 Comment
When I turned 14, I wanted to copy my older brother and own a MOTO. Because I am a girl, the Ducati size was too big and I was too young so I opted for a 50 cylinder Motocross…that was still too big for me! I remember stopping at traffic lights and have trouble keeping [...]
Thursday, March 10th, 2011No Comments
The wind whistles up and the air warms each time we crest another hill. Occasionally, drops of rain sting as they sprinkle down from fast moving silver clouds high above us. We are hunched over a moped, buzzing along, alone on the winding roads of Tuscany. Long sun shadows glide across the hills which show [...]
Sunday, February 27th, 201111 Comments
An old path paved with cobblestone climbing up the hill… Everything is old around it, the stones of the wall, the smell of the flowers, the gentle noise coming from the valley… Antique.
I always start with the intention to write about a given subject, but then my mind goes off on a tangent and [...]
Saturday, February 26th, 2011No Comments
I have lived in the US for over 18 years now and there isn’t a day that I don’t think about my family, the smells of food being cooked, the loud discussions and the unpredictable laughs. I miss all of that indefinitely with the good and the bad.
This is why I like to go visit [...]
Thursday, February 17th, 20111 Comment
The 100 Worlds Project exhibition is being hung in JETT Gallery now. Joey Vaiasuso, his assistant Chris and I will probably be there until 11:00 hanging prints and arranging the 50 globe sculptures.
At the opening this Friday night, we’ll fill JETT gallery with a variety of different communities. Some that rarely mix together. [...]