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Sleeping Around in Santa Barbara…

Yes, I confess, for the past few months I’ve been sleeping around here in Santa Barbara…but, it isn’t what you think!

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♥ Gelato: Love from Italy ♥

♥ The Gelato Festival Comes to America! ♥ ♥ For several years I have tried (unsuccessfully) to attend a Gelato Festival in Florence, Italy…but several weeks ago, Gelato Festival America came to me!

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We ♥ Puglia! (And YOU Will, Too!)

♥ This fall Cathleen, Jan P., Yvette, Deborah, Jan O., Patricia, Sonia and Joe joined me and my Puglia Partners, Yle & Michele and team for 10 fabulous, fun, delicious days… …and they truly fell “head over heelz” for Puglia, … Continue reading

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♥NEW! Sweetheart Deals for Italy in 2018♥

♥ ANNOUNCING!! ♥ ♥ Early Bird “Sweetheart Deals” for Italy in 2018 ♥ ♦ Puglia ♦ Italian Riviera ♦ Sicily ♦  It’s time to plan your amazing, fabulous, delicious, trip-of-a-lifetime trip to Italy! And I’m here to help! Partnering with … Continue reading

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Puglia #7: The Salento Seduction Continues!

Can YOU Picture Yourself Here with US?!? Enjoying all things authentic here in the seductive Salento sub-region of Puglia with an exceptional team of expert locals, and staying in a charming restored Masseria and a luxury hotel in the historical … Continue reading

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♦ More Bordeaux…Merci, Uniworld ♦

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ OOOOlala!!  Magnifique! Fantastique! Merveilleux! Délicieux! The past weeks have been …practically indescribable! Starting with a visit to Sauternes… Visiting biodynamic Chateau Guiraud for an informative tasting, then on to Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve where we … Continue reading

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♦ Bonjour from Bordeaux! ♦

 ♦ ♦ ♦ All aboard! ♦ ♦ ♦ Oui, I’ve been on board the River Royale with Uniworld as we cruised from Bordeaux, France, along the Garonne, Dordodogne and Gironde for 8 glorious days… Before the cruise I spent several … Continue reading

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♥ Countdown to Buon Giorno, Italy! (Again!) ♥

Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? In September, after my time in Bordeaux, France,  I will be on my way to my beloved Italy for the 13th time and, for the 7th time, to the region of Puglia.…

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Countdown to Bon Voyage & Bonjour, Bordeaux!

♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  It’s almost time… in a few weeks I’ll be heading to Bordeaux, France for the first time! ♦ I’m thrilled about this opportunity to experience Bordeaux with its spectacular historic sites, cuisine, wine, châteaux, vineyards…and … Continue reading

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Spanish Garden Inn: My Heavenly Stay-cation in the Heart of Santa Barbara

You can live in a place and drive by a place for virtually years and never think twice about it, never really pay attention…until you get a request and opportunity to take a closer look… When opportunity came and I … Continue reading

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