Tag Archives: Travel

J.K.Place, Capri

21 Jan

In my mind, I’m going to J.K. Place Capri today after work. Join me?

If we were in M., Capri wouldn’t be quite so far for a weekend trip.

Ciao ciao, B.


Image source: J.K. Place Capri

High Gloss Love

12 Jan

Ah, Paloma from La Dolce Vita and High Gloss. A girl — and Internet magazine — after my own heart.

Ciao ciao, B.


Image Source: La Dolce Vita: The Latest High Gloss Happenings

Monterosso Calabria in Photos

10 Jan

Our good friend, Gail (pictured above in front of her home, Casa Serena), was the original American in Monterosso. It was she who culled her friends and one by one made them Monterossoni. In an effort to promote Monterosso, Gail a few years back set up a Web site called A House in Italy. It’s a great little site with information about M. — its history, its landscape, its people; how to get there, what to do, where to stay.




As an accompaniment to her site, Gail labored in compiling a wonderful Picasa photo album of M. and the surrounding area. We leave you with a few images from Gail’s album, and encourage you to peruse the full stock of photos for yourself. The pictures alone will make you fall in love, and perhaps you, too, will one day be Monterossini.

Ciao ciao!

Travellers Calabria

7 Jan

We have just ordered our copy of the new Travellers Calabria after learning about it from Palazzo Pizzo. Exciting! Can’t wait for it to arrive. We are way late on this, as the book was released last summer, but it’s news to us. A few other Calabrians have their copies in hand; check out what Palazzo Pizzo and Bleeding Espresso have to say about the book. Pizzo, coincidentally, is a beach town just down the hill from our own Monterosso. We can’t wait to become friends with them (hint hint)!

Image Source: www.amazon.com

Buon giorno!

6 Jan

Clearly we haven’t gotten a hang of the blog thing just yet. We realize we’ve posted just twice since August. Sorry! We’re working on a few things and should have great news to share quite soon. Until then, we leave you with this stunning post by Darby from one of our favorite blogs, Fly Through Our Window. Darby and her twin sister, Erika (who also has a great blog, Urban Grace), explored Italy in June. The post has an incredible accompanying photo slide show that makes us want to be in Monterosso PRONTO!

Until soon friends!

Ciao ciao

Image Source: Screen shot from Fly Through Our Window.

A House in Italy

4 Aug

Monterosso Calabro

On July 23, we bought a small home in a small, rustic village in southern Italy. The home is part of a 12th century palazzo in the village of Monterosso Calabro, and we are its third owners. It’s a bit surreal, and completely fantastic.

This small home is a dream, to say the least. The venture is between myself, Bárbara, my husband, David, and my mother, Yolie. That said, it’s really a project for mother and I, who immediately after purchase began pulling inspiration photos, colors, furniture ideas, art, plants, flowers. We even chose a name for our Italian cat, Figaro (every good house needs a cat), whom we’ll rescue from a street upon arriving in our village. And that was just the beginning.

It cannot go without mention that I have loved this village from the time I was 13 years old and first visited. Today I am 30, and I am just as in love with Monterosso. I must thank my dear friends Gail, Ann and Joe for introducing me to Monterosso, and for changing my life in ways none of us could have then imagined.

This blog is journal of our family’s adventure in renovating, decorating and living in our house in the sun — in Nostra Casa del Sole. We hope you’ll join us as we muse about life in a village thousands of miles away from the daily lives that have made such an adventure possible.

Ciao Ciao!

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