Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL

Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL

Our Southern Bloggers Jubilee meeting for December was located at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, AL. This is a favorite destination for many locals, as well as vacationers and business conventions. Our group of ladies was very excited to get all dressed up, meet...
The Sacred City

The Sacred City

Let me encourage you to see Rome through the lens of its nickname. “Rome has been called the “Sacred City”: – might not our (hometown) be called so too? There is an air about it, resonant of joy and hope: it speaks with a thousand tongues to the...
Stumbling Through the Ruins of Pompeii

Stumbling Through the Ruins of Pompeii

As we continue our tour of Italy, we spent an afternoon stumbling through the ruins of Pompeii. You can read about my first Italian love here, graffiti artist in Florence here, and our Agriturismo here to catch up on the tour. Then come back to this page to share in...
Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento, Italy

My first love in Italy was Venezia. My second was Sorrento. If you are planning a trip to Italy, don’t miss this gem on the Amalfi Coast. The scenery is some of the most beautiful I’ve ever witnessed in my life. The view from our hotel balcony included the...
Keeping The Pace in Toscana, Italy

Keeping The Pace in Toscana, Italy

This picture hangs in the tasting room of Castella di Monterinaldi, a winery in Chianti Classico, Italy. The loose translation is, “Those in a hurry, slow down!” What better motto to live by at any age, but in particular for those of us who are...
Agriturismo Petrognano in Toscana, Italy

Agriturismo Petrognano in Toscana, Italy

Over the next few days, I will be completing a series on my recent trip to Italy. My first post covered Venice and the second was a day trip to Florence. Today, I am featuring the Agriturismo Petrognano, where we were delighted to stay for 5 nights in Tuscany. If...