[caption id="attachment_2016" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="An early morning rain storm moving along the Amalfi Coast"][/caption] September arrived with a surprise this year - cooler temperatures, stormy skies and rain rain rain. While it is mildly perplexing just where summer had to get off to in such a...

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[caption id="attachment_2005" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Homemade granola - fresh from the oven!"][/caption] My very good friend Amber is an inspiration for me on so many levels - with the love she has for her family and her sweet son, with her abundant source of creativity and inventiveness,...

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[caption id="attachment_1997" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Prickly chestnuts growing in Tramonti"][/caption] Weekends in August are generally a time to avoid the beach on the Amalfi Coast. Crisi or no crisi, I swear half of Italy is on the beach in Amalfi this time of year. With hotter than...

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[caption id="attachment_1981" align="aligncenter" width="550" caption="Sculptures by Igor Mitoraj at Ravello's Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer"][/caption] Every year the Ravello Festival is centered around a theme running through the art exhibitions, concerts and cultural events that take place during the summer.  Memory is the theme of the 2012 Ravello...

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There are a lot of reasons to fall in love with a house in Tuscany. A sweeping view across the rolling Tuscan hillsides, finding a piece of Italian history going back generations or a setting in a charming Italian village. While Louise Badger and Lawrence...

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