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Ron and I want to wish you superb 2017. May all your wishes and dreams be realized. In the magnificent words of Helen Keller: “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” — Helen Keller Happy New Yea...
Rain is in the forecast for later today, and the skies are grey. It will be our second day of rain, and we are delighted with the news. Pictured above is an assortment of interesting vegetables, celery root, kohrabi, and fennel.These potatoes came out of the ground yesterday. They are definite...
Once a month Jane, the owner of Carpinteria wines regales us with at list of recent wines she has purchased. This month she introduced us to Arcanum Il Fauna di Arcanum. This wine is #19 on the top 100 Wine Spectator annual list. They also gave it a 93 rating, here is their review:"A polished...
This photo was taken in Florence. We were enchanted by this display of peppers and pearls on a dark background in a charming Medieval building. The next window featured red and white beads and pepper in a sterling silver pitcher. We loved the elegance of the display and the blend of colors. Hap...
In our commercial real estate career we often worked with the music/recording industry in Los Angeles. We sold recording studios (The Record Plant, where the Who's Who of the Music Industry recorded their hits), and we leased offices for recording and sound dubbing which required special build o...
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. We had our main meal at lunch time, and at dinner time we would find an enoteca. The literal definition of enoteca is wine repository, and in this instance it is a wine bar with small plates. It is a place to taste what the sommelier recommends that day.This p...
We noticed this remarkable olive tree and its gnarly trunk growing in a tall pot in the outdoor seating area of the Osteria del Mercato market and restaurant in Rome. The waiter told us that this tree was over a 100 years old. Happy Wednesday, wishing you a great rest of the year!
This intricate hand embroidery of an eagle caught our attention on the back of a dress featured in a boutique in Rome. The eagle is known as the "king of the skies" and messenger to the gods above. The eagle symbolizes a clarity of vision (eagle eyes), courage and strength. The eagle as a symb...
Ron and I loved this statue of this sleeping lion in Umbria. This led us to look up the symbolism that mankind has attributed to lions for many centuries as"King of the Jungle", or "King of the Beasts". In England, King Richard I was known as Richard the Lionheart, named for his bravery, and en...
We wish you all a superb weekend to celebrate your meaningful holidays! Regardless of our individual beliefs, we are all united in wishing everyone, peace and goodwill to all mankind without exceptions!Tonight, December 24th, begins the first night of the Chanukah celebration! My family (A) has...