Category Archives: Italy

  Venice is a photographer’s dream in January. You will find a lull in tourist foot traffic and Venetian women emerging snug in their long fur coats looking regal even when toting around their food trolley full of groceries in Rialto Market. Venetian light is like the texture of a cucumber that has been plucked from an ice bath: crisp and cool but with…

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The concept of black and white must seem absurd for an island like Burano. There is no escaping the reach of colors in varying shades and intensity, not that I was looking to; here in Burano, roughly a 30 minute water taxi ride from Venice, it’s all part of the appeal.  A few weekends ago, in the doldrums of a…

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We were hurtling down the Grand Canal to the Westin Europa & Regina hotel in a water taxi with its small flag of Italy whipping in the wind. I wondered if the driver can go any faster because it’s well past noon, lunch was awaiting, and travel has a way of stirring up my appetite. As we breezed…

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As this year is ending, many of us are looking forward to what 2015 brings.  I’ve been busy using my new nifty Day Designer to plan out goals and intentions for the new year.  But it is a little bittersweet for me to say goodbye to one of the best years I’ve ever had.  

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Samuel Johnson has said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”  This is more or less how I feel about Italy. My 30th birthday was spent on a hike through Cinque Terre, with splendid views of the Italian Riviera, to work up the nerve to tell my friends and family I’ll be moving…

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Before I begin this tale let me set the scene:  a Tuscan destination wedding, held high up in the Luccan hills, at Casale de Pasquinelli and captured by my talented friend, Alison Chang Photography.

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My new husband and I (eek!) just returned from twelve days in Italy.  Having spent a full week of celebrations in a Luccan hillside villa with 35+ wedding reception guests we dashed off to Venice for 4 days of much needed rest and relaxation.

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