Mon June 11, 2018
The news that Kate Spade commuted suicide is just awful. I don't know Kate. But I wonder what was going on in her mind. I imagine she was lonely or depressed or unhappy.
A few different people mentioned to me something like, "How could someone with so much fame, a fashion line and endless money kill themselves?" Unfortunately, material things don't bring love and happiness. We've seen this all too often with celebrities. It is just heartbreaking that they couldn't be saved.
Wed June 06, 2018
Apple Brings Back Nextel to the Apple Watch
Years ago, we had Nextel phones with the walkie-talkie feature. All of our friends had Nextel and it was a great way to have quick chats. I was a little sad to see it go, but we all moved on to phones with the little keyboards for texting.
Yesterday, Apple announced at WWDC 2018 that they are going to have a walkie-talkie feature in their Apple Watch! I love my Apple Watch and Chris finally bought one when we were in Milan, Italy. Now we will be able to chat with the walkie-talkie feature
Wed April 04, 2018
Lido di Venezia, Italy - Beach Portraits
It is so beautiful here in Lido di Venezia, Italy. We took some nice posed photos of all of us - finally!
Sandra and James:
Chris and James:
Our 2018 family portrait:
And... that's a wrap. James is bored and ready to play fetch on the beach now:
Tue April 03, 2018
Beach Life on Lido di Venezia, Italy
Oh we are LOVING the beach! It is cold and winter but we still love it. James REALLY loves it. When James was a puppy, we rented a beach house for a month in St. Augustine Beach, Florida (check out the old posts from that month here and here). James would play fetch on the beach every. single. day. And now 8 years later he still starts to dance when he sees a beach. He knows that beaches mean fetch time!
Thankfully the beach in Venice is dog friendly. We try to do research on locations
Mon April 02, 2018
Our Apartment in Venice, Italy
We really love our Airbnb in Venice, Italy! We are actually out on Lido di Venezia. Being Floridians, we were missing the beach and we weren't sure we wanted to be in the heart of Venice. The motoscafi (water taxis - check out our blog post on getting around Venice if you haven't seen it yet) out to Lido are easy to catch and we are really enjoying how quiet the beach is in the off-season.
Chris is working hard and James is napping hard:
James really likes the cool terrazzo floors.