The first thing we do when we arrive in a new city is head to the grocery store. We arrived in Padua, Italy (Padova in Italian) and once James was comfortable in our Airbnb we said goodbye and started
After watching the Royal Wedding, I decided to do a little online wedding dress shopping. I love seeing what the designers come up with for bridal. My favorite designer this year is definitely Rosa ClarÃ¡.
I LOVE weddings!!! I was so excited to see Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding!
Of course the main thing I wanted to see was Meghan’s dress. It is beautiful!!!
The royals are brilliant when
We are heading to Padua, Italy!
Sing along to Kiss Me Kate’s “I’ve Come To Wive It Wealthily in Padua” while you wait for our next post!
Join us as we ride the water buses in Venice, Italy with James the Poodle. We explore many alleys and we also get some gelato!
On the outskirts of Venice Italy is the island of Lido di Venezia. The whole island has a beach town feel that is so different from the heart of Venice. The beaches are packed in the summer but in the
I can’t believe James is 8 years old. He is such a sweet and mellow boy but he also still has his puppy energy when it is time to play fetch!
Here are some formal 8th birthday portraits of James.
This is a tour of our apartment in Venice, Italy. We stayed in an Airbnb on Lido di Venezia. It was an easy vaporetto ride to the island which is on the outskirts of Venice, Italy. We wanted to be close
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a modern art museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. Chris isn’t a big fan of modern art so I decided to visit this museum alone one day. It is a small but nice
Venice, Italy really is one of those cities you could get lost in. You want to get lost in it! I actually read a great tourist tip: if you pass a shop where you want to see inside you better do it NOW.
I love architecture and big beautiful ballrooms. So I knew I would want to see the Ca’ Rezzonico museum while in Venice, Italy.
The museum is right on the Grand Canal:
The main ballroom was
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:
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
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
I found a great story this morning on Daily Mail. It was about a couple named Debbie (she is 62) and Michael (he is 72) that sold all of their belongings except for a small storage unit of stuff and decided
Don’t be overwhelmed or afraid to ride the water buses in Venice, Italy. We are here to help!
Here is some helpful terminology on the water vehicles in Venice, Italy.
Chris is a good sport. I am no Michelin-rated chef. But I do try to cook good food for us. I bought a bunch of things at the grocery store the other day. For dinner one night, I planned an easy meal:
The More of Less – Book by Joshua Becker
I wouldn’t consider myself a minimalist. But I have owned and moved WAY too much stuff in my life. And more recently, I have downsized – twice.
We are in Treviso, Italy and this Saturday is Epiphany. All over town we see vendors selling stockings and socks (like we have for Christmas Eve in the United States) and we see lot of candy and what
Join us as we celebrate the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 in Treviso, Italy! Treviso is (probably like most Italian towns) a HUGE party for New Year’s Eve. There were at least three stages