I love shopping for beauty products and makeup in other countries. I found so many fun items in Bipa and Meuller in Austria so I was excited to see what I could find in Italy. I tried a few different Tigotà stores in Treviso and Venice but I didn’t see anything I wanted to try….
One of my favorite artist shops in Florence is La Bottega del Mosaico. I really want to go back to Florence to buy one of these mosaics to hang in our home.
If you were quickly walking past the
I used to own a Bialetti Moka stovetop espresso maker.
I had the little one and it made a perfect large cup of espresso. The problem? It was the traditional stovetop model. And one day I walked
I always enjoy reading biographies and memoirs. I don’t know much about Suzanne Somers because I think she spoke more to the Boomer generation. But this was a fun read. It is interesting to see what
I love the streets of Florence. Some are SO small – I realize the FJ would not fit! I love the random fountains, the triangle shaped buildings where two street meet and the people watching!
Our Airbnb in Florence has a really nice book with recommendations on what to see, do and eat. One of the recommendations was for the 600 year old perfume shop in an old convent called Santa Maria Novella.
David of course is the centerpiece at the the Galleria dell’Accademia. But the museum had so many other pieces we enjoyed, too!
The Hall of Prisoners by Michelangelo leads up to the centerpiece statue
“Hey James, pose like David!”
I thought James was striking a similar pose to David looking slightly over his left shoulder.
This is the original location of Michelangelo’s David and this is a copy
Since 2018 is the Year of the Dog, Bottega Veneta included dogs in their window display in Florence, Italy! Do you see the Poodles? Well, the Poodles in addition to James?
Our neighborhood here in Florence, Italy happens to have the BEST pizza in all of Italy. The little restaurant is on a side street and it is called Piccolo Cesare. Like almost all restaurants in Europe,
During our first Spring in Washington, DC, I spotted the Crocus flowers starting to bloom in the park where I walked James and in a lot of flower boxes along the streets of Georgetown. I had never seen
James really likes our big red couch in Florence, Italy!
Check out our apartment in Florence, Italy! It even has heated floors and Chris was able to use his Flir iPhone thermal camera attachment to show the heated floor.
We meet the most amazing people in our travels! We recently met sisters Liv and Bella because of James. Everyone loves James the Poodle! We found out that Liv and Bella are traveling the world with
I was going through old photos on my phone and I spotted this gem! At some point, I had an app on my phone that converts photos to cartoons. I have since deleted the app so I can’t tell you which one
I really enjoy trying new foreign beauty products. I spotted this Lebon Rose Orange Blossom and Mint toothpaste the other day and I decided to try it! It is actually really nice!
Our balcony in Padova, Italy gets wonderful sunshine! James and I have been going outside almost every day to soak up the sun.
This little fuzzy guy decided to join us. I love taking macro photos
Join us as we walk around Padova (Padua in English), Italy!
Do you think James the Poodle is Sweet? Or is he Sassy?
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