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Micheline and La Raccolta (The Olive Harvest)

Micheline is somewhat of a legend in Cortona. I have seen her around the past 12 years and never met her until recently. She is Parisian and relocated to Cortona 20+ years ago. She has traveled all over the world, … Continue reading

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Today’s Walk in Cortona

I am finally settling into life in Cortona, I have moved into my house, Casa San Marco a few days ago, after staying with different friends for a few weeks and I have to say, it is wonderful to finally … Continue reading

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Casa San Marco, Cortona Italy with Mosca Studio, April 2013

 And to continue and finish posting these incredible photos that Alice of Mosca Studio created – Grazie infinite Alice!! The new art studio…

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Casa San Marco, Cortona, Italia; April 2013

This past March-April, I was in Cortona for a few weeks, doing one of the most exciting projects I have ever participated in, staging and photographing a PROFESSIONAL photo shoot with the most incredibly talented photographer, Alice Falzone, became my … Continue reading

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The Antithesis of Printer Throwing

This past weekend I had the magnificent opportunity to attend a 4 day yoga retreat with my beloved teacher Britt Bensen Steele.and 10 other amazing people. So many take away gifts from the weekend, but some of the highlights from … Continue reading

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Finding Inner Peace Through Throwing the Printer Across the Room

Yesterday I had one too many times of this piece of shit NEW Canon printer breaking down. I picked it up and threw it across the room. Then I did it again. And once more. Third time is a charm. … Continue reading

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Roma, Cortona and Beyond

I can hardly believe that I am headed back to Rome 2 weeks from today, and subsequently Cortona. I am beyond excited. Thrilled. Breathless. Ecstatic. I have been anticipating this empty nest for sometime, both boys, Jesse and Corey are … Continue reading

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August Moments in Portland, Oregon

It usually takes me about 6-8 hours to create a blog post. Start to finish. Editing photos, processing them in Photoshop until they are my version of perfect, inserting them into the blog and then writing the post. Maybe it … Continue reading

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Missing Rome. And All the Rest.

I am home in Portland, the first few days spent in recuperation mode, drifting  in and out of sleep in a dreamy altered state. My thoughts keep drifting back to Italy, as a part of my psyche and heart is … Continue reading

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I Vanitosi (The Silly Vain Ones)

 Arezzo, July 2013 One of my most favorite outings in Italy is visiting my amici at Prive, my hairdressers of the past 12 years. Without them, I would be a mess, important to keep the Goldwell red hair color going … Continue reading

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