A Special Place in Heaven: New Sponsored School

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I believe there is a special place in heaven for those that give of themselves unconditionally. Angels on earth  – providing their time and energy to support…

It Takes a Village: The Corsage Project – Boutique Ball

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The air is abuzz in The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. It’s a beautifully sunny spring morning in Toronto, and a sea of hundreds of volunteers chicly…

♦ La Tavola Marche Finale: Until Next Time….

The weather this early Saturday morning is cool & damp. Not unlike my mood, as its the last full day of the Forage, Slaughter & Butchery course at La Tavola Marche Agriturismo &… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 6: A Beautiful Life

There are certain images that reside in our memories, that define an experience. They etch themselves deep into our hearts and speak to us long after they have passed. ~ This early Friday… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 5: Essence of a Culture

We are at our truest and most authentic selves when we show passion and great intensity. Through this spirit, we can capture the essence of a culture. ~ I sit alone at the old wooden… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 4: Simple Pleasures

The best memories are often unplanned moments.  Those instances, however brief, that you didn’t need to strive for. Priceless occasions. Life’s simple pleasures. Watching the sun set slowly on a warm summer evening.… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 3: Those Who Seek Beauty, Will Find It

    The sun is shining brightly this late October morning. The skies painted the palest blue and the clouds brushed so thin they seem to blend into one. Today is the first day… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 2: This is what dreams are made of….

There’s something so special about taking part in someone’s dream. And what more than to do it while realizing your own. From the moment I arrived at La Tavola Marche Agriturismo & Cooking… Continue reading

♦ La Tavola Marche Part 1: Welcome Home

Close your eyes and imagine your ideal get-away. You might be on a white-sand beach wearing something itsy bitsy teeny weeny, the sun’s rays blanketing you as you sip on a cold pink….… Continue reading

♦ One Night in Rome

My one night in Rome begins a few steps from my hotel up the cobblestone street of via Gregoriana. Arrival at my hotel was late and I was temped to gnaw on the… Continue reading