Little Bits of “Normal” Returning

fresh organic stone fruits from the Little Italy Mercato Saturday / It’s been a long time coming (three and half months to be exact), but it finally feels like some of the little nuances of our “normal” life are returning. And one of those little things is our weekly market run. For obvious reasons, we […]

Our Little Bubble

Saturday / just the beginning of another sunny + beautiful day Much like most people’s lives, our life has been pretty quiet lately. Really quiet in fact. But like most things in life, with time you are often able to adjust to what at first might feel challenging, different, or even uncomfortable. And for us, […]

This Week 3 Years Ago: Nice, France

the beautiful coastline of the Cรดte d’Azur May 31, 2017 Today was our first full day in Nice. We arrived by train yesterday afternoon from Milan, and by the time that we had made it to our hotel and got settled, the day was mostly behind us. So being that we were in France, and […]

This Week Two Years Ago: Lucca + Florence

the view of Lucca from the Torre Guinigi May 16, 2018 / inspired by my time in Lucca: La Vita Lucchese Life in Lucca has been pretty magical. This is my first time visiting this small Tuscan town, and the best way that I can describe it, is that it feels like a tinier and […]

This Week 3 Years Ago: Florence, Italy

Since our lives have been substantially more low-key lately, and our days have been filled with the same activities of mostly staying home, I thought that it would be fun to start sharing some of our “this week’s highlights” from years past. May and June are typically European travel months for us, but since we […]

The Mr.’s Birthday, Long Walks + Longing for Italy

the perfect gloomy backdrop for a morning spent in the kitchen Saturday / Today was a big kitchen day. Tomorrow is Ryan’s birthday, and so I wanted to make sure to get as much of the cooking done today so that tomorrow we could just relax and celebrate together. It’s a little bit harder to […]

Same Same, Different Week

dave’s killer bread + all of the toppings Saturday / I call this the “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Avocado Toast.” What originally started out as just a basic avocado toast (with some cream cheese and a big slice of tomato), really turned into something much, much different. Just as I was finishing making us […]

Quiet Days + A Lot of the Same

Saturday / I’ve been really struck with how quiet the city has been lately. And really, it’s all because of the birds that I noticed it. In the mornings I often do a little bit of work on our sofa. And with our windows and patio doors open, I am graced with a beautiful gentle […]

Easter + More Quarantine Cooking

this year was our first year dying brown eggs Saturday / The Easter festivities officially began today. And honestly, we almost forgot that Easter was already here. Normally we are surrounded by family this time of year, but because of the stay-at-home orders, things have been very different. But the show must go on. Or […]

Rain Showers, Organizing + Still Adjusting

Saturday / I started out this cloudy Saturday morning in a way that I haven’t for a while now, I went for a run. And while it felt great to get out there and move my body, it also felt not so great. It’s kind of bizarre how this pandemic has thrown off some of […]