The Gentleman in the Butterscotch Scarf

It was a sunny, spring day in the Piazza della Signoria, the gateway to the Uffizi Gallery.  We were almost half-way through our 18-day honeymoon trip to Liguria, Tuscany

Bespoke Tailoring with the Finest of Italian Textiles

In the 1300’s Florence was an important center of wool production.  During the 14th Century, the quality of wool and silk textiles in Florence became popular world wide

18-day Itinerary Italian Honeymoon: Villages of Liguria, Tuscany & Lombardy

Purpose: Honeymoon Stops Along the Way: Milan, Santa Margarita, Portofino, Porto Venere, Monterrosa, Riomaggiore, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi, Pisa, San Gimignano, Greve,

A Late Fall Italian Honeymoon

Approximately four weeks after our wedding we were scheduled to fly to Milan to start our 18-day honeymoon to Liguria, Tuscany and Lake Como.  We could hardly wait for our

Blame it On the Mussels

As we had come to expect on a late October evening, the Cappelletti’s had built a roaring fire in the living room to chase away any sense of dampness arising from the breeze

She Thought He Was a Movie Star

Eager to explore while on our honeymoon, we took the water taxi from Argengo (population 650) where we were staying to the village of Bellagio (population 3,820).  The

Star Spangled Banner

After breakfast, Anya met me in the lobby of the Astoria Hotel in St. Petersburg for the drive out to Tsarskoe Sello (Pushkin) to see Catherine the Great’s Summer Palace and

Welcome to St. Petersburg

As I planned a work trip to Norway I suddenly became inspired.  Why not tack on a few days in St. Petersburg to pursue my interest in Catherine the Great?  With great