It all began with a casual conversation with my mom on Christmas Day, when I asked if she'd ever consider going back to her village in Italy for another visit, and, much to my surprise and delight, quickly escalated into serious planning for a trip to Italy in the fall of 2012 with my mom and sister!
So I discovered something magical.My mother's computer has a slot for digital-camera memory cards! Which means I was able to pull a few photos out to show all of you before I'm home (hopefully tomorrow night!...more
Picture it, Spring Break 1984. My boyfriend (who will be referred to as B) at the time and I decided to take a cross country trip during my Spring Break from college. Being that we already lived in Florida it seemed a bit redundant to stay there for break, so we decided to go to up the east coast and then across to Michigan. ...more
If you still don't know what to get that Italophile in your life, or yourself - I've selected a few choice picks of Tante Belle Cose in the Book & Media Dept. They'll put a smile on your face, so go ahead - get one for yourself this holiday season. ...more
Since the holiday season is ripe and doorbells across America will be ringing merrily, I think this is the perfect time to talk about guest etiquette. There are some behaviors one would think are just common to basic courtesy but I am never surprised to hear stories of guests gone wrong. This being said, before calling upon the hospitality of your fri...more
Ladies, advice needed! I flew from Boston, MA to my hometown of Buffalo, NY for Thanksgiving last month. I was a little nervous about all the "gaterape" chatter surrounding TSA's new inspection policies. I made it to Buffalo just fine, but on the way back to Boston I made the mistake (?) of wearing a different underwire bra....more