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"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family (or horses!). Every minute should be enjoyed and savored...." ~ Earl Nightingale

Wanderlust, or intentional travel?

Wanderlust, or intentional travel?

While some have a non specific yet driving sense of wanderlust, I instead find myself drawn to specific places for very intentional reasons. Travel for the sake of covering as much ground as possible, or to see everything in two days is just not for me. 😎. I am also...
March News from MDE

March News from MDE

Hello and welcome to SPRING! Let’s spring forward and immerse ourselves in a wonderfully busy March! We are about one month out from our second wedding of the season as well as a very special wine dinner at Gene & Georgetti with Stag’s Leap! (Not to be missed,...
Monday morning gratitude: back in the saddle

Monday morning gratitude: back in the saddle

2021 had some ups and downs (beginning this Monday morning post with a massive understatement 🤣) including a few equine injuries and a few human ones too. All of which took much time to heal, and ultimately took me completely out of the saddle for more than three...
What’s Happening This Month

What’s Happening This Month

I am so excited for everything Gene & Georgetti has in store this month! Specials and celebrations – get in on the fun and reserve your table! With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Gene & Georgetti Chicago is feeling positive about a busy March....
Traveling in Italy, my first time in Emilia! 

Traveling in Italy, my first time in Emilia! 

My travels in Italy took me to Emilia Italy is gorgeous and I’m delighted to have Emilia to my list of places visited. It is home to the historic Torrechiara Castle (Castello di Torrechiara) is a 15th-century castle near Langhirano, in the province of Parma,...
Santa Maria Novella: the World’s Oldest Pharmacy

Santa Maria Novella: the World’s Oldest Pharmacy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy Christmas shopping in the world’s oldest pharmacy is a pretty awesome way to shop. The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella can trace its roots back to Florence 1221. In that year, Dominican friars founded the convent of...
Some of my favorites in Florence

Some of my favorites in Florence

Must-visit locations in Florence My list of favorite places in Florence is a long one! And while I love spending time seeing all of my favorite sites in Tuscany, it is truly the people that make our experiences so incredibly wonderful. This is my special shout-out to...
Viareggio in December ✨

Viareggio in December ✨

My recent travels last December took me to Viareggio, Tuscany Visiting Viareggio last December was nothing short of magical. Viareggio is a city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 62,000, it is the second-largest city within the province of...
Under that Tuscan Sun

Under that Tuscan Sun

Pockets of sunlight in the most amazing places ✨ Collin Pierson captured Felix and I figuring out our to-do’s for the day on a beautifully sunny morning. ✨ Fun fact: the structure behind me, The Loggia dei Lanzi, also called the Loggia della Signoria, is a building on...

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