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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

#worldmentalhealthday

#worldmentalhealthday

Today is #worldmentalhealthday, and it was right on time because I took one of these today with the help of these three guys and two good friends. I am very lucky that I do not live with mental health issues, but that does not mean that I don’t occasionally have a day...
NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze Trunk Show In Chicago!

NOI Firenze fine leather goods and leatherwear bring over 100 years of craftsmanship from Florence, Italy to Chicago! I’m thrilled to support longtime friends, direct from Florence, Italy! The fine leather garment artisans of NOI Firenze will showcase their new...
Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Hello dear Friends – I was hoping to share a one little nugget of insight from this rooftop, in Florence as I sit next to my husband and am surrounded by cool people that I really enjoy, including one of my best friends in the entire world. Ready? Here goes: Do...
Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Remembering many things today as a country, and paying my respects of course. But on a much smaller note, I am also remembering my grandmother, Ida, who passed away on this date about 15 years ago. Her style, wit and humor are things I will always remember about her....
September 11th rembrances

September 11th rembrances

Today is a day full of grief, loss, sacrifice, and pain for our country. It is a day we should never forget. I am choosing to remember those who lost their lives in such terrible ways, and those who are still grieving by taking moments throughout my day to give...
still in the saddle, more grateful than ever…

still in the saddle, more grateful than ever…

My life has been a whirl wind of activity since I last posted an equestrian blog. It has been 6 months – time has FLOWN. It feels like yesterday that I was sitting in my camper in Ocala and writing about getting back in to the saddle and how I was struggling...
Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, ‘Merica. Forever grateful to all you have given my family. Forever proud of our Italian, immigrant beginnings here in this country, and that four generations later we are restauranteurs, wedding planners, chefs, reality tv participants, parents,...
What is in my bag: beach edition

What is in my bag: beach edition

I travel pretty frequently, and I am one of those people that tends to need the creature comforts of home as much as possible when I am on the road. With the horses, this is pretty easy because I can keep a duplicate of most everything I need on my camper, with a few...
A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

A few of my faves for the Big Apple 🍎

It has long been a dream of mine to plan weddings and events throughout the US and beyond (hello Universe, I am officially putting it out there that I am dying to plan a wedding in Florence! ♥️). The last couple of years MDE has really grown in to a company that does...

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