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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

Change is the only constant in life

Change is the only constant in life

Andiamo, you will be in my heart forever and ever. Growing up on Lake Michigan was magical. There is no life more awesome than Lake life. Endless memories of Lake Michigan as my swimming pool. Early mornings out on the lake with my dad. Spending time in the engine...
Going before I am ready; a mindset.

Going before I am ready; a mindset.

I pretty much live by this idea of doing something before I feel ready so I am not hung up on the unrealistic perfection of something . Initially, sometime in March of 2020 I had no choice but to adapt to this mindset because things were coming at me from all angles....
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...

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