Hermitage Bay Getaway

So here is sit in my comfy chair overlooking my outside deck dreaming of the last time I experienced total Caribbean Bliss—at Hermitage Bay.

Boating on the Amalfi Coast

In one of my favorite movies, Out of Africa, Karen von Blixen entertains Barkley and Denys with dinner on her beautiful Limoges (woman after my own heart), wine, and stories of faraway...

The Best of 2018

Wow 2018 just flew by—like at warp speed!!! Here at Bella, we are already in full planning mode for 2019 travels and beyond—but I wanted to take a moment this morning, sit by the fire, sip some...

Ritz Carlton’s Avocado Margarita

I love a good Margarita!!  If you watched our Facebook Live post this morning, you would have seen our morning cocktail shenanigans involving a blender, an avocado, and tequila.  It was a cold,...

Bellini al la Cipriani

It's Friday--the start of the weekend.  The spring weather takes me back to my time in Venice last spring…before the crowds and the summer heat.  One of my favorite experiences was sipping a bellini...

Adventures of a Foodie in Scotland–Part 2

After our decadent lunch at The Drover (and a nap on the bus), we arrived at the Marcliffe just in time for a quick tour, a cup of tea, and evening cocktails.  Our host, the owner, Stewart Spence...
Bellini al la Cipriani

Bellini al la Cipriani

It's Friday--the start of the weekend.  The spring weather takes me back to my time in Venice last spring…before the crowds and the summer heat.  One of my favorite experiences was sipping a bellini poolside at the Hotel Cipriani.  A Bellini is a delightful mixture of...

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