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.
The Arm Chair Traveler: 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 places. After her beautiful, moving story is done, Denys asks her if she...
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 amber-colored hot tea from Paris (sigh), and reflect on how fabulous this...
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, January morning in The ATL and a beach hat and a Margarita hit the spot!...
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...
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 started us off with a few snacks and a lovely champagne (I do love my...
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