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May 18, 2017
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Florence For Foodies

How can you go to Italy and not be food focused? I have to admit that I might be a little more obsessed than most with all things food related, but what’s wrong with that? One of the perks of staying in Lucca is that Florence is just a train (or bus) ride away. We […]

May 7, 2017
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Garmugia-A Taste Of Spring

It’s been raining on and off here in Lucca and the weather is a lot cooler than I had expected. While poking around my favorite leather shop I heard the proprietor recommending a restaurant to an Italian couple. It wasn’t even near his shop so I figured if he’s sending people there, it must be […]

April 29, 2017
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Loving Lucca

  Yes, I’ve arrived In Lucca and of course the first thing that I am sharing here on the blog is a panino. I discovered this spot on Piazza San Giusto last year and since then have been dreaming of sitting on their patio and having a bite to eat. Anyone who knows me would admit […]

June 5, 2016
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Walkerware Pottery

After looking at my my last post I realized that you didn’t get to see the beauty of the bowl that I was using. Over the past few years I’ve received as gifts a variety of colorful pottery pieces made by the talented Walker Davis. These bowls were the latest addition to my collection and […]

May 25, 2016
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Eating In San Francisco

It was just a few days, but we managed to squeeze a fair amount of great food. Here are some of the highlights. Since we hadn’t been to San Francisco for some time I thought it best to read up on what restaurants people were taking about. It wasn’t hard to decide that we would […]

April 5, 2016
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What’s For Dessert?

When I’m here in Lucca before the arrival of my group I have my daily routine-out early, walk on the wall and then for a cappuccino and pastry at my local pasticceria (see previous post). Later in the day as I wander the streets I pop into whatever shop looks inviting. You would think I had […]