No Italian vacation would be complete without a cruise around town on a Vespa. I felt very much like Lizzie in the Lizzie McGuire movie. It’s the perfect vehicle to navigate narrow cobblestone roads when you’re seeking a good place to stop for gelato.
During our travels I popped into Margherita in Assisi and purchased this ensemble. The shop was a welcome surprise as most of the stores in Assisi appeared to be tourist shops selling souvenirs.
It’s nearly impossible to visit Tuscany without touring a vineyard or two. I’m not a huge red wine enthusiast but I do enjoy an occasional glass. This past winter we attended the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Heroes Ball and won an auction for this Tuscany trip. Our Tuscany package included a villa, a driver, daily breakfast, wine tours, housekeeping, and a cooking class. The two wine tours were in Montalcino, a region famous for its’ Brunello wine produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes.
1.Dress 2. Napkin Rings 3. Book //4. Earrings 5. Boots 6. Sweater //7. Shampoo 8. Tote 9. Loafers
I have always thought of sunflowers as the final act of Summer before Fall introduces a new palette of vibrant colors when the leaves change and the mums bloom. The rich fields of gold are at their peak towards the end of July and usually last until early Fall in New England. Locally my favorite place to see them is Dame Farm in Johnston, Rhode Island.