Group at San Rocco

Postcards from Lake Garda 2016

“You’re going where?”, one of our guests was asked by a friend. “Lake Como? Say hi to George for me (chuckle, chuckle)”. “No”, he replied. “We’re going to Lake Garda.” “Where’s that?”, responded the friend. Well, if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know that Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and that George Clooney doesn’t live there. To share this beautiful part of Italy, our group spent six spectacular days touring the Lake Garda region. Crystal clear […]

Group in Prosecco Vineyard

Postcards from Prosecco Tour 2016

Mother Nature is a strange bird – one year ago the grape harvest was in full swing for our Prosecco Tour. This year, the long hot summer delayed the harvest a week which the experts say will make for an excellent Prosecco year. Seeing the vines full and heavy with juicy grapes ripening in the glorious Italian sunshine is truly a sight to behold. Listening to the magnificent voice Andrea Bocelli under the stars in the famous piazza in Marostica, cruising the […]

Paradise Cake

La Torta Paradiso (Paradise Cake)~Maria Callas Style

The year I graduated from college and moved to New York, I had a fall ticket series to the New York City Opera with a work friend. I didn’t know much about opera and still don’t, but seeing the magnificent performances of Madame Butterfly and Tosca at Lincoln Center are forever etched in my memory. That was a very long time ago and the big names were and still are world-renowned stars and today Andrea Boccelli’s voice absolutely makes me swoon. […]