Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ciao Italia Part II: Norcia and Castelluccio (Umbria)

After sleeping for 10 hours straight, we were all ready for our our day trip to Norcia and Mount Sibillini. We set out with our tummies filled with a hearty breakfast of pastries, bread, fried eggs with bacon and coffee … Continue reading

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Ciao Italia Part I: The beginning of the Italy adventure (Montefalco, Umbria)

Hello my dear readers or should I say Ciao.  Here is the post on my travels in Italy as promised. This is my second time in Italy. The first time was during my honeymoon two years ago, where my husband, … Continue reading

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Lavender La Religieuse

Hello all, I’m back from Italy. It’s a little too soon, but I’m missing the glorious last days of fall, the strong caffès and the Italian’s la dolce vita, the sweet life. I promise I would share my travels and adventures as … Continue reading


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Pierre Hermé’s olive oil and vanilla macaron (macaron a l’hhuile d’ olive et vanille)

How many of you have tried Pierre Hermé’s olive oil and vanilla macaron? If you have not, would you like to try it? The olive oil and vanilla macaron  is amongst his signature macarons. I have to admit that I have … Continue reading

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