Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mirror mirror

Brussels, Belgium

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Orange you glad...


I've got this TED Talk by Shawn Achor on my list of things to watch later.  The girl who brought it to my attention mentioned how it inspired her to keep a list every day of things she's grateful for.  Nothing crazy, just 3 things a day.   I love this idea and have been making a short list every day since I read it.  Life is a bit stressful for me right now so it really helps me keep things in perspective. 

What are you grateful for? Here are my 3 for today (pretty awesome considering it's only 10 past noon!)
a: glassy waves
b: not being in this alone
c: hydrocortisone cream (sea lice got me in south carolina!)

Have a great week, y'all!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Italica, España







 




Our visit to Italica was a great escape from the city after we'd been in Sevilla for a few weeks. I definitely recommend a side trip if you're in the area and have the time. It's the site of an ancient Roman settlement dating back to 206 BC, complete with a gladiator arena. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Podere Il Casale







We visited a beautiful organic farm just outside of Pienza called Podere Il Casale.  It's owned and operated by a lovely Swiss couple, who taught themselves everything they do on the farm - garden, make cheese, wine,  and olive oil. They even raise pigs, slaughter them on-site, and make delicious looking pancetta & sausage (I say looking because we arrived the day after slaughter and the meats weren't quite ready).  I highly recommend checking it out if you're ever in the area.  It's so impressive to see the many things they make and grow, and one of the most beautiful places we visited on our trip. If you're willing to lend a hand, they'll even put you up for free!  We tried to score a bed, but they had enough helpers for the season.  Luckily we were able to take some goodies back to our apartment, including pecorino aged in grapes, and a bottle of their Il Regio wine.  Heavenly!

More pics to come later...