Here’s the first in a series of “Before and After” stories. Transformation: Bathrooms. For weeks, I’ve struggled with how to continue sharing this renovation story. How easy it would be to let the before-and-after photos speak for themselves – and, I think these images communicate volumes, at least I hope so – but, my heart … More So Much More Than A Renovation Story.
They say patience is a virtue. Well, you my friend, are overflowing with virtues. Thanks for coming along with us on the crazy, seemingly-never-ending journey. I have enjoyed revisiting and sharing each of these properties with you and I hope it’s served as a mini-travelogue. I have always believed to better understand a place and … More Home Search Lucca: Which Property Do We Choose?
It’s been a hoot – as this native Alabama girl has been known to say a time or two to describe something exceptionally fun and interesting – to receive your comments and messages after the 1st installment of our Lucca Home Search 2.0 adventure. And, truly, I don’t want to oversell anything, but I must … More Pink Suburban Palace, Canalside Reno-Special, or Boho Birdhouse in Centro: Home Search Lucca, Italy V 2.1
The language of art is universal and unlimited. My Italian language skills, however, are not. Estremamente. For this interview, you will find below the text in English and Italian. Please forgive any errors. I’m trying and learning, always. And, I welcome any comments and feedback on the translation! A few years ago, while beginning our … More A Conversation with Artist Simone Chelini // Una Conversazione con L’Artistia Simone Chelini
300. That’s the estimated number of small businesses shuttered, either temporarily or permanently, in the province of Lucca, thus far on this rollercoaster ride named 2020. Naturally, the loss of so many shops, restaurants, bars and agencies of all sorts is deeply scarring for any community. In Italy, it’s particularly crushing considering the bureaucratic-gymnastics required … More Italian Food Brings Us All to the Table. Here Are Our “Best Eats” in Lucca