Wednesday, May 2

forte e gentile


Am home. Beautiful sweet home. Two very happy dogs.

Between us, Michelle and I have over 2,000 photos of our week in Abruzzo.

All I can tell you in this moment is that the saying goes that people in Abruzzo are forte e gentile* and they are all that and so much more: generous, thoughtful, delightful and just all-around amazing.

The shot above was taken midday of a most extraordinary excursion to Campo Imperatore and Rocca Calascio which if you have ever seen the movie Ladyhawke (a personal favorite of mine)-- is where the monk scene was filmed.

So many stories to share-- I don't know where to begin and my head feels like it is filled with dry ice-- so they will come, but just not in this moment.   As soon as I can-- I will share everything about this most amazing experience of a lifetime.

bisous, e

*forte e gentile = strong & kind


  1. Two beautiful ladies. Your trip looks like it was heavenly! Glad it went well.

  2. welcome back, darling girl. so looking forward to hearing all about your adventures. ciao, bella. xoxo

  3. and just think you get to go back in lovely! xoxo

  4. Floored by the mention of Ladyhawke. FAVORITE movie of all time here. Ha!!

  5. I must say Paolo did a mighty fine job capturing the adventurous spirit of you two amazing ladies! I can almost see the twinkle in your eye! Magnifico!

  6. Welcome home! I can't wait to hear all about your adventures!


thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e