When we visited the Philippine Embassy in Yangon in 2012, our lovely hosts B and L (with their sweet daughter) took us to this gorgeous colonial-style tea salon, patisserie and restaurant. When you . . .
One of the things that I'm really in awe of in Europe is how old things are - in a good way! They are able to maintain or reconstruct the beautiful structures of the past so that they can still be . . .
When we travel we prefer to find places where locals eat. This is easier for us in Italy because my husband TD (The Diplomat) speaks Spanish and can understand and be understood by the Italians. So . . .
This is a photoblog on the second most impressive Buddhist Temple's I visited while we were in Indonesia. It is located at Cemara Asri in Medan. (In my opinion this was the most impressive.) Though . . .
Our 2nd AirBnB experience was in Pisa and it was a wonderful one. The AirBnB was loft-style with the bedroom in the 2nd floor. I loved the all white with brilliant pops of color and art. It was very . . .
If you love quirky vintage design and style, you will love Boutique Nadine in Florence. I found Boutique Nadine on the Unusual Florence catalogue and went to visit their 2 stores. I prefer their Via . . .
A specialty store on all things olive. Here you will find products using different parts of the olive tree from food and beauty to kitchen products. I absolutely loved this store and could . . .
While walking through Firenze we stumbled on the loveliest shops. I was really excited about La Confetteria because it combined 3 of my favorite things: Luxurious interior . . .
I love looking for unique and unusual experiences when I travel. Florence is considered the birthplace of Renaissance so Renaissance art, architecture and design is everywhere you look. To be honest, . . .
Artisanal Italian Gelato is the original ice cream and compared to commercial ice cream it is creamier, denser, melts faster and is made with natural fresh . . .