Sicily -Day 3

The morning started at 9 am with a site inspection of Villa Sant’Andrea. It was a private residence of a family and stayed for a century till 1950 till it was converted to a hotel. OE purchased it in 2010 and has been in renovation since. 60 rooms. 22 jr suites and suites total. TheContinue reading “Sicily -Day 3”

Sicily – day 2

Breakfast was a super spread of different breads , a vast assortment of fruits , honey , cold cuts , jams and so forth. I tried the coffee granita with a brioche which was just divine!! A brief history of Sicily- Sicily was dominated by 19 different colonies. Spanish rules for the longest for 600 years.Continue reading “Sicily – day 2”

Day 1- Made it to Catania , heading to Taromina

Had a comfortable flight from JFK -Fco on Delta. With priority check in , boarding and lounge access it was quite wonderful. The seats were a 2-2-2 set up. It was quite nice and spacious , service was good , food as you would expect on planes , entertainment choices very disappointing. I watched ‘RumContinue reading “Day 1- Made it to Catania , heading to Taromina”

Paris: Day 6

Day 6-Thu Oct 13th Today was DH’s birthday. We checked out of the Maurice, and checked into Hotel Crillon. They are cleaning up the facade of the hotel and by Christmas time it will be done. This is also another Palace hotel. The lobby has undergone some renovations and it looks fresh, but still very muchContinue reading “Paris: Day 6”

A prosecco and lambrusco tasting party

I love having parties, I love going out, being social. Any excuse to have people over, is good…. so for this party, I though it would be nice to have a party with a theme. Who hasn’t gone to the wine store and been over whelmed with the choices,  suggestions given or just the sheerContinue reading “A prosecco and lambrusco tasting party”