Italy is my favorite country in the world. New York is where I wanted to live as a child , Italy ( Regions of Tuscany or Umbria ) are where I would love to retire. Day 1 in Milan. We checked in at the Bulgari. A true test of a hotel is what they doContinue reading “When in doubt , head to Italy ! “
after bidding adieu to Portofino, our next stop was Porto Ercole. A Tuscan Island where locals go on holiday. Before heading there we decided to do a slight detour to “The Mall”. A big designer outlet shopping center in Rappello , Tuscany. We then headed to Porto Ercole. We stayed at the Argenterio Golf andContinue reading “Day 4,5 and 6- Italy “
Day 3 we had decided to eat breakfast at the hotel ( delicious ) and head to Cinque Terre. We took the train from Santa Margarita to the furthest village Monterosso. There is an unlimited train ride option which we purchased. Monterosso is beautiful but due to the tourist influx, become a tourist town. Continue reading “Day 3 – Portofino-Cinque Terre”
We were well rested this morning , having slept 12 hours !! The bedroom was so dark and we had no screaming kids ! We got ready and walked down to the town on Portofino. The Belmond has 2 properties here. One high up on a hill ( where we were staying ) and oneContinue reading “Day 2- Portofino, Italy “
DH and I arrived in Rome and headed to pick up our rental car. ( better signage would have helped at the airport ). After an hours wait we got our cute Audi and we were off on the long drive to Portofino. (4 hrs ). The long windy roads from Rapello to SantaContinue reading “Day 1 – Portofino, Italy “
We had a great evening a few weeks ago with friends at Marlow and Sons. The food was just so fresh and delicious. The dessert was so-so. Do recommend to get there early to get a table.
A trip to the Loire Valley is a must! great wines , gardens and chateaux.
Hello all, Last post of 2012! It was our 10 year wedding anniversary on the 28 th. Since we just had our 2 nd baby 6 weeks ago , a vacation was not possible. I decided to plan a ” Stay-cation” , a term my friend D introduced me to! With my mom in lawContinue reading “10 year wedding anniversary celebrations- NYC”
Dinner last night was at “LAURO”. A new joint in the West Village ( our favorite part of NYC). Even though our 2nd baby is only 3 weeks old, we decided a night out was in order and my parents are visiting from India too, another reason to go out. Read about this in UrbanContinue reading “Lauro- A new addition to the West Village”
We decided to take our 2 year old to Sesame place over a Saturday. We rented the car- hertz on demand ( which , with Gps was over $100 cheaper than regular hertz and a 20% promo btw). It was a 1:45 min drive from NYC. Now, if you haven’t looked at pictures of thisContinue reading “Philadelphia is a great city !”