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A thunderstorm, lit candles and chocolate cake in my cozy living room

While H and Ladybug took a three-hour afternoon nap, there was a fierce thunderstorm outside and since there’s NOTHING I love more than rain and thunder outside while I’m cuddled up in a blanket inside, I lit candles (and our little bio-fireplace next to the TV), brewed a pot of fresh peppermint tea and treated myself to a slice of the chocolate cake I baked yesterday. 218 more words


First step to Italy

I have decided it’s time to take a bite of a big project and start to chew. The project: Becoming a dual-citizen of Italy. I thought I’d just grab up my documents and send them off – well, not really. 336 more words


Rome: Capturing ‘La Dolce Far Niente’

Days 11 & 12.

Forget about French romanticism. Ive fallen in love with the Italian way of life.

I came across the expression ‘La Dolce Far Niente’ for the first time in the Ryan Murphy directed film Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. 697 more words

Dolce Far Niente (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing).

I wish I knew I how to do this.

Trust me, this is not a humblebrag.  You know when you ask someone how they’re doing and they reply, “BUSY!”?  539 more words

Me Myself And I

Dolce Far Niente on the streets of Milan

I think about Italy style in images, names, women. Like Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Cardinale – voluptuous, sexy women, for whom fashion and sex-appeal went hand in hand. 322 more words

Personal Discoveries

Dolce Far Niente

Today take time. In Italy, schools and shops shut down for several hours
during the day and families spend quality time practicing the fine art of… 86 more words

Dolce far niente

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again? 165 more words

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