The unique Italian holiday experience at Castelfalfi

*FFG stayed as a guest for two nights at Castelfalfi. When I was 17, I read Frances Mayes’ Under The Tuscan Sun for the first time. As I closed the book on the last page I knew I would revisit this beautiful story time and again over the course of my life. Flash forward two decades and I can probably…
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Review: Fontelunga Hotel & Villas, A Weekend Under the Tuscan Sun

Is there anyone else out there that fell in love with Tuscany for the first time after watching “Under The Tuscan Sun“? I think we’d all be surprised by how many of us see a destination on the big screen and book a holiday off the back of it. It’s probably the reason so many places offer tax breaks for…
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Postcards from Lake Como: A mini getaway at Castadiva Resort & Spa

Lake Como…. where to start. Perhaps I’ll start with the most common turn of phrase used when anyone at a dinner party mentions this Italian getaway. If someone’s isn’t immediately referring to this part of the world as “heaven on earth,” there will most certainly be someone else close by declaring it the true definition of paradise. To see Lake…
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Yes, I went on a cruise and loved it: Setting sail with …

It’s so hard to admit when you are wrong, in any situation. But, when you have to eat crow, you might as well do it while sipping champagne and ordering another tray of caviar to your room as you pass by the rocky hills of a Grecian coastline. Alright, maybe admitting I’m wrong isn’t so hard after all. And, ladies…
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The brand that has become my fashion family

Wearing a Marina Rinaldi Coat Just about every fashion obsession I have, at present, I can trace back to a few select moments of drooling over my mother’s wardrobe. She had a style that I’ve spent 30 years trying to live up to and replicate. She could look like a cast member from Urban Cowboy one day and Kim Basinger…
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