I disappeared for 3 months…


I know that I haven't written a post since March. Perhaps I gave up on it a little? But so much has still been going on that I intended to write about. Here's to good intentions. At the end of March I performed in the Triton Troupers Circus, my first circus performance ever. Just a … Continue reading I disappeared for 3 months…

Verona: Vinitaly, the wines of Italy


This April I will be attending Vinitaly, an international wine and spirits exhibtion in the beautiful city of Verona, Veneto region of Italy. What could be better? Held in the Verona soccer stadium, the exhibits are divided up by the regions of Italy, with the Veneto and Tuscany boasting the largest exhibits. The wine show … Continue reading Verona: Vinitaly, the wines of Italy

Day 3: 3 Perfect Days in Verona


Day Three: On your last day in Verona you intend to soak up the sun as much as possible. After your now usual morning cappuccino, head towards the quietly beautiful Piazza San Zeno, only a brisk ten minute walk.  Turn the corner around Castelvecchio and take the steps to the sidewalk above street-level. Linger to … Continue reading Day 3: 3 Perfect Days in Verona

Excerpt Day 2: Three Perfect Days in Verona


Day Two: Your second day in Verona dawns rosy on ancient monuments. You are ready to tackle the day after getting your coffee fix at the Cappa Café, a cozy joint with a bohemian feel. With that jumpstart to your day, you head a few blocks north to Verona’s Duomo. The Romanesque exterior, and a … Continue reading Excerpt Day 2: Three Perfect Days in Verona

Excerpt: Day 1 of “3 Perfect Days in Verona”


Verona: A Gem off the Beaten Path Rachel Smith Verona is a pleasant mix of old Roman history and modern Italian culture, located about halfway between Milan and Venice.  It is a relaxing but vibrant alternative to more conventional destinations, and is easy to reach by train or plane. The historic city of Verona in … Continue reading Excerpt: Day 1 of “3 Perfect Days in Verona”

My First Printed Article: Italian Meetup


http://www.triblocal.com/Oak_Brook/Detail_View/view.html?type=stories&action=detail&sub_id=73901 Since March of this year, the Oak Brook Italian Language Group has met once a month at the Panera Bread by the Oak Brook Shopping Center to share in their common love of Italian. Attendance at these meetings has steadily grown, doubling from five to ten at their meeting just this past week. As … Continue reading My First Printed Article: Italian Meetup