Early December Sunrise

I woke this morning as I often do just as soon as the light in the bedroom turns from wow is it dark to dark deep grey. The quality of that dark deep grey light changes every day. Weird, but true.

I tried my best to pretend I didn’t notice the oncoming daylight, but I [...]

New Mens Scarves in the Boutique

I’m expanding my line of mens scarves for the boutique www.elizabetta.net. Why? Because I keep falling in love with the fabrics I’m finding in Como for men. Mind you, women can wear many of these scarves too.

I love luxury fabrics. Period. For example, look at this one:

The Ostia. Merino Wool Men’s Scarf

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Buying Scarves along Lake Como

These last couple of weeks I’ve been buried, and I mean buried in photographing the new scarves I just bought in Como. I’m not the smartest kid on the block when it comes to photography, and I so want the scarves to look like they really are…so you can only imagine my angst trying to [...]

Quiche, or is that Take Out?

“Whats for dinner tonight?” Years ago a friend of mine used to answer this oh so familiar question with “take out”. Now those of you who have been in the USA know that “take out” refers to going someplace, buying ready made food and bringing it home to eat. My friend on the other hand [...]

Collecting Lavender Honey

In an effort to catch up on all the things I didn’t write about this summer, today I want to share some photos of the first lavender honey, which was so good it’s all gone!

Rainer and Linda checking the bees

As you might remember, our friends Rainer and Linda, bee keepers extraordinaire put [...]

Grape Harvest and Starting to Make Wine

We have a small vineyard with mostly Trebbiano grapes, a small sweet white grape that is used for making table wine and is one of the principal grapes in Le Marche’s DOC Falerio wine.

A few weeks ago along with our guests we harvested our grapes and are now making wine.

Our Agriturismo Guests [...]

New Computer

Last week my computer fix it guy (whose business is aptly called the “Computer Doctor”) built me a new computer so of course some chunks of recent days have been spent trying to figure out what programs to download, what information I really need on the new computer from the old one, etc.

 

Thank [...]