Category Archives: Italy

New York City: Visit Eataly and Limelight

Recently in New York I made two terrific discoveries in the Union Square area. This is a pretty hip and cool part of town, a bit far from the major tourist destinations.  More of a real neighborhood, I think. Advertisements

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DesignDestinations: Celebrating 125 Posts

Wow! I looked at my blog stats page recently and noted that I had done 124 posts.  In Old Media terms, this is 124 articles (of sorts). I never dreamed when I launched DesignDestinations in August of 2009 I would … Continue reading

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Tuscany is as much an idea as a place.

Recently I read something about Tuscany that really intrigued me.  The author said, “Like Paris, Tuscany is an idea as well as a place.”  It’s a feeling, an ambiance, a concept and experience.  Tuscany is what we think of when … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre: Absolutely Glorious

When I respond to friends who ask me where I went in Italy recently with “Cinque Terre,” I get a lot of blank looks.  This remote area on the Italian Riviera is not well known, and  for good reason.  It’s … Continue reading

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Ahhhhh, Florence

You’d think we only had gray days in Tuscany when you look at these photos.  Well, mostly true.  That famous Tuscan sun has only peeked out from the clouds a couple of times.  Yesterday, our day in Florence, was especially … Continue reading

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