I didn’t know that right in my backyard was a beautiful little estate called Filoli. The name originated from the owner’s credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.” Located in Woodside, this amazing property was home to the Bourn family and then subsequently the Roth family before being donated to … Continue reading Fall Visit to Filoli
We couldn’t resist a good road trip through the Tuscan countryside. Driving the winding roads, wind blowing in our hair, and sheets of luscious green at every turn. It was really a sight to see! We wished that we had more time to truly explore all of Tuscany, but we made do with the one day … Continue reading Italy IV: Northern Tuscany Photo Diary
During our time visiting family in Switzerland, we did a day trip to Appenzell to visit Phil’s godmother and family. Appenzell has remained deeply rooted in Swiss tradition. Entire villages still meet in the town square to vote, and every so often, village processions, both religious and/or cultural, take over the streets. The houses and buildings in Appenzell … Continue reading Swiss Diaries II: Appenzell
One of many New England cities, Providence is often forgotten. Both P and I had never visited Providence aside from passing through it on the way to New York City, and the city never struck us as worth visiting. But, a co-worker suggested we go to experience the “Waterfire spectacle” in Providence. This little city, which lacked … Continue reading Waterfire and Art in Providence, R.I.