Premium handcrafted Italian cosmetics using locally sourced ingredients   If you’re wondering why I’ve been silent these past few weeks, this is it! I’ve been working behind the scenes to launch a new product line, Winetherapy. Our full website won’t be ready until late December but we received an early shipment of products which make great Christmas Read More →


I have so many great memories of drinking mulled wine at the chilly Christmas markets in Europe. Thanks to Winerist for pointing out a few of the greatest!  But they missed my all-time favorite: Christkindlmarkt in Munich. You can read the full article here: And if you’re looking for a mulled wine recipe, here are Read More →

Being a former Italian expat, I SO miss the foods of Italy, and especially the down-home comfort foods of Tuscany. So when I came across this post from Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary, it made me long for “home”.  Read her recent post, “A foodie guide to Tuscany“, and you’ll be online booking a flight to Florence Read More →

It was late on a rainy Saturday and I was looking for something quick to throw together for dinner. I was craving Asian food but was still in my pajamas being lazy so I decided to use what veggies I had in the refrigerator and create an Asian noodle bowl. That’s the beauty of stir-frys, you Read More →