Tuscany: Part I

Ten days in Tuscany. In other words, living the dream. I have loved every wine region I've visited (including South Africa and Provence), and Tuscany was extra special because my brother and his wife joined us. The only thing better than a family reunion is a family reunion in an amazing place! Bring on the vino! Agriturismo Podere Spedalone … Continue reading Tuscany: Part I


It's hard to beat cycling through the hills of Provence, powered by fresh coffee and the promise of crisp rosé with lunch. Later, you're looking out at the sunset with a glass of wine and a gorgeous dinner, as your children sleep upstairs. And you know it won't be a problem when those children wake … Continue reading Provence


Auden turned 3 this year, and instead of planning a birthday party, I whisked the family off to the Netherlands. After Tristan's fantastic Birthday Adventure weekend in Copenhagen, it was easy to get Auden excited for her very own celebration in Amsterdam. As we often do, the kids and I travelled in and Matt met us … Continue reading Amsterdam