March 9, 2011

Celebrate!

Wow- how can you miss me if I don't go away?

Things got a little out of hand to say the least. My trip to California was wacko with family and work and before I left I signed a contract on a new space to teach from in Colle Val D'Elsa.

While I was gone, my husband packed and moved ALL MY STUFF and had it waiting for me when I got back to unpack and organize.

Oh, did you not know that most Italian apartments come WITHOUT A KITCHEN?

I arrived home with my fingers crossed that the custom kitchen I ordered would arrive before my clients did this Friday.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the apartment had no hot water or gas???

I was really pushing my luck- but have been feeling pretty lucky lately.

Well, the kitchen has arrived! Walls are painted, hot water and gas hooked up as of today and now all I need to do is wash everything and put it in the shelves and I am ready to cook.
Here are some foto's of the apartment in progress-








It is all just waiting to be filled with all my treasures- I can't wait!

Stop by my site for more information on my one day to one week programs.


outside this door is a huge patio- can't wait to set it up for al fresco dining



It all looks a little naked now-- give me a day!

Happy Mardi Gras
March 8th is National Women's Day- read why here

Today I had my Tuscan Fried Dough cookies, Cenci

Wild violets are in my yard, daffodils just starting to bloom and Easter is on it's way. 

Bring on Spring.




6 comments:

  1. all seems to be very veru comfortable! simona

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  2. Looks like a wonderful space. I love all your choices. I'm sure you'll fill it with love and wonderful aromas.

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  3. It is a GORGEOUS space!!!! We stayed in a tiny apartment in Barberine Val D'Elsa in the summer of 2005 - not far from there. Lovely part of the world!

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  4. I mean "Barberino" of course...

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  5. You'll be so happy with this new space. I can just see you teaching and sharing your love of Italian food with many happy groups there.

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