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Dear St. Anthony

I'm a schoolgirl again, at 52.  It's Monday morning and I'm about to start my third week of Italian language school.  It's been surprisingly challenging to learn.  Oh well, I won't be chatting up a storm in Italian any time soon.  So I plod on. There are a lot of "comeback schoolgirls" at my school. [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Italy|0 Comments

What’s Tomatoes Got To Do With It?

I'm here!  Wow, already nearly a week in and it's even better in Florence, in Tuscany, than I'd heard about.  It's the Italian equivalent of Provence, my soul region.  My clients have been asking for tours of Italy for years now, so I've dived in to immerse myself so Le Trip can expand into Italy. Le [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Italy, Uncategorized|4 Comments

You Asked For It. Italy.

  You know there's nothing I wouldn't do for you.  Because so many of my tour clients want to go... your wish is my command.  I'm sacrificing my month of April in Florence.  While there I'll be meeting, greeting, drinking, eating and eyeing all the delights of Tuscany that I possibly can for you, and [...]

By | March 26th, 2017|Italy, Le Trip Tours|4 Comments

French Vintage Music Box – Soundtrack from Amelie

A while ago at one of my favorite French junkyards of all time, I scored a bunch of sample music boxes.  They were for display and all lined up on a piece of wood.  Beautiful little gizmos that gave sweet melodies.  I brought them to California chopped them off the block and rehabilitated them into [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Classic Vintage Tour of Provence, An Update

Welcome! Hi!  This is just an update of the classic tour page.  Thought you might want to catch it if you've been thinking about joining us.  There's still space available on the May 3 tour, the May 31 tour and the yet-to-be-announced September 27 tour!The ultimate destination for the vintage fan, for the lover of [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Do You Like My New Market Sign?

I'm just excited about my new sign.  Spreads the word about the vintage tours in France when I do markets in California.  Do you like?  I'm thinking about changing up my logo using elements.  I think the woman is adorable but the rendering is a bit sexist or something.  The way she has her left [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Markets|0 Comments

Love Letter From France – Part I

Lively conversation, a welcoming home, and great food. When they all come together at once is one of life’s true blessings. An invitation to a French home is always a thrill. The hosts engage you with amusing things to discuss, will get you to laugh, and ply you with wonderful things to eat and drink. In France, they work to live (rather than living to work) and do they ever live well. And they love to share.

By | December 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments