Saturday, January 29, 2011


I have writer's block.  And I'm not even a (real) writer, so how's that for irony?  It's been over a week since I've posted and I thought it was because of my poor time management skills, but I realize now that it's because I have (wanna-be-a) writer's block.  (Although my poor time management skills are also an epic reality.)  And so I leave you with two links to two fabulous hotels that I've been daydreaming about since I read my friend Torrie's post about places she'd like to visit. (It was part of her cool and creative Listography series.  Check it here.)  Sparky and I stayed at these hotels when we traveled to Italy on our honeymoon 9 years ago.  A honeymoon that was 17 days of total perfection.

{It's the smaller waterfront building on the left. Ask for room 12 which has an amazing balcony where we sipped
many a glass of Chianti.}

Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita
{On the balcony one evening, we chatted (over many glasses of wine, of course)
with another American couple who'd been coming to the Grand Miramare for 30 years!} 

Maybe when my wanna-be-a-writer's block is over, I'll share more about these amazing places.  Until then, happy weekend!


  1. My absolute dream vacation. SOMEDAY... (hopefully before I'm OLD!)

    Get over that writer's block lady (and you *are a writer btw- just not a paid one;) - because I want to hear more about these 17 days of perfection!!

    (thanks for linkin' me up:)

  2. I wish I was there right now! Looks amazing.

  3. Who needs words when these pictures speak for themselves! LOVELY :) Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your time! Best, Kelly

  4. These places look like they'd be wonderful to stay at. Love the colourful buildings in the top photo!

  5. haha! I think I have writer's block every time I gear up to post something - but who needs words with pictures like these...Viva Italia!

  6. We've all been, believe me!! I usually just post pictures when I don't have the words ;-)

    Happy Monday Darling! xo

  7. Oh.My.Gosh - that first hotel looks absolutely fabulous! So jealous! ;)


  8. lovely! now I am daydreaming too... but first I have to go get some firewood out of the basement as the biggest blizzard to hit Chicago is about to be here! :)

  9. Hi, nice to meet you. Really like your blog. The Lake Como photograph brings back such good memories. We stayed at the Villa D'Este when my first was just tiny...

  10. aahh take me there right now :)