While I love big sweeping vistas that take my breath away (the ocean, the mountains, a valley below), I also like to pause over the small things. Here are some of my favorite photos of beauty in the details this month…Read More
We stepped out of the van into the sunlight shining brightly on Siena, Italy, a place where…Read More
It was a hot July morning under the Umbrian sun…Read More
"Come back before it’s too late." It was the last line of an email from our friends, Roger and Joan, who own a centuries-old renovated villa in Umbria, Italy…Read More
Greetings from Italy, and Happy July 4th! We are just outside Perugia, Umbria, at our friends' place, Le Vigne…Read More
For years I'd wanted to visit Italy. I wanted to experience the culture, visit historic sites, eat the gelato (oops--I mean, the food), and of course see the architecture and art. I planned to marvel at the paintings of the masters. At no time did I ever think I'd actually hold a paintbrush in my hand.Read More
Next week is the one-year anniversary of Glimsen. That means I’ve written roughly 100 blog posts related to some type of beauty. I’m marking that milestone in a few different ways, including sending out a reader survey (more on that next week), looking back at where we’ve come from and, I’m pretty sure, having a piece of chocolate cake....
Their home is like a resort but with heart and soul. It’s carefully tended, with an eye for beauty and detail. Everywhere we looked, our eyes feasted on something amazing.Read More