I joked on Facebook that I have almost run out of the best aged balsamic vinegar and so I decided to go to Italy tomorrow. Some thought I was joking but I really am headed out tomorrow for a dream come true shoot at Il Borro, a luxury Relais & Chateaux property in the hills of Tuscany! My dear friend Krista is coming from Scotland to assist for the shoot and then we are actually going to have a real holiday. It has been so long since I have had true rest. I can’t wait to taste the organic olive oil on the farm we are staying and enjoy all the amenities at Il Borro too. I will be in Firenze for Easter and for a couple of days afterwards – it will be a time for soaking up art and amazing architecture, taking walks down long country roads and drinking wine & eating local food. Here is a photo from my last trip to Italy. Arrivederci!
Turquoise has always been my favorite colour as long I can remember. Maybe there was a short pink phase but blue greeny hues never cease to fascinate me. Perhaps it is because even though I was a girl, my mother often dressed me in blues & turquoise. Or perhaps it is because it is the colour of the sky and the sea. I really can’t explain why this particular colour gives me so much joy but I never seem to get sick of it.
Here are a few more photos from Susan Hermann Loomis’ lovely cooking school On Rue Tatin. It was so thrilling to open her gate and see the beautiful courtyard with a tealy turquoise table and chairs!