Italy

For the Love of Tall Ships

August 10, 2016 // 19 Comments

The first glimpse of her, across the harbor in Civitavecchia, made my heart jump — how I love this ship. And then our driver blew right past Royal Clipper . . . he was [...]

Of Paper and Books and Ink

May 28, 2016 // 22 Comments

In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way [...]

My Room with a View

December 12, 2015 // 38 Comments

In those winter nights next to the Duomo, life came back to me. It’s an 88 step climb to a week I now carry with me always. Paolo opened the door of my taxi. [...]