Friday, November 14, 2014

Godfather's House for Sale

The Staten Island home of the infamous Corleone (Godfather) family is currently up for sale for a mere $2.9 million.  I took my (Italian) mom to the movie the first weekend it premiered in Hollywood as a young student.  We must have seen it 20 times since that date.  Who ever gets tired of the movie?  The fashions and the actors were superb.  As for the house, its' had some remodeling in the kitchen for a contemporary theme.  The Corleone compound address is 110 Longfellow Ave.
See the kitchen...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Beautiful Fall in Tuscany!

 Beautiful fall photos from Italy Mag on line of the Tuscany region.

Can't wait to go next Fall again!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Shades of Italy


I came across a colorful article in Italy Mag featuring the top ten colour shades of Italy from Naples Yellow to Schiaparelli pink, the famous fashion designer I studied in art school.  Naples yellow includes various shades of yellow that artists used in painting.                                                              
See more of earth-rich Sienna, the most widely used pigment of the Master artists; Venetian Red, Celeste Blue and more popular, inspiring colors of Italy here...

Beautiful Naples yellows with Mt. Vesuvius in background

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lavendar, Italy and California Stye

 Linn's Farms in Cambria Ca. on the Central California Coast

Click to see Italian Lavendar Beauty products...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joe Bonamassa and More at Lou's Blues

JBonamassa, WTrout, JLang, GMoore, PFrampton

B'Lou's Selection

JB from New York started playing guitar at age 4.   He played his first concert opening for BB King at age 12 (above left and my recent BB King photo).  Now in his early 30's, he tours about 11 months a year mostly in Europe.  Europeans appreciate and support the American blues bands.

Monday, September 29, 2014

George Clooney in Venice

George Clooney and his beautiful wife, Amal, married this weekend in Venice.  These photos are from  They spent their wedding at the luxurious Cipriani and Aman Hotels.  Amal's parents paid for the wedding and Cindy Crawford's husband (seen with them on the boat) was best man.   

Monday, September 22, 2014

Oranges and Orvieto

Oranges and Orvieto...I love oranges, browns and greens this time of year. Italy is full of the warm seasonal colors in its buildings, monuments, statues and landscape. Upper left: popular Pompeii oranges; Capri clock tower at night; Middle: Villa Margherita, Levanto; Middle right: Positano; Lower left and middle: Pisa, Rome.  See more...

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