FranceTravel

Charming Giverny Farmhouse

by Pansy

Our Visit On the first night of our road trip through Normandy in mid-September of 2018, we stayed at a charming farmhouse hotel in Giverny, called La Dime de Giverny, that was originally built in the 13th century. Not only does it have incredibly beautiful and spacious grounds, it is very…

FranceTravel

Monet’s Garden

by Pansy

Claude Monet is one of my favorite artists, so when Ken and I decided to visit Mont Saint-Michel, we knew we had to also visit Monet’s Garden, also located in the Normandy region of France. It is located in the charming village of Giverny. About Monet’s House and Garden Monet…

CaliforniaTravel

Sonoma Vineyards + Palm Trees

by Pansy

  Scribe Winery in Sonoma has one of the most beautiful vineyards that I’ve ever been to and we actually discovered it by accident while on our way to a different winery. We ended up spending over an hour there just admiring the vineyards and beautiful views! In addition to the…

CaliforniaTravel

Sonoma Vineyards + Roses

by Pansy

  Vineyards and roses – one of the most beautiful combinations I have ever seen… how is it that I have not discovered it until now??  This combination is especially beautiful at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, where I was stunned by the rows of vibrant roses that line the long entry…

CaliforniaTravel

Spring Blooms in L.A.

by Pansy

  Spring is, by far, my favorite season because of all the pretty blooms! Last month, Ken and I decided to go on a “Garden Tour of Southern California” road trip, to try to see as many blooms as possible in Southern California. This trip also included a visit to…

CaliforniaTravel

Virginia Robinson Gardens

by Pansy

Have you ever been to a place where you thought every step and every view was incredibly photogenic? The Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills was such a place to me. I found this place just from googling “gardens” near Los Angeles. I love gardens so much and like to…

CaliforniaFlowersTravel

The Flower Fields

by Pansy

After seeing pictures of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch on Instagram, I knew that I had to see these huge fields of pretty flowers myself. We included a visit here as part of our “Spring Blooms of SoCal” road trip in March, during which we also visited the Descanso…

ItalyTravel

Honeymoon in Venice

by Pansy

    Venice was by far our favorite stop on our Italian honeymoon tour! Despite the storm that set in the second day, despite the resulting flooding throughout the city, including our hotel lobby and elevator, despite the daytime cruise ship crowds, we completely fell in love with Venice. The…

ItalyTravel

Honeymoon in Milan

by Pansy

Milan was the first stop of our honeymoon tour of Italy. We were amazed by the Duomo, and were equally impressed by the fantastic food and all the super stylish restaurants, cafes and shops.