An excerpt from my August 23rd post, The Art of Packing. The best piece of advice I can give in regards to packing can be boiled down to two essential tips: pack light and make a packing list. Savvy travelers realize the advantage of smart and minimalist packing. Efficient packing is truly an art form… Read More

Kale and Quinoa Patty-Cakes

Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker’s Man; Bake me a cake as fast as you can; Pat it and shape it and mark it with “B”, And there will be enough for baby and me. I knew they were coming, but wasn’t sure if the terrible twos, were destined to be as terrible as everyone says… Read More

Becoming the Perfect Guest

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou In my last post, L’Art de la Visite: Being the Perfect Host, I shared a few etiquette tips and ground rules for the art of the visit–ensuring… Read More

Buongiorno: Practical Tips for Travel to Italy

This post is inspired by a question from Josephine, a dear friend and member of our Petit World Citizen community.  In response to recent posts about our family vacation to Italy, she asked if I could spend some time discussing the practicalities—such as learning the language, obtaining a visa, and exchanging and handling money—for travel… Read More