Italy 2014

Orvieto, Italy from the villa with acres of olive trees and grape vines.

Orvieto, Italy from the villa with acres of olive trees and grape vines.

We stayed over in Italy after our writing cruise this year. We rented a lovely villa with three other writers and toured around Umbria during the day, cooked wonderful Italian meals in the afternoon, and read to each other in the evenings.

Our residence during the stay in Umbria

Our residence during the stay in Umbria

Relaxing lunch in the afternoon at the villa

Relaxing lunch in the afternoon at the villa

You have to love a room like this

You have to love a room like this

View from Orvieto of the surrounding valley

View from Orvieto of the surrounding valley

Hill town in Umbria

Hill town in Umbria

Last night in Italy

Last night in Italy

Panorama of roof tops

Panorama of roof tops

Fashion and Design

Our dear friend Dennis Cigler, the handsome one with scarf, teaches at an Arts Prep School In Rome, Italy. The video is of his students preparing for the IB Visual Arts Exams. 

We visit with Dennis whenever we are in Rome, see here and here. Each year he helps his students prepare for these important exams and helps to make it a magical experience. 

Congratulations, dear friend.

Bon Voyage... Writing the Waves

April 10, 2010 - Atlantic Ocean We leave today for a Trans-Atlantic cruise aboard the Navigator of the Seas on a voyage to the Canary Islands, Barcelona, Nice, Florence, and Rome.

While at sea we will participate in Cynthia Whitcomb's screenwriting workshop. We have seen Cynthia before at the Screenwriting Expo in LA and the Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe.

We have rented an apartment in Rome and look forward to several days of touring this grand city with our friend and artist, Dennis Cigler. Dennis heads the art department at one of Rome's most prestigious schools. In his spare time he guides couples on exclusive private tours of the city, in the style of the Grand Tours of the nineteenth century.

We look forward to visiting so many great places and hope to capture some great images and more stories. -L