I'm originally from Texas but have lived in Europe since 1987. I moved to Italy in 1989 and never left. I lived in Monterosso al Mare (Cinque Terre) for 18 years before moving to Levanto in 2007 with my husband and son.
I am passionate about making, eating and sharing good food. I love the sea and the woods and am frequently either hiking or out on a boat.
Even though I've spent nearly two-thirds of my life living in Europe, I have yet to lose my Texas accent. If you hear a 'y'all' thrown in here and there, don't be surprised.
Travel is essential for me- that's one reason I love Italy and Europe and how easy it to move around. Be it hiking on the islands off Sardinia, discovering spices in Turkey or exploring museums in Florence, I love new experiences and meeting new people. When I am home, I feed my imagination by reading.
We have a relaxed style of hosting our guests. For the guests staying in our house we often run into each other in the vegetable garden or chicken coop. Both our Levanto and Monterosso apartments have extensive updated house books that explain how to best enjoy the area. Even so, we are always available for information about our favorite beaches, restaurants, off the beaten path hiking trails and even recipes.