Have lived and traveled to many places including Istanbul, Turkey,my home for 30 years. Was married to a Turk, whom I met in Rome while on vacation. Interior Design is a passion of mine. Worked as a designer, had my own design business both in the US and Istanbul, helping ex pats to make their home their haven. Also had a Restoration and Remodeling Contractor license.
Yoga has been my exercise of choice for more than 13 years and I do it at least twice a week at a yoga studio. I love to cook,Mediterranean style in particular, eat healthy, drink a good wine and talk to interesting people. Am a dog lover and have a young Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. We take walks, go to the beach where she runs with other dogs and swims, even during the winter. Art films are another interest of mine and there is a good art movie theater here in Portland.
Listen to many kinds of music but jazz and classical are favorites-- still like Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel, Sade and many others.
People feel welcome in my home. It's relaxed and comfortable. Have always stayed in B&B's, Inns and places with charm when I traveled, which is why I decided to list my home on Airbnb.
"Life is not about counting the days, it's about making the days count."