The Truffle Hunters; a truly original movie about hunting truffles

They say Piemonte is a magical place. I lived there, so it’s easy to believe. A great state of mind where time remains on their side. Where you’ll find hundreds upon hundreds of herbs and thousands of flowers and magic is strewn throughout their magical land. This film is a one off, an original. It’sContinue reading “The Truffle Hunters; a truly original movie about hunting truffles”

It’s often not what you do but how you make people feel

This was on my mind, among many other things, while wandering around and meditating on the dead on All Souls’ Day in Venice last week. There was so much color. Italians still go and visit cemeteries on this day, imbued with the spirit of their ancestors. They appear lighter on this day, or so itContinue reading “It’s often not what you do but how you make people feel”

Orson Welles and Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo

Orson Welles used this extraordinary staircase in his 1952 adaption of Shakespeare’s Othello, it’s prominently featured in the film and you can see why. I’d never even heard of it until someone mentioned it to me prior to my last visit to Venice. Highly recommend because it’s gorgeous to look at, lovely to climb andContinue reading “Orson Welles and Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo”

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