A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

May 2016 View from Genius Loci Country Inn

10th Anniversary Celebration

As Genius Loci celebrates its 10th season, I have enjoyed pouring through old photographs and am so very pleased to share visual moments of and some thoughts from this amazing adventure. Even with our clear vision for an inviting inn, anchored in but not limited to, Umbrian tradition (its rural setting,  antique building materials, architectural details, no-fuss furnishings, and colors), reaching our …


Introducing Author Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

one of my favorite authors: Wallis Wilde-Menozzi The Other Side of the Tiber I have been an ardent fan of accomplished author Wallis Wilde-Menozzi since reading in 1997 her fascinating Mother Tongue, An American Life In Italy.   Those of you with whom I have been fortunate enough to engage in conversation  know that it is one of my all-time favorite …


Internet, Email…and the Move

This was a week to remember:  not only are we in the midst of a major move, what we call “the” move of a lifetime but my modem was accidentally broken by my cleaning lady and my email account was hacked!  Getting the former replaced and the latter secured, blocked and then reinstated took up so much of my precious …


Inspiring Expats – Part 2

Interview with Sandra Cordon continued from former post:  Inspiring Expats Mary:  Hi Sandra!  Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us on my blog.  What were the main reasons which prompted you to take this leap? Sandra:  I had wanted to live in Italy for a long time; it had such a hold on my heart! But, having a strong practical …


Inspiring Expats in Italy – Part 2

Creating a New Life in Italy How many Italy lovers have dreamed not just about visiting once or twice a year… but moving to Italy and creating a new life for themselves here?  My guess is…a lot. How many have had the courage and resolve to reinvent themselves to do so? Not many! How many have done it alone, counting …