A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

It’s Time to Pause…continued – Part 2

 …to reminisce, to indulge more fully than was possible at the time, in the delicious afterglow of so many happy memories of 2017. More than making New Year resolutions, I like to take a look back on the past year to remember, to put in perspective, to fully understand, to appreciate, to reflect…and to be grateful!  I especially like to …


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 …


Today’s Pick of Tomatoes and Flowers

Can you smell “the scents from heaven” of freshly picked basil, our own garlic and our sweet/ripe thin-skinned tomatoes as they unhurriedly bubble together on the stove to become pappa al pomodoro for dinner tonight? Behind (because I don’t find the tall plants attractive) the house above, I planted six dahlias for cut flowers in the colors most suited to grace the …