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Crimson and Gold 2014…the Photos Just Keep Coming

  the Sagrantino vineyard during Crimson and Gold at Genius Loci Crimson and Golders left us and this raging riot of red and gold a month ago today! The Mighty Ten Nevertheless, there is hardly a day that I don’t receive an email from one or another of this happy group…with photos attached.  They say, “an unforgettable time at Genius …


Crimson and Gold at Genius Loci – November 7-14, 2014

Meet the Mighty Ten Crimson and Golders 2014:  (from the left – Michelle, Dan, Deb, Lynette, Lou, Julie, Mark, David, Jolie and Becky)                celebrating a very special day with prosecco at breakfast            the romance of  “roasting chestnuts on an open fire…”               …


Jolie Gordon – Photographer

Jolie Gordon – a new member of the Genius Loci family                courtesy of Julie Thomas                                    Jolie Gordon – a new member of the Genius Loci family “Art is the expression or application of human creative skill …


The Last Hurrah

  While the fall magic is still intact, we are slowly but surely inching toward the last hurrah of the riotous and raging fall foliage beauty. How we will miss this magnificent view from every window!     The winterized pool, remembering the gloriously warm summer days of “yesterday”…seems quite forlorn. Soon the vineyards will go the way of our …


Fall Foliage and Baking – November 9

  Fall brings rambunctious, raging, riotous countryside colors…AND a wide array of seasonal foods which have been sorely missed for many months.  It also brings an irresistible desire to bake  – not only delicious breads…but also fall vegetables.  One of my favorites is baked cauliflower,  drizzled with Genius Loci PREMIUM extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with aged pecorino and …


A Late Summer Sunrise and Morning

An intense, late summer sunrise greeted me at 6:40 AM.  By 9:00 AM the breakfast portico was flooded by the most gorgeous sunlight and warmth imaginable! How to resist lingering over breakfast on the sun-drenched portico? The valley mist dissipated as a light morning dew lingered on the lawn and flowers. The rarefied, dream-like light and a caress of a …