Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (dual language)

(EN) Cypresses,  slender sentinels of Tuscan hills (by Marì R.) : Lonely, like the spear of an errant knight, or  like an army of brave soldiers, cypresses grace Tuscan  landscapes. It is so common in Tuscany that I almost forgot I have a beautiful cypress in my vegetable garden (orto). Cypresses look like an integral…

Ricette , Occhi verdi e Ricordi (articolo in Italiano)

Tutto è nato da un intreccio di ricordi d’infanzia, di storie raccontate, di foto ritrovate, di donne dagli occhi verdi, di ricette tramandate. Perché è così che da sempre funziona a casa mia : abbiamo spesso fatto fatica a conservare quaderni e appunti : siamo sempre “andate a memoria”. E i ricordi, si sa, col…

Lavender Wine to fight dark times (dual language)

Lavender Wine to fight dark times by Marì R. – What a time is this?! News all around us give the impression of dark times.  We have to react, get out of this negative circle! Its winter, but you cannot cough, you cannot sneeze, you cannot even blow your nose! I feel like a medieval…

Beauty in a Glass

Beauty in a Glass In our previous article we went on a journey through the history of wine and its uses. Today we want to explore with you the effects that grapes and the “magical drink” can have on our appearances in addition to enhancing our good mood.  Let’s start by taking  a  look at……

Magic Pumpkin – La Zucca Magica (dual language)

(EN) MAGIC PUMPKIN (by CB & Amélie Amande) Leaving the house early in the morning, when  still dark,  coming back late in the evening, spending most of our time indoors … This is what winter is, for most of us. These are the months when we need help fighting the lack of light effects ….

Legends & Wellness Secrets from Tuscan Woods (dual language)

(IT) Il Corbezzolo: Leggende e Segreti di Benessere dai Boschi Toscani (by Marì R.) – Passeggiando per i boschi autunnali calmi e stanchi dopo l’estate, tra il verde scuro dei lecci ed il verde-giallo delle foglie delle querce pronte a cadere, si possono facilmente individuare delle chiazze di verde brillante punteggiate di bianco e rosso….

Sugar & Spice- Magic Spell (dual language)

ZUCCA, ZUCCHERO & SPEZIE – Un  BODY SCRUB da Incantesimo “Girls are made of Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice” Un Body Scrub post Halloween e perfetto per le prossime feste? Partecipando ai Workshop Botanici di Essere-per-Te nell’occasione dello Speciale Natale imparerete ricette benessere & bellezza con spezie ed essenze di stagione tra cui anche…

Blackberries: black pearls from the woods(dual language article)

(EN) (by Marì & Violante R.)  Blackberries: black pearls from the woods : How delicious blackberries are!  Sweet fruits of late summer. Being quite difficult to preserve, it is not easy to find them in stores.  It’s a pity, they are so good! Where can we find these delicious berries? Nothing easier here in Tuscany…

Bionda Val d’Orcia

Bionda Val d’Orcia : Coming back to Tuscany after many years abroad meant to me an agenda full of appointments, places to discover and locations to see again after a long time. Val d’Orcia was on top of my list as, for years, I had in mind an American movie we used to watch with…

A Love Affair with Tuscany – Following in the footsteps of Etruscans

Italy, and Tuscany in particular, are the home of “Beauty” -“Il Bello” in all its forms and representations. Artisans and Artists are a big part of life in Tuscany but their work is often hidden. They put passion and heart in their work but, everyday difficulties, as well as today’s lack of interest for anything…