When my family lived in Norway, we took a special trip one summer down to Italy.
We stayed for a week in the countryside, close to Cortona, near the border of Tuscany and Umbria. It’s just the most scenic, “Tuscan” setting you can possibly imagine. This area was where “Under the Tuscan Sun” was set, and the whole idea of renting this property was inspired by that book.
Whenever I see a certain kitchen feature that we enjoyed on that holiday in the Tuscan farmhouse, it takes me back to that meal. That day. That house. Those people. That memory. That day that brought our family together and we shared a wonderfully unique experience that I'll never forget. None of us will. Architecture, structure, comfort, ambiance, style, detail, special features, vistas often help create memories--memories created by design.