A French cooking memoir that moves to the top of the reading pile Whenever I am asked the question “If you won the lottery where would you do?” my first thought is always Paris followed closely by Le Cordon Bleu. Everyone has a bucket list, you know the places and things you want to do … Read more
The new trend isn’t about real books versus the Kindle or the iPad. Reading someone else’s book is one of the latest things to do in an airport Reading the old fashioned way on a train platform, but many public areas aren’t far behind. To me, traveling and carrying a book go hand in hand. … Read more
Last week you were introduced to a few of Europe’s most shady Christmas characters. This week to prove that societal inflicted anxiety that accompanies many Christmas traditions does not stop with the efforts of a few ugly paternal types whose existence plays bad cop to Santa Claus’s good, we bring you a few female holiday heavies.
Bookstores, Italian Food & Italy Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ I would add to that, “as in front of Italian food.” Most people will probably arrive at Brunetti’s Cookbook because they are already fans of Donna Leon’s Guido Brunetti mysteries series. As a reader who is … Read more
Travel Book Reviews: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost, A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure by Rachel Friedman This one is simply about a girl, the world and how getting lost can actually lead you to where you are meant to be. We’ve all been there; that moment … Read more
It’s been over two years since Eleonora first shared her cheeky guide for “Italian Curse Words Not Needed: Useful Words and Phrases.” We think it’s time for the next step, here are some tips on how to seduce an Italian Man! Italian men are known for their wooing techniques, and American women are frequently warned of the … Read more
Book Review: Machu My Picchu, Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America by Iris Bahr [easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0762772778″ locale=”US” src=”https://www.travelbelles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/41Ex5mumTPL.SL160.jpg” tag=”tbelles-20″ width=”108″]I guess I should mention this upfront and get it off my chest. I’m a little bit prudish. There, I said it and I feel better. Maybe it’s my strict … Read more