A Year of New Beginnings

Buon Anno, Ya’ll!

I hope you got to sneak in a vacation and enjoyed (more than) your fill of turkey, dressing, pasta, poached fish … or whatever your poison might have been over the holidays. I have a feeling 2011 is gonna be a great year for those of us in-and in love with-the bel paese.

As many loyal My Bella Vita readers have heard, my Calabrese husband and are gearing up to welcome our first child … a little boy … into our Italian-American family. He is due this month, so I just wanted to give you a heads up that-while we’ll still be working with our travel consulting business and our B&B-I’ll be cutting back to two posts a week here at My Bella Vita … at least for the next few months.

If you leave a comment, I’ll respond … it just might take longer.

If you send an email, I’ll answer it … as soon as I can.

If you want to come babysit so tired mom and overworked papà can rest … I’ll return your call immediately.

Thank you for four fabulous years at My Bella Vita and I’m looking forward to having many more conversations with you about Calabria, offering up more southern Italy travel tips and exchanging more food and recipe ideas over the next 12 months.

Happy New Year!

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  1. I’ve been a bad blogger and blog reader in 2010 so I didn’t know you were expecting! Congrats!! I wish you lots of love and joy with your new baby (when he arrives) – what a way to start 2011!

    Ooooh, he is here, Stacy – with LOUD bells on! he he

  2. Ditto! I had no idea you were expecting. That’s super news! Keep us posted, even though I know how hard it is to write with a newborn. Mine is 4 months now and I’m sooo behind. But I don’t worry about it too much. I’m just really enjoying time with the baby… and you will too :)

    We are enjoying him … now if I could just get him to sleep as well at night as he does during the day!!

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  4. Criss from Romania, October 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM We spent a week at the end of September beginning of October. Is an elxeclent place to base out around the lake especially if the weather is bad, we visited by car: Verona, Sirmione, Peschiera del Garda, Garda also until Peschiera del Garda are about 20 minutes walk easily on a beautiful alley on the lake. Last 4 days was 26-27 Celsius warm and we enjoyed the pool area, ideal for children. We were accommodated in villas tip Lavanda upstairs with balcony, pretty small but clean, tastefully and equipped with everything you need. All the camping is very clean, quiet and guarded. I must say the thing that made ??our doughter very happy: mini disco every night and how fun dealt with children a very pretty blonde lady. Many playgrounds are designed for children, some with money and other free. Mention pizza and ice cream eaten campsite and set of swans and wild ducks at the lake out doors, feeding swans as favorite occupation of our daughter Sofia. We felt good, we liked and want to return in next years ! Grazie Camping Bella Italia !

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