Friday, April 30, 2010

We are in full gear to embark on our 15th season of adventures and workshops in Italy!
Spring is showing it's face here in NYC but is in full bloom in Tuscany. I can't wait to see where we will find the most beautiful field of poppies for our painters or if they still have agretti (a vegetable that looks like chives but tastes like spinach) at the market. We have decent attendance in the workshops this season even with the turbulent economy....I think people's passion for travel, art and culture can no longer be put on hold. This is a good thing because the rewards of following one's passions far exceeds the cost. That's how this Il Chiostro adventure began in the first place. So as I begin thinking about packing my bags for the next 65 days I am wondering how many interesting folks will come through the gates of The Tuscan Renaissance Center and how many new friends we will make.

1 comment:

Michael said...

It's funny, on Monday we will wake up as usual in New York, then get on a plane in the late afternoon. When we arrive in Italy it will be morning but we will still be in the same day we started in New York and we'll have to continue with that day until many hours later when we finally go to bed. With all the technology these days, there is still no way around jet lag. It just takes time.

But what I love about jet lag is that for that day you really can't be held responsible for anything you do or say. It's kind of a free ride and everybody excuses you for falling asleep in your pasta at lunch or walking into a post or looking scruffy. "Oh, he's just jet-lagged."