Saturday, January 20, 2018

Who is Going to ITALY with Us ???



hi everyone !
Houston finally has sunshine after our severe winter temps.
of course, anything below freezing is considered SEVERE
in our part of the world.

ok, something wonderful to share with you...

I got an email from a gentleman telling me he wanted
to gift his Significant Other with the Italian Holiday trip.
Yep !  
and, I just spoke to her and told her she was receiving an early
Valentine's Day gift,
as well as a late Valentine's Day gift
She was thrilled, as anyone would be.

now, it's time to commit to this amazing holiday

May 27 - June 3  
Sunday to Sunday

you should book your air travel to arrive in Naples Italy
on the morning of May 27th, where we will have
a car service picking all of us up.

the car service will be available all throughout our trip,
for additional charges, of course.

right now I need anyone who is ready to commit to the
holiday to make a good-faith deposit equaling
approximately 25%, about $250, of the total house rental fee


please go to PayPal and under "Money" you will
find a way to send money to friends and family,
there is no fee to do this on either end of the
transaction.
please send the $250.00 to

splenderosa@gmail.com

also, please give me your full name as it appears on your
PASSPORT
ADDRESS
EMAIL ADDRESS
PHONE #




Summer In ItalyYour quote for Villa Orizzonte
Dear Marsha,
thank you very much for requesting a personal quote for Villa Orizzonte! I am writing to confirm availability and price for your dates.
If you wish, you can go ahead and enter your reservation through our web site -- or just be in touch and one of our friendly representatives will be happy to assist you.
Villa Orizzonte
Villa Orizzonte
Villa Orizzonte
Currently available from Sunday, May 27, 2018 to Sunday, June 03, 2018.
Rental price for the whole property for the entire stay: EUR 8,218.
Included in the price
The rental price includes: final cleaning; heating; parking; Wi-Fi Internet connection; linens and towels; maid service from Monday to Saturday 4 hours each day; beach/pool towels; electricity.
Available upon request: baby bed.
Additional expenses
Nothing.

if we do not get the 10 ladies to fill the home,
I have already chosen another, equally beautiful home, 
for us through the same agency.

this is a huge responsibility for me and I want to make certain
we all communicate with each other
prior to the holiday.

love to all

Friday, January 19, 2018

the villa in Italy

hey guys,

I need anyone interested in travelling
 with us 

to read & respond to 

the previous post, please.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Questions for the Amalfi Coast Villa Holiday



for those of you who have expressed interest in participating in this
forth=coming Amalfi Coast Girl's Holiday
I have a few questions for you, please.

What Would You Like To Do THE MOST?

there is no multiple choice answer for this,
just tell us

Now for specifics, would you like to:

Go to Capri

Drive the Beautiful Amalfi Coast with our Own Driver

Visit Amalfi & Positano

Have an Italian cooking class

Have dinner in a private home, as if we were Italian

Shop

Enjoy time at the Villa with the other ladies,
do some of our own cooking, and enjoying the essence of being on the Mediterranean


NOW, for some other details:

there is no dryer in the houses, a washer but no dryer (the air drys very fast)

towels are in short supply and we may have to reuse for 2 days,
I'm trying to make certain we have enough linens for our American needs

there will be NO provisions in the kitchen, except maybe salt & pepper, etc.
so we will have to shop or ask the housekeeper to shop for us.
having breakfast outdoors, overlooking the sea is enchanting & no one wants to miss this

team cooking at home?
would anyone want to do this at home?

wine glasses, there will be NO fine wine glasses on premises, do you want to pack your own

look up the temperature during the time we're going and pack accordingly.
you will not need more than 2 outfits in a day, ever.
& maybe only 1, dependent upon our plans

there are pharmacies, grocers, vino shops, mini-marts, fresh fruits & veggies
lemoncello vendors everywhere, and roadside stands, all fun.

however, if you are IN LOVE with a special brand of tissues or toilet paper, or bath soap
by all means bring your own supply.

life on the coastline is casual, but beautiful casual, not college-kid's casual...
I know you know.

do not overpack, there are shops everywhere with local merchandise, and you will find
every size of shoes and apparel, and this is a fun thing to do.

Sorrento has one of the most fabulous linen shops I've ever seen.
ITALIAN MADE, ITALIAN FABRICS.

the MAIN thing is to enjoy the experience of 
just "being there."
the most relaxing, beautiful environment I've even seen.
everywhere you  look you see something beautiful,
something amazing
something that takes your breath away

& then there are the PEOPLE !!!
warm, wonderful and loud.









Tuesday, January 16, 2018

My Newest Find For Your Home

PILLOW COVERS

THESE ARE JUST TOO TOO WONDERFUL FOR THE KITCHEN AREA OF OUR HOMES

I'm loving the reds especially because I have a very large painting
in my breakfast room, black background with a sliced watermelon
so you can see how these could be incorporated.

Shape: Square
Material: Linen / Cotton

 Cushion Cover Only (without pillow Core)
needs 18" x 18" insert

$ 30.00 each
pre-order now, delivery mid February
please email your order details and we will send you a
PayPal invoice

& just think, you could add trim of any kind to make it fit into
your particular color theme or design style.


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Who Wants To Go With Me To An Italian Villa ? REVISED POST




and THIS IS ME STANDING ON THE VERANDA OF ONE OF THOSE VILLAS

looks pretty good, doesn't it ?

so, here's what I'm thinking:

finding the PERFECT villa
meaning well-located, beautiful, pool, and with a view of the sea

NEVER give up the view, ladies, as this is what it's all about.

TENTATIVE DATES WOULD BE IN MAY 2018
OR EARLY JUNE
BECAUSE OF THE EUROPEAN TOURISTS WHO
CONVERGE IN JULY

we can accommodate 8 ladies or 10 ladies
depending upon the house.
so far we have 6 committed to go.

I'm thinking of a home base located very near or IN Sorrento

and from the villa we can day trip anywhere on the
Amalfi Coast
maybe hire a driver?

I know you know what I mean.

for me, Sorrento is the  most beautiful place on Earth.
just sitting, enjoying great conversation, a glass of vino
and gazing over the sea is my idea of living.

visiting the local markets for fresh foods,
sitting at the sidewalk cafe's talking to everyone,
walking in and out of shops,
being with other women who love the same things.

so, here's the deal...
IF we can find the perfect villa for 1 week in May
and share the cost of that villa, which might include the
housekeeper, etc.
the PRICE for each of us is MUCH LESS THAN A HOTEL.
so, maybe about $ 950 for each of us for the week,
so about $147 per night each
which will include the
housekeeper, tips, etc. 
but not the driver or food/beverages.


FOR 7 NIGHTS !!!

& if you've investigated travelling like this before you'll know
THIS IS A BARGAIN !!

I would not make one cent on this, of course.
We'll ALL be part of making plans via emails together or
phone calls.  Everyone's opinions will be considered !

like this one below
sleeps 10
maybe some bedrooms have double or king beds but I know we could figure this out.  Heck, I'll sleep on a sofa if it helps.
right now, this home is available, however, there are many more
to choose from and if we don't get the 10 ladies we'll downsize a bit.




the pic below:
ladies, THAT IS THE SEA BEYOND
ISN'T IT AMAZING ?











well, I think you get the idea !!

WHO WOULD BE IN ????

you & your sister,
you & your daughter
you & your best friend

I've posted about this before and had great feedback, but now it's time to make decisions.

each one of us would find our own airfare, or we could, maybe,
all meet at JFK in NYC and fly over together?

gotta check out best fares, best airport etc. which I'll do once
I get some replies back.

personal email
splenderosa@gmail.com

or leave a comment

if you are saying something personal in the comment I won't publish it.

I've talked to a travel advisor and they know that I know ALMOST as much as they do because I've travelled this way so much.  However, we may need some help on this, and if we do there is a planning fee which they charge, just FYI.

I'm thinking we might find a local Italian cooking lesson,

drive around the Amalfi Coastline South to Amalfi and spend one day there

take the boat over to Capri and spend one day there

go to Positano for a day

and stay in and around Sorrento for the other days
believe me when I say staying at the villa for the entire day
is one of the BEST DAYS !!!



so, quick like a bunny, let me hear from one and all
ASAP, please






Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Antique Blue & White

I have 6 of these beautiful plates I'm going to sell from my own personal collection.

6" wide
all the same design

awesome opportunity for someone who likes
 blue and white OLD pieces

Chinese-Blue-and-White-Porcelain-Plate-Hand-painted-w-Qing-dynasty-Qianlong-Mark


stand not included

if interested I will send you photos of all 6,
just email me
splenderosa@gmail.com

6 Plates    $200.00

this is a real deal, all in perfect condition as they have almost never been used


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SALE 1 Handbag Left

2016 Women Handbags Genuine Leather Rivets Rainbow Color Matching Large Ring Buckle Messenger Bags Crossbody Shoulder Satchels



ONLY 1 left in stock

WAS $ 225.00

NOW  $150.00

PAYMENT LINK ON LEFT SIDEBAR
TRICOLOR BAG



Thursday, January 4, 2018

Chinoiserie

Not Snowing in Houston
beautiful winter day with the sun shining brightly,
good for dogs and doggie owners who must walk them.
We were out this morning about 6am for the 1st time when it was still in the 20f's.
Now, it's around 45f.  Beautiful.


& what's also beautiful is this gorgeous pillow on the blue "as my grandmother used to say"
settee.

we're going to carry many beautiful CHINOISERIE pillow covers going forward.

the reason is because the DEER pillow covers were such a HUGE SUCCESS !!

would YOU be interested to find them here at a great price?

going up to the hill country tomorrow to see my little
4-year old grandson & family,
it should be beautiful there.
&, guess what, we get to feed the deer strawberries and apples !!







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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Look I LOVE ....



BTW, tell me what you think about my new header, please.

and dress with that coat...swoon-worthy for me.


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