Thursday, December 31, 2015


Good friend, Donna West  Inglis, is someone I met when I went too cooking classes in Tuscany a few years ago. I made many lifetime friends on that magical trip who I love and cherish. I even made a friend who had gone to the same class the week before and even though we have never met in person, we became fast friends because of this Italian connection.

 Donna was a free spirit. always ready to take part in whatever was presented. Long hikes through the hills of Tuscany, learning to make pasta in a farmhouse in Radicondoli, making cheese in the cheese factory,, searching for the best cookies in Sienna, and running around Rome with me looking for scarves. We had a great time, all of us, together.

Donna's story changed over the years. She met a wonderful man who not only loved and nurtured her but cared for her through dark times and back into the light.Theirs was a love story for the ages.

And on a beautiful day in the  romantic city of Paris, they vowed to love, honor and cherish for the rest of their lives.

I was unable tot make the reception a few weeks ago in their new home in Washington. A party I was so sad to miss.. But I wanted to mark this special occasion with a gift of love. Here it is. Their newest family member! Congratulation Donna and Jon. May you love as long as you Live, and Live as long as you Love.