The Passionate Palate

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Industry Tourism
Occupation Owner Italian Tour Company
Location Citizen of the World, Currently on the Cental Coast of California, United States
Introduction I am many different people. I own Passionate Palate Tours, a tour company dedicated to helping people experience the real Italy through travel, food and wine. I lead small groups, or custom design individual or small group travels in bella Italia. Besides that, I am a wife, dog lover, yoga practitioner and teacher, daughter, sister, friend, walker, runner, hiker, meditator, photographer, writer, reader, seeker, cook, traveler, camper and dreamer.
Interests I adore food, wine and the process of coming together over the two. Travel. Wine. Affairs of the heart. Time for self-reflection. What else can I add? Sailing, adventuring, looking up through redwood tress toward the sky, searching for four leaf clovers, walking quiet beaches, collecting sand dollars (:-)), visualizations, sitting in my garden in the evening talking to the plants on the ground and Venus in the sky, trying to be a better person and be more in the moment, meditation (a life long interest - I'm always a novice), mountains - particularly the Alps and the Himalayas, the Tibetan culture, Venice, sunrises, watching Flamenco dancing and listening to really authentic Flamenco music, photography, and on and on...
Favorite Movies Dr. Zhivago, Dangerous Beauty, Out of Africa, Same Time Next Year, Le Retour de Martin Guerre, Camille Claudel, Fanny and Alexander, Il Postino, It's a Wonderful Life, Cinema Pardiso, Babette's Feast, Age of Innocence, Thomas Crown Affair, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Before Sunset, Bridges of Madison County
Favorite Music R&B, Blues, Jazz, classic rock and roll, Indian Classical, Indian Chanting, Gypsy and Flamenco music, Japanese bamboo flute, Tibetan Chanting
Favorite Books Glass Bead Game, Siddartha (and anything from Herman Hesse), Jitterbug Perfume, Three Cups of Tea, Queen of the Desert, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Anything from Anais Nin, Katherine (by Anya Seyton), The Birth of Venus, The Ruby Ring, Autobiography of a Yogi, Avatar, A Venetian Affair, Eragon & The Eldest, I could go on and on....

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