Wine & Waves – - The Ideal Way To Getaway

January 14th, 2015

2015 – - Rome to Barcelona on Silversea’s Silver Spirit!!!

 

Bon Voyage – - Silversea…….

Come join me on the high seas at: Wine & Waves — Silversea

Details on: The Silver Spirit

Heading Home…….July 18 – - Nice, France

November 30th, 2014

After a wonder getaway from Rome to Nice, it’s time to head home. I’m excited for the return as I’m working on a joint venture with Silversea and many of the wonderful restaurants and wine estates I’ve come to know and enjoy, to create a “Wine & Waves excursion series – - I do hope you can join me.  So, until my return with a few friends, these are several shots of my arriving in the port of Nice and arriving at the airport for my departure.

See you on the “High Seas.”

Arriving in the port of Nice

 

 

Port of Nice

 

Arriving at the airport

 

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Silversea – Day 10, July 17 – - Sete, France

November 29th, 2014

So today is the final stop before Nice and the airport.  Having never set foot in Sete, France I was excited to see this small picturesque town, visit Mont St-Clari and to experience Château de l’Engarran, which can best be described as old world charm and elegant wine making.

This lone fisherman was the perfect introduction to the Sete as his calmness upon the calm waters spoke volumes of the life and energy felt while in Sete as do the following photos.  This was the perfect ending to an incredible cruise as it captured my mood and inner being – - calmness.

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Sete, France

 

Château de l’Engarran

 

 

Château de l’Engarran

 

Diane LOSFELT

 

Isabelle BELY – Sommelier

 

Entrance to the tasting room at Château de l’Engarran

 

Diane explaining the facade and history of Château de l’Engarran

 

Château de l’Engarran

 

Front Facade

 

Youth

 

Middle Age

 

Old Age

 

Back Facade

 

The Gardens

 

With Diane

 

The Gardens

 

Wine tasting

 

With Diane and Isabelle

 

This was by far one of my favorite wine excursions as Diane’s passion and sheer love of the family’s history and commitment to making exceptional wines to be enjoyed by all helped to create an atmosphere of inclusion.  And yes a bottle or two made it back to the states.

Up Next: Nice for Debarkation

 

 

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Silversea – Day 8 & 9, July 15/16 – - Barcelona, Spain

November 22nd, 2014

Day 8:

Today we arrived in Barcelona.  After a relaxing slow start to the morning and consuming enough Champagne to last me the rest of the day, we headed to La Rambla.  Today was all about walking the city, relaxing and just taking in the local life.

Barcelona, The Harbor

 

Barcelona, The Harbor

 

Barcelona, The Harbor

 

Barcelona, The Harbor

 

La Rambla

 

Superman in Barcelona

 

Day 9: Gaudi

Today is all about Antoni Gaudí, however we failed to spend the desired time at La Sagrada Família, as we spent the majority of our time at the Church of Colònia Güel, tour guide’s call.  While the visit to the Church of Colònia Güel was enlightening and very informative, our next visit to Barcelona will focus more on La Sagrada Família – - the inside.

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

Church of Colònia Güel

 

 

 La Sagrada Família

 

 

La Sagrada Família

 

La Sagrada Família

 

La Sagrada Família

 

Up Next: Sete, France

 

 

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Silversea – Day 7, July 14 – - Cannes, France

November 20th, 2014

Yachts & Chops

Ahhhh…I finally made it to Cannes and as portrayed, the material beauty was all the rage and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the display.  Please feel free to deduct whatever you wish from that statement however, I decide not to post all the eye encountered.  With impressive yachts seeming to outnumbering the people and gorgeous weather with plenty of sun, I now get why people flock here and I shall do the same for my next landlocked getaway to the Côte d’Azur.  It doesn’t matter if you are here to view or to be viewed – - Cannes has something for everyone and I found mine at the Carlton Beach restaurant – - CHOPS.

 

Entering Cannes – View from the balcony

 

Entering Cannes – View from the balcony

 

The Carlton

 

Toy Collection

 

Silver Wind from the tender

 

The tender into Cannes

 

Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

 

Cannes Port

 

Toy collection in the Bay of Cannes

 

Tony at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes

 

Carlton Beach Restaurant

 

Carlton Beach Restaurant

 

Carlton Beach Restaurant

 

Carlton Beach Restaurant

 

2011 Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Louis Lator

 

The Lamb Chops

 

Now that we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch, take in the sights and make a purchase or two, it was time to head back and rest up for the evening and our next port of call.  Although brief the visit was ideal as one can never tire of the beautiful Côte d’Azur.

 

Toy Collection

 

Hotel Majestic Barrière

 

Back on board

 

Leaving Cannes

 

Up Next: Barcelona, Spain

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