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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Special Announcement for Traveling Tuesday

I am super excited to make this announcement . . . it is a secret I have been holding on to for a while.
I've been about to bust!!!
This spring, I am joining up officially with my friend Gail Hecko. We will offer special tours of the Tuscany we have both come to love.
I have traveled to Italy with her for the past 5 years, helping with her tours.
Now . . .  we are going to make use of my cooking experience,
and Gail's knowledge of Tuscany.

" Kitchen Capers "

This May we are going to offer a 7 day trip to a historical villa in Contignano ~ we are limiting it to 6 people per week.  It will be the perfect Italian get-away.
Check the website for all the details of Kitchen Capers with Gail & Sandi.

It will be a fun filled week  ~ where we will have plenty of thyme to cut up in the kitchen.
We'll be using basic Tuscan recipes from my friend Judy ~ The Divina Cucina . . . and maybe even a few from my Pomodori e Vino days ~ cooking with Marcella Hazan.
For those who want to get into a little pasta making, we will have cooking classes.
If you aren't into cooking in the kitchen, you can sit back, sip wine and enjoy fruits of our labors.

We will also have a tours of the nearby villages, local wineries, and olive oil farms.
We will also include watercolor classes with Liz Cochrane.
Contignano is a small village in the heart of Tuscany
. . . the perfect home base for an unbelievable week in Italy.


If you have ever thought about taking a trip to Italy ~ now is the time!
This trip will be perfect for sisters, girlfriends or even couples.
Small enough for personal attention, but with plenty of free time to fall in love with Italy.

Y'all enjoy the ride~
Sandi

17 comments:

Holledayz said...

Oh Wow! I am so excited for you Sandi! This is the perfect set up for you to share all your cooking experiences and your love for Tuscany. I wish you luck - your enthusiasm is amazing and you and Gail make a great team!

fourkidsmom said...

Any idea of cost?

Morning T said...

Yay- such exciting news Sandi!! Can't wait to hear all about it.
xo~
T

A Tale of Two Cities said...

This sounds just perfect for you! Bet you enjoy every detail of the new adventure!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Thanks y'all!

Check the link for details and cost... I'll send it to you 'Mom'

Roz said...

Oh my gosh Sandi this is absolutely the BEST news! WOW, wow, WOW!!!! I've always dreamed of starting up my own Italian Tours business, but it's not in the tea leaves right now. I wish you all of the success, career happiness and fulfillment that one could possibly have! I hope that you'll post about your trips too! Buon Viaggio!!!!!!

barb cabot said...

Sandi this is such wonderful news. You and Gail are a great team! Wishing you tons of good luck, In boca al lupo! See you in Italy one of these days!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Sandi! This is such exciting news! best of luck with this new venture...it sounds wonderful!

Auntie Cake said...

Yum! Sounds heavenly! Best wishes on your new adventures! I am sure they will be wonderful!

Hope you had a great 4th too. I still can't believe is has come and gone, I think for the last four or five years, we have had over-the-top celebrations because we tied it into the weekend and made it a four or five day affair. I still find myself thinking, when are all the parties gonna start?

Enjoy your week!
Kate

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness - this would be my dream vacation! Maybe once I have this baby and I'm done nursing...

bellini said...

How absolutely exciting for you Sandi!!!I have never been to Tuscany so you know that this is something I would adore. Can you imagine the entire VCLSC joining in:D Of course not all Italian food is "light":D

Justabeachkat said...

Congratulations! I must talk to George. You've got me thinking.

So excited for you.

Hugs,
Kaat

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That would be a dream vacation! How amazing and I know the two of you will make it fun! WOW! I can't imagine doing something like that...but I can dream!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi! I saw your comment over at Kat's & had to come and read what is going on. Oh,how fun for you! So excited that you get to keep doing what you love to do and share your cooking with everyone. I would love to come over there again, but not sure when that will ever happen. Hope you're doing well! Miss ya. xoxo

Palma said...

Congrats! That is exciting! Welcome (officially) to the club!

Elz said...

What a fun trip. I wished traveling to Europe was in my near future (I think we'll wait until the girls are a bit older) b/c I'd love to actually meet you and cook with you! Great luck.

grace said...

can you believe i've never made pasta!?! i really need to learn!

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