Toasting Ellinor

Toasting Ellinor

Neighborhoods change as naturally as the seasons. Families move in, children grow up and people (except for me) move on. Because we bought our house from my parents, my family has lived in our house for more than 50 years! In that time we have met all kinds of wonderful neighbors, friendly folks who never [...]

The Italian Job (right here in Wisconsin)

The Italian Job (right here in Wisconsin)

My son Vinnie and daughter in-law Danni discovered a little slice of Italy right here in Wisconsin and we couldn't be more thrilled for them (and for us). Located on the coast of Lake Pepin, the Villa Bellezza winery offers everything one might expect in an Italian winery -- lush vineyards, a cobblestone courtyard, delicious [...]