Hats By Katrinka

Kate Brown Pernia is a Milliner on sabbatical in Switzerland. She has been designing hats and teaching millinery under her Katrinka label since the 1980s. Kate is also the founder of Houston Hat Net. View Katrinka hats and hat patterns at www.hatsbykatrinka.com.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Our Hosts

We found Palazzina Cesira in one of Rick Steves' books and felt so lucky to have discovered it. Lucilla and Roberto are warm, lovely people who have a beautifully restored and comfortable 13th century home they share with their guests. You can peek inside by looking at their website at www.montalcinoitaly.com .

Roberto (who looks so much like Sherman's oldest brother it is amazing) gave us so many tips on what to see and where to go that we have no choice but to come back to Montalcino again. We sealed the deal by leaving our beautiful bottle of Brunello with them to age another year. We hope to share it with them when we come back.

This was dessert at my last dinner in Montalcino.
For our last lunch in Montalcino we went back to Taverna al Grappolo Blu for one last delicious pasta and a half bottle of this luscious Brunello ... a real splurge but a great way to say Arrivederci to Tuscany - for now.
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At 5:15 PM, Blogger Ladygrande said...

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely trip with us. You are a fabulous photographer, Kate. And you commentary couldn't be better.


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