While it might sound like the title of a Hallmark Christmas Movie, it's actually a trip my wife and I took in December celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Charleston is an historic and beautiful city located on the coast of South Carolina. Its downtown historic district covers approx. 95 sq. blocks (making it second only to New Orleans in terms of the size of its historic district). Being there at Christmastime made it extra special as we spent a great deal of time wandering the small residential streets marveling at the architecture ("Piazza" = porch) and the variety of uniquely Southern decorations (think wreaths made from Magnolia leaves).
In anticipation of the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “The White Lotus,” I’ve put together a gallery of images taken in Taormina, Sicily, where this season was filmed. Darcie and I visited this lovely mountainside town overlooking the Ionian Sea (and Mount Etna) in 2003. Look closely and you may recognize at least one location from the show.