Perhaps it is the glossy pictures in magazines or the romantic gondola rides featured in films that romanticise Venice. Yet, as I meandered across the canals of the city of water, I struggled to find the romance or beauty in the maze of streets.
So, on my second night in Venice while the setting sun drew in to the clouds overhead, I entered St. Mark’s square. I nurtured the hope of drawing away from the bustling tourist-packed passageways that ran like veins through the city.
For years I’ve had a fascination with creating the coziest life possible.
I’ve filled my dresser drawers with fuzzy socks, covered my couch with as many throw blankets as it could hold, and selected the biggest mugs to hold my coffee. I’ve added to my candle collection, sought out the fluffiest comforter, and invested in a robe as soft as they come.
It’s funny how life never turns out how you envisioned it would as a child.
I am at an age where I recognize this, accept it, and can laugh at how this unpredictable world likes to keep me on my toes.
Growing up, I was not always so understanding of this unruly world.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt, and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll
There’s a chill in the air, but our hearts are warm. We invite you to join us as we revel in the heartfelt moments and insightful experiences shared in our latest issue of Bella Grace.
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa
The holiday season is truly a magical time of year. Snow dusts the ground, colorful lights line the rooftops. Bustling cities are transformed into modern winter wonderlands.
But the true beauty of the holidays lies in the spirit of giving. We know it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect gift for the different personalities in your life. We all want to give our loved ones something to show we thought especially about them, something they will treasure, something to reveal how much we cherish them dearly.