May 9, 2020

This is a one of two portraits done by my friend Konstantin Zubrilan in whose studio I spent many wonderful salon like afternoons and evenings. It reminds me, I was once a person who had her portrait painted. The second portrait is in the hands of an old friend in the...

If you are wondering where Vladivostok is, go to Japan and take a left. For an image of the entire Russia Far East see the bottom of this post.

For me personally, Vladivostok is the epicentre of my universe. It is where I began my life abroad and from where the core fri...

Our happy family at Mysore Palace.

Two months in India? What did you do?
This is the reaction most people have when we speak about our most recent adventure.

Indeed what did we do? We be’d is the short answer.

We took the precious chance to disconnect in order to reconnec...

Magical Portugal, the second book in the Bunny Chronicles, comes with a special new feature – a video for you to read along with! Together with Bunny & Bearli, Nicole reads the book here for you to join along with your copy. Click here or the image above to listen now.

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Bunny is back with new adventures! This time she is in Portugal with Mommy, Poppy, and Bearli. There, they discover new places, try new things, explore new tastes, and meet salty new sea friends who invite them to consider a life of gratitude.

Join Bunny for this n...

In January Claudio and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage. An impossible feat to have imagined in either of our lives. We both swore to ourselves long ago that we would never marry. Our 10 years of marriage have somehow been a struggle to accept ourselves and each o...

Compliments of Miss Blu, our family at KOK Kamp on the first day.

On our last night at the KOK camp the young woman I had nicknamed Miss Blu shyly asked to speak with me. Miss Blu is a tall striking young woman with a giant head of hair braided with blue threads (hence...

May 28, 2019

The completely packed case

Packing a suitcase. One of my greatest pleasures. Just like going to the grocery store represents cooking and sharing with loved ones present and even in absentia, for me packing a case is the beginning of an adventure. This may have something...

May 19, 2019

Even at a commercial center near the airport in Rome 🐰 found her carrots & artichokes! If only we could take some 😂. 

Roma!! Beautiful blue skies & a return to our favorite restaurant near the Vatican, Arlù, together with our mentor Floriana our fearless leader on thi...

 Bunny holding her own as we enter the book fair.

In 2006 bunny was born in Istanbul.

In January 2019 bunny debuted in her own book series, the Bunny Chronicles.

In April 2019 she appeared for the first time on shelves at our Turkish publisher Dixi books stand, at the Int...

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Dreaming of Sicily - Mom's lemon bars
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