back from Lake Como...

I had an amazing time in Italy celebrating this girl's 40th birthday. The villa we stayed in was amazing... here's the description from the website: This truly magnificent villa, perched within a postcard setting, sits in its own gorgeous private estate, with one of the most breathtaking views of the lake Como. The villa offers an extremely peaceful location, amongst the gentle rolling hills, just a 20 minute walk from the centre of the chic village Bellagio. The beautiful infinity pool,( 5x10 m), surrounded by olive groves and a striking garden with lovingly manicured lawn and colourful displays of copious varieties of flowers including red roses and lilac hydrangea, looks across the 2 branches of the Bellagio promontory, with a backdrop of the mountains – an spectacular view. Villa Belvedere is an outstanding property that has just been restored to the highest level with inviting interiors and stylish furnishings. Accommodation is offered in 4 elegant suites with a total of 8 separate rooms and 5 bathrooms, all with showers. (see details of inside description below) On the lower ground floor
there is a common spacious dining area for 16 people and a fully equipped modern kitchen. All modern comforts are provided: air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless internet access, safe, electronic safety key, launderette, private parking. Nearest grocery shops are found just 500 mt. away in a nearby hamlet. Full maid and home cooked meals by local cook available upon request.

And this was the view from the front balcony on the 2nd floor:
This was the fun group of ladies I got to hang with all week:
Recovering from jetlag and a blissful time... hope everyone's doing well!
Came home to this new phone
and 2 happy pups, one of them pictured here: