Since a long time we have a tradition - every year, no matter where we are, we meet up somewhere in the world for a weekend together.

This year lucky combination of cheap flights and desire for warm weather brought us to this enchanting island. Just early enough to avoid the madness of the crowds and still in time to catch the early sunshine.

The view from our Venetian flat - rooftops and a beautiful terrace to enjoy a glass of wine while watching over the bustling city below.

My favourite places to indulge in simple pleasures.
Venice is an amazing city for foodies, but you have to be careful where you go. We decided to avoid restaurants with formal sitting and instead opted for these osterias. They are plentiful, serve delicious cicchetti accompanied by glorious local wine and provide a perfect ground for striking a conversation with a stranger.