If Italy was all about la dolce vita, then our time in France can similarly be described as full of joie de vivre: the French expression referring to the cheerful enjoyment of life through whatever means one prefers. Henri Matisse, one of a generation of artists who made the Côte d’Azur their home, once said “When I realized that each morning I would see this light again, I could not believe my luck.” And so we followed his lead….making this gorgeous strip of land our home for two weeks.
If there was ever a place to begin mastering the art of nonchalance, the Amalfi Coast would be it. We arrived in Naples via a 6AM flight from Prague, immediately hopping on the tourist bus to Sorrento. Out the window, the azure colored waves crashing into the rocky cliffs jutting out of the ocean, cypress trees [...]