Fallspiration Men

I adore Mens fashions! I enjoy helping picking out clothes for Men especially when it involves layers! Summer’s okay, but how easy is it too throw on a pair of shorts and tee-shirt, right? For all those who need a little inspiration here are a few ideas. Here in Sicily, Italy I’ve noticed how Blazers and Oxfords are the must have of any well dressed Man, whether young or old. How about the classic wool coat? With the red’s in high demand for Woman I hope Navy’s are all a go for Men. 

Dr. Gangemi and Pug’s Vet Adventure

We took our 6-year-old fur child, Murphy to his new Beautiful and Kindhearted Veterinarian yesterday for teeth cleaning and tooth extraction. After his brief physical examination, an injection to his bum was given to relax him before sedation. While Shaun headed to the Bancomat for Euro, I laughed hysterically as Murphy began to stagger and stumble in the waiting room. My laughter must have rumbled through the walls as the Vet sought out to retrieve him for his procedure. Ready! Fast forward……..when we arrived in the waiting room his tongue seemed 10x its size as it hung over his lower lip. His head swayed back and forth and once again and his eyes were in a perpetual state of nystagmus, I couldn’t contain my laughter while hugging him. The Vet thought I was crying. I told her “I laugh to keep from crying!” Our little guy looked like a dizzy mess but was so adorable just waking up from his sedation.

Dog lovers, please give your pets a good dental cleaning as it is imperative to their health and lessens chance of a bacterial infection possibly seeping into their gums and cause organ failures. If you see your dog has obvious signs of tartar or smacking their mouths, it’s a good indicator for a dental check or cleanup!

Our little garbage eater.

We take Murphy with us everywhere as much as we can! With the weather finally cooling down he’ll be freer to venture out with us. Also now with the community clearing up from summer renters, he’ll be able to roam the roads and beach leash-free again!

Thank you to Dr. Gangemi and her wonderful Staff for such great care! Your comforts, Vet ease and bilingual language was a major bonus!

Dr. Valeria Gangemi, DVM

Via Grande, Sicily

(please email me if you’d like her information)

We Left Our Hearts in San Francisco’s Legacy


“The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in San Francisco, California, playing in the West Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the two leagues merged. The 49ers are well known for having the greatest dynasties in NFL and American sports history during the 1980s and early 1990s, winning five Super Bowl championships, including four in the 1980s. Those championship teams were led by notable hall of famers such as Joe MontanaJerry RiceRonnie LottSteve Young, and coach Bill Walsh. They are currently tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the second-most Super Bowl wins with 5 (the Pittsburgh Steelers have 6). The 49ers won 10 or more games for 16 straight seasons.[3] The 49ers remain the only team in NFL history to appear in more than one Super Bowl without ever losing. Additionally, the 49ers finished their 1984 season with a 15–1 regular season record en route to their 2nd Superbowl Championship, became one of only three teams (and the first at the time) to finish a season 18–1 (along with the 1985 Chicago Bears and the 2007 New England Patriots, however the Patriots lone loss came in the Superbowl).

The name “49ers” comes from the name given to the gold prospectors who arrived in Northern California around 1849 during the California Gold Rush. The name was suggested to reflect the voyagers who had rushed the West for gold. It is the only name the team has ever had and San Francisco is the only city in which it has resided.[4] The team is legally and corporately registered as the San Francisco Forty Niners, Ltd.,[5] and is the oldest major professional sports team in California. Major League Baseball did not arrive for a few more years when the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers moved to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The Philadelphia Warriors and Minneapolis Lakers moved to California in the 1960s, and the Oakland Seals and Los Angeles Kings became the first NHL teams in the state in 1967. The Cleveland Rams arrived in Los Angeles in 1946. The 49ers andLos Angeles Rams were cross-state rivals until 1994, when the present St. Louis Rams left Southern California.

Entering the 2012 season the 49ers hold a regular season record of 522-423-15 with their playoff record standing at 27-19 which includes a 5-0 record in Super Bowl games, for an overall record of 549-442-15.”