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Finally...our 19 day glorious October 2007 (very long detailed) trip report to Italy!

Finally...our 19 day glorious October 2007 (very long detailed) trip report to Italy!

Old Jun 15th, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Thx flymeaway for helping out katiekate!
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 03:48 AM
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I've been trying without success to locate a copy of Pottery Barn's Cafe Lounge CD. I don't think PB makes them anymore. Amazon has quite a few of their other mixes available, but it doesn't even have Cafe Lounge listed so I can't find its playlist.

I certainly don't want to take you away from writing your Tuscany installment (hint hint), but if you have a chance, could you post the songs on that CD so I can purchase them individually and compile my own "Cafe Lounge" playlist on my iPod?

Thank you!
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Old Jun 18th, 2008, 08:20 AM
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I have not been able to find PB Mediterraneo CD either, on Amazon or Ebay. Would also love to have the songs off both Mediterraneo and Cafe Lounge.
Many thanks!
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM
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Here ya go....(song names in parentheses)

POTTERY BARN'S CAFE LOUNGE:
*Si Se' (Karma)
*Quantic (Sound of Everything)
*The Heart's a Lonely Hunter (David Byrne featuring Thievery Corp.)
*Slow Train Soul (Naturally)
*Gazzara (It's not over..Belladonaa Remix)
*Pauline London (Fly in the Sky)
*Yonderboi (Padadam)
*Bossa Nostra ffeaturing Bruna Loppez (Jackie)
*Bebel Gilberto (River Song)
*Butti 39 (Kalas)
*Koop (Baby)

MEDITERRANIO
*Major Boys featuring Aurelia (Sous le Soleil)
*Fred Clarke featuring Danilo Patz (Aqui Llego)
*Paris Combo (Senor)
*Da Lata (Ponteio)
*Gigi (Gud Fella)
*Jack Costanzo featuring Marilu
(Bembo Colora)
*Oliver Mtukudzi (Rirongere)
*Stefi Akos (Mariguana Cha Cha Cha)
*Francisco Aguabella (Agua Limpia Todo)
*Johanna Grussner (No More Blues)
*Carla Alexander (Volume)

MY NEW FAVES that would make the list if I were going to Italy today....

*Nina Simone (Feeling Good)
*Indie.Arie (Heart of the Matter)
*Ella Fitzgerald (Blue Skies)
*Kaskade (I Like the Way)
*Bliss (Kissing)
*Nina Simone (The Look of Love)
*Big Muff (My Funny Valentine)
*S-Tone Inc. (Limbe)

These are more Euro lounge than "Italian", but sure get you in the mood!

Rock on.....


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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 10:11 PM
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I just went through my iPod Italy "lounge" play mix and these are musts:

*Nina Simone (Sinnerman-Felix da Housecat)
*Thievery Corporation (Facing East)
*Thievery Corporation (2001 Spliff Oddyssey)
*Zero 7 (Somersault)
*Zero 7 (In the Waiting Line)
*Zero 7 (Futures)
*Zero 7 (Destiny)
*1 Giant Leap (Ma' Africa)
*Shirley Bassey (Where do I Begin)
*Stephane' Pompougnac (Morenito-Bosso Mix)
*Stephane' Pompougnac (Union Square)

The beauty of iTunes...you can listen to a snippet of the songs and decide if they're up your alley before you buy.

Ciao...
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 10:14 PM
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I hope you can find some music you like from these lists. We make collaborations of these for parties/gatherings at our home and our friends constantly ask about the music, so we've made it a habit to make CD's for our friends as parting gifts.

Enjoy.....
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 05:38 AM
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Wow! Thank you so much! You've saved me (and others) a lot of time and research. Can't wait to go to iTunes.
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Old Jun 21st, 2008, 10:08 AM
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Bookmarking
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Old Jun 22nd, 2008, 02:07 PM
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Thanks so much for the song lists, Adventureseeker! Off to iTunes I go!

Looking forward to the rest of your story...

Eloise
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Old Jun 24th, 2008, 03:39 PM
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adventureseeker,
What a great report! I was facinated by it. Don't know how you make the time to post, but it is certainly well appreciated!
MY husband and I are leaving for my dream trip to Italy on Sept 5th. our first stop is Vernazza where we will be staying at La Mala (after reading many posts).
We could only get room #26 for 4 of our 5 night stay so we are transferring to # 19 for the last night, unless they get a cancellation. It sounds like you liked #26 better than #31. Am I right? After reading your report I REALLY can't wait to get there!
Thanks again for such a detailed report--very helpful.----K.
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Old Jun 24th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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K,

I'm so green with envy. To be in Vernazza at La Mala for 5 nights....I guarantee you won't want to leave.

We LOVED room #26. It is the most romantic and private of all (no adjoining walls except room #31 above. So much light and the room downstairs with the window to the sea is idyllic. I could go on and on........

Please take good care of our room #26 for us! And....have a slab of green olive focaccia for us!

A/S
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Old Jun 25th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Definetly will!--K.
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Awesome trip report - bookmarking!
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Old Jul 27th, 2008, 02:13 PM
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great report!! bookmarking...
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Love LOVE your trip report. We are heading over for 3 weeks (Sept/Oct)to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary (and my 40th!). Look forward to reading more. Bookmarking (this goes without saying...)

Question? - What time of night does the gondola ride go from 80e to 120e, if you know. Thanks!
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Old Jul 29th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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There are trip reports and then there are trip reports. Wow, wow, wow. Simply incredible. Great style. Great command of the language. And great story telling. This has obviously been a part-time job for you. Thank you for making the tremendous effort.

Altho CT is on our list, I really didn't have a good feel for what it is. Do now!!

Looking forward to reading "the rest of the story".
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Old Jul 30th, 2008, 07:32 AM
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Wonderfully detailed report...excellent in every way..pics are great, too...certainly brought back fond memories of CT to me.

Are you guys by any chance in Montecito or Carpinteria? Oldest Daughter just moved to the latter, (house is at the junction of 150 and 101), and grandson goes to school in Montecito.

Your descriptions are delightful!

Stu T.
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Old Jul 30th, 2008, 10:28 AM
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