This is the visual story of a woman working in Corporate America, who rallies up all of her vacation time and embarks on a summer holiday to Italy. On a quest for la dolce vita,she finds a renewed sense of balance and beauty as she incorporates writing and painting into her life on a daily basis. This book is a compilation of photos, travel sketches, and journaling vignettes. It is a reflective chronology through three regions: Venice in the north, Umbria in the center, and the Amalfi Coast in the south. You will be transported as the author invites you to share in her adventure, and to consider where your own “sweet life” might lead you.