It Wasn’t Just A Dream

It Wasn’t Just A Dream

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

I was very inspired by Jasmine’s post about the importance of dreaming. Dreaming has always been a major part of my life. Growing up, I was incredibly shy and quiet. I spent a lot of time in my own head afraid to tell others anything about myself. Then I discovered drawing. I learned that I could speak through pictures. I became an artist because that’s how I could communicate best… it is still how I communicate best. People get to know me and my dreams through the art that I create: I absolutely love that. One of my dreams came true last year when I was selected as a DaVinci Wine’s Storyteller. I put my dream about returning to Italy out there… and the world answered back.

Its been nearly a year since the experience and I still have trouble believing it actually happened. I am thrilled to tell you that your own dreams of experiencing Italy and sharing your artistic voice can come true as they are looking for their 2013 DaVinci Wine Storytellers! There is so much I cherish from my time in Italy: delighting in the abundance of food and wine, laughing uncontrollably and sharing secrets with new friends over candlelight, smelling lavender in the air on our walks around Casale di Valle, licking gelato from my fingertips, kneading pizza dough and baking it in an outdoor brick oven, roaming the bustling marketplaces, having dinner right by the Mediterranean… the list is endless.  The only regret I have is that Cory couldn’t come with me. The trip was just a few weeks after we got married. We joke that it was my honeymoon without him. He has never been to Italy… I must change this.

Italy will change your life. There is no place on Earth quite like it.

Mark, Cathi, Michelle and all the incredible individuals at DaVinci Wines, I can’t wait for the reunion!

Today, I wanted to share photographs from my time spent in a real life fairytale…

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

'It Wasn't Just A Dream' by Endlessly Enraptured #endlesslyenraptured #italy #davinciwinesstorytellerexperience

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21Comments

  • Vickie / 17 April 2013 12:04

    such magical images – gorgeous 🙂

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 April 2013 3:16

      Thank you Vickie… it certainly was a magical experience…

  • Meghan / 17 April 2013 2:53

    wow, absolutely beautiful photos. loved every one!

  • Danny Bligh / 17 April 2013 3:01

    Wow there is some really incredible stuff here!

  • Mark Mirocha / 17 April 2013 8:26

    Great stuff Jade! You captured your location and mood extremely well in these photos.

  • Janice / 18 April 2013 1:53

    Absolutely gorgeous photos. I can’t count how many of these took my breath away.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 April 2013 3:19

      Oh Janice, thank you! Coming from a talented individual such as yourself, that means a lot…

  • Heather / 19 April 2013 2:51

    Just wanted to say hi from a new follower. I just have to mention that your hair is gorgeous.
    Cheers.

    • endlesslyenraptured / 19 April 2013 3:21

      Hi Heather! So glad you found us (I’m looking forward to perusing your blog). Thank you so much for the compliment: I couldn’t imagine having my hair any other way than a pixie…

  • Ali Mackin / 19 April 2013 4:02

    Wow these photos are stunning, feel like I was there. Just beautiful!

    Ali of

    http://www.dressingken.com

  • Sara / 23 April 2013 10:43

    these pictures really made me dream 🙂

  • Trisha @ Vignette / 30 April 2013 2:20

    What a magical experience you have captured in your photographs! You’re so right – there simply is no other place quite like Italy! I spent two glorious weeks there on my honeymoon – you definitely must experience Italy again with your husband one day! Cin cin!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 2 May 2013 3:30

      Oh, thank you so much Trisha!! I know Cory would just love it and it KILLS me he has never been. I’m serious when I say that I vow to change that!

  • angela glatz / 30 May 2013 9:34

    i’ve been to italy twice ~ reading this post & drinking in the visual deliciousness of your photos has me aching for another visit! what an incredible opportunity for you & i bet you’ll love italy all the more when you get to share it with your amore!

    • endlesslyenraptured / 31 May 2013 6:13

      Oh thank you! I sometimes look back at these photos and still can’t believe I was actually there. It felt like a dream! Italy has such a special place in my heart and it kills me that my husband has yet to experience it. I’m going to do all I can to make sure we get to see it together someday…

  • Mycosmoosul / 16 November 2015 5:31

    Great photos, This year I also have been in Italy-Sicily.
    Italy is like a dream…