Here are some fun James Bond clips that were filmed at places we are going to visit as a part of the upcoming Switzerland and Italy: Lakes and Mountains Soirée 2018
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ski Scene
On Her Majesty's Secret Service at Piz Gloria
Casino Royale at Balbianello
Check out Wine Roads & War Stories study leader Professor Adam Tooze on PBS's "Making Sen$e"
Teamed up with Yale Educational Travel, Conley & Silvers created a month long immersion program in Umbria this summer. Thirty strong, we enjoyed living in ancient Amelia, a charming hill town with gracious and welcoming citizens. We enjoyed day trips and weekend excursions throughout the region. Our rich program included private concerts, educational tours, a book club, Italian Film screenings and lessons of all types including Italian cooking, Italian language, Art History & Architecture, Italian film, Tuscan and Umbrian wine appreciation, pecorino cheese making, glass jewelry making, yoga, painting, fresco making, hiking, and lectures on Italian History and Politics by Professors Harvey Goldblatt and Adam Tooze.
A sublime scouting trip to Champagne to prepare for 2017 Soirée. With Lionel and Dominique Michelin, I visited the big names in Champagne as well as some of the boutique houses. We had a mind bending tasting at the incomparable Selosse, where everything is art even down to the mold on the cellar walls. The expansive chalk cellars are deeply impressive and stretch for miles underground, some still engraved with graffiti from the soldiers and resistance who took shelter here during the World Wars. I cannot wait to return here with guests in May and share the discoveries.
New York City 2016, this is our year!
This October, the Conley & Silvers headquarters officially moved to its new home, New York City.
August 29 – September 9, 2015
Join us as we plunge into the most magnificent blue.
A true Italian holiday.
Private beach clubs and late night piano bars.
Boating at all speeds. Tasting the sun in Neapolitan cuisine.
Lemon grove landcapes tumbling into the sea.
The erotic art of Pompeii and the delight of limoncello.
A classic concert in romantic Ravello.
Crumbing stucco in hues of rose.
Historic villas with exquisite gardens.
Swanky Capri and her fashionable boutiques by the sea.
The best pizza in the world?
Scouting for the best experiences on the Italian & Swiss Lakes, I fell for Lake Maggiore and all of the beauty that surrounds her. Not to miss: The Swiss town of Ascona and it's summer Jazz Festival and the lake islands of Isola di Brissago, Isola Madre, and Isola Bella.
Today while waiting in the long line coming though passport control/customs in London, a little boy in front of me looked up at his mom very excited and asked: "Are we at the Eiffel Tower?" It's all about meeting expectations...
Sonnets. Sunsets. bridges. a perfect meal. A city at dawn. Chocolate gelato. Moonlit canals. Fields of poppies. Laughter. A great story. New adventures together.
We wish you lots of love in 2015!
baci & bisous,
Conley & Silvers llc
May 25 – June 8, 2014
Punting down the river.
Roman baths and Stonehenge legends.
Archeological treasures, shrunken heads, and impressionist masters.
Dickens, Shakespeare, Austen, Harry (Prince and Potter), and
Her Majesty, The Queen. Modern art and outdoor markets.
Pubs, blokes, cheers, fish and chips.
Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court.
Derby hats, double decker buses, and the tube.