Italy is always a fun place to travel to. Delicious food, friendly people, world-class art and architecture and stunning landscapes. Every time I go I make new discoveries and experience the distinctness of a new region. The olive trees in Italy were the inspiration for my Olive Branch collection. Olive trees play so many different roles in Italian culture. The olive groves are part of the picturesque landscape, the olive branch has symbolic meaning, the olives themselves are used in recipes, and olive oil is a staple of Italian cuisine. It not only nourishes the body but olive oil can even be used to replenish the skin. Italy is a great place for getting away and living La Doce Vita!