Friday Links to Love & Leaving for Italy

Rocco on the HudsonI'm in the midst of traveling chaos. I leave for Italy this weekend and have been trying to finish all my work from England and other projects before I go. Not totally successful but getting there. Mostly, I just want to walk through the best city in the world and snuggle with my puppy Rocco.  I had a very fun lunch with Jill Zarin and her assistant Sarah yesterday at Landmarc at the Time Warner Center. Jill was right when I interviewed her for my Forbes column-the French toast is insane.

Here's a few things I thought were interesting this week:

And a quote that came through my twitter feed: "Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move on." ~C.S. Lewis