I was reading one of my favorite interior design/lifestyle blogs, FROM THE RIGHT BANK, and Ally’s post about making time for your passions really struck a chord with me. It’s important to recharge and to be inspired, especially if you work in a creative field. I know in our culture (American) we have this thing … Continue reading Go Ahead And Waste Some Time
Last week my friend Courtney and I went to see the new Helmut Newton exhibit at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. There are two hundred photos covering three legendary books by Newton. This blockbuster show runs until July 21st. Newton forever changed fashion photography and is considered one of the most influential photographers of the modern … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Helmut Newton Exhibit At Palazzo delle Esposizioni
I’m seeing a lot of orange for Spring. I do like the color but I don’t have any of it in my home and very little of it my wardrobe. I went to Syracuse University. Trust me, I have worn my share of orange in the past. Photo: Syracuse.com Every time I jog past the Hermès … Continue reading Thinking About Orange.
A new Pope was elected this week. We still don’t have a Prime Minister. It’s kind of nuts but I digress. The determined sun fought its way through today’s stubborn clouds and after a week of horrendous weather, we finally had a few hours of sunshine. The angels sang. Perhaps it’s a little early for … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Let There Be Light – A Family Room Designed by Peter Dunham
I saw this short clip about Jenna Lyons and her shoe collection and had to write about it. Jenna is the President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew. She has been with the company for twenty years. Her aesthetic is deeply embedded in the company’s DNA. They do take fashion risks but haven’t forgotten their … Continue reading J.Crew – “Shiny Ponies” and Italy.
We had some sunny and warm weather here in Rome on Saturday (only to get slammed with more rain yesterday, today, and apparently for the next three days). On Saturday all the outdoor cafes were packed. Everyone was rocking their sunnies and most of the heavy winter coats were packed away. Of course, some Signore … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour – Ballerina
Seven years ago I traveled to Rome for the second time. The first time was a revelation and I fell hard for this crazy city. It didn’t make sense. Nobody in my family is Italian and I was not an Italophile by any stretch. I loved London, Paris, and Amsterdam. When I was in junior … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A View From Positano.
What a week. Just when you think Italian politics couldn’t be more confusing or bizarre, they are. I have no idea what is going to happen now. Maybe we’ll have new elections. The Pope said good-bye yesterday. The city is packed with tourists who came to see him for the last time. Cardinals are flying … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Shower – Monteverdi, Tuscany