Dolce & Gabbana have been knocking it out of the park. I did read one review from a UK fashion critic who complained that D&G were tapping the Sicilian well too often. She was RELIEVED to see that their S/S 2015 was influenced by Spain. Hello, Spain ruled Sicily from 1516-1713. This is still a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Spain via Sicily by Dolce & Gabbana
Yes, it’s true. Even my Milanese friends who live here think it’s odd. I don’t care. If loving Milan is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Just in time for Milan Fashion Week, here is a short piece I wrote for FATHOM. Continue reading A Woman Who Lives in Rome Actually Loves Milan?
As always, one of my favorite shows from this week’s NYFW Spring 2015 was Carolina Herrera’s. She somehow makes classic clothes that are fresh, not dated or matronly. To see photos from her collection, check out Tom and Lorenzo. I’ve been looking at mosaics tiles for a client’s potential bathroom renovation. I’m curious to know … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Mosaics – Carolina Herrera
Why do I miss Sicily? There are Sicilian restaurants in Rome. Perhaps this is only an infatuation. My first trip to Sicily was just last year, which I wrote about in FATHOM. Maybe the island will lose its hold on me after a few more trips, or years. We’ll see. Like the cuisine, the art … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 7 – Art + Design
I appreciate the majesty of the Hudson River and the cool blues of a lake in Maine but I’m a sea/ocean person. It’s probably because I’ve spent the majority of my life living on the East and West Coasts of the United States and during the summer my family went to the Caribbean to see … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 6 – The Sea
Sicily is known for its hand painted pottery. Like the cuisine, each region has it’s own style. I have to ask Erica where she bought her octopus plate. I think it was somewhere near Cefalù. As I have stated before, I have no more room in my apartment, so I was only able to buy … Continue reading Seven Day of Sicily – Day 5 – Ceramics
I kept bumping into Erica and her parents at the market. We do have great markets in Rome but the market in Ortigia is on another level. I think it’s because the food doesn’t have far to travel. The freshness and variety is unreal. I’m still going on and on to Erica about the peaches … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 4 – Ortigia’s Farmers Market