Life in Rome – My Attempt to Take Ballet Classes at the “Fame” School

Recently, I wrote about how I was inspired by Garance Doré’s post on the New York City Ballet. Last week I checked out IALS (Istituto Addestramento Lavoratori dello Spettacolo) aka the Fame school in Rome. It was a straight-up disaster. I had signed up for a Beginner’s class.  There were three other women in my … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Attempt to Take Ballet Classes at the “Fame” School

Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany