The Authentics: A Lush Dive into the Substance of Style by Melanie Acevedo & Dara Caponigro, is gorgeous book that takes us into the beautiful homes of dynamic people who work in a variety of creative fields. Ms. Acevedo is a well known photographer. Ms. Caponigro was one of the founders of DOMINO magazine and … Continue reading The Design Files – The Authentics
The Royal Palace of Naples is a must on my list of things to do in Naples. I wasn’t able to visit until my third trip and now I want to return just so I could spend more time there. The audio tour is interesting and informative. Palazzo Reale is one of four royal palaces … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Palazzo Reale, Naples, Italy
Edited by Carl Dellatore, INTERIOR DESIGN MASTER CLASS: 100 Lessons From America’s Finest Designers On The Art of Decoration, is an outstanding book. Although it’s geared towards students of design and professionals, this book would appeal to anyone who’s curious about interiors. The book is divided into six sections: theory, structure, style, process, elements, and … Continue reading The Design Files – Interior Design Master Class
This is a phrase coined in the mid-1800s during the reign of the Bourbons. At the time Naples was the third most populous city in Europe after London and Paris. It was also one of the wealthiest. I prefer to agree with the original meaning of the phrase and not the “if you go … Continue reading “See Naples and Die.”
I always sent holiday cards when I lived in the States. Growing up it was a big deal as my parents had a very long list. They would also enclose handwritten letters to our family in the Caribbean. I loved sending and receiving cards. This was a tradition I hoped to continue once I moved to … Continue reading Taking My Holiday Salutations To The Next Level With Paperless Post
I went to Florence for the first time during my second vacation in Italy. I stayed for a couple of days. My second trip was a few years later during the first month I lived in Italy. I couldn’t wait to leave both times. The second trip was over nine years ago and I believed … Continue reading I Used to Hate on Florence, Italy.
I stopped practicing yoga over fifteen years ago after I seriously injured my right wrist. I was taking “Power Yoga” classes and I don’t think I paid enough attention to what was going on with my body. I couldn’t focus long enough in class. My mind was always racing, thinking about all the things … Continue reading Eat, Pray, Move – Tuscany