I’m still getting to know my neighborhood. One Sunday morning, I jogged past an interesting store window and made a mental note to check it out. Oh man, this place is going to be an issue. E’ Stile is a concept bookstore focusing on art, fashion, and interior design/architecture. They have a GREAT book selection. … Continue reading Io Adoro – E’ Stile Bookstore
Yes, the title is a question not a statement. This is a road my entrepreneur/freelancing friends and I are trying to navigate. I was thinking about this while walking home after meeting up with some girlfriends. They are a dynamic group of women. However, one thing I have noticed time and time again (especially when … Continue reading Self-Promotion – How do it Without Alienating Everyone?
Hold up, how is it October already? One of my friends in the States was complaining about seeing Thanksgiving decorations already. I guess we should be grateful they weren’t for Valentine’s Day 2016. I have started my apartment search. It’s, well, a trip. I don’t know what some of these landlords are thinking. The bathroom … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Bar Luce – Prada Fondazione, Milan
Finally, my jet lag is over. It was much worse in Los Angeles and ended shortly before my return flight to Rome. How wonderful! The LCDQ Legends interior designer conference is one of the most popular events in the industry. I’ve heard designers call it the Coachaella or the Oscars of interior design. There were … Continue reading I Went Back to Cali – La Cienega Design Quarter – Legends 2015
I know this has nothing to do with design, decorating, or Rome/Italy, but Hoffman’s death has hit me like a ton of bricks. PSH was truly one of the most talented actors of our generation. Even in big blockbuster tent pole movies, like MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, he brought something unique to the screen. It’s his roles … Continue reading Philip Seymour Hoffman – RIP
We are smack in the middle of the Hollywood awards season. For fans of film, and/or fashion, these are glorious times. Every season, a few people really stand out. Some, unfortunately, stand out for all the wrong reasons and then there are stars like Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o. These two actresses have been killing … Continue reading Io Adoro – Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o
I recently saw Blue Jasmine. Cate Blanchett is so outstanding, you forget the plot holes in the movie. I haven’t seen all the other Best Actress nominees’ performances yet but if Cate wins the Oscar I wouldn’t be surprised. The wardrobe was amazing as well. I read that the costume designer, Suzy Benzinger, had a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine