I was recently hired by the very talented architect Domenico Minchilli to work on the interiors for a home in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Words cannot adequately express how excited I am about this project. We have a mid/late Spring deadline. Early on, I started to pull images for an inspiration board on … Continue reading Work In Progress – Country House – Tuscany, Italy
I heard this song from one of my favorite artists over the weekend. I’m still in shock over the Newtown massacre. I hope a change is coming soon because these shootings (and the ones that happen every freaking day) have to stop. What kind of world are we living in? Continue reading Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”
Tonight (10/9c) is the premiere of Bravo’s hit decorating show (in the United States). Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information about the international dates. Last season, it started to air in Italy a few months later on SKY’s Real Time channel. It better air here this season. I’m still salty about the E! Channel being … Continue reading Bravo’s “Million Dollar Decorators” – Season 2
I will never forget that awful day. RIP, Nigel. Continue reading September 11
For those who don’t watch NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”, here are two clips explaining what the heck the title of this post is referring to. Not having a steady paycheck is of course one of the major downsides of starting your own company and/or being a writer. Your landlord doesn’t care if your latest script … Continue reading It’s Important To Treat. Yo. Self.
My friend, Erica, has written a more in-depth post on Huffington Post about Rome based apps. I’m writing about my top three. I receive a lot of e-mails asking me where to eat in Rome. I love to cook and have my favorite restaurants, but I’m by no means an expert. Instead, I suggest people … Continue reading Traveling To Rome? You Need These Apps.
I went to Cannes last week for the film festival as a guest of my friend’s boss. I cannot get this song out of my head. It plays during the trailer of the new Wes Anderson movie, “Moonrise Kingdom”, which was the opening film of the festival. The first time I saw the trailer I … Continue reading Flashback: Françoise Hardy – Le Temps De L’Amour
I have to say I had a great time in Milano. I don’t think I could live there with all the fog and smog. It’s too cold during the winters (ten years in Los Angeles, has clearly thinned my blood) and too grey. The “rivalry” between Rome and Milan is similar to the one between … Continue reading I Know There Is Beef Between Milano And Roma But…
This was the first time I’ve been in Milan for longer than 24 hours and only my second visit. I had a great, yet exhausting, trip. I do realize I saw the city at its most happening. I will write a separate post about Milan. I cannot wait to return. The Salone (April 17-22) is … Continue reading Buon Viaggio: Salone del Mobile 2012, Milano
*Apologies to Mr. Kermit the Frog. While I have always appreciated the color green in nature and in interiors, only recently have I fallen for this color in clothing. Green represents growth, harmony, balance, and freshness. It’s a “cool” color which is why, with my complexion, I should really wear it more often. Greens were … Continue reading It’s Easy Being Green*