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.
One of my friends, who owns a boutique travel agency in Italy, told me that finding four star hotels in Rome is difficult. She said there are great options at the five-star high-end level and at the economical end but there are too many four-stars that are really a three- star at best. Enter Le … Continue reading Life in Rome – Mini-break at Le Méridien Visconti Hotel
The Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Located south of Siena, it’s home to some of the most gorgeous vistas in Italy. I cannot wait to return. The first night we stayed at La Bandita. We arrived just in time to drive back down the steep hill to … Continue reading A Weekend in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia Region
Darryl Carter‘s boutique was on my list of must sees during my trip to Washington, DC last month. I’ve read about it and seen many photos of it. Yet, I was not ready! Mr. Carter is one of my favorite interior designers. He usually works with neutral palettes and I love his modern take on … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Darryl Carter’s Boutique, Washington, DC
My sister and my brother-in-law had their first child last month. My brother and my sister-in-law have two boys so now I have three nephews. Nurseries are fun rooms to decorate. However, it can be a stressful time for families as they try to get this room together before the baby arrives. Below are some … Continue reading The Design Files – Nursery Tips
I have lived in Parioli for a year now and love it. When I told people I was moving from the Historic Center to Parioli, everyone had an opinion (mostly negative). “It’s so boring,” was one of the main criticisms I heard regarding Parioli. Granted, it’s not as exciting as living around the corner from … Continue reading Life in Rome – Ercoli 1928 Parioli
Ciao Bloggisti, Earlier I wrote about the Via Monserrato project. One of the other apartments we worked on was located two blocks away on Via Banchi Vecchi. It was a new apartment for our client. The apartment was empty so we didn’t have the same logistical issues but two bathrooms, and the kitchen had to … Continue reading Before & After – Via Banchi Vecchi Project