Chatting with Ciao Bella!

I know I’m late to the game but I’ve just recorded my first podcast interview. I have mentioned my friend Erica Firpo’s podcast CIAO BELLA on social media before. It’s fantastic and I’m not saying that because she’s a close friend. This description of Ciao Bella sums it up perfectly. “Italy’s 21st-century creators – contemporary … Continue reading Chatting with Ciao Bella!

Arrivederci 2020!

Greetings from the Caribbean!  There’s still no liming.   I clearly remember many of my friends saying that they were glad to see 2019 go and 2020 couldn’t be worse.  Well, what can I say?  2020 showed up and showed out.    While I’m very fortunate not to have lost any friends or family because of Covid, several people I … Continue reading Arrivederci 2020!

Marigold – A Delicious Newish Restaurant/Bakery in Rome.

I’ve bought baker Sofie Wochner’s cinnamon rolls during the Latteria Studio‘s holiday pop-ups. Big fan.  I’ve also heard about the pop-up dinners she and her husband, chef Domenico Cortese, used to hold in various locations through out Rome. Sofie and Domenico have dreamed about opening a restaurant and micro bakery in Rome for years and … Continue reading Marigold – A Delicious Newish Restaurant/Bakery in Rome.


I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Yes, I know technically it’s still summer despite the fact that some retailers in the States are already selling Spiced Pumpkin Latte mixes and there are bloggers talking about Halloween. I don’t understand this rush.  Let’s enjoy this month and getting ready for fall.  This is my favorite … Continue reading September!