I’m not sure why I started blogging ten years ago today. The blogging world has changed a great deal since my first post POST. Back then nobody was making money from blogging. It was way to communicate, connect, and create. I rarely read old posts. Some make me cringe (and not just because of all … Continue reading My Ten Year Anniversary.
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?
First, I’ve just returned to Rome from a business trip to the States and the Caribbean. Below are some random observations: Los Angeles traffic continues to get worse. How is this possible. Target is great. J.Crew. What is happening? I’ve been a fan since the 80s. Something is amiss. Why is Ben and Jennifer’s former … Continue reading Life in Rome – This Time I am Ready for Ferragosto
Of course there was drama. My friend Marta and I decided to get the heck out of dodge as this heatwave is one of the worst on record. There are no signs of relief. I understand week or so with these kind of temperatures. It is, after all, July in Rome. However, an entire month … Continue reading Life in Rome – An Escape to Sperlonga to Beat the Heat
I cannot believe it’s Christmas 2014 already. Where did this year go? In a sea filled with awful news (I really need to ease up on how much I watch and read everyday), it’s good to be reminded of joyous things. Last Friday my friend, Gina, invited me to meet her, Rachel, and Elizabeth at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Many people back in the States have asked me what I’m doing on Thursday. I’m working. Thanksgiving is an American holiday. If I had an oven/kitchen/apartment bigger than a shoebox, I would host a Thanksgiving dinner but on Saturday (which is what the majority of expats do here). My future apartment will have more space … Continue reading A Few Dinner Plates For A Thanksgiving Table
I wish I knew I how to do this. Trust me, this is not a humblebrag. You know when you ask someone how they’re doing and they reply, “BUSY!”? Then they proceed to talk for twenty minutes about how busy they are? I used to do the BUSY thing all the time when I lived … Continue reading Dolce Far Niente (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing).
I can tell Spring is really here despite the cold (actually freezing) mornings and the rain. My allergies are on a different level this year. I do not approve. It’s Easter weekend. When I was very young this meant a new Easter outfit. We’re talking the full enchilada – dress, shoes, gloves, and a HAT!!! … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Tulips – Park Avenue, New York City
Yesterday the UN, and people all over the world, celebrated International Day of Happiness. Given all the horrible things happening here on planet Earth, it would be very easy to shrug and think there’s nothing to be happy about. Sometimes when I’m in a very good mood, I get a little freaked out. Why am … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Happy – Pharrell Williams
Seven years ago I traveled to Rome for the second time. The first time was a revelation and I fell hard for this crazy city. It didn’t make sense. Nobody in my family is Italian and I was not an Italophile by any stretch. I loved London, Paris, and Amsterdam. When I was in junior … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – A View From Positano.