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!
I always sent holiday cards when I lived in the States. Growing up it was a big deal as my parents had a very long list. They would also enclose handwritten letters to our family in the Caribbean. I loved sending and receiving cards. This was a tradition I hoped to continue once I moved to … Continue reading Taking My Holiday Salutations To The Next Level With Paperless Post
Ciao Bloggisti, How was the rest of your summer? The rientro was/is intense but I’m loving this back-to-school vibe. Folks are rested and ready. My summer was pretty uneventful, except for a visit from my younger sister. Daniella was speaking at conference in Hamburg, Germany and decided to return to the States from Rome. It … Continue reading Life in Rome – A Day Trip to Ischia
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
I hope you had a lovely holiday weekend. It’s still a little chilly here in Rome but I know better than to complain about it. Our weather is almost tropical compared to some parts of the States. Growing up in NY/NJ I looked forward to saying, “peace out” to winter and getting ready for spring. … Continue reading Getting Your Home Ready for Spring – My Fabric Picks for Decorative Pillows
Anguilla is quite the A-list celebrity/VIP destination these days. However, the small island has managed to retain it’s relaxed, quiet charm. My most recent piece for FATHOM Magazine went live today. ANGUILLA – I wish I could say I have always appreciated this beautiful island. That would be untrue. When my family moved from … Continue reading Io Adoro – Anguilla, British West Indies
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’ve written before regarding how much I adore the collection Italian architect/furniture and interior designer Paola Navone has created exclusively for the American store Crate & Barrel. Her new collection is out. My siblings were kind enough to give me a gift certificate to Crate & Barrel and I had to get these glasses. Now … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Como Glasses – Paola Navone for Crate & Barrel
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
It’s not easy to be thousands of miles away from my family on this day. While we did celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s not a Caribbean holiday or tradition. Christmas on the other hand, is celebrated big time on the islands and my parents brought their traditions with them to America. It wasn’t really about the presents. … Continue reading Merry Christmas – Buon Natale!