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