My sister, Daniella, is ten years younger than me and six years younger than our brother, Gerry. We were old enough to remember the day our parents walked into the house with a new baby. She had a fine pair of lungs. Later that night, my ten year-old self was annoyed. Sure Daniella was an … Continue reading “Ornament, ornament, ornament!”
The holiday season is upon us. Lights have just started to go up in my neighborhood and I saw a few festive window displays this morning on Via Condotti and Via Babuino. I haven’t seen any panettone movie commercials. Several friends have assured me they are coming. Excellent. One of my goals for 2014 is … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Williams Sonoma – Rustic Italian Platter
What a crazy week this has been. My sister, who lives in Washington DC, was in Hamburg for an international public policy conference and we decided to meet in Munich. One of the highlights of our very quick trip was the Brandhorst Museum. This modern art space has some really impressive pieces, including works by … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Dead Macbooks and Cy Twombly
When I was growing up in the States, rosé had a reputation for being a second rate wine. I don’t know why that is. However, in St. Martin (the half French, half Dutch island) I noticed it everywhere, restaurants (including upscale ones), beach bars, house parties, etc. Once my parents moved back to the island, … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Rosé Wine
I really enjoy choosing gifts for family and friends. To me, the wrapping paper is for said gift is just as important. Love this print and the color. Buon weekend!! Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Tuscan Wrapping Paper
Mamma mia, what a week. It’s been non-stop since the Italian holiday season officially ended last Sunday with the Befana. There was a lot of running around picking out fabrics, butchering the Italian language when I met with the drapes/sofa maker, writing budgets, and following up on a million things that were put on hold … Continue reading Reading, Writing, And Decorating.
The weather is glorious today in Rome. It’s sunny, not too hot, and there’s a nice breeze. It’s very Caribbean-ish. Thus, I felt the need to buy some mangoes and to play some salsa. I listened to a lot of salsa when I was younger. My dad loved it. One of my former babysitters (when … Continue reading Buon Weekend: A Little Salsa From Jerry Rivera