I have lived in Parioli for a year now and love it. When I told people I was moving from the Historic Center to Parioli, everyone had an opinion (mostly negative). “It’s so boring,” was one of the main criticisms I heard regarding Parioli. Granted, it’s not as exciting as living around the corner from … Continue reading Life in Rome – Ercoli 1928 Parioli
Ciao Bloggisti, I’m suffering from a bit of Sicily withdrawal. Please bear with me. Thanks to a birthday present from my parents (thank Mom and Dad!), I returned to Sicily for a long weekend. There was an airline strike and my flight departed over two hours late. The weather was horrible. I rented a car … Continue reading A Belated Birthday Trip to Sicily
I saw on Instagram that Nathan Turner was shooting an online series for The Design Network. What a fun idea. Nathan is a very talented interior designer but he’s also known for being quite the host. For this series, he has invited several of his design friends to cook a little something, something in the … Continue reading Snack Chat – A Summer Treat with Nathan Turner
Wait a minute. How is it Christmas Eve already?! It’s a miracle that I’m still alive to write this short post. The farmer market was madness this morning. I was there at 7:45 a.m. and the nonne were out in force. One nonna and I almost got into fisticuffs over tortellini. The past few weeks … Continue reading Buone Feste!
The song UMBRELLA is playing on a loop in my head. Finally, we had a sunny day in Rome today. I try not to complain too much on Twitter given what my friends who live on the East Coast in the States are dealing with. I love snow but it’s easy to say that when … Continue reading Life in Rome – A Taste (just a taste) of Spring
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
I kept bumping into Erica and her parents at the market. We do have great markets in Rome but the market in Ortigia is on another level. I think it’s because the food doesn’t have far to travel. The freshness and variety is unreal. I’m still going on and on to Erica about the peaches … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 4 – Ortigia’s Farmers Market