Buongiorno! It’s good to be home. I do miss my family, the beaches, and the warm baguettes, of course but three months is a long time to be away. One thing I love most about living in Italy is grocery shopping. Yes, that’s correct. When I lived in Los Angeles, I had business lunches and dinners almost every … Continue reading Rome Report – What’s In Season At The Farmers Market?
Last week my friend Livia invited me to an intimate lunch at the lovely home of Marchesa Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga. Violante is one of the most down to earth Marchese I’ve ever met. Hello, I’ve met people who are Kings and Queens of nothing and yet, as the kids would say, they had a … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Private Terrace in Rome *
I’ve bought baker Sofie Wochner’s cinnamon rolls during the Latteria Studio‘s holiday pop-ups. Big fan. I’ve also heard about the pop-up dinners she and her husband, chef Domenico Cortese, used to hold in various locations through out Rome. Sofie and Domenico have dreamed about opening a restaurant and micro bakery in Rome for years and … Continue reading Marigold – A Delicious Newish Restaurant/Bakery in Rome.
One of the highlights of my retreat in Puglia with Eat, Pray, Move, Yoga, was our day trip to Polignano a Mare. There are not enough adjectives to describe how beautiful it was, so I hope my photos will help. Polignano a Mare is an approximately forty minute drive from Bari. It’s the birthplace of … Continue reading Polignano a Mare, Puglia – Italy
I made it to Puglia, finally! I’ve wanted to visit this region of Italy for years. I was excited to learn that Eat, Pray, Move had a yoga retreat in Puglia and signed up. I wrote about my first yoga retreat which was in Tuscany. That retreat had an art component. This retreat had a … Continue reading Eating, Praying, and Moving in Puglia
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