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
Okay, the recipe below is simple but what makes it stylish? To me, its simplicity! The summer heat has finally arrived and the last thing I want to do is to be in the kitchen making complicated things. When I’m at the market and see the huge Amalfi lemons, I must make this lemonade and … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Lemonade
It took me forever to get to Salina. I took a car (at 5:00 a.m.) to the airport to fly to Palermo, a taxi from the Palermo airport to the central train station, the train from Palermo to Milazzo, a ferry from Milazzo to Lipari, a ferry from Lipari to Salina. Once I arrived, I … Continue reading Snapshots – Salina, Sicily
It’s Ferragosto, one of the major Italian holidays. The city has pretty much cleared out except for tourists and people who work with tourists. One tradition I fully support is the Ferragosto lunch. This year my friend Erica and I decided to Treat. Our. Selves. and have a proper lunch at one of our neighborhood … Continue reading Snapshots: Rome – Ferragosto Lunch
My friend, Erica, has written a more in-depth post on Huffington Post about Rome based apps. I’m writing about my top three. I receive a lot of e-mails asking me where to eat in Rome. I love to cook and have my favorite restaurants, but I’m by no means an expert. Instead, I suggest people … Continue reading Traveling To Rome? You Need These Apps.