Ciao Bloggisti, How’s the summer treating you so far? As I wrote in my previous post, I’m trying to improve my attitude and to be more social. My friend Courtney and I had plans to meet for aperitivi on Saturday. Instead of dealing with crowds in the Historic Center on a hot Saturday evening, I … Continue reading Life in Rome – Aperitivi at the Beach
The wonderful women at Italy Casa Mia asked me to write a guest post about where to have delicious cocktails in Rome. It was hard work, very difficult research. Photo: Gina Tringali However, somehow I was able to complete this assignment. Quite a bit of ink has been spilled recenty regarding how the cocktail scene … Continue reading Life in Rome – Where to go for Cocktails
I’m not sure why I started blogging ten years ago today. The blogging world has changed a great deal since my first post POST. Back then nobody was making money from blogging. It was way to communicate, connect, and create. I rarely read old posts. Some make me cringe (and not just because of all … Continue reading My Ten Year Anniversary.
Yes, the title is a question not a statement. This is a road my entrepreneur/freelancing friends and I are trying to navigate. I was thinking about this while walking home after meeting up with some girlfriends. They are a dynamic group of women. However, one thing I have noticed time and time again (especially when … Continue reading Self-Promotion – How do it Without Alienating Everyone?
Hello, my name is Arlene Antoinette Gibbs and I have a Sicily problem. It’s bad. Every time I go, i wish I could stay longer. There’s so much of the island I haven’t seen yet, for example the entire West Coast, the interior, and other islands like Stromboli, Lampedusa, etc. etc. This time I was … Continue reading My Return to Sicily
Of course there was drama. My friend Marta and I decided to get the heck out of dodge as this heatwave is one of the worst on record. There are no signs of relief. I understand week or so with these kind of temperatures. It is, after all, July in Rome. However, an entire month … Continue reading Life in Rome – An Escape to Sperlonga to Beat the Heat
A few years ago I wrote about how much I adore the boutique accessories label founded by Andrea Ferolla and Daria Rein, Chez Dédé. There has been a lot of retail space turnover in our neighborhood. Antique stores, artisans, etc., are shutting down and Subway fast food restaurants, and other weird sandwich shops are taking … Continue reading Life in Rome – Chez Dédé Opening Party