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
Borghetto Flaminio is not as well known as the famous Porto Portese market. The latter has more furniture but Flaminio is the market to check out for authentic vintage/used designer clothes and interesting tableware. As with any flea market there could be some fakes, but this market has a good reputation. Many of the vendors … Continue reading Life in Rome – The Flaminio Flea Market
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
Why do I miss Sicily? There are Sicilian restaurants in Rome. Perhaps this is only an infatuation. My first trip to Sicily was just last year, which I wrote about in FATHOM. Maybe the island will lose its hold on me after a few more trips, or years. We’ll see. Like the cuisine, the art … Continue reading Seven Days of Sicily – Day 7 – Art + Design