I follow writer/director Nancy Meyers on Instagram. She recently published a post regarding the upcoming fifteenth anniversary of her film. I cannot believe it’s been that long since the release of one of the best interior design films ever produced. Yes, I know the movie isn’t about interior design but the production design was so … Continue reading The Design Files – Something’s Gotta Give, Fifteen Years Later
The two things people ask me all the time when they’ve learn how long I’ve lived here are, if I have any regrets or when am I moving back to America. If this were a sabbatical, I would’ve moved back by now and more importantly, I wouldn’t have gone through the hell that is getting … Continue reading Ten Years Ago I Moved to Rome, Italy
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?
Finally, my jet lag is over. It was much worse in Los Angeles and ended shortly before my return flight to Rome. How wonderful! The LCDQ Legends interior designer conference is one of the most popular events in the industry. I’ve heard designers call it the Coachaella or the Oscars of interior design. There were … Continue reading I Went Back to Cali – La Cienega Design Quarter – Legends 2015
The one-two punch of the SONY hack from a few weeks ago and the terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday, is a clear reminder that the right to express oneself is very important in a modern society. This is a bigger issue than a comedy or a cartoon. Without freedom of expression, democracy cannot exist. … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Freedom of Expression
Recently AWAR (The American Women’s Association of Rome) had the privilege of taking a small (only twenty members) private tour of Bulgari’s Heritage Collection. I RSVPed the minute I read the invitation. I haven’t been inside the store since the Peter Marino renovation. One morning, when I was jogging up Via Condotti on my way … Continue reading Life in Rome – A Tour of Bulgari’s Heritage Collection
Perhaps I’m naive but I believe good design incorporates a space that functions well. This is why I completely disagree with the finale (SPOILERS ahead) of the NBC show “American Dream Builders”. Looking at their Facebook page, I’m not the only one. Earlier, I wrote about why I enjoyed the show. They should change the … Continue reading Design vs. Function – American Dream Builders
I wish I knew I how to do this. Trust me, this is not a humblebrag. You know when you ask someone how they’re doing and they reply, “BUSY!”? Then they proceed to talk for twenty minutes about how busy they are? I used to do the BUSY thing all the time when I lived … Continue reading Dolce Far Niente (The Sweetness of Doing Nothing).
We are smack in the middle of the Hollywood awards season. For fans of film, and/or fashion, these are glorious times. Every season, a few people really stand out. Some, unfortunately, stand out for all the wrong reasons and then there are stars like Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o. These two actresses have been killing … Continue reading Io Adoro – Michelle Dockery and Lupita Nyong’o