Design Inspiration – Bar Luce – Prada Fondazione, Milan

Hold up, how is it October already?  One of my friends in the States was complaining about seeing Thanksgiving decorations already.  I guess we should be grateful they weren’t for Valentine’s Day 2016. I have started my apartment search.  It’s, well, a trip.  I don’t know what some of these landlords are thinking. The bathroom … Continue reading Design Inspiration – Bar Luce – Prada Fondazione, Milan

Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

I’ve read about La Bandita, a country house near Pienza and have seen photos of it in various shelter magazines/design articles. A little over a year ago, John Voigtmann and his wife Ondine Cohane opened La Bandita Townhouse converting a former convent in center of Pienza into a 12-room boutique hotel. My friend Gillian and husband … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Townhouse – Pienza, Tuscany

Life in Rome – A Tour of Bulgari’s Heritage Collection

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