The other week I went to the sixth annual flowers and plants show at Parco della Musica for the first time. These festivals are held throughout Italy during the Spring. The weather was terrible! I’m glad I went on Friday when it was just cloudy. Saturday it poured buckets. I had to work that day … Continue reading Life in Rome – Festival del Verde e Paesaggio
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
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?
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
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
First, I’ve just returned to Rome from a business trip to the States and the Caribbean. Below are some random observations: Los Angeles traffic continues to get worse. How is this possible. Target is great. J.Crew. What is happening? I’ve been a fan since the 80s. Something is amiss. Why is Ben and Jennifer’s former … Continue reading Life in Rome – This Time I am Ready for Ferragosto
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