I went to Florence for the first time during my second vacation in Italy. I stayed for a couple of days. My second trip was a few years later during the first month I lived in Italy. I couldn’t wait to leave both times. The second trip was over nine years ago and I believed … Continue reading I Used to Hate on Florence, Italy.
The Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Located south of Siena, it’s home to some of the most gorgeous vistas in Italy. I cannot wait to return. The first night we stayed at La Bandita. We arrived just in time to drive back down the steep hill to … Continue reading A Weekend in Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia Region
My apologies for the radio silence. Work has been bonkers. One of my clients moved back to the States. She was a high-ranking diplomat and her term was up. We needed to organize a major international move for someone who had lived in Rome for quite some time. My trip to La Bandita was the … Continue reading Design Inspiration – La Bandita Countryhouse
Buon Anno! Man, am I happy to see 2017. I’m really looking forward to this year, despite all the craziness in the world. I have no control over these many complicated political and social issues but I can control how I react to them. There’s a lot of ugliness and hatred in this world. I’m … Continue reading Life in Rome – The Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibit
Ciao Bloggisti, This is the last post from our intern, Ariella. I asked her to write about her overall experience studying in Rome. It was a pleasure to work with Ariella and we wish her the best as she continues her studies at Cornell University. I have spent the last four and a half months … Continue reading Guest Post – Studying Abroad in Rome
Ciao Bloggisti, Earlier I wrote about the Via Monserrato project. One of the other apartments we worked on was located two blocks away on Via Banchi Vecchi. It was a new apartment for our client. The apartment was empty so we didn’t have the same logistical issues but two bathrooms, and the kitchen had to … Continue reading Before & After – Via Banchi Vecchi Project
Ciao Bloggisti, Friends of mine recently bought a weekend place in Spoleto and invited me up for a day. It’s about forty miles south east of Perugia. It was my first trip to Spoleto and I highly recommend a visit. The Historic Center is very charming with incredible views. I took a lot of photos. … Continue reading Life in Rome – Day Trip to Spoleto