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.
I’m still getting to know my neighborhood. One Sunday morning, I jogged past an interesting store window and made a mental note to check it out. Oh man, this place is going to be an issue. E’ Stile is a concept bookstore focusing on art, fashion, and interior design/architecture. They have a GREAT book selection. … Continue reading Io Adoro – E’ Stile Bookstore
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
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
For me the day after Thanksgiving has nothing to do with shopping. It means I can start playing Christmas carols. This probably comes as a shock to people who don’t know me well, as I appear to be a person who loves to shop. It’s even part of my job. However, the whole Black Friday … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – All of the Lights – Campo de’ Fiori
I know there is a huge difference between want and need. Many times I catch myself making statements such as, “that skirt needs to be in my closet.” Hello, no it doesn’t. I would like it to be there. That is a want. I have written before about my lack of clothes for cold weather. … Continue reading My Fall/Winter 2013 Wish List