For almost eight years I walked past Palazzo Altemps at least five times a week. I’m not sure why I waited so long to finally check it out. One Friday, during lunch time, I basically had the place to myself. True, it was the dead of winter but I was surprised. The Palazzo is very … Continue reading Life in Rome – Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Altemps
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have lived with white walls for decades. The last time I had any color on the walls was when my parents let me pick the color for my bedroom back in high school. During my apartment search, I knew I wanted a place with a foyer/ingresso. Even … Continue reading Work in Progress – My Foyer
Buon giorno! Life has been nuts these past few weeks between signing new clients and moving. I still have twenty-five boxes of books and magazines to unpack. I hope to publish a post on this blog the first and third Wednesday of the month, at least. I need get it on a schedule or else … Continue reading Life in Rome – Rome Luxury Suites, Via Babuino
I would say Happy New Year, but it’s already January 21th. After living in the Historic Center on Via del Pellegrino for seven years, I have moved to a new neighborhood. I now live in Parioli. To say this is a big change would be an understatement. One of the biggest changes was moving from … Continue reading Life in Rome – New Year, New Address
Wait a minute. How is it Christmas Eve already?! It’s a miracle that I’m still alive to write this short post. The farmer market was madness this morning. I was there at 7:45 a.m. and the nonne were out in force. One nonna and I almost got into fisticuffs over tortellini. The past few weeks … Continue reading Buone Feste!
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?
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
The song UMBRELLA is playing on a loop in my head. Finally, we had a sunny day in Rome today. I try not to complain too much on Twitter given what my friends who live on the East Coast in the States are dealing with. I love snow but it’s easy to say that when … Continue reading Life in Rome – A Taste (just a taste) of Spring
I was in the San Lorenzo neighborhood the other day and had to stop by SAID to pick up some chocolate. I’m more of a Swedish Fish, Jelly Bellys, and Gummy Bears type person but I do appreciate delicious chocolate, especially when it’s so pretty. Buon weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day. Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Chocolate from SAID dal 1923