I’ve written about Wonderfool the spa and concept store before. One thing I really like about Wonderfool is how they highlight Iocal artisans. A few weeks ago there was an aperitivi at the store and several of the designers were there. I had a chance to speak with the très chic Daria Reina the Creative … Continue reading Io Adoro – Chez Dédé
My friend, Erica, has written a more in-depth post on Huffington Post about Rome based apps. I’m writing about my top three. I receive a lot of e-mails asking me where to eat in Rome. I love to cook and have my favorite restaurants, but I’m by no means an expert. Instead, I suggest people … Continue reading Traveling To Rome? You Need These Apps.
Italy upsets Germany. Justice Roberts surprises many. Nadal is out. There was major celebrating in Rome last night. Mario Balotelli was on fire. Love this photo of him and his mom. Continue reading A Day Of Upsets.
There’s some great news here at AGD. Thanks to a referral, I have recently signed a new client. I won’t be posting any photos of her as she’s not on Twitter and doesn’t have a blog. My client’s main goals are to update her work wardrobe and to buy several pieces for upcoming events. The challenge … Continue reading Style Inspiration For A New Client
I was invited to the Rome store opening, co-hosted by Monocle magazine, of this Milan based company. I went with my partner in fashion and art crime, Erica. We had an excellent time (and some prosecco). This men’s store is fantastic. I wanted to check out Officina Slowear before bringing my client, Coach G. … Continue reading Officina Slowear – Preppy Chic Italian
Filippo Cosmelli of IF Lifestyle Management suggested I check out Wonderfool when I asked him for some advice regarding one of my personal shopping clients. Prospero Di Veroli, a former advertising executive on Madison Avenue, has created a beautiful space dedicated to well-being and style. I’ve heard people rave about the spa services. Originally the … Continue reading Io Adoro – Wonderfool, A Spa/Concept Store In Rome
I have to say I had a great time in Milano. I don’t think I could live there with all the fog and smog. It’s too cold during the winters (ten years in Los Angeles, has clearly thinned my blood) and too grey. The “rivalry” between Rome and Milan is similar to the one between … Continue reading I Know There Is Beef Between Milano And Roma But…
Last Thursday my client Coach G. and I went to Sartoria Marinuzzi for another fitting. His suit is coming along nicely. As Babs would say, “The fit is like buttah.” The suit will be finished in a few weeks. Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bepoke Suit – Close To The Finish Line
In an earlier post, I wrote about finding a tailor to make a suit for my client Coach G. On Friday he had his first fitting with Signor Marinuzzi. It’s a fascinating process. I’ve never seen a suit made before. Back in the day, I made dresses, skirts, and one truly tragic jacket. I appreciate … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bepoke Suit – The First Fitting
I recently started working with a new personal shopping client, Gerard, aka Coach G. One of his main objectives was to have a suit made. In the past I’ve worked only with women. Now I have learned more about mens’ suits than I thought possible. There are so many details and decisions. Two buttons versus … Continue reading Anatomy Of A Bespoke Suit – A Trip To A Sartoria