Buongiorno! It’s good to be home. I do miss my family, the beaches, and the warm baguettes, of course but three months is a long time to be away. One thing I love most about living in Italy is grocery shopping. Yes, that’s correct. When I lived in Los Angeles, I had business lunches and dinners almost every … Continue reading Rome Report – What’s In Season At The Farmers Market?
The other week, my friend Michelle and I decided to meet in Chiusi for lunch and then take the train to Montepulciano, a hill town in southern Tuscany near Siena. Michelle lives in Florence and Chiusi was the prefect half-way point. However, once we were in Chiusi we saw the sporadic train schedule and noticed … Continue reading Montepulciano – Under A Tuscan Sun
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
Ciao Bloggisti, This week is the first post from our new intern Ariella, who is studying abroad in Rome for the semester. She’s a student at Cornell University, with a double major in Fine Arts and Human Development. Every other Wednesday we hope to have a post from Ariella. We’re excited to hear her thoughts … Continue reading Art and Architecture with Ariella – Torino
Ciao Blogglisti, How are you doing? I wrote a post few months ago about being in a major funk after my trip to Milan. While Rome and I never got into fisticuffs, the situation was critical. Late last week, I stopped by a vendor I haven’t seen since moving out of the Center. She told … Continue reading I’m Going to Check Myself Before I Wreck Myself – Summer 2016
I’ve been in a weird mood since returning from Milan the other week. I’m crashing from the Salone del Mobile high, Prince is dead, and I have a cold. I rarely get sick but when I do it seems as if my colds have a need to make up for lost time or something. When … Continue reading Life in Rome – My Post Milan Funk
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
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