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Unplugged in Rome

10 . 01 . 15

I arrived in Rome this afternoon but wish I had gone straight to Florence. The Hotel Locarno has turned out to be a huge disappointment. I will never stay here again. There is barely any wifi and I can’t get any work accomplished and no one really seems cares. This will teach me never to go […]

Buongiorno from Venice

09 . 30 . 15

Buongiorno from Venice! I apologize for a lack of post yesterday but the wifi in our hotel isn’t working. Normale. I’ll try to write a post from the high speed train to Rome on Friday or after I arrive in the Eternal City. In the meantime, I suggest you follow along on Instagram where I’l be […]

Happy Travels

09 . 27 . 15

I’m currently wrapping up my whirlwind trip to Milan and will be heading to Venice Monday morning.  I’ve seen so many beautiful things in Milan and had a really great time and will hopefully blog about them soon. I remember reading this interesting article on Dr. Boardman’s site Positive Prescription about how just the anticipation of a trip can […]

J.J. Martin in Milan

09 . 25 . 15

I was already working on a post of writer and editor J.J. Martin’s Milan home when I was invited to a party last night to celebrate the launch of her new La Double J Editions dress collection with Mantero at Potafiori with Matches Fashion. The long seasonless dress comes in seven vintage patterns from Mantero’s archives. The […]

Arrivederci!

09 . 23 . 15

I’m off to the airport to catch my Alitalia flight to Italy tonight, the same airline that Pope Francis arrived in yesterday.  I was a little sad to be missing the Pope’s visit to New York until I found out he’s staying on East 72nd Street. Between his visit, the UN General Assembly, and the President […]

Roman Holiday

09 . 10 . 15

The fall 2015 Madewell catalog was photographed in Rome and it’s getting me very excited for my upcoming trip in two weeks. It’s also making me wonder what time they had to get up in order to shoot these tourist free images.

J.K. Place Firenze

08 . 20 . 15

One place I am very excited to visit, if not stay at, is the J.K. Place Hotel in Florence. The interior design of the five-star townhouse hotel by Michele Bonan has inspired many and been featured many places including Lonny where these photos originated. I look forward to seeing all the details in person and perhaps also […]

Italy Advice Needed

08 . 19 . 15

As I mentioned previously, I’m planning a trip to Italy this September/October that will include Milan, Venice, Rome, and Florence. Obviously, I know all the major sights but if you have any recommendations for places off the beaten path, charming cafes or new stores, please let me know. Grazie mille, HC

La Double J

06 . 30 . 15

I’m planning a trip to Italy this autumn which is just one of the reasons I love following J.J. Martin and her site La Double J. It highlights her vintage clothing and accessories for sale but also some of the chicest women of Milan. One that caught my attention recently was a feature on Pupi […]

While I’m in the Hamptons, it feels like everyone else I follow on Instagram is in Italy right now. Some are on holiday but most are in Florence for Pitti Uomo, the most important menswear tradeshow on the calendar each year. It’s a chance for the men to have their day in the sun and strut […]

Yellow & White Delight

06 . 13 . 15

I feel like yellow and white stripes are the new blue and white stripes.  We saw them earlier this week on the awning of the Grand Banks and all over Instagram for the Hotel Il Pellicano 50th anniversary party weekend. That’s Bianca Brandolini and Eugenia Niarchos looking chic on the iconic towels in matching retro inspired […]

If you’re looking for a fabulous Father’s Day gift this year, then take your dad straight to Ferragamo. The Italian brand has a new made to order driving moccasin program where he can customize the material, color, hardware, and sole.  The options are so endless though that you may want to give him a hand. Ferragamo also […]

Last week I noticed two interesting Instagram photos posted from Milan on the same day. One was taken by interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein and the other by editor J.J. Martin. While they both had different captions and descriptions, I had a feeling they were  both visiting the same place.  After some careful online sleuthing, I discovered […]

It was only a matter of time before Wes Anderson created a design that lasted longer than the the filming of one of his movies and that time is now. Wes was tapped by the Fondazione Prada to design Bar Luce, the cafe in their art and culture complex in Milan. “There is no ideal […]

That’s Dimore

05 . 04 . 15

I’m headed back from Costa Rica today. Until I’m on track with regular posts, I”m leaving you with this very chic Milan apartment that was featured in Town & Country magazine recently. It belongs to Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran of Dimore Studio who are fast becoming design favorites. As with much of Italian design, it’s […]

Cultivating Genius

03 . 29 . 15

Sometimes it seems like there is nothing new to discover online.  Every person and interior has been posted ad nauseam. But leave it to T magazine to feature a story in their new Design Issue about Nicola Del Roscio, Cy Twombly’s long time assistant and now president of the Cy Twombly Foundation and his home […]

If you are heading to Milan for Maison & Objet in April, make sure you visit the new Bottega Veneta home store. It’s located in the 18th-century Palazzo Gallarati Scotti where frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Carlo Innocenzo Carlone are the perfect backdrop for the furniture and accessories set up in a living room, dining room, studio, […]