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Masculine in Milan

09 . 12 . 14

Just a reminder that the WSJ. Magazine will be included in the Wall Street Journal newspaper on Saturday, September 13th. It’s the Men’s Issue which  is chock full of stories that will appeal to everyone  including a cover feature on Pharrell Williams.  I already an advance copy, and one story that I really appreciated was a profile of […]

Federico the Great

08 . 25 . 14

I always think about trying garden design someday but then I remember I don’t like bugs and come to my senses. Apparently Federico Forquet didn’t have that problem.  The fashion designer who started his career with Balenciaga later turned his attention to designing gardens and interiors after working on his own home in Italy. T Magazine […]

Making Magic in Milan

07 . 16 . 14

I really hope W magazine appreciates that I spent 11 euros on their August issue in Colette yesterday.  While reading online is ok, nothing beats reading a real magazine at night before bed.  It was actually worth the money because I got to see gorgeous photos by Francois Halard of Alessandra Facchinetti’s Milan apartment.  Facchinetti […]

I recently thought everyone was randomly in Capri at the same time thanks to Instagram but it turned out that Dolce & Gabbna were hosting a fashion show.  While all the photos were envy inducing, those of Villa San Michele by Hamish Bowles peeked my interest the most. At first I thought it was a […]

Roman Holiday

06 . 25 . 14

I’m currently trying to decide if I should go to Italy in July or wait until I return to Europe in October.  These photos that Peter Lindbergh took of Caroline Trentini and actor Louis Garrel in Rome for Vogue have me contemplating hoping on a plane as soon as possible.  But I’m still not sure. […]

Beautiful Blues

05 . 11 . 14

Sometimes I feel like all European apartments are white so I was happy to see this Milan apartment filled with beautiful blue walls. It was featured in this weekend’s T magazine and is the home of Italian writer Benedetta Cibrario. Besides blue, it’s filled with gilt frames, multiple patterns, and pops of red. It’s the […]

As we all know, April showers bring May flowers.  They also bring a great opportunity to stay in and watch movies.  I’ve been watch a lot of French films to practice for Paris but I recently added the classic Italian picture L’Avventura to the mix. It was the photo above of a very chic Monica […]

Castello di Reschio

03 . 26 . 14

I spent time today doing what I always do when it’s cold and snow is forecasted, I look at Italian villas online and wish it was summer. One that I’ve fallen in love with via Instagram is Castello di Reschio in Umbria, Italy. The 3,000 acre estate is comprised of a nine rental houses of […]

As I sit at my desk in front of my window and watch it snow once again, I am thinking about escaping. I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never visited Venice.  I hope to remedy this situation this summer if not before and hopefully with a stay at the newly renovated Gritti Palace Hotel. After […]

Chic in Capri

07 . 07 . 13

A long holiday weekend in the Hamptons is great until you start seeing everyone’s instagram pics from the Mediterranean.  Makes me want to rethink my travel plans for next year.  Then I came across the photo above that Minnie Mortimer pinned on Pinterest and found that it was from a house in Anacapri that the […]

Tuscan Chic

04 . 24 . 13

When I first found out that antiques dealer Gerald Bland and his artist wife Mita Corsini Bland had a home in Tuscany, it took all my will power not to beg them to let me visit.  Now that it’s featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Veranda magazine, I’m pretty sure everyone is going to […]

Harmony

04 . 14 . 13

Architect Michele Bonan is best known for his work on the JK Hotels but he also designs homes.  One of my readers sent me a link to this one in Italy.  It seems to be a private residence and not a hotel which is a shame because I wanted to book a stay.  The interior […]

Audrey in Rome

04 . 03 . 13

The May 2013 issue of Vanity Fair has a wonderful feature on the new book Audrey in Rome and I highly recommend picking it up. I knew Audrey Hepburn made Roman Holiday but didn’t realize that she lived in the Eternal city for more than 20 years.  Her son Luca Dotti culled the Reporters Association […]

Italian Portraits

09 . 30 . 12

I realized that most of my posts lately have been a little feminine side so I thought I’d post a little something for my male readers.  Although, I do realize that the ladies will also enjoy it.  I don’t want to be accused of being sexist again.  (It’s always something.)  Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal […]

Up at the Villa

09 . 24 . 12

All the talk of the shows in Milan for the past few days has me dreaming of Italy again.  I’m trying to figure out if I can fit in a trip between High Point and the launch of my book.  Not sure if it’s going to happen but I’m putting Villa Cetinale on the list […]

Virtual Vacation

07 . 12 . 12

The travel industry should start figuring out ways to leverage Instagram because all the vacation photos make me want to hit the road.  Recently illustrator Wayne Pate posted these amazing photos and his art from his stay at Castello di Vicarello in Italy.  I was hooked from the first one and a little investigating led […]

I love changing out my linens each season and especially in the summer.  There is nothing better than crawling into a freshly made bed of cool Italian sheets on a hot summer day.  As we head into the summer rental season, it’s also the perfect time to pick up new bedding to take to your […]