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Have you ever dreamed of living the luxurious life of Valentino and his business partner and friend Giancarlo Giammetti? Well, now you can since they are selling their lavish summer home, Villa La Vagnola, in Tuscany for €12 million or $13,297,872 USD. The duo bought the property in 1986 and previously listed for sale in […]

If you are anywhere in Italy from now until 2021, make sure you plan a visit to the Palazzo Grimani in Venice. It re-opened this summer with the spectacular Domus Grimani 1594 – 2019 exhibition after major restoration work which is the result of several architectural interventions carried out in the sixteenth century by Giovanni […]

As I mentioned yesterday, Mezzaore Hotel and Thermal Spa is part of the Pellicano Group of hotels. The iconic coral exteriors and crenellated watchtower built high up on the cliff in the 16th and 17th centuries has amazing views that the group could not resist. The family acquired the Ischia property six months ago and […]

Marie-Louise Sciò is CEO of her family’s legendary Pellicano Group which includes Hotel Il Pellicano, La Posta Vecchio, and Mezzatore Hotel. She’s not well known outside the world of luxury travel but that’s probably about to change. She has just curated an exclusive edit of holiday looks for Matchesfashion alongside her fashion editor friend Robert […]

Castello di Potentino

03 . 26 . 19

I fell in love with the story of Castello di Potentino in T Magazine this weekend. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a villa in Tuscany, this story is a bit of a cautionary tale of just how much work it can take to bring back a “bedraggled historic estate” to its former glory. Charlotte […]

It was a sad week with death of Lee Radziwill followed up with the passing of Karl Lagerfeld and Marella Agnelli. I noted on Instagram that we’re losing all the elegant ones this week and my friend Starrett followed up by saying, “It’s like elegance stood up this week, looked around, didn’t like the room […]

I have a degree in art history with a concentration in 18th-century European paintings. I did study the Renaissance and even had to take my senior seminar on “Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque Artists” (I’m still made I didn’t get Gauguin like they did the previous year) but wouldn’t say it’s in my wheelhouse. I’m regretting […]

En Vacances

08 . 23 . 18

Does it feel like everyone you follow on Instagram has been to Positano, Capri, and/or Greece this summer?  Now that it’s the end of August, all of Europe is en vacances since they all take their holiday at the same time. This post is an ode to these vacations. Enjoy! Striped Stretch Cotton Blend Sweater […]

Under the Tuscan Sun

04 . 13 . 18

This week has been crazy and next week is poised to be even crazier. I’m hoping to be able to take a long walk in Central Park now that it’s finally warmed up. Until that happens, I’m going to gaze at photos of this beautiful relaxing garden in Tuscany by Luciano Giubbilei that was featured in […]

Italian Getaway

01 . 21 . 18

As soon as I saw Jacaranda Caracciolo di Melito Falck’s Italian getaway in Architectural Digest magazine, I knew I wanted to share them with you. I love the relaxed elegance and rooms filled with books and dogs. Jacaranda inherited the house from her father Carlo Caracciolo whose sister Marella was married to Gianni Agnelli. Roman interior designer […]

Gucci Garden

01 . 11 . 18

I’m sure no one needs another excuse to visit Florence but the new Gucci Garden that just opened is a very compelling reason. The Gucci Garden is located inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo. Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the newly designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items, the […]

Call Me By Your Name

11 . 27 . 17

The continuous negative news cycle has me seeking out beauty in movies, books, and museum exhibitions. It’s one of the reasons I made it a point to see Call Me By Your Name this past weekend. As I mentioned in my post Upcoming Oscar Worthy Films, the film is getting the most Oscar buzz right now. […]