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If you are looking for something to do this weekend, I highly recommend the new documentary Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. I had the pleasure of seeing the film earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and it was the sole reason I decided to add Venice to my Italy trip itinerary this fall. This […]

One of the best places I visited in Milan, Pasticceria Marchesi just opened during fashion week but has actually been around since 1824. The historic Milanese pastry shop was recently bought by Prada and in addition to the original landmark location at Via Santa Maria alla Porta, 11a, they have opened a new pastel colored jewel box at the fashionable Via […]

Fabulous Florence

10 . 04 . 15

After being unplugged for a few days, I’m back in business in Florence. Before I highlight a few of the things I’ve done so far, I do want to address my last post. I think there comes a time on every traveler’s journey where they lose their “stuff” so to speak.  My time came in Rome. […]

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 […]