The Survival Guide to the Italian Café’s Jungle: An Etiquette Lesson

Monthly Archives: March 2012


The Survival Guide to the Italian Café’s Jungle: An Etiquette Lesson

Posted by in Tips, Trends, Custom & Lifestyle | March 27, 2012

Enjoying coffee in Italy is an essential part of the Italian experience. For me, I know I’m home again when I stop at the Bar Euclide in Rome on my way from Fiumicino airport to my parents’ house and get my first latte. Despite what you may think, it’s not for the coffee (granted, its taste cannot be replicated in the US);

it’s for the art of ordering and getting served (before you grow old) in an Italian café that reminds me in an instant where I am.

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Confessions of a Leather Addict – Part 2

Posted by in Travel | March 14, 2012

Confessions of a Leather Addict – Part 1 dealt with deciding what to buy and how to spot genuine leather from imitations. You can read it here. Let’s now tackle the next big question:

Where do I buy?

Oh my, you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of opportunities and a wide selection of venues to get your fix.

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While The Alps Keep Watch

Posted by in Travel | March 6, 2012

I have passed by Trento many times when growing up. Normally, it’s on our way to an annual family week of skiing in the Alps. We just zip by without stopping, and without a second thought in the excitement to hit the slopes.

Now for the second time in so many years, and driven by external circumstances, I find myself spending an extended period of time in this city nested by the Majestic Alps. AND, what a pleasant surprise!

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My Clients

Posted by in Tips, Trends, Custom & Lifestyle | March 1, 2012

Every year I have the pleasure to work with private clients who want a unique experience while travelling to Italy.

Donna and her husband Bijouare one of those couples.  They went on a month long trip to Italy last September.  Though they’d traveled extensively in Italy before, Donna really wanted to experience everyday life in Italy and blend in with the locals as much as possible.  
 So our partnership began.
 I consider myself very lucky to have encountered so many wonderful people in my line of work. But I know I’m truly blessed when clients like Donna and Bijou choose to be part both of my professional and personal life and become cherished friends.I’m happy to introduce them to you, so they can share their memories on their latest Italian adventure and their tips to fellow travelers.
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