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REASONS TO DRESS – An Italian Lifestyle blog about fashion, travel and real life as a mom in Italy!

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Today's post is an ode to this incredible hand made artisan rucksack, that I haven't taken off! If you haven't entered the giveaway yet for your chance to win one for yourself, now is THE TIME!! The giveaway ends in a few short days.   a Rafflecopter giveaway   This bag was created by the artisan Omar Baraldi, owner of one of Modena, Italy's most historic and beautiful bottega's La Vacchetta Grassa, who I've  featured in this post.   ...
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I've mentioned a few times that it is customary for Italian families to stroll.  "La passeggiata" is to Italians what tomato sauce is to spaghetti - a necessity!  This family was out for their mid-afternoon walk at 5 pm, when the stores have reopened from the "Pausa Pranzo" - lunch break, and the whole city comes to life again.     In fact if you are ever in ANY mid-sized Italian city and you feel as though the streets are ...
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There is something so incredible about walking into the beautiful jewellery boutique La Gioja, by artisan Susanna Martini. Located in Modena's historic centre along the narrow cobblestone road, Via Cesare Battisti, you will find it 5 minutes away from Modena's UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Duomo, the Piazza and the Ghirlandina Tower.     When I first met Susanna, her business and life partner Corrado ...
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A while ago I mentioned that I was working on all sorts of projects, one of my favorite's is PERCEPTIO, a huge initiative by mom and fashion blogger extraordinaire, Angela Pavese from Imperfecti and her partner Cinzia Paolini designer for Della Paolini Shoes and Owner of Bounty Concept Store.   Mothers of Fashion I love that so many of the women involved in this project are moms working in fashion. Out of the blogger/media partners involved 4 of 5 are MOMS! From left to right: ...
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