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SPRING! inspired by the Pantone Color Institute®

This year we are experiencing a long, real Spring in Italy.  Some days are chillier than others and some days are down right hot….

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Dressing for – La Torrechiara – in the Parma countryside

In an Medieval “borgo” perched on a prominent hill in the Parma countryside you’ll find the Torrechiara, a perfect daytrip from Parma.  I’ve written…

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Culottes & Silver Accessories for a Spring Stroll

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Trending in Italy : Philippe Model Luxury Shoes for Spring

I met this pretty mom this weekend in one of Modena’s small Piazza’s,  Piazza Matteotti.  It is a hotspot for family’s because there is…

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Il Pranzo di Babette!

While in Le Cinque Terre I met this pretty mom who is a journalist that lives in Milan with her husband and super cute daughter….

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What to Wear to a Kid’s Birthday Party

A while ago I published this post about going to a toddler’s birthday party, and I featured this mom’s great designer style.  She threw a…

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THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE #EXP02015 IN MILAN: Part 1 – Where is the Expo? & How to get there!

This post is the first in a series dedicated to planning your trip to the EXPO 2015 in Milan.  This is an “unofficial” guide,…

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5 Reasons why I think every Italian should visit the #EXPO2015

You may not know this but today is the opening day of the EXPO in Milan!   I’ll be honest and say, that if…

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The Spring 2015 Trends I’m dying to wear + the look for less

It is almost April and it is still chilly here.  In my closet my Spring wardrobe is just waiting to make its debut.  At…

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Wearable SS2015 Trends – WHITE LACE

Today the sun’s shining, and it reminds me that it won’t be long before SPRING IS HERE!! And along with it my SPRING WARDROBE!…

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Aside from them being hugely popular this year (and last), FLAT over the knee leather boots are here to stay for next winter too….

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The Modern Day Italian Artisan – Be*Why Accessories

Before moving to Italy I had this image of what an Italian Artisan was.  For some reason, I always pictured Geppetto, in a candle…

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Imagine investing money, energy, time and patience for twelve years to get a single drop of something known in Modena, Italy as “Oro Nero” …….

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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…

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the aperitivo, a civilized way to snack at mon cafè (modena, italy)

Our neighbors asked us to go for a walk with them, and as we were strolling around we all got a bit hungry.  Thank…

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the Caffè delle Passioni – warehouse district (modena)

A few weeks back I was walking through the parking lot of the old warehouse district in Modena.  This is my favorite part of…

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places i love – the caffè del collegio

For todays’ Thursday’s Things I really wanted to talk about one of my favorite places in Modena, the Caffè del Collegio, a bar located…

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Spring 2015 color trends, spring 2016 color trends, trending for spring, trending for spring 2016, pantone's spring color trends, what colors are trending for spring, how to wear spring's trending colors

SPRING! inspired by the Pantone Color Institute®

This year we are experiencing a long, real Spring in Italy.  Some days are chillier than others and some days are down right hot….

Read More
Torrechiara, daytrips from Modena, daytrips from Parma, what to wear in Italy in the spring, torrechiara in Parma, what to see in Parma, what to do in Parma

Dressing for – La Torrechiara – in the Parma countryside

In an Medieval “borgo” perched on a prominent hill in the Parma countryside you’ll find the Torrechiara, a perfect daytrip from Parma.  I’ve written…

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THE UNOFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE #EXP02015 IN MILAN: Part 1 – Where is the Expo? & How to get there!

This post is the first in a series dedicated to planning your trip to the EXPO 2015 in Milan.  This is an “unofficial” guide,…

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siler accesories for sprin 2015, silver for summer 2015, metallic shoes for spring 2015, metallic bag for fall 2015, FW 2015 trends, silver accessory trend

Culottes & Silver Accessories for a Spring Stroll

The Reason I Dressed We had big plans this weekend.  We were supposed to head to Florence for a massive market housed in the…

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DSC09203

Trending in Italy : Philippe Model Luxury Shoes for Spring

I met this pretty mom this weekend in one of Modena’s small Piazza’s,  Piazza Matteotti.  It is a hotspot for family’s because there is…

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5 Reasons why I think every Italian should visit the #EXPO2015

You may not know this but today is the opening day of the EXPO in Milan!   I’ll be honest and say, that if…

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whats a lifestyle bloghomepage

So, what’s a LIFESTYLE BLOG anyway ? The new #REASONStoTRAVEL linkup for travel and non-travel bloggers!

Ever pick up a fashion magazine and notice how there are often articles dedicated to luxury destinations and getaways?  That’s because the Editors of…

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Il Pranzo di Babette!

While in Le Cinque Terre I met this pretty mom who is a journalist that lives in Milan with her husband and super cute daughter….

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La Francesca Resort, a family paradise vacation in Le Cinque Terre

When I look at photographs of Le Cinque Terre in Italy, my heart totally swells with emotion.  The sunsets are magnificent, the views of…

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