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My 5 Must Have Items to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist in Italy!

So I was just interviewed by a major Italian cultural blogger Rick Zullo, who hosts the weekly podcast “The Fatal Charm of Italy”. We…

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An Afternoon at the Cleto Chiarli Estate

We weren’t even planning on visiting the Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Winery in Castelvetro near Modena, however, when we were invited to participate in the Discover…

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La Déjeuner Sur L’herbe – Dressing for The Grand Hotel of Rimini

Last week I wrote about the luxury gastronomy event held yearly in Rimini, Italy called Al Menì.  I was really impressed with the fact…

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Wearing the Dress that *HE* Hates !

We’ve all been there no? Getting dressed in the morning, you decide on an outfit, pick it out of the closet, iron it, accessorize…

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The Meeting Place – A Lesson in Socialization from Italian Moms

I have always admired the way Italian families socialize and live. When I was working in Toronto, as a childless, working class manager, I often…

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Dear Tourist, I’m totally coveting your WHITE RUBBER SPORT GRIP WEDGES!

What are the first things that you think of when you hear the words “tourist” and “style”??   I can only imagine.   I…

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Where to Stay in Levanto – The Hotel Europa

It’s not everyday that my expectations are surpassed, so I thought I would take a few moments to thank the Hotel Europa in Levanto…

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Planning a Last Minute Trip to Modena? Don’t Miss these 10 Destinations!

Recently, it seems as though the whole world is talking about Modena!  Home to Massimo Bottura and his famous Osteria Francescana the city is…

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10 Things to Do in Cervia #inEmiliaRomagna with Kids!

It’s no secret that I love the Riviera Romagnola, the North Eastern coastline of Italy along the Adriatic Sea.  Every year in June I…

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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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Real Leather Over the Knee Boots for under $160

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 Sweetest Salt – Cervia’s White Gold

I’ve expressed before on the blog my LOVE of Cervia’s “Sweet Salt” – “Sale Dolce”.  You would almost think that such a DEEP LOVE…

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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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The Story of a Tradition – The Acetaia Malagoli Daniele

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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ReasonsToDress.com Aperitivo at Mon Cafè in Modena, Italy

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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how to not dress like a tourist, avoid looking like a tourist in italy, tips to dress like a local in italy, tips to dress like a local, dress like an italian, 5 items to help you look more Italian

My 5 Must Have Items to Avoid Looking Like a Tourist in Italy!

So I was just interviewed by a major Italian cultural blogger Rick Zullo, who hosts the weekly podcast “The Fatal Charm of Italy”. We…

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Where to Stay in Levanto – The Hotel Europa

It’s not everyday that my expectations are surpassed, so I thought I would take a few moments to thank the Hotel Europa in Levanto…

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MEF, Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari Modena

Planning a Last Minute Trip to Modena? Don’t Miss these 10 Destinations!

Recently, it seems as though the whole world is talking about Modena!  Home to Massimo Bottura and his famous Osteria Francescana the city is…

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Leave a message at the sound of the tone.

The rental apartment where we live in Italy is huge by Italian standards.  We have two large bedrooms and even 1.5 bathrooms, plus a small…

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Wearing the Dress that *HE* Hates !

We’ve all been there no? Getting dressed in the morning, you decide on an outfit, pick it out of the closet, iron it, accessorize…

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10 Things to Do in Cervia #inEmiliaRomagna with Kids!, what to do in Emilia Romangan, #inEmiliaRomagna, #viaEmilia, What to do in Cervia, where to go in Cervia, #Cervia, Cervia for kids, Milano Marittima for kids, what to do with kids in the Riviera Romagnola, Adriatic Coast with kids, beach vacation in italy with kids, visiting italy with children

10 Things to Do in Cervia #inEmiliaRomagna with Kids!

It’s no secret that I love the Riviera Romagnola, the North Eastern coastline of Italy along the Adriatic Sea.  Every year in June I…

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An Afternoon at the Cleto Chiarli Estate

We weren’t even planning on visiting the Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Winery in Castelvetro near Modena, however, when we were invited to participate in the Discover…

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La Déjeuner Sur L’herbe – Dressing for The Grand Hotel of Rimini

Last week I wrote about the luxury gastronomy event held yearly in Rimini, Italy called Al Menì.  I was really impressed with the fact…

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Al Menì – The Luxury Dining Experience for the Whole Family

I can’t deny that it is easier for my husband and I to do certain things with our son in tow….. he’s an only…

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