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

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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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Those that have heard of the Reggio Approach and Reggio Children have probably heard of Reggio Emilia!  A small city with 170,000 inhabitants, it…

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

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Al Menì – The Luxury Dining Experience for the Whole Family

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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 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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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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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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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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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

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If You Love Africa – Batiq & Tribal Trends Are Here to Stay

I often have conversations with my Italian father in law about what “beauty” is.  He is quite possibly the best artisan on the planet…

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Dressing for African Heat with Tribal Prints

When people think of Italy they don’t really think of Africa and Africans.  The two words “Italy” and “Africa” seem to have no ties…

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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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“Signora” – Maturing with Style

I’ve mentioned before here that I’m going through a bit of a phase.  Well, actually, “phase” would imply that this will pass, however,  it’s…

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The Meeting Place – A Lesson in Socialization from Italian Moms

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How to Search for Clams & make SPAGHETTI ALLE VONGOLE {From Sea to Plate}

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20 THINGS TO DO at the #EXPO2015 in Milan with Kids

#1 – Visit THE CHILDREN’S PARK!!!   YES! Not only is there an ENTIRE, MASSIVE AREA DEDICATED TO CHILDREN, but it was created in…

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