Dark Opulence in Milan

In the spirit of Halloween, here is my collection of editorial photos of alluring and dark haute couture. Halloween in Milan is certainly distinct from Halloween in the East Village in NYC. Even so, I embrace this weekend’s fantastical theme in the fashion capital of the world and city I have grown to love.Continue Reading..


Weekend Getaway in Mantova

Mantua (Mantova in Italian), is one of Italy’s best kept secrets for a romantic weekend getaway. Full of palaces, churches, pastel-colored homes and narrow cobblestone streets, this town certainly possesses a lot of beauty and charm.


Left: Walking along the Mincio River; Right: View of Piazza Sordello from balcony of Palazzo Ducale

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White Truffle Festival In Alba

The white truffle or “trifola d’Alba” comes from the Piedmont region in northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the cities of Alba and Asti. The annual festival in Alba is held every October and attracts tens of thousands of foodies from all over the world. Continue Reading..


The Enchanting Town of Inverigo

“I’ll show you my home town where I grew up” he said…

11:05 am Saturday morning. I just barely make the train – isn’t that always the case? Relieved, I kiss my Jack Russell Picasso on his little black nose and sit back in quiet contemplation of the days ahead.


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Morbegno Wine Tour

Imagine walking around through narrow cobblestone streets, beneath archways, colorful wooden window blinds and antique wooden doors. This description suits most of Italy’s small towns but one in particular – Morbegno, home to over 50 ancient wine cellars, hosts an annual wine tour that attracts both locals and visitors alike.Continue Reading..