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9.29.2016

Culinaria {Eating in Rome}

Where to eat near Termini Station in Rome

Where to eat near Termini Station in Rome

I am almost always the decider when it come to what and where we are going to eat. During the week it is me that does the menu planning and shopping for dinners at home and when friends come to visit I usually pick an old favorite. As much as I love telling people what to do, I am always happy for someone else to take the reins. Earlier this summer we had an inventive and delicious dinner at Culinaria, with new friends in a place I never would have discovered on my own. 

9.22.2016

Four Things to do on the Island of Salina

Four Things to do on the Island of Salina

Four Things to do on the Island of Salina

One of my best pals is planning a trip to Salina and I realized I had never written about the all too brief time I spent on the island during my trip to the Aeolian Islands last autumn. 

If you love Ponza, you will love Salina. Both places share a relaxed vibe, gorgeous, but not perfect, beauty and just enough glamour to sparkle without making you feel like you don't belong. 

Here four things that I recommend on the island of Salina.

9.15.2016

Torre Saracena - Capri {Best Beach Clubs in Italy}

Torre Saracena // Capri // Best Beach Clubs in Italy

Torre Saracena // Capri // Best Beach Clubs in Italy

When we first started going to Capri six summers ago it was for a day trip from Positano or a quick overnight. We did the things that the magazines told us to do. We walked the via Krupp. (It has been closed for at least three summers now) We went to schmancy beach clubs. (We stopped doing that. Now the service is terrible unless you come off a mega yacht and tip like a hedge fund manager) and got dressed up and had expensive drinks in the Piazzetta. (Ok, we still do that.)

Now we have good friends who live most of the year on the island, we go much more often and in the off season and we stay for longer than 36 hours. I have learned a few things along the way. You are much more likely to find me still in my beach coverup at sunset having a negroni at Bar Alberto and getting takeaway ravioli Caprese to eat on the terrace for dinner than at Aurora hoping to get a glimpse of whatever celebrity has come off their yacht for a night on the town.

9.05.2016

Cala Fonte da U'Russulill - Ponza {Best Beach Clubs in Italy}


Cala Fonte da U'Russulill {Best Beach Clubs in Italy} Ponza

Cala Fonte da U'Russulill {Best Beach Clubs in Italy} Ponza

I have been to a lot of beach clubs in Italy. Some are fancy, some are famous, but most are pretty chill and laid back. We really like the whole rent a chair and umbrella, eat a long lunch and spend the entire day swimming, reading and napping thing. I consider myself something of an expert on the stabilimento scene. My visit to Cala Fonte da U'Russulill was full of surprises.