How to Spend Saturday in Monti

Monti, a tiny quartiere tucked away beside the Colosseum, might be small in size, but it has a lot packed in between its walls. Its history is varied and colourful; hardly surprising for the area which grew up alongside the Roman Forum, the political heart of the Roman empire. The original red-light district, in Roman […]

Gerardo Sacco

Unique, intricate, and dazzling are just a few words to describe the works of master goldsmith Gerardo Sacco. His passion for jewelry started at the tender age of 10 and provided him the opportunity to better his life. Forced to drop out of school and work to help support himself and his family, Sacco soon […]

Dolce & Gabbana:

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana (D&G) have access to the masses in a very special way. Millions of people look to their iconic fashion house for clues about new style trends. But this year, their release of two daring creations just might be setting trends beyond the runway. Fashionable Islam D&G are known for […]

110 years of Montblanc:

“2016 is the 110th Anniversary of our Maison. We will celebrate this important birthday looking forward to maintaining the pioneering spirit that has pushed us from 1906 till today.” —-Christian Rauch, CEO of Montblanc, world renowned German manufacturer of luxury writing instruments, watches, jewelry, and leather goods. I pay a visit to their store to […]

Triumphs and Laments

One of the most ambitious works of a renowned artist was able to find its spot in Rome, thanks to the aid of Roma Capitale and the organization TEVERETERNO. The artist, William Kentridge, famous for his different approaches to art, was born in 1955, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His works (performances, films, sculptures, etc.) have […]

Musa Luxury Spa

The only sound I hear is the distant trickle of a small waterfall. Cool light shines up through the slats of the cedar bench. The sauna is quiet, silent enough to hear the inner voice that is too subtle to be heard out in the rodeo that is the real world. I check the sand […]

Ferragamo

Billowing leather skirts and culottes, midi-length dresses of layered ruffles, and loose-fitting frocks adorned with bows and feathers define Salvatore Ferragamo’s spring/summer 2016 collection. “Although the name may be synonymous with impeccably crafted shoes, this latest ready-to-wear collection proves the Italian label can deliver the whole package.” –Moda Operandi. The collection represents the fashion house’s […]

Cartier Boutique

“The jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers” – King Edward VII of England It is a beautiful spring day as I head down Via dei Condotti towards Rome’s Cartier Boutique. As I approach, the sun hits the window such that I cannot help to stop and marvel at the grandeur of the necklaces on […]

Frette

For more than 150 years Frette has served the most illustrious of customers, including many European royal dynasties. Originally based in France, the company became enchanted by the unmatched expertise in textile manufacturing exhibited by the northern Italians in the 1870s, and so they relocated to Milan where they have been based ever since. Today […]

Prince Spa

  The clop of heels on stones and the laughter of a passing crowd are abruptly silenced as the automatic revolving door transmits me into the lobby of the Parco Dei Principi Grand Hotel. I ride the elevator down and step out into the reception area. It seems clear that the spa’s designer cares very […]