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 […]

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 […]

Red Valentino and Marie Antoinette

  Every season is an opportunity for the creative directors of Red Valentino to seek out new inspiration, and they always seem to do it in the most interesting of ways. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli seem to enjoy selecting obscure cultural references, often synthesizing highly diverse elements into a keystone from which they […]

Tod’s Car Shoe:

In the 1960s, the Jet-Set Era was in full swing. The luxurious lifestyles of Bardot, Hepburn, Sinatra, and the like were broadcast to the world. Everyone wanted to know where they were vacationing, what cars they were driving, and what clothes they were wearing. Enter Gianni Angelli, head of Fiat Motors. Often called “The Godfather […]

MAXXI

  Located on the site of a former military barracks, the grey concrete structure of the MAXXI museum is a stark contrast to its residential surroundings. It’s situated in the Flaminio district of Rome, just north of Piazza del Popolo, where the majority of the neighborhood’s buildings are multi-story palazzos with muted beige, orange and […]

Pucci’s Massimo Giorgetti

“This is a designer who’s really breaking out now. He’s doing something that Pucci really needs, with this younger, fun aesthetic that he’s been doing at MSGM.” Christina Binkley – Wall Street Journal 2016 is a special year for fashion house Emilio Pucci. Their spring line is the first full collection created for Pucci by […]