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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Damiano Michieletto’s

  It’s been a big year for Venetian opera director, Damiano Michieletto. His London-based production of Cavalleria Rustica/Pagliacci won a Laurence Olivier Award, and was named Best New Opera Production in the process. He directed The Barber of Seville at Opéra National de Paris, Madama Butterfly at Bergen National Opera House in Norway and Othello […]

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 […]

Hotel Arts Barcelona

Barcelona’s Hotel W is where celebrities go to be noticed. Hotel Arts is where they stay when they no longer want to be spotted. The Hotel Arts’ private parking area beneath the 44-story square tower helps. Cooled by a rainforest of water, it leads directly to a complex and private system of elevators. From here, […]

Forty Minutes with Photographer Arash Radpour

Over the clink of espresso saucers, mopeds, and distant train station announcements, Arash Radpour finishes up a phone conversation. He is casually dressed in a t-shirt, jeans, and a light trench coat. Next to him sits a suitcase. We are standing at a café’s high-top table just across the street from Rome’s Termini station. I […]

My April Fools Day

Marsha Salvatore has lived in Rome for 12 years. She hails from Cincinnati but with a name like Salvatore, it’s not hard to guess her heritage. It’s April Fools day and we are sitting at the back of the club while performers John Gilbert and Jose Salgado move around the room, prepping for the show. […]