Obicà and Campo dei Fiori

  Campo dei Fiori, the small square located near Piazza Navona, has gone through more than a few transformations. The name, which literally translates as “field of flowers”, was given to the area in the Middle Ages because it was just that: a field which lay undeveloped until the 15th century, possibly because of its […]

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 […]


“This is not traditional food, this is a contortion of street food: Everything that is bad for you, we make good for you. We’re a hybrid model: The production is gourmet because everything is made by hand, however the restaurant is fast, with food prepared for you as you order.”  -Richard Thomas Ercolani, Not all […]

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 […]

Cucina & Vista at Barcaccia

The Fontana della Barcaccia sits in the center of one of the most famous (and indeed touristy) squares in Rome, Piazza di Spagna. Nestled between the historic Babington’s Tea Room, a 19th Century meeting place with a penchant for English high tea and the Keats-Shelley Memorial House, the fountain occupies a picturesque spot of prime […]


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 […]