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Sea Scallops - Capesante gratinate - Final1

  Legend has it that Aphrodite came down from the heavens on a scallop’s shell. Since then scallops have been considered aphrodisiacs by association. Even modern science has proven that there is some truth to the romantic hype. Aphrodisiac or not, I love these little oxymorons. So easy to prepare that you can make it […]

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Fig Tart - Finished - logo

According to the calendar summer is over. Fortunately, Milan has been kind to me these past few days providing quite a bit of sunshine and relatively warm weather. The Miami girl in me has been dealing with the transition, cooking up a storm with all the last bits of warm weather produce I can find. […]

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Rue 57 storefront_2 copy

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m not a fashionsita. Fortunately when the time arises, with a little bit of thought and moderate effort, I can put together an outfit that’s sexy and classy at the same time. As the Italians say, faccio la mia porca figura. (hehehe). Unfortunately there was a period in […]

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Gift Tatler Russia - low res

  I’m not a fashionista.  On occasions I wish I were, but ultimately I have to admit that I’m not. What I am however is a person who has lived in Milan on and off for about 5 years. Anyone who has spent any extended period of time in Milan knows why it is the […]

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Carbonara ing 5 - low res - logo

Looking for a quick and easy dish for make for your man? Chances are you can’t go wrong with eggs, bacon, and cheese. This oh so simple recipe was one the first dishes my first Italian boyfriend made for me many moons ago. Fast forward a few years later and a Roman friend made the […]

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festival venezia 2013 vers2

On the topic of Venice, I was there just a few days ago on occasion of the 70th Venice Film Festival. What comes to mind when I think of that particular trip is COOL! VERY COOL! The young director, Alesso Fava, (the hubby’s good friend) won an award from the Bienneale di Venezia and Gucci. […]

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The Restaurant

Venice! Definitely The City of Love. Yes I’m going to say it’s even more so than Paris (sorry French people…) This beautiful city with its maze of narrow streets, canals, and centuries of history somehow only fully makes sense when seen with your significant other. There were points not so far away from Rialto and […]

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  Just outside La Boqueria Market is the Escriba “pastry shop”. Pastry shop in quotes because it is a pastry shop and so much more. It’s really a little boutique where sweets, and arts, and history combine. As the beautiful art Nouveau sign on the store front demonstrates this pastry shop is the result of […]

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Barcelona can vila - low res

I’ve been to Barcelona on two occasions, and both trips couldn’t have been more different from the other. Perhaps the only real similarity between both trips was that I visited La Boqueria Market on both occasions. That’s it! My first trip to Barcelona was over New Year’s. That particular New Year was back in the […]

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