Beauty in an Italian Jar

I was an importer for twelve years.  My partner and I imported artisan products from France and Italy.  We wholesaled the olive wood, ceramics, linens and jewelry and sold them online and  in a few retail spaces that we ran. Being around such beautiful art and handicrafts all … [Read more...]

Enduring the Italian Harassment

It was my birthday last week and I was reading article in Italy Magazine recently about a coffee chain in Italy pulling an advertising campaign because of their treatment of women.   It brought up memories of spending a college summer in Europe doing ‘the backpacking thing’ with … [Read more...]

Life’s a Beach on the Amalfi Coast

We were in Italy this summer in June and stayed outside Positano near Arienzo Beach at Villa Sopra on the Amalfi Coast. Arienzo beach is the local beach that is less crowded and boasts longer sun exposure the than the more popular Positano Marina Grande Beach.  We descended … [Read more...]