The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

My brother had a milestone birthday this month, and asked me to make him a Manhattan cocktail. You may not know this about me, but I’m a master cocktail mixer, if I do say so myself - LOL. I have no formal training but I have a fascination with vintage cocktails, and...

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Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

The Italian word for summer is estate (pronounced eh-stah-tay). Summer officially begins June 20th, although most people in the U.S. unofficially start with Memorial Day weekend. To make 2021 the sweetest estate of your life, let's jazz up the sunny season with these...

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10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

What do you think of when you hear the phrase la dolce vita? Do you think of the Fellini movie with Marcello Mastroianni fishing the luscious Anita Ekberg from the Trevi Fountain? Or perhaps you think of enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta with an Aperol Spritz while...

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30 Things To Do This Spring (Free Downloadable Checklist)

30 Things To Do This Spring (Free Downloadable Checklist)

Isn't it wonderful to see green again. The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. Our Mother Earth is coming back to life. It’s a time for renewal and optimism. To help get you into the spirit of la primavera, I made you a list of 30 things to do this...

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WELCOME TO LA DOLCE VITA LIFESTYLE

ELEGANCE, GLAMOUR AND WELLNESS WITH AN ITALIAN FLAIR

Hello!

I am Donna

I’m the founder of the La Dolce Vita Lifestyle and author of The Big Book of Mediterranean Diet Cooking, which is available in bookstores all across the U.S.

This book came about because I’m a lover of all things Italian: the food, fashion, culture, wine, history, architecture, the landscape, and the people.

A few years ago, I left my fast-paced, high-stress job in search of something more. I learned to slow down, to enjoy healthy cooking, and to live life with passion and a sense of play.

I believe in making magical moments by adding a zest for life, an eye for beauty, and a feeling of connection to everything I do.

On these pages you’ll find recipes, lifestyle tips, craft projects, sparkly and shiny things, and advice on the art of living well.

If you’re a lover of food, beauty, style, and most importantly the sweetness of life, I would love for you to join me on this journey.

Let’s live la dolce vita together.

I’m happy you’re here.

 

Donna xoxo

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The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

The Manhattan Cocktail – A Sophisticated Affair

My brother had a milestone birthday this month, and asked me to make him a Manhattan cocktail. You may not know this about me, but I’m a master cocktail mixer, if I do say so myself - LOL. I have no formal training but I have a fascination with vintage cocktails, and...

read more
Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

Top 10 Summer Essentials You Need Right Now

The Italian word for summer is estate (pronounced eh-stah-tay). Summer officially begins June 20th, although most people in the U.S. unofficially start with Memorial Day weekend. To make 2021 the sweetest estate of your life, let's jazz up the sunny season with these...

read more
10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

10 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita

What do you think of when you hear the phrase la dolce vita? Do you think of the Fellini movie with Marcello Mastroianni fishing the luscious Anita Ekberg from the Trevi Fountain? Or perhaps you think of enjoying a beautiful plate of pasta with an Aperol Spritz while...

read more