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Italian-Inspired Gift Guide for Early Bird Shoppers

Italian-Inspired Gift Guide for Early Bird Shoppers

If you are looking for quality gifts to give this holiday season, you can't go wrong with the craftsmanship of Italy. I've created this Italian-inspired gift guide for early-bird shoppers so that you can find unique gifts for your family and friends. Sometimes we need...

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How To Host The Perfect Italian Aperitivo

How To Host The Perfect Italian Aperitivo

Here is your guide to how to host the perfect Italian aperitivo. In Italy, the traditional aperitivo is a natural part of life. It’s a beautiful custom that we can adopt anywhere no matter where in the world we live. The Italian aperitivo is a pre-dinner cocktail with...

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Corpse Reviver – A Perfect Cocktail for Halloween

Corpse Reviver – A Perfect Cocktail for Halloween

Looking for a cocktail to enjoy on Halloween? A Corpse Reviver may be just the thing. The playful name comes from the fact that you would sip this cocktail in the morning after a night of heavy drinking to revive your spirits. Hair of the dog, as they say. Despite its...

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Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

One of the principles of the Mediterranean diet is eating with the seasons. Let's embrace the autumn with its chilly weather and take a look at what fruits and vegetables are available at this time of year. And we'll also take a look at other ways you can celebrate...

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How To Host The Perfect Italian Aperitivo

How To Host The Perfect Italian Aperitivo

Here is your guide to how to host the perfect Italian aperitivo. In Italy, the traditional aperitivo is a natural part of life. It’s a beautiful custom that we can adopt anywhere no matter where in the world we live. The Italian aperitivo is a pre-dinner cocktail with...

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Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

Cozy Up to the Mediterranean Diet for Autumn

One of the principles of the Mediterranean diet is eating with the seasons. Let's embrace the autumn with its chilly weather and take a look at what fruits and vegetables are available at this time of year. And we'll also take a look at other ways you can celebrate...

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How a Trip To Paris Changed My Life

How a Trip To Paris Changed My Life

This is not your typical, "Why French Women Don't Get Fat", "Why are French Women So Stylish" post. This is an essay about experiencing a different culture that is similar to ours in many ways, but so much more laid back and free. I want to share with you how a trip...

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How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

How an Elegant Woman Spends Her Day

Do you ever wonder how some women can get so much done in one day, and look cool and elegant while doing it. Below I have listed my ideas on how an elegant woman spends her day. They are habits that can help you refine your daily experiences. Hopefully, you can adopt...

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Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

Gimlet, A Cocktail With Literary Merit

An icy gimlet is the perfect cocktail for summer. It's cold, it's sweet, it's refreshing, and looks pretty too. I had my first gimlet at Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills. Not only was Trader Vic's a delightful restaurant, it was also known for its cocktails. It had many...

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10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

10 Ways To Add La Dolce Vita To Your Summer

As with everything in life, Italians do summer with style, creativity, and glamour. Here are 10 ways to add La Dolce Vita to your summer. 1. Watch the show Riviera for style inspiration, mainly the clothes worn by Julia Stiles and Lena Olin. In the U.S. you can watch...

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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...

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