All posts tagged: italy

A picture perfect Italian overnight

A picture perfect Italian overnight

Contributor Eline went on a picture perfect holiday in Italy last month. At the invitation of Logis Hotels, she stayed one night at a beautiful place near Lucca called Villa Rinascimento. Logis hotels are small (family) hotels which you can find at the nicest spots throughout Europe. The hotels are known for their excellent cuisine,

Travel: Sicily

Travel: Sicily

We all know Sicily as the Italian island where you can walk the famous volcano Etna, as the island of The Godfather, of the bright yellow lemons and the delicious Pasta alla Norma. I recently went on a trip to the island in collaboration with Belvilla, in quest of that perfect Dolce far Niente feeling (and

Con amore

Con amore

Maybe you already noticed I have a soft spot for all things Italian, and one of these things is Sophia Loren. I devoted an article to this special donna earlier but now there is a fresh reason for a new mention… That is: her famous recipe book In cucina con amore is being published again! The first edition

Che bella donna

Che bella donna

Sometimes powerful, enduring relationships can develop between photographers and their subjects. Which was definitely the case with Alfred Eisenstaedt and the beautiful, radiant (and one of my personal favourite all time style icons) Italian film legend, Sophia Loren. Eisenstaedt could bring a sparkling interaction out of Sophia that other photographers somehow missed, or simply failed

Stijlmeisje on the Italian road

Stijlmeisje on the Italian road

Maybe you’ve noticed that I was in Italy last week. Not without a reason: I went on a roadtrip from Rome to Amalfi and back and tried/tested all the (hot)spots I passed by in collaboration with bedandbreakfast.eu. I never went to Amalfi before, but the first time when I saw this piece of Italy in

La Vita Italiana

La Vita Italiana

Here a quick update, because maybe you’ve noticed that I’m on the Italian road this week… Experiencing the Italian lifestyle and searching for the best places to go to for a travel guide which I’m making about this trip. And I decided to do all of this in style by driving through the beautiful landscape with a fashionable Fiat

When in Rome…

When in Rome…

When in Rome… why not visit a not (too) turistic highlight this summer? For example the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale which is set high on the Quirinal Hill (also more than worth visiting because of the 180-degree panoramic view of Rome!). Frida Kahlo is the very symbol of the artistic avant-garde

Seravezza Fotografia – Frank Horvat

Seravezza Fotografia – Frank Horvat

The retrospective exhibition “House with Fifteen Keys”, on the work of photography master Frank Horvat, is one of the main attraction at this year’s Seravezza Fotografia exhibition.* Frank Horvat was born in 1928 in what was then Italy and is now Croatia. In the early 1950’s Horvat travelled all over the world and sent his

McDonald’s runway

McDonald’s runway

Yesterday evening, during Milan Fashion Week, American designer Jeremy Scott showed his first full collection for Italian fashion house Moschino. And it was quite a wacky show… Borrowing from American mass market culture, the models were wearing dresses and robe coats in McDonald’s tangy red and yellow colors. There were big bags, pants and sweaters