Pane e Tulipani (translation: Bread and Tulips) can be found on a quiet street corner in Como, Italy. Both design and cuisine are perfection. Sit down at a scrubbed pine table with the warm breeze drifting through the door. Crisp carrot sticks and freshly-baked bread will be placed in front…
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” Eleanora Duse (1858-1924) Italian actress
Castadiva is a magnificent stone villa on the shore of Lake Como. Need I say more? Okay, twist my arm, I’ll tell you more. (more…)
The Lombardi family owns three antique stores in Como. Each one is filled with museum-quality art, furniture, and objects, some dating back to the 17th century. I’m a treasure hunter, and I love an antique store, but it’s not often you find antique owners that are tall, dark, handsome twin…
A. GI. EMME is the quintessential chic Italian boutique, exemplifying exquisite taste. It makes shopping easy, because every item is flawless. (more…)
Gelato cones that will never melt . . . chairs in front of gelateria in Como, Italy.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris (1834-1896) English textile designer, artist, and writer