Month: November 2014

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Actor Toni Servillo attends the 'La Grande Bellezza' Photocall during The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

What Toni Servillo Teaches Me About Italy and Life

I’m a half-bred Italian, meaning my parents are Italian but I grew up in the Hudson Valley, in New York, and even if I spent every summer in Napoli visiting family and lived in Rome for two years, I can never claim Italy as my own. I have the name and the looks and the […]

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A collection of books on food writing

Five Books on Food Writing to Make You Love Life

Food is the centre of my life. Being hypoglycaemic, I have to eat proper meals with timed snacks so I don’t function like a turd. Basically, when my blood sugar level goes down, all my years of social conditioning from infancy to adulthood disintegrate and I turn into a rabid animal. I can’t listen, I […]

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How make an advent calendar

YAY It’s Time to Make an Advent Calendar

Let’s count down the days to the end of the year with an advent calendar! Let’s get ready for Christmas and winter with a bang! Thinking about it is raising up my adrenaline and I’m gagging with excitement! Advent calendars made me so happy when I was little. I loved those 2D dollhouses that you […]

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10 Ways to Have a Beautiful, Crazy, and Colourful Christmas

This will be our second Christmas away from family, so I want to make home feel like something exciting and important is about to happen. The end of the year is going to be about dreams, colour, light and scented hallucinogenic wonder. So here I am wearing flannel, listening to Pink Martini’s holiday album and […]

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How to Lose Pounds and Move to Europe

During my mid-twentites, I lived in New York City. One of the best parts about it was that I was close to the airport. I’d look up see that particular blue and think about how the Atlantic Ocean was reflected in that sky. The ocean was right there and Europe was on the other side. […]

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