Wednesday, July 8, 2015
It was such an honor to get to go to visit the Richard Ginori factory just outside of Florence. As I suspected, it’s more than a factory it’s a grand combination of industry and craftsmanship wrapped in a rich history of good taste.
I was surprised how much of the production on the intricate pieces is still done by hand. Richard Ginori is not an inexpensive brand but after seeing how much hand work goes into it, I’m surprised it’s not more expensive.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
One of the few trends I saw emerging at Pitti this season, was this idea of a shorter camp shirt worn over a slightly longer tee-shirt. Â The over-shirt was usually in some kind of pattern, with the tee-shirt complementing or contrasting the color of the shirt on-top.
…It was a very subtle detail but one of the few trends that I’ll be figuring out how to work into my own wardrobe this summer.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
SĂ Pesta in Genova is the real deal. People who have traveled a lot in Italy know that the best food comes from small restaurants covered with white tiles.
When we arrived for lunch at half past twelve the place was packed with locals.Â In the backroom we heard very little English but mainly the rolling sound of Italian. This was a true Genovese lunch spot run by Genovese for the Genovese.
By the time we left at two o’clock, we were just about the last ones there. The food was great, the ambiance real and the experience was more than wonderful.
SĂ Pesta, Genova
Via dei Giustiniani 16 R,Â Genoa,Â Italy