I don’t know if you’ve heard… but tonight’s game is kind of a big deal. We’ll be watching it on maxischermi in Circo Massimo, but I’m a little sad we won’t be around to take in the action with our neighbors. San Lorenzo is all dolled up to support the azzurri. Via dei Volsci, […]
Only in Italy does a bright ad campaign tempt you to buy 250g of prosciutto in return for a free pop art drinking glass! Spotted in a grocery store window on a Saturday market stroll.
I’m starting to get the feeling that experience with expat life in Italy can turn the biggest sweetheart into a stone cold cynic. I, however, spent 6 increasingly disillusioned years in LA, so I have to admit that I moved to Rome with a healthy dose of cynicism under my belt. But I also have […]
Back in 2012, I wrote about not being able to find bagels in Rome. At that point, I had lived in Italy for all of one year. And now, 9 years later, I still miss this American breakfast staple. Luckily, things have finally changed and it is now possible to get delicious bagels from Beehive […]
Buon anno a tutti! Happy New Year! Thanks to one of my favorite British expats in Rome, I have a new way of remembering how to say ‘Happy New Year’ in Italian. After wishing him many happy returns he said: “Eh, yah, roight! A buon anno tah yah tew! I can remember tat one. Sounds […]
I haven’t been much in the blog updating mood. Instead, I’ve been bouncing around California thoroughly enjoying the company of family and friends. Also, eating. Eating A LOT. My main extracurricular activity has been waiting. Waiting for paperwork from Italy, waiting for paperwork from the Italian Consulate in LA, waiting to see if I could […]
Pulling off Thanksgiving in Rome is an expensive affair. All that crazy American import food is going to cost you! But last year I skipped hosting the holiday and felt incredibly homesick. Thanksgiving homesickness is a thing apart from Christmas homesickness. There is something about missing out on a holiday that’s not acknowledged in your […]
Thanks to Maja of Reading Italian Maps for interviewing me in her ‘X-pat Factor’ series. Girl has got an eye for all things Italy. I’m lusting after everything she finds on Etsy. We talked about why I moved to Rome, and the best/worst things about living la dolce vita in Italy. You can check out […]