I walk too quickly. With one earbud in, and one out, I dip on and off the sidewalk to pass and dodge… but also to listen for approaching cars as I hop in and out of the road while trying to get around throngs of people in the center of Rome. (Because everyone knows that […]
Sometimes the week can start off pretty rough. And vacation can feel oh so very far away. On days like that, during weeks such as those, sometimes you just need to watch the sun set over the Pantheon. Take a little vacation at home. And have a beautiful Monday.
I moved to Rome because of Alice Waters. I moved to Rome because of Alice Waters, and I had never even heard of the Rome Sustainable Food Project. Long story short: Alice Waters led to Carlos Petrini led to Amartya Sen led to a cat and an Irishman and a life in Rome. Last night […]
So. My computer broke. In the words of Apple tech support it “broke spectacularly.” Three weeks with the Genius Bar here in Rome, and I finally have it back. It is not the same as it was before the incident, but I am going to have to make it work because I do not have […]
UPDATE 2019: The Eatery popup is no more. Sofie and Domenico have opened a micro-bakery and restaurant (yay!) called Marigold. It is open Tuesday – Sunday in Ostiense. Travelers passing through; new arrivals settling in; seasoned expats; future Rome-dwellers; locals. 12 of us in total. Eschewing our local Saturday night trattorie, we found ourselves gathering […]
Pros and cons of living in Rome? Con: Post Office. Pro: Wine. But wine alone can only take you so far, which is why wine pairings are so important. Honestly, though, I don’t know the first thing about pairing wine with food. I know what wine I like, I know what food I like, but […]
After 6 years in Los Angeles, where looking at someone the wrong way could lead to trouble, moving to Rome was a relief. It felt safe. And Rome IS safe for the most part– but there is also so much petty crime, including break-ins and bike snatchings. Worst of all are the pickpockets in Rome. […]
It was 78°F (25°C) today.It made me realize how much I have missed the sun. Until I stepped outside, I couldn’t really remember what it felt like to be warm. Winter is strange that way– that way it makes us forget. I suppose that is a round about way of trying to say: I am […]