• Fatamorgana: Gelato in Monti

    I’ve heard a lot about Gelateria Fatamorgana, but it’s in Prati.  Which may be the other side of Rome, but sometimes on lazy Saturdays, it feels like the other side of the world. But there is now a location in Monti and that is decidedly on my side of Rome.…

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    A Weekend Retreat to Procida

    Last year for my birthday, I was given a surprise party, booked a ticket to California, and then scampered off to Ischia. This year for my birthday, I had a delicious pajama brunch party, booked a ticket to Budapest, and then scampered off the Procida. Procida and Ischia are Capri’s…

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    Good Morning, Princess

    People are often unpleasantly surprised by the amount of graffiti Rome.  I have to say that I agree, but I still smile a bit when public/private property is tagged with love notes.

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    Love thy Neighbor

    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…

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    Easy Day Trip from Rome: Orvieto

    A girl can only take so much of Rome’s noise before the urge to spend a Sunday outside of the city begins to take hold.  An old stand by for an easy day trip from Rome is Orvieto.  The Umbrian hilltop town is a short train ride away and offers…

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    Italian Cheese, Made to Please

    Italian cheese may be delicious but it can also be pretty damn cute. Ponies and pacifiers spotted at Volpetti on a Rome food tour.

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    Crossing the Street in Rome

    Walking home the other day, I panicked when I was about to cross the street and did a 180 back onto the curb. This used to happen a lot more often because I was/am  terrified of Roman traffic “rules”. A friend once gave me some advice about crossing the street…

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    Italy for Easter: Pasqua con chi vuoi

    There’s a saying in Italy: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi! Which in English basically means: Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want! One of the great things about living in the center of the Catholic universe is a four-day Easter weekend.  And with no family…

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