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PANETTONE ITALIAN CHRISTMAS CAKE


Dating back to a Milanese baker from the early 1800’s, Panettone can now be found on most Italian Christmas tables.  It has become very popular in other parts of Europe and South America and is spreading throughout North America as well. Popular brands are Maina, Tre Marie, Motta, Alemagna, Bauli and there are many more. According to…read more Most panettone are 1…

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WHO HAS STYLISH ELECTION MERCHANDISE, CLINTON OR TRUMP?


Published in Huffington Post On a recent trip through LAX Los Angeles airport, I came across a shop selling election merchandise. The display was equally and symmetrically distributed between the two major candidates. T-Shirts, baseball caps, coffee mugs, dolls, even toilet paper with the candidates’ portraits. Both candidates have online stores selling promotional merchandise for their campaigns. Hillary Clinton https://shop.hillaryclinton.com…

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13 ITALIAN SUPERSTITIONS


Published in HuffingtonPost.com I have lived in Italy for most of my adult life and it always amazes me how superstitious the Italians are. A few, but not all superstitions even have a remedy. Just don’t do these things or you may have bad luck! 1. It is bad luck to walk under a ladder. If you are climbing up…

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A DAY WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER ERIC EGAN AT IL PONTE AUCTION HOUSE MILAN


Published in Milanostyle.com I had the rare and privileged opportunity to spend the morning with high-end interior designer Eric Egan at the Il Ponte auction house in Milan. Eric Egan is known in the ‘Fortune 500’ circles for his gorgeous residential transformations, restorations and for his collaboration with prestigious luxury hotels creating spaces, which are reserved for only the most…

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GORY STORIES OF MILAN – ANECDOTES, TRAGIC STORIES, UNPOPULAR FACTS


Published in Milanostyle.com Milan has secrets in every nook and corner. While you are walking around looking at the famous monuments and treasures of Italy’s  fashion capital, here are a few unusual, gory anecdotes, tragic stories and a few unpopular facts about Milan. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele –  A deadly fall from the glass dome Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is one of…

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