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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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TRAVEL FAIR TTG INCONTRI RIMINI, ITALY 2016


As many bloggers, I started my travel blog milanostyle.com as a creative outlet and a way to share my experiences abroad with my friends and family back home. Then to my astonishment, people I didn’t even know started writing to me and following me, asking me questions. The site grew, as did the information in it, and consequently the expenses to…

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BEST DAY TRIPS FROM MILAN BY CAR


Published in Milanostyle.com Driving in Italy may seem daunting to many, but I can assure you it’s not that bad! People do drive fast, but they also respect the rules, except when it comes to parking. With no doubt, Italians are “creative parkers”. Milan has the perfect strategical location to use as a base for exploring Italy by car. Even…

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10 TOWNS OF LOWER LAKE COMO


 Published in Huffington Post Lake Como is shaped like an upside-down Y . Como is at the southwestern tip and Lecco is at the southeastern tip.  At the middle point, we find Bellagio. All along the shores in between, there are lovely little towns and villages.  Here’s my top ten (this is not a ranking but the best 10):  #1…

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TITANIC DENIM IS ROCKING THE FASHION BOAT


Published in HuffingtonPost.com Fashion alert! Titanic Denim is the new denim causal-wear created by Marie Nancarrow and has is adorned and admired by celebrities such as Katy Perry, Usher, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Muse, Milie Cyrus, Sting and Paul Simon to name a few. Marie Nancarrow studied textiles and fashion in Belfast, always had a love of travel and always adored Italy where…

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5 Towns of Lake Como You’ve Never Heard Of


Published in HuffingtonPost.com When I mention to people I live on Lake Como everybody says “Oh, near George Clooney?”. Way back in 2002, Clooney had bought Villa Oleandra in Laglio, on the western branch of the lake but according to the national Italian news channel TG24 he sold it last year. Nonetheless, people still associate George and Lake Como. I…

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WHAT KIND OF ITALY TRAVELER ARE YOU?


Published in Vietnam Discovery Travel | World Travel Are you passionate about art and cuisine? Or have a flair for design and fashion? Perhaps the legends and history are what you want to experience. Too boring for you – are you looking for sport and adventure? No matter what kind of traveler you are, Italy has a bit of something…

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KEEP SAFE, TRAVEL SMART, A GUIDE FOR WOMEN TRAVELERS


Published in Girletrips.com While looking up at the towers of the Sagra Familia in Barcelona, browsing the shop windows of Milan’s Via Montenepoleone or riding a European style trolley in San Francisco, it is  easy to get distracted and far easier for a pick-pocket to get his/her job done. Tourists and new comers are not the only victims, native city…

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