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I had the pleasure of dining at Due Amici in Columbus, Ohio recently – a delicious Italian restaurant that serves traditional dishes with a modern approach. Like most meals and especially Italian, I ordered sparkling water.  This was the moment I was introduced to Smeraldina. To date, this is the best sparkling water I’ve ever tasted. If...
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Venetia author Tiziano Scarpa said: “Getting lost is the only place worth going to.” If you’ve been to Venice you know what I mean. It’s like mardi gras meets Harry Potter’s Hedge Maze from Goblet of Fire. I bet there have been people trapped here for years. Frida Giannini, Creative Director of the Italian fashion...
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If you’ve walked through any airport recently, you’ve noticed people sporting their beats by dr. dre headphones. I own a pair, believe me, they’re worth the investment. I love headphones in general. In fact, I probably own 7 or 8 pairs. When I visited Tokyo’s electronic district, I drooled at the selection of them. Headphones...
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Want to keep your hardwoods or carpets spotless while showing little panache? I guess you could go with a Dyson. Or you could opt for The Leaning Tower of Pisa Vacuum Cleaner, the latest product from my Italian Collection. Remarkable isn’t it? It started with the crudest of the sketches. But quickly became something beautifully...
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Ladies and Gentleman, may I present to you, The Roman Art Colosseum Hot Tub. The first in a new series called The Italian Collection. Part art, part functional object – art and design living in an Italian inspired harmony. La dolce vita! I’ll be honest. I’m not a big fan of hot tubs. But, I...
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I felt compelled to write tonight, but I was suffering from writer’s block – so I turned to Flickr and picked one of my sets. I immediately saw my Capri photos and figured it might make a good story. Kind of like the Cuba one I wrote recently. So here goes. I consider myself an...
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