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You Can Leave Your Hat On

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Who doesn’t love a good hat?  For me – it’s an ongoing love affair along with the black and white monochrome ensembles which seems to be on fire EVERYWHERE. These photos were snapped during Paris Fashion Week this past March and I had specifically saved this hat for a very special city and a very(…)

Giuseppe Zanotti for New York Post

Giuseppe Zanotti for New York Post

Oh Giuseppe, Giuseppe…. What girl is not in love with Giusppe Zanotti?  Besides for making sky-high, over-the-top heels, Giuseppe is one of the sweetest, most endearing men I have met and I am so happy to share a piece of his artistry with the world. Here is my article/interview for the New York Post ‘Alexa’(…)

Blown Away

Blown Away

After leaving my wonderful family from Thanksgiving break and returning to a cold, rainy New York,  I needed something to boast my spirit.  I lust for warmth, soleil, and anything anything else to escape my current state. Reflecting on my summer excursion along the Amalfi Coast, around the Aeolian Islands and into Sicily did the trick.  Paging through all the wonderful(…)

Girls Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wild

No Ragazzi – no one is lifting up their shirt.  Get your mind out of the gutter!  We are talking about animal prints here.  Zebra, Giraffe, Cheetah whatever print you may have, they are perfect for summer solstice and frolicking on the beach, especially in Italy.  Which is probably why Italian designers cannot get enough(…)

Come Sail Away

Come Sail Away

The sunsets were one of my favorite parts of sailing through the ocean blue… well actually sea blue in this case. The light cast posed perfection for an a la mode photo opportunity which I would not let escape. Aye, Aye Captain. My second favorite thing after the sunsets?  The salt water, but for reasons(…)

Wakeboarding in Isole Eolie

Wakeboarding in Isole Eolie

Call me a Tom Boy, Call me a Wisconsin Girl, Call me what you may, but if there is one thing that I love to do – it is wakeboarding. I must thank my dear friend Elizabeth Brotz, who among other things, spent endless summer hours teaching me the tricks of the trade at her(…)

Il Riccio – Capri, Italy

Il Riccio – Capri, Italy

There is nothing better than feasting on the freshest fish and sweets on an island where everything is homemade.  Plus there is the bonus of walking into a bright blue and white setting bouncing off the backdrop of the Tyrrenean Sea.  This defines Il Riccio. Il Riccio is located in AnaCapri which is the other(…)

Una Ragazza Siciliana

Una Ragazza Siciliana

Allora I cannot get enough of  my polka-dot top. BUT this time I morphed into a Sicilian girl… running around the streets of Taormina.  Bacini NYS The Look:  Sunglasses by Celine, Skirt from Gansevoort Boutique in Turks & Caicos, Top by F21 and Pucci, Belt by Animale, Espadrilles by Christian Louboutin and bag is vintage.(…)

Sailing around Capri, Italy

Sailing around Capri, Italy

Buongiorno tutti ragazzi! I’m living in a dream and never want to wake up.  This is by far one of the most incredible things I have ever done in my life.  There is not one hour, minute, second that goes by where I am thanking whomever placed me in this Nirvana. Words cannot even begin(…)

Capri & Ravello, Italy

Capri & Ravello, Italy

T-2 days and I am off to the land of lemons as big as footballs, pizza that melts in your mouth and burrata/pomodoro…. burrata/pomodoro…. Oh Dio Mio.  The water around Capri is so clear and blue and the gardens in Ravello are magical.  Unfortunately I did not have time to try out 2 Michelin Star(…)