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What I miss (and I don’t) of my ‘past life’ in Milan

I moved to London 8 years ago, from Milan. When I introduce myself as an Italian, one of the first things I get asked is if I miss home, the weather and the food. And of course, I miss having four distinct seasons, a summer that is not a spring….


Island hopping in the Cyclades – part 1

  Last August I spent a couple of weeks island hopping in Greece with a group of Italian friends. Our first stop was the uber-famous party island of Mykonos.   The days flew by, lounging on Agios Sostis and Agios Stefanos beaches, watching sunsets and sipping mojitos at Alemagou,  a…


Take a walk on the East side… and stop for dinner!

Recently there have been so many new openings, and in the East particularly, that is incredibly difficult to keep track of the London restaurant scene. September is shaping up to be even a busier month,  and I am at risk of an expanding waistline ;). Here are my three favorite…


A bespoke cocktail with a view at Duck and Waffle

My friend M is back from NYC. In fact quite a few of my friends are moving back to London, which is great! Is London the new NYC? Certainly the dining scene is booming compared to just a couple of years ago, and London is ranking high among the foodie…


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