At the recent Maison & Objet design fair in Paris, muted olives hues and fleshy pink tones ran rife. Nests of circular coffee tables came endlessly grouped in threes. Brass detailing abounded. In fact, everything was so pleasantly on trend that little was truly compelling, let alone engaging or amusing. Until, that is, I stumbled across the Seletti...

As the late season, final rounds 11 and 12 for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America competitors kicked off this week in Imola, Italy, they were welcomed to the beautiful Italian countryside by unusually cold temperatures and of all things, snow. Needless to say, the snowfall and inclement weather put a damper on the week's proceedings and mos...

Zelinda Paglieno, who turned 102 in October, offers sobering advice when asked what's the secret to her long and healthy life: "Two fingers width of red wine, and no more, at lunchtime every day.”  “I’ve never smoked, but a little wine is good for you — and that’s something I still do now. We have very good grapes here,” she explained. Paglieno’s a...

“Against the ball, put the laser against the ball, kid! Madone.” I was folded over on one knee at Boston’s North End bocce courts, trying to get the guys a measurement. Eyeing the distance between a bocce ball and a pallino often doesn’t work, so Sammy Viscione comes armed with both a tape and a laser measure, though his sciatica makes it impossibl...

Last month, actress and director Asia Argento voiced her disgust with criticismfrom the Italian public after she came forward with rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “Italy is far behind the rest of the world in its view of women,” she told the press of her native country. 50 years ago, Italy was rocked by one woman’s courageous efforts to...

Ne ha fatta di strada questa ragazza Italiana! Pamela nasce a Roma, studia a Milano all’Istituto Marangoni dove si laurea come Fashion Designer, lavora e fa esperienza in case di moda Italiane come: Fiorucci, Exté, Rossana Buriassi con la quale sviluppa collezioni di accessori per Armani, Dolce e Gabbana, Swarovski. Nel 2009 decide di fare un viagg...

The Light Festival will kick off in Florence with the lighting of the Christmas tree on December 8 in piazza Duomo. From that moment, which symbolically inaugurates the seasonal festivities, all the main events of the “F-Light” festival will begin, a full month of “dressing up” the city’s main monuments and squares. The event, spread over around 15...

Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city's take on the national "To Immigrants With Love" campaign. The murals, which began cropping up this summer, juxtapose real life Boston immigrants from past generations with more recent newcomers.  One mural features a Russian couple who founde...

The 2018 Maserati Ghibli mimics no other vehicle in the premium midsize sedan segment. While other automakers continue a predictable march towards familiarity and conformity – there are only so many ways to build a modern high-volume sedan – this European manufacturer forges its own path. While other automakers are pursuing isolation, and supplemen...

The indoor-outdoor plaza of Rockefeller Group’s 1221 Sixth Ave. is poised to undergo the most sweeping transformation since the former McGraw-Hill tower between West 48th and 49th streets opened in 1969. A redesign by Italian architects Citterio-Viel & Partners, to cost in the “mid-to-high eight digits,” will replace the space-wasting sunken plaza...