The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio performance crossover follows the 4C and 4C Spider two-seat sports kart and the Giulia midsize sedan in the Italian brand’s return to the U.S. after a nearly 25-year absence. Based on the overwhelming popularity of crossovers, the Stelvio is crucial to the brand’s success. Stelvio is based off the Giulia midsize sedan, s...

Sunday’s warm and sunny weather was perfect for showing off an incredible collection of autos and supporting Connecticut Children’s Medical Center at the 17th Annual Concorso Ferrari & Friends in West Hartford Center. Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 hi...

Let me make this clear,’ says Giorgio Spanu, ‘our first mission is teaching, teaching and more teaching.’  Spanu’s wife, Nancy Olnick, continues, ‘We’re more interested in giving than owning.’ Spanu bats the conversation back, ‘As we learn about art we educate ourselves, then it’s a pleasure to share, to educate others.’ Olnick again: ‘Magazzino wi...

I'm standing at a large wooden barrel in front of a rustic outdoor bar with a huge platter of cured meat and cheese balanced on top of it. As slice after slice of the finest Parma ham melts like butter in my mouth, I’m enveloped by the buzz coming from so many others doing the same thing under the welcoming heaters. After cleansing the intense flav...

Florence's Uffizi art gallery will this year play host to an outdoor cinema, for the first time in its history. There will be seats for up to 285 people to watch the films screened as part of a summer festival in the Renaissance city. And best of all, the whole thing is free of charge. Florence mayor Dario Nardella announced the project together wi...

I've always tried to convince myself that pasta is healthy to justify my frequent consumption of it. It wasn't until I traveled to Italy that I learned that I don't need to pretend and that pasta actually isn'tbad for you like we've been taught to believe — when you eat it the right way. Promise! I'm not making a case for living a carb-heavy lifest...

At the root of Western philosophy, there is a dinner party. Whether fictional or real, the Ancient Athenian supper that Plato recounts in his “Symposium” has all the familiar outlines of our own modern gatherings: drunkenness, attempts at moderation, cures for hiccups, a “no shoes” policy, surprise drop-in guests, flirtations — not to mention some...

You might say every Sunday is Father’s Day for Charlie Augello, the owner of E. 48th Street Market. Father’s Day will find the family of Charlie and Anita Augello spending the day as they usually do. Children and grandchildren will convene at the couple’s Sandy Springs home to enjoy Sunday dinner the couple cook. The day we visited there were 15 fo...

Raymond Mazzarelli passed away on June 18, 2017, in the comfort of his home. He was 89 years old. Ray was born on April 1, 1928, the son of Amedeo and Amalia (Copen) Mazzarelli. He received his education in Kenosha area schools and on July 19, 1947, at Holy Rosary Parish, he married childhood friend and Bradford HS class of 1946 sweetheart Lorraine...

Accetta la sfida di trasferirsi a New York con entusiasmo e un po’ di sana paura e crede nel ruolo dell’architettura come strumento di fruizione dell’uomo. Funzionalità, bellezza e artigianalità: questi i tre elementi più importanti per Domingo Abrusci, giovane architetto di Acquaviva delle Fonti, in provincia di Bari,  da qualche anno nella Grande...