When you think of the world’s most loved brands, Italians dominate. Think of Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Fendi in fashion, Ferrari, Fiat and Ducati in automotive, Smeg and DeLonghi in appliances. So how have the Italians gained and maintained their stronghold in the hearts and minds of buyers? The post-war period is widely recognised as the heyday o...

A historic family-owned barbershop in Garfield Place opened its doors again Friday. Two younger generation Cincinnati brothers teamed up to keep the family business alive. The Fausto Ferrari Barbershop on Garfield Place has been around since the 1920s. Tony and Austin Ferrari decided they wanted to keep the tradition going. “As kids we grew up in t...

For some of us of a certain age, at least in North America, our first exposure to Alfa Romeo was probably seeing one on the screen, likely The Graduate, the 1967 now-classic dramedy starring a young Dustin Hoffman and his character’s 1600 Duetto Spider. Personally, I was too busy immersing myself in the minutia that was Detroit’s wild and wonderful...

Get ready to rev up your engines as the Little Italy Association, Symbolic International, Lamborghini La Jolla and Lamborghini Club America proudly presents the annual Bulls of Sant'Agata Charge Little Italy! Over 40 classic and rare “Italian bulls,” better known as Lamborghinis, will fill W. Fir Street, between India Street and Kettner Boulevard o...

Dal 6 al 10 ottobre si terrà a Miami Beach “Cinema Italy Miami”, rassegna cinematografica di film italiani pluripremiati lo scorso anno dalla critica e dal pubblico. La manifestazione è giunta alla quindicesima edizione, e vanta numerosi sponsor, tra cui il Consolato Generale d’Italia a Miami, la Contea di Miami Dade, il Colony Theatre, prestigiose...

Solid wood furniture company, Conarte America, recently announced that it has expanded its variety of styles, adding classic and traditional looks to it’s case goods but staying true to the concept of high end products fully designed and manufactured in Italy. Conarte has a permanent display, at 827 W Green Dr., High Point, NC, that allows customer...

Pasta videos are one of my favorite things on the internet. To be specific, the making and shaping of pasta using traditional ingredients and methods. There are all sorts of videos out there, and pasta enthusiasts on all the different platforms, but I love watching Italian grandmas (nonnas) the most. I'm going to highlight a handful of favorite pas...

On the third day of Milan Fashion Week, past and present merged at Donatella Versace's joyous, celebratory, healing runway tribute Friday to her brother Gianni Versace, 20 years after his slaying in Miami. And it culminated with her own reckoning with how she has born the weight of her brother's creative legacy. The show brought together the superm...

The late philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand defined art as “…a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments.” Since early modern humans first appeared in Europe approx. 40,000 years ago, mankind has “selectively recreated reality” in numerous ways for many different purposes. Many early civilizations, like An...

At Milan’s Salone del Mobile in 1971, Florentine architect Lapo Binazzi assembled polyurethane pieces into a Doric temple, queued up his sound track, and pressed play. “Our dream was to ruin the temple to the ground, to the sound of an earthquake,” remembers Binazzi, now 74 and still based in Florence. The practical application of the remaining chu...