“Throughout Italy, in cities just as much as in poor little towns, you might see shoemakers sitting in their small workshop, surrounded by shoes scattered all over, working on their forms under the light of a bare light bulb.” This is how Salvatore Ferragamo, in his own autobiography, described the world he wanted to change – driven by infinite pas...

TeMa North America will build its first American manufacturing facility in West Virginia. Although TeMa has existing sales offices in the United States, the West Virginia plant will be the company’s first manufacturing operation in this country. The Italian parent company, TeMa Group, is a European leader in the insulation, drainage and geotechnica...

Wine is a fickle thing. It relies on us to age it in ideal conditions for years or decades to reveal its glory. And if we let it down by storing it above the refrigerator, or under the staircase, or any other place where temperatures spike from time to time, it will taunt us with what might have been. Old wine is all too often a lament of lost oppo...

You could be forgiven for strolling past Dopolavoro, tucked along a mellow stretch of Spring Street where the Historic Core transitions into the Fashion District, without realizing what it is. Just a few hundred square feet, the shop quietly debuted in December, minus the attention that larger grocers have received when arriving in Downtown Los Ang...

"We're going." Brian said as he flicked the promotion card at me excitedly while I polished stemware. "I need to check my schedule, but…" I inspected the flyer more closely, "…oh, we're going." Gaia Gaja, eldest daughter of legendary Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, was in Houston Tuesday and kept a tight schedule. Hosted by the Terlato Wine Group, s...

A funny thing happens when you enter your mid to late twenties—you suddenly find yourself commiserating with other people around your age about how painfully *uncool* you are compared to the youths bounding around New York, Los Angeles, Paris, etc., despite being, on the contrary, as cool as you’ve ever been in your life. Such is the case for desig...

A thirty-year period of Italian fashion is going on display at Milan's Palazzo Reale in the exhibition titled "Italiana: Italy Seen Through Fashion 1971-2001". During this particular period, Italian fashion had a creative peak and Italian style made a huge impact worldwide. The exhibition highlights the birth of ready-to-wear fashion, which coincid...

An Italy-based clothing retailer opened one of its first stores in the country in South Jersey on Thursday. Intimissimi, which is owned by the Calzedonia group,opened in the Cherry Hill Mall on Thursday, March 1, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) announced. It sells intimate apparel, swimwear, stockings and clothing. Popular in Euro...

A “Viva Italia” grand opening celebration for the new Peacock Maserati & Alfa Romeo outlet will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Peacock Auto Mall. Area dignitaries have been invited to join Peacock executives for the ribbon cutting and party to officially welcome the area’s first and only signature brand Maserati luxurious car...

Fabio Viviani admits that he didn’t enter the culinary world at age 11 in his native Florence, Italy, because he was especially passionate about cooking. “I just found a job in a bakery, baking pies, making bread. I took it to make a little money for myself and to help the family,” he says. “If I would have found a plumbing job, I would have been a...