It was all things Italian when a stylish clutch gathered to salute the Italian Cultural & Community Center ‘s second annual fashion show and luncheon, which will be held October 12 at River Oaks Country Club, honoring designer Victor Costa.  For this occasion, luncheon chairs Cheryl Arolfo Byington and Patti Imbrogno Murphy proudly displayed their...

Italy, a nation of saints, poets and sailors. Especially sailors, and among the greatest manufacturers of vessels of any kind all around the world. Today – as in the past –, thanks to its supply chain, Italy’s nautical industry is officially recognized as a global excellence, as well as one of the signature assets of Made in Italy. Thanks to a long...

The Italian fashion house has secured a 285sq m boutique in the SoHo area of New York City. The store is located on the ground floor of a mid-rise structure built in 1879 and is within close proximity of several other luxury brands including Linda Farrow, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Dior and Fendi. The interior design of the store has been cre...

Concorso Italiano is a big celebration of all the best cars from Italy. While it got a little too big for a while there, it has had a new corner of the Blackhorse Golf Course on Fort Ord for a couple years now and it seems to have settled in nicely. The car count went from over 1000 (mostly F355s) to right around 550 or 560 cars. That may still sou...

Salone del Mobile is set to make its return to Milan this September with a special edition of the annual festival. Usually held around April, Salone was one of the first major design events to be postponed – and eventually cancelled – last year as coronavirus swept through Italy. Supersalone, which takes place 5-10 September, will mix both digital...

“Quello vero è uno solo”, recita il payoff che compare sotto il marchio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Lo stesso potremmo dire del design italiano, che dalla sua gloriosa affermazione, nella seconda metà del secolo scorso, ha fatto nascere prodotti straordinari a cui è seguita un’orda famelica di surrogati capaci solo di ricalcarli in peggio. Questa è la...

You likely have heard of Concorso Italiano, perhaps even attended the big annual celebration of all things Italian — especially cars and food — held on the Monterey Peninsula in mid-August. But did you know about the other Concorso Italiano, the one on the East Coast? In Salem, New Hampshire, Tuscan Village Salem hosts its own Concorso Italiano, an...

Luxury Italian coachbuilder ARES will make its North American retail debut with the opening of its flagship showroom in the upscale Miami Design District this week, marking a pivotal step for the automotive creator. Headquartered in the heart of the European supercar community in Modena, Italy, home to legendary automotive marques Ferrari, Maserati...

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. He was called the “Napoleon of the Manhattan Skyscraper Builders.” Life and career Born in Castelmezzano, in the Italian region of Basilicata, to Giovanni Paternò, a real estate businessman, and Carolina...

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University Event Announcement: September 26, Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XV Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture.  Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook Univ...