For the second consecutive year, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has been named "Northwest Most Fun SUV" by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) at its annual "Run to the Sun" media drive event. Over the course of the 459-mile drive route, participants had a chance to drive a number of competing vehicles and voted on what vehicle...

Of the “Big Four” fashion cities, Milan stands apart in one crucial way: among the powerful quartet of style hubs, it’s the only one that isn’t a capital. And that curious fact has history. Remaining an assembly of independent city states until unification in 1891, for many centuries fashion in Italy only existed on a local level, with a long legac...

“Expect four days of sacrifices,” Carmelina Colantuono told me a week before I left New Jersey to travel with her family and their 300 podolica cows from Puglia, where the cattle pass the colder months, to their home in the Molise region of Italy. I was joining an eager band of cowboys, herders and pilgrims, some on horseback, some on foot, who wan...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Lamborghini Dealer SF, 901 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. BAIA and ART-ER are happy to invite you to a special event in collaboration with Lamborghini San Francisco. Come and learn about the automotive industry in Emilia Romagna, land of luxury car brands like Lamborghini and Pagani,...

The Ninth annual Anthony D’Andrea Festa and Motori D’italia is set for Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 on the grounds of Casa Belvedere, the Italian cultural center on Grymes Hill that overlooks New York Harbor. The “Vroom with a View” event will be held in conjunction with Festa D’italia, which celebrates all things Italian. The ninth annu...

An Italian real estate company that has long eyed development outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim again is seeking permission to improve forest roads and run utilities to its property in the tiny town of Tusayan. Stilo Development Group USA and Tusayan asked the U.S. Forest Service this month to grant easements to two pieces of land where Stilo pl...

Having a conversation with designer Joseph Abboud is a bit like taking a master class where the syllabus combines men’s style, business management, and consumer psychology. His fall 2019 collection, which debuted on a chilly night last February, was shown at New York City’s South Street Seaport. The venue was chosen to reflect the city’s rich migra...

My February 2018 article, “Voglia d’Italia’: Collecting Italian Art (1870-1935),” covered the vast and multi-discipline art collection of long-term Roman residents, US diplomat George Washington Wurts and his millionaire wife Henrietta Tower. This was held in two Roman monuments, the Palazzo Venezia and the Vittoriano across the street. “BULGARI: t...

The man who buys a $25,000 handmade Stefano Ricci suit doesn’t really need a suit. He doesn’t need a $26,000 crocodile leather briefcase or $1,000 custom-tailored silk shirt. He can do with one less $500 tie. He already has everything he needs and can satisfy his sartorial cravings anywhere he chooses. Except that he actually buys these luxuries at...

This season the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is bringing an exceptional group of Italian brands to show at COTERIE, EDIT, @DESTINATION, and Footwear@COTERIE from September 15 to 17. This season ITA is also premiering an interactive digital magazine, Italian Style, highlighting the 50 brands in the Italian group. This shareable, interactive magazine i...