The morning sunlight streams into the arched, wood-panelled bay window of the Sunset Tower hotel’s restaurant. Maria Giulia Prezioso Maramotti – in a classic Max Mara blazer, periwinkle in shade – is sitting at the table, bathed in sunshine and patiently awaiting a cup of peppermint tea. The serenity and romance of the moment seems a mere reprieve...

Anna Maria Mannarino of Mannarino Designs, Inc., an acclaimed interior, event and product designer and past president of the New Jersey Chapter of ASID, has won three Design Excellence Awards. This annual competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Fifteen chapter interior designers won a...

He’s really 38? Yes, sort of. The plump Italian-American plumber - with his instantly recognisable blue dungarees, red hat and moustache - made his video games debut as “Jumpman” on July 9, 1981 in the arcade game Donkey Kong. He was later renamed Mario in the 1982 follow-up, Donkey Kong Junior. And so, he turns 38 today, but in an interview in 201...

On Sunday, July 21, 2019 over 100 Exotic Italian cars and motorcycles will gather at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Lawn for a Celebration of Italian Motoring. Spectators will have the opportunity to see the largest gathering of Italian marques in the Rocky Mountain region, featuring Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, DeTomaso Pantera, F...

What's cheaper in Italy than in other European countries, and what is more expensive? We took a look at the data to find out. EU statistics agency Eurostat compares everything from the price of groceries to utility bills to get a snapshot of how much living in each country in Europe really costs. Here's what its consumer price level comparison has...

Luxury label Fendi paid tribute to its former creative director Karl Lagerfeld on Thursday evening with a spectacular fashion show set amid the crumbling ruins of ancient Rome. The Italian brand sent 54 new couture looks down the runway at the ancient Temple of Venus and Roma -- one for each year the late designer worked at the fashion house. The s...

The main event of the Dolce & Gabbana’s four-day show, a womenswear Alta Moda Fashion Show took place in the southern Sicilian town of Agrigento on July 5, 2019. The Alta Moda was launched in Taormina back in 2012, then held in Palermo 5 years later in 2017. Agrigento’s Alta Moda is the third one for now. The Alta Moda took place in one of the best...

Sergio Tacchini is said to have a new owner. According to e-newspaper Pambianco News, the Italian sport and lifestyle brand has been bought by businessman Stefano Maroni, the boss of US licensing company GMI, in association with two US investment funds, Twin Lakes Capital and B. Riley Principal Investments. Contacted by FashionNetwork.com, Sergio T...

Dopo 70 anni, riparte dall'Emilia-Romagna lo storico marchio milanese Isotta-Fraschini. Nata all'ombra della Madonnina nel 1900, la casa automobilistica insedierà due nuovi stabilimenti lungo la Via Emilia, uno a Bologna e uno a Modena, per progettare e realizzare autovetture elettriche "intelligenti" ad elevatissime prestazioni. Ma nella Motor Val...

Before daring into this analysis, I should cite my background for it. I was chief of staff for U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, working for or with the “Chief,” as we called him, for nine years. I was also Staff Director of the bipartisan presidential Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Constitution. Elsewhere, I have publis...