Eyewear maker Safilo has announced plans to open a new North American Distribution Center in Denver, CO. The company took possession of the new Denver Logistics Hub on June 18, with the expectation of being fully operational within the third quarter of this year, according to a press release. The existing Safilo North American Distribution Centers...

Finding an oasis of calm in Manhattan is a tall order, but the Moxy Hotel Chelsea, nestled in New York’s Flower District, is that rare treat. With nods to Art Deco and Italian Futurism, this 349-room hotel, which opened in February, ushers you into a Roman idyll that compliments the offerings of the nearby NoMad and Ace Hotels. Occupying a new 35-s...

The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. Each season, the conservatory has a new display of several themed scenes, created from thousands of flowers. With the arrival of summer in Las Vegas, the theme this year is “La Dolce Vita” and depicts summer in Italy. The east garden, full of lemons, represen...

Lilli Bertone, wife of Nuccio – one of the most famous Coachbuilders of all time and founder of the Stile Bertone – passed away at the age of 84 in Lugano, Switzerland. Ms. Lilli spent her life with her husband and after his death in 1997 she took over the reins of the company, taking it until the centenary celebrations. In 2012, in fact, at the Ge...

There are many who dream about taking on a new adventure and then there are those who actuallly fulfill that dream. Denise Pardini, manager of the Castello di Sinio, a refurbished 12th century castle in Piedmont, and chef at the property’s restaurant, clearly belongs to the latter category. There are several impressive things about Pardini realizin...

“The only word Elizabeth knows in Italian is Bulgari.” Richard Burton once quipped about Elizabeth Taylor during their passionate love affair and jewelry rendezvous at the famous Bulgari store on Via Condotti in Rome. While I would bet that Taylor knew more Italian, it’s a perfect line for a couple who were some of the many stars who helped the bra...

The 500X also happens to come with all-wheel drive as standard, disconnecting rear axle, and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Revisions include different bumpers, full-LED headlights and fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, and Front Park Assist. Customers who prefer a more individual 500X can choose the Urbana Edition, priced at $895 more than...

 “Food Valley,” an apt sobriquets for Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy renowned for many of world’s most prized foods--Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico. It’s also home to Massimo Bottura, voted the World’s Best Chef and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. Emilia-Romagna, birthplace of Enzo...

Caruso Menswear, an Italian clothier, is opening a new showroom on Madison Avenue in Midtown, Commercial Observer has learned. The 50-year-old menswear company signed a lease for 1,855 square feet on the 27th floor of 501 Madison Avenue, located between East 52nd and East 53rd streets. The full-floor space comes with a terrace, and Caruso will use...

In the social media generation of fashion, street style reigns supreme. While the streets of Milan, New York, Paris and London are awash with style insiders for two weeks of the year, the city of Florence, Italy is a sea of colour twice annually as 'menswear mecca' Pitti Uomo takes place every January and June. It attracts a crowd of impeccably dre...