Ettore Scola is one of the most appreciated names in Italian cinema. His name is associated with seminal works of contemporary Italian cinema such as 1974 C’eravamo Tanto Amati (We all Loved Each Other so Much), starring Nino Manfredi, Vittorio Gassman, Stefania Sandrelli and Aldo Fabrizi, 1977 Una Giornata Particolare (Special Day), starring Sophi...

It is one of Italy’s most beloved traditions. It is sophisticated after-work socializing at the bar. To have an aperitivo means to relax, detox, mingle, and take it slow. A CHARMING SUNSET TRADITION Aperitivo - similar to happy hour - is the perfect after-work tradition. It is the moment when you meet up with friends and experience delightful drink...

Jeremy Scott is one of the most sought after tickets every New York Fashion Week. The designer's eponymous label draws his cult following and celebrity clientele to Spring Studios as they eagerly anticipate his latest collection. While Scott has a cult following for his own label, he is best known as the creative director of Italian luxury brand Mo...

Pasta alla Puttanesca is a first course originating from Naples, possibly dating to the mid-20th century, or earlier; in Campania, it’s also known as ‘aulive and chiapparielle’ (olives and capers) or, in the past, as ‘pasta alla marinara’. Puttanesca sauce is simple and made with black Gaeta olives, capers, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, tomatoes (...

Don't ask us if Italian food is the best! When it comes to La Dolce Vita, we are pretty biased. Still, the data is real: Italy is one of the healthiest countries in the world. This is all thanks to the Mediterranean Diet, a nutrition system based on fresh produce, fruit, whole grains, healthy fats, legumes, and a moderate intake of fish, meat, and...

Welcome remarks were given by Italian Trade Commissioner in New York, Maurizio Forte. The discussion was moderated by Mickey Alam Khan, Editor-in-Chief of Luxury Daily and featured panelists Maggie Ciarfardini, CEO of Maggie Ciafardini Inc & former CEO of YSL Beaute USA, Marcia Gaynor, Beauty Retail Executive & former DMM Prestige Beauty, Walgreens...

Vespa has launched a new set of mini scooters aimed at bringing more people into the two-wheeled fold. The lineup of 50 cc scooters will be speed limited to 30 mph, allowing them to be ridden with only a driver’s license in 16 states.  That means if you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ne...

Caravaggio, David, Ingres, Girodet, Géricault, Gleyre, Bouguereau… these are only some of the artists Roberto Ferri considers as his inspiration. Born in Taranto in 1978, according to Maurizio Calvesi – one of the many critics he has deeply impressed – this Sicilian painter “truly has a striking ability to build, even technically, his icons of phys...

No matter the holiday – Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day – we celebrate it with chocolate! In the winter, we drink ‘cioccolata calda,’ which is our spin on hot chocolate. In the warmer months, we love chocolate flavored gelato such as ‘Bacio’ which means ‘kiss’ and is the perfect way to describe the combination of chocolate and hazelnut that goes...

It is with great pleasure that the American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the first U.S. traveling exhibition of 40 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, most of which have never been viewed by an American audience, from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy; the royal palace built in 1738 by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily...