Vintage
Autogrill | Vintage Italian Rest Stop

Autogrill | Vintage Italian Rest Stop

  It’s been a long day on the road with miles (well, kilometers really) left to go. As I stare out the window at the flat fields and old farmhouses I start to nod off, but my stomach grumbles me awake.  That’s when I see it ahead: an arched building that spans the highway.  It’s...
Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

Cioccolato di Modica | Vintage Italian Chocolate

  The truth is I love sweets and will always choose a piece of chocolate over something salty. The fact that I was born and raised in a small town in Sicily has only enabled my sweet tooth. The Sicilian tradition is full of rich and delightful sweets, from famous Cannolo to typical Cassata and...
Bulgari | Vintage Italian Jewelry

Bulgari | Vintage Italian Jewelry

  Bold, brilliant and glittering, Bulgari’s perfectly arranged fine jewelry has graced the profiles of notable women and men for more than a century. From 1884 to today, what was once a name almost exclusively associated with fine Italian jewelry has expanded into precise watches, elegant leather handbags, exclusive hotels and more. Yet the history...
  • Graye Collection
    Graye Collection
  • Amarcore Studio Design
    Amarcore Studio Design
  • Sundek Swimwear
    Sundek Swimwear
Marcello Mastroianni | Vintage Italian Movie Star

Marcello Mastroianni | Vintage Italian Movie Star

Vintage Italian Movie Talent   Every time I hear the name Marcello Mastroianni, I remember my grandmother’s words: “He was an incredible actor and a kind man with an irresistible charm.” Yes, she was lucky enough to meet him and receive his autograph when her house was used as a film location. Most of us weren’t...
Grandi Magazzini Italiani E & A Mele | Vintage Italian Department Store

Grandi Magazzini Italiani E & A Mele | Vintage Italian Department Store

The golden age of Naples Venture beyond the hustle and bustle of the historic core of Naples, into the seaside areas of Chiaia and Posillipo and up to the hills of Vomero and you will find buildings decorated with the curving floral forms and arched windows typical of art nouveau architecture. Take a walk among...
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia | Vintage Venice Film Festival

Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia | Vintage Venice Film Festival

Let the screening begin As someone who is passionate about cinema it has always been my dream to attend a movie premiere. What could be better than meeting my favorite director, producer or actor?  I imagine that walking the red carpet is a glamorous experience and that seeing a movie before it debuts in theaters...
The Piaggio Ape | Vintage Italian Motor Design

The Piaggio Ape | Vintage Italian Motor Design

An Italian vehicle When I was little, long before I learned to drive, cars seemed to be magical machines. While most cars were well beyond my reach, there was one vehicle that fascinated me because it came close to my size.  In a world of huge mechanical beasts, the Piaggio Ape Car was small enough...
Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

Pastiglie Leone | Vintage Italian Candies

  A unique Italian candy     As a child, my favorite part of going to the coffee shop in the morning with my family was when we had to approach the cashier to pay. After patiently waiting for the adults to finish their cappuccinos, I would finally get my chance to pick a pack...
Capri Style | Vintage Italian Fashion

Capri Style | Vintage Italian Fashion

 Timeless Italian style There’s some fashion trends come, go and maybe decades later are resurrected, others never go out of style. Classic, casual, elegant, chic and sporty, the timeless style of Capri has lived on beyond its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s to almost attain the status of a lifestyle. Even today, you can...
Fiat 600 Multipla | Vintage Italian Minivan

Fiat 600 Multipla | Vintage Italian Minivan

A Different Kind of Vintage Car When you think of a classic vintage car one of two types of automobiles probably comes to mind, either an upright antique similar to a model T or a sporty hot rod such as a Lamborghini, Mustang or Porsche. Yet, when someone  brings up vintage automobiles, my first thought...
Penne alla Vodka | Vintage Italian Pasta

Penne alla Vodka | Vintage Italian Pasta

A vintage craving When I close my eyes and imagine a vintage flavor that makes my mouth water I think of Penne alla Vodka. With a distinct and unforgettable taste, this dish is traditionally made with pasta, tomato sauce, heavy cream, vodka, bacon, grana padano cheese and a pinch of red pepper.     Origins of...
Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Western Dollars Trilogy | Vintage Italian Cinema

Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western Dollars Trilogy | Vintage Italian Cinema

The Italian Spaghetti Western In 1964 a seemingly unknown director named Bob Robertson released a low-budget Western in Europe. The story was very simple: a lone vigilante without a name appears in a town along the Mexican border.  He takes on and eradicates a gang that has been terrorizing the area, then disappears just as...