One of the best things about having a retail store, that specialises in Italian products, is I get to travel to Italy several times a year… I know, it’s tough, but someone has to do it!
In her latest book, The Maverick Soul, interior designer, Myfanwy Watts (known as Miv) opens the doors to twenty-five authentic bohemian homes, occupied by some of the world’s most inspirational free spirits.
When thinking about an appropriate location in which to interview an esteemed British actress, you might consider the Groucho Club in London, or a first-class airport lounge somewhere in the world
With her career plan to become a diplomat, Ana Roš’ life changed dramatically when she and her husband inherited his family’s restaurant, Hiša Franko, in the Soça Valley in Slovenia, close to the Italian border.
Elda Da Re is a fashion powerhouse! At eighty-years young, Elda founded her knitwear company, St Georges, in the Veneto region of north-east Italy in the mid-1950s. Today the company, with Elda still at its helm, the company continues to evolve but never losing sight of her passion for quality and “Made In Italy” philosophy.
The Venice Biennale has been for over 120 years, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Biennale is held in the magical city of Venice every two years, and attracts over half a million visitors from around the world.
Imagine being the Number One person in the world, for something? Typically, you first think of a sports person; the fastest runner, or swimmer, in the world. Well, how about the Number One interior designer in the world; now that’s someone I want to meet!
Before departing on a recent trip to Hong Kong, my aunt gave me an article from Hello magazine about Montreal-born, Hong Kong-based, fashion designer, Marie France Van Damme. I instantly became fascinated by Marie France’s story and soon found myself at her super stylish, Kowloon atelier!
She started playing the piano at the age of two and a half and as a child dreamed of becoming a famous concert pianist, until a series of interesting career opportunities lead her to discover her incredible ability for music composition.
When a friend of mine who is Deputy Editor of a prestigious Australian magazine, told me she managed to line-up an interview with the chef from the No. 1 restaurant on the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, I politely begged her if I could tag along too.