Corona Matata

“We’re in this quarantine for a reason,” my friend Enrico said to me during one of innumerable late evening venting sessions via What’s App. I’ve been meditating on his words … Continue reading Corona Matata

Coro-normality

One of the busiest highways in Italy is emptier than a toilet paper shelf in America. What’s the (quarantined) world coming to?!

A Walk With Mr. O (A Coronavirus Story)

The thing about Mr. O is that he doesn’t say much. That’s dandy because after three weeks at home, I’ve grown accustomed to long periods of silence. I live with … Continue reading A Walk With Mr. O (A Coronavirus Story)

Coronavirus in Wonderland

Been wondering what the Coronavibe is like here in locked down northern Italy? Welcome to your source for all that and more… grab a spritz and read on.

Where Dreams Lay Their Heads

In mid-August, with the help of my friend Jess and her van, I moved into my new apartment. Although, calling it new would be a stretch — both of reality … Continue reading Where Dreams Lay Their Heads

Getting Things Not Done in Italy: Retail Shopping

Find yourself in Italy and need a new pair of trousers or — God forbid — a pair of tights? It might not be as easy as you’d imagine… confused? Non ti preoccupare (don’t worry), I’ll explain…

A Florence in Ferrara

For just one euro, a Florence in Ferrara receives yet another life lesson from an unexpected source. Grab a beer, you’re in for another adventure with a Sylva lining…

Hearts in Training

Trains. Ferris wheels. Lionel Ritchie. Cussing. What do all these things have in common? Read on to find out…

Dear Italia

Tesoro, darling, We’ve been together since 2009 — some nine beautiful years, almost ten. You caught me with those espresso cup eyes and again with gelato — remember you introduced … Continue reading Dear Italia