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)

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…

The Audacity of Trying

An American in Italy, trying to see what happens when she tries to make her dreams come true. She wants to stay, live, work and drink spritz. Mamma mia, why does it all have to be so difficult?