Stumped for what to give your loved ones who adore Italy? Here are seven singular gifts that are sure to surprise and delight.Read More
Chronicling our return home from the Boot, and how we try to keep Italy alive in our daily life. Please note that these posts have been moved from their original blog page, and as such, lost their formatting, photographs, and most distressing, the comments from readers. I apologize that your words aren't here any longer, but I still have them on the defunct site, and I cherish every one.
Gift ideas for the Italophile on your list. These aren't "things" that get shoved in the back of a drawer by the time La Befana visits. Rather, these are intended as experiences to enliven days and bring people together—to create a sense of daily celebration.Read More
The Christmas music playing at Michael's and the sudden switch from everything pumpkin-flavored to everything candy-cane-flavored indicates that though I'm still enjoying the crunch of fall leaves underfoot, the holiday season really is upon us. Though there's a part of me that misses the simplicity of our Umbrian Christmas, there's much to enjoy in the patterns of gift giving we've developed here over the years. From these patterns I've collected a list of gift ideas that I thought I'd pass along to you. Each gift idea embraces the IBC values of savoring moments and encouraging connection, of course with an Italian flavor.Read More