Vespa Life

You know that saying, "When in Rome"? When it comes to Vespas, you'll always feel like you're there. This is the world's most iconic scooter. Introduced in spring of 1946, the Vespa was cleverly promoted as a convenient, stylish signature vehicle that young professionals and women could ride without getting dirty from road oil or dirt.... Continue Reading →

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The First Man I Ever Loved

Dad. Get ready heartstrings: Tug, tug. You're a classic. They don't make 'em like you anymore. Remember this photo? It was so nice to see the world from your level ... up there in your arms. Everyday I think I'm becoming more like you, which normally would horrify other daughters. But I am extremely proud... Continue Reading →

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Just Like Mom

First of all, great job, Mom, I turned out awesome! So far, so good! There are so many great things to do with our moms on Mother's Day. From heading to the garden center after brunch to pick out plantables for the season, hitting up the spa for a day of self-care, or spending time... Continue Reading →

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Trend Watch: Hello Spring!

No winter lasts forever! Everything around us is awakening, so it's a great time to breathe new life into dormancy. Renewal and rebirth offer me an opportunity for a better me and loads of self care and mindfulness. Watch for my spring trends in 2019 including my trendiest color of the year - yellow! Want... Continue Reading →

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Getting a Fresh Start

You guys. I ate too much over the holidays. It was "I-switched-to-stretch-pants" o'clock, and an alarm went off in my mind. I need a fresh start. What do people typically do for a New Year's Resolution? Crash diets, joining a gym with a personal trainer, stepping on the scale – these are all quick trends that... Continue Reading →

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Giving Back Improves Health & Wellness

I grew up in a family that believes in giving back. My parents and grandparents – the best role models a girl could ever have – instilled in me a profound commitment to sharing my blessing with others. Now that I'm out on my own, I try to live my life in a way that... Continue Reading →

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Being Green

Sitting on my sofa, I can hear the pitter-patter of rain on the rooftop. As I look across the room, I see drops of rain running down the bay window. Earlier today, I had opened the window to enjoy the warmth from the early October day, but now the air has cooled slightly and has... Continue Reading →

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Harvesting My Pizza Garden

Put down the pumpkin spice latte, people: the beauty of fall doesn't come cooped up in a paper cup. What does real autumn feel like? Head into a season with me where we try to understand why decaying fall leaves are more beautiful than the green hopeful ones we had in spring and summer. I get so... Continue Reading →

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On Fridays, We Drink Pink

F-WINE-ALLY it's Friday! I am living La Vie en rosé after a busy work week and just poured a glass of the good stuff. On Fridays, we drink pink. I'm at a concert in the park with a few of my girlfriends for a night out. Tonight's main stage show is a huge swing band... Continue Reading →

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My Healthy Eating Tips

Want a delicious meal with less than 350 calories that tastes fresh? No need to spend hours in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day, just start with the right base. The right base in my opinion is a proven winner time after time… Palermo’s Primo Thin 5 Cheese Pizza. Now for the fun stuff,... Continue Reading →

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Dad’s Pizza Story

Every Father’s Day, we get the whole famiglia together to honor the pillar of our family, my Papa! We usually enjoy a traditional multi-course Italian meal, but this year we decided to do something a little different and celebrate early since Papa is going to be traveling out of the country during Father’s Day this... Continue Reading →

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Planting My Pizza Garden

I’ve always loved eating fresh vegetables, whether I grow them myself or get them from my local farmer’s market. Some of my favorite memories as a child were when I got to travel with Nonna and Nonno to the old country and walk the markets with them. The smell of fresh vegetables and herbs (especially... Continue Reading →

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Growing a Pizza Garden

Check out this list of My Favorite Garden Things - items that are my trusted go-to pieces, from my old garden bench to the many new items that make gardening a much-loved activity. This summer, I'll share my garden's progress and some entertaining moments in my blog. Watch for it! Every good Italian girl knows... Continue Reading →

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Mio Anno Nuovo Siciliano

In the final post of her four-part series, Palermo Girl visits her namesake city and discovers the meaning behind some of the New Year’s traditions and superstitions that Italians enjoy. Palermo Girl’s 2018 is off to a great start! Welcoming 2018 with a Bang Considering all the wonderful opportunities that have come my way on... Continue Reading →

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Mia Natale Napoletana

In the third of my four-part series, I am traveling to Naples – the Pizza Capital of the World. Join me as I make new friends and experience the Christmas Eve traditions of my ancestors! A Magical Christmas Eve I wake up to a beautiful day in Rome and my mind is swirling with thoughts... Continue Reading →

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Mia Navona Natale

Join me on my next stop! I'm in Rome exploring Vatican Square and Piazza Navona. I'm about to taste many of the foods sold at the Christmas Market. What treats will everyone be indulging in for Christmas this year? Comment below with your tastes, traditions and celebrations - I'd love to hear from you! Christmastime... Continue Reading →

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Mia Viaggio Italiano

Join me as I travel to Italy to explore the holiday tastes, celebrations and traditions of my ancestors! I'm already in the holiday spirit, are you? My bags are packed, and I'm off to a beautiful country I've been dreaming of visiting for so long! I'm celebrating St. Nicholas Day like a true Italian this... Continue Reading →

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World Wonder & Pen Pals

Sbandieratori dei Borghi e Sestieri Fiorentini. Say that five times fast. Much of what we share day-to-day is our heritage and cultural understanding.  So when you're gathered around some really delicious food, it's easy to build new friendships.  Sometimes it happens so quickly, you wonder why you hadn't known one another before - Has that... Continue Reading →

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Top-Rated Juice Cleanse

So, you've decided to go on this new Juice Cleanse in time for Autumn? Grape juice, you say? Fermented? I’m on that cleanse too.  A glass of wine counts as a serving of fruit, right? Pour yourself a glass of wine while you read this article.  Go ahead, do it.  I can wait… Got it? ... Continue Reading →

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