As I reflect on yesterday's sad event in London and try to make sense where there is no sense to be found, I decided this is the perfect time to share a piece I wrote for my Mom. As I tweeted yesterday, this is a time for love and not hate. In Italy we celebrate Mother’s Day in May, we should celebrate our Moms everyday so I was honoured to participate in a ebook which has been put together for Raymond Blanc event at this years Jardin Blanc @ RHS Chelsea Flower , which you can find here, and have the opportunity to talk about how my Mom influences me and what I have learned from her.Read More
London has a great choice for food, me and my friends always say we could easily eat out every meal in a different restaurant and we would still have not covered all London restaurants in a year. I often get asked for recommendations on where to eat out and I even though I already have a list of favourite places, I have decided to try write a post every month with my favourite recent discoveries.Read More
January is nearly coming to an end and I still have not written a post about my last trip of 2016! I blame it on not having wifi at home and a very busy start of the year, but no more excuses. In 2016, I had a great year of travelling and I visited so many new places: Los Angeles, Istanbul, Cappadocia, Porto, Bruges and Copenhagen. I ended the year with a weekend in Berlin with Welovetobrunch. What is Welovetobrunch?
Welovetobrunch is a meet up group I started over 2 years ago which aims to bring together people who love food (especially brunch), exploring London and photography. Together with my friend Rosella we have organised meet ups in London, and not only every month, following a simple format: the meet up is announced on Welovetobrunch Instagram page with a first come first serve principle and then we meet for food, every time in different coffee shop or restaurant. After the brunch, we will always go for a walk, which is open to everyone, this is to burn off what we ate and discover a new neighbourhood.Read More
Many people asked me why me and my husband chose Porto, not Lisbon, for our first trip to Portugal. My answer "Why not?", we just wanted to go somewhere different. There was not much research done before this long weekend away, but Porto turned out to be the perfect destination with charming corners, welcoming people and superb food.
Porto is lively and colourful, it is a city where you would want to walk for hours to admire it in all of its beauty, despite being quite hilly. So first tip: bring comfy shoes.Read More
Last week, I was invited to try the newly opened restaurant Ormer Mayfair by chef Shaun Rankin in Flemings Mayfair, a stunning boutique hotel that dates back to 1851, which has just been refurbished. The original Ormer is in Jersey and it received his first Michelin star only 4 months after opening, in 2013.
Like the Ormer Jersey, this restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and features classic dishes paired with impeccable wines -we had a great demonstration of this on the evening.Read More