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Home Made Ravioli Dinner

When you..

Home Made Raviolis

Home Made Ravioli

put an abundant amount of love into cooking, the outcome will always be delicious. That is exactly what my 92-year-old grandmother does when making each meal. So last Sunday when she invited the family over for what she proclaimed will be her last batch of home-made ravioli, it was somewhat of a monumental event. I can distinctly remember as a kid watching her meticulously create each little work of art. She would roll out the dough, carefully fill each one and then place them on a checkered tablecloth to let the pasta dry. A tradition, that I sadly can not carry on (my cooking wouldn’t do it justice), but the amazing recipe and detailed process stays close to my heart.




Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion

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Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 (left) | Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 (right)

Portrait of Elsa Schiaparelli, 1932 (left) | Portrait of Miuccia Prada, 1999 (right)

because it’s been confirmed. On May 10, 2012 the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute will exhibit designs by Miuccia Prada and the late Elsa Schiaparelli. As you can imagine after McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ exhibit last spring/summer, the announcement is already creating quite a buzz. So start packing that overnight bag because if the lines are anything like what they were for the McQueen exhibit, it’ll be a bit of a wait, to say the least. According to WWD, there will be 80 designs from the two Italian designers including pieces by Schiaparelli from the late 20’s to the early 50’s and by Prada from the late 80’s through present day.  Although both created during different eras and their work hasn’t necessarily been influenced by one another, they both are icons in the world of fashion.  Two strong women who challenged fashion. For that we’re forever grateful; it’ll be worth the wait.

Photo: The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Guest Hunter, Laura Bellezza


Laura Bellezza

Laura Bellezza

Laura, our guest hunter for the week. This Italian beauty is sassy, sophisticated and funny all in the one breath. We first met about 10 years ago while working together on Kenneth Cole photo shoot, and I was instantly impressed by her. Laura was the first person I knew who had the coveted No. 6 clogs (lucky girl previously had a stint working there). She’s got the brightest spirit, a handsome husband and gorgeous twin girls. But Laura really says it best herself, so KEEP READING where she shares more of her story and some of her favorites.

Photo: Tina Zelinski