If you've ever been to Italy, there's a good chance that you've been to Florence. This Tuscan gem draws millions of visitors every year to its gothic-striped duomo and Renaissance piazzas. It's a short train ride from Rome, and though I don't get there as often as I'd like, I try to pop up for a … Continue reading Snapshots from the Streets of Florence
“All things change; nothing perishes." – Ovid The Baths of Diocletian, once an ancient Roman day spa and pleasure palace, so to speak, are partially preserved and have been converted into a museum of ancient art and artifacts. Here are some photographs of antique Roman statuary in the gallery of their sculpture garden.
"I went up into the rarefied skies of my most fantastic imagination and set off cascades of fireworks. Fantasy and ingenuity broke forth, with complete indifference not merely to what people would say but even to what was practical. I sought only an absolute freedom of expression, and a daredevil approach, with no fear." … Continue reading Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Shocking Life”
I love rings. My hands feel strange if I'm not wearing one. I've amassed a collection of gaudy cocktail rings over the years, most of them salvaged from thrift shops and antique stores, and I usually go for the multi-color and sparkly variety. Lately I've toned it down a bit though, opting for simple and … Continue reading Fashion Note: Dangerous Digits