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The 5: What we are Obsessed with This Month





Do you love painting and do you daydream of doing so in an 18th century Tuscan Villa?
Well, a heavenly week long art holiday at Arniano Painting School will turn your dream into reality. From the elegant bohemian country house to the wonderful host and chef Amber Guinness who will nourish you with feasts of delicious Tuscan cuisine, it will be easy to relax and let your creativity run wild…

Meet Chef Amber Guiness 



The fabulous cook and author Mimi Thorisson narrates her new adventure in Italy in the way she knows how to do best, through food and beautiful story telling. 

For a sneak peek into her new book  Old World Italian”  read A Feast For The Soul  and get yourself a copy to embark on this wonderful culinary journey across Italy.



Although it is Italy’s third largest island, right behind Sicily and Sardinia, this Tuscan Archipelagic land is one of Italy’s hidden treasures.
Discover Elba with our friend and writer Ella Rose Philips who has been fortunate enough to spend many happy summers on this magical island.





One of the few Roman Ateliers which design and tailor with the craftsmanship, care and attention to detail “di una volta” of earlier times. It is an entirely family run enterprise where quality and traditions are kept intact and never compromised.

Next time in Rome we urge you to stop by at Via Dell Oca 39 and let the garments speak for themselves! In the meantime meet the family behind it all.

Atelier Bomba fashion studio with wooden table clothes hanging and fabrics in the background in Rome Italy



September is National Mushroom Month and Italy reigns sovereign when it comes to “funghi porcini”, the king of all mushrooms. Summer might be at an end but this transeasonal culinary delight is high on the list of things that get us excited for fall. Eaten oven roasted, grilled or fried; on pasta, polenta or risotto, we say, “move over ‘Spaghetti alle Vongole’ and ‘Caponata’, we’ll see you next year; this month it’s all about the Porcini!”