City Profiles

Get Out of Town - Nostrano Vineyards
Get Out of Town: Nostrano Vineyards (Hudson Valley) After spending two years travelling, working and studying among the rolling hills of Italy - I've grown to appreciate the pleasures of a scenic view of a vineyard now and again. Even better when I

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Welcome to NYC Foodie Town
The Best Specialty Food Stores in New York City The life of a homecook is not a walk in the park! Restaurant chefs have their purveyors and trusted sources, but for the poor homecook there is trial and error. While restaurant chefs often wake

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Dubai Marina Guide
CityProfile: Dubai (UAE) – Part 1, Marina Happy 2015 everybody! The Holiday Season was fantastic. I took some much deserved and needed vacation. Instead of traveling to Italy to visit family, we decided to bring the party to NY and get some

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Art Galleries in Milan
CityProfile Milan Part Three: the Best Art Galleries The CityProfile Milan series wouldn't be complete without a chapter about ART. Milan may not have been the cradle of art, as Rome and Florence once were, but it is the business capital of Italy.

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Guide to Restaurants in Bologna
CityProfile: Bologna It has been 1 year of pure bliss living in Bologna – which is aptly named “La Grassa” (or "the Chubby City"). To some of Europe, and those who travel there, Bologna has become a

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City Profile 2 Milan
CityProfile Milan: Part 2, the Power Couple The Second City Profile Milan captures the spirit of Lombardy's capital through the eyes of a power couple, Domenico Vito and Maria Reppucci.  Domenico and I have been friends for about 20 years because we

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Milan City Profile Part 1
CityProfile: Milan, Part 1 Milan is a city I learned to love only recently. In 2002 I was sent there for my first assignment as a first year associate: the due diligence of a large corporation. Needless to say,

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Caprai Winery 1
A Visit to Caprai Vineyard in Montefalco Umbria was always on my list of places to visit while living in Italy, as the hidden gem nestled between Tuscany and Marche is producing some hot wines these days. I was glad to finally get the

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