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Elegant Dressing - Italian Style Winter Collection

Elegant Dressing - Italian Style Winter Collection

Italian Style Winter Collection

Mati Cianci, a close girlfriend who lives in Rome with her family is visiting New York this week with her trunk-show, Italian Style Winter Collection.  Mati is showing a finely edited selection of elegant jackets, dresses, knitwear, shawls, leather bags and accessories made by artisans from around the globe.

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Glamorous Living - Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany

Glamorous Living - Hotel Il Pellicano, Tuscany

One of my very favorite vacations was at Hotel Il Pellicano,Tuscany, Italy.  Just outside of Porto Ercole, overlooking the Tyrrhernian Sea, at cliff's edge sits Il Pellicano.  It's been the resort of choice for various celebrities and European royalty for over 50 years.  During its 1960's heyday, the society photographer, Slim Aarons  chronicled the guests as they played and relaxed in this tucked away oasis.  Updated in 2006 the hotel maintains its laid-back charm, feeling more like a very well run private home rather than a luxury hotel.  Philippe and I arrived very late one evening at the end of summer and there were no street or house lights for miles around. 

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