Italian Stripes

I just read a post on a popular fashion website that said if they held a contest for “warm weather’s official pattern” it would be stripes. That got me thinking about the striped patterns I’ve seen all over Italy and how I’m drawn to them. Summertime stripes are especially appealing. Colorful and crisp shirting, swimwear … Continue reading Italian Stripes

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The Scarlet Letter of Italy

  Few letters may be as important as the letter A – the first letter of the alphabet, the first vowel, the alpha of omega, the grade we all strive for. Whether emblazoned in literary history as Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter or branded as Apple, Apollo or Abercrombie, the letter A stands out as something special. The … Continue reading The Scarlet Letter of Italy