Italy

Casa Angelina: Perfect Praiano.

Casa Angelina: Perfect Praiano.

In a toe-curling cliffside location (complete with a one of a kind driveway), just past Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina is a bastion of urban style done in chic, reflective white.  Service is highly attentive and begins prior to guests ever stepping foot […]

Le Sirenuse Champagne & Oyster Bar: A tradition that lives up to the hype.

Le Sirenuse Champagne & Oyster Bar: A tradition that lives up to the hype.

The Amalfi Coast is a location synonymous with luxury and sophistication, and perhaps no property is more sought after than that of Le Sirenuse, the iconic hotel in picture perfect Positano.  While our original intention was to enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Franco’s Bar (technically a spill […]

Zass*: Michelin makes a mistake?

Zass*: Michelin makes a mistake?

Let it be said that my friends have impeccable taste in travel.  Thus, when the opportunity to attach on to an extended birthday trip to Italy for a friend of my sister that I’d only met a handful of times came up, what do you […]

Un Piano Nel Cielo, dinner by the sea.

Un Piano Nel Cielo, dinner by the sea.

While staying at Casa Angelina, it only made sense to dine at their fine dining restaurant, Un Piano Nel Cielo.  We booked the terrace on the top floor for a private dinner as the main meal of our ongoing birthday celebrations.  Friends, if you ever […]

Conca del Sogno: Idyllic beach dining in Amalfi.

Conca del Sogno: Idyllic beach dining in Amalfi.

When the captain of our boat suggested we stop by a restaurant on our return from Capri to our hotel (sidebar: renting a private boat > ferry to Capri), we shrugged and thought, ‘He’s a local guy, so he probably knows best.’  And I’m glad […]

Ad Hoc: That’s (not) amore in Rome.

Ad Hoc: That’s (not) amore in Rome.

You know how you can get really excited for a restaurant and then it doesn’t live up to expectations?  This was, unfortunately, the case at Ad Hoc, a well-reviewed venue in Rome.  As we had first time tasting menu diners in our group, I felt especially disappointed […]