It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.
It holds your entire life -- it's your purse. But handbags also are statements in style. Now is the time to check out the many styles and colors of some newer designers to enrich your look and keep you organized!
Chef Vito Mollica of the famed Il Palagio at The Four Seasons was kind enough to show how to prepare a traditional Italian dinner, the Feast Of The Seven Fishes, for girls like me known for having the local sushi joint on speed dial and using Whole Foods for the holidays.
Not only is the connection between art and money not a recent development, but the growth of the modern banking system was closely linked with basic innovations in our artistic heritage in Renaissance Florence.
While organized tours get a bad rap, our Italian trip contained surprisingly little moaning, an impressively prompt and fun group of families and the joy of having someone else tackle the logistics. It turns out kids love group travel.
While Italy's ports are generally panned as boringly industrial, I found each to be colorful in a gritty way, emblematic of a long maritime history and a legitimate urban representative of its respective region -- minus the famous sights.