Vivere come un italiano…

…to live like an Italian. And this, befittingly, is exactly what you will do when you travel to Italy with Virginia Jeeves, editor of La Vita, on one of her bespoke tours of Italy. Growing up in an Italian household, Virginia was always spoken to in 'la bella lingua',...

Jar pumps up Radio Sound

Jar pumps up Radio Sound “Transistor radios produce a deeper, more melodious tone when placed speaker-down on top of an open fruit jar.” This worked in February 1961. And it works today for an...

Plump up your Cushions

Plump up your Cushions Put them outside in the sun for a few hours, flipping them halfway through. (Be careful―leaving them out too long may fade the fabric.) The sun will help evaporate the moisture that gets into the filling over time, and the cushions should plump...

Social Media Confusion

Social Media Confusion TWITTER, LINKED IN, FACE BOOK, INSTAGRAM…WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN…AND DO? Ah the old dilemma of social media. Which “bit” of social media to use and how might it work for you? Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram (and new...

Cleaning Windows Mistakes

Cleaning Windows Mistakes Washing your windows is the sort of annoying chore that you want to get right the first time. To make sure you only have to tackle this project once, note these common mistakes before you start spraying and wiping. 1. You choose a sunny day....

Kitchen Odor No More

Kitchen Odor No More 1. Combat cooking fumes. Try this to erase the scent of yesterday’s broiled fish: In a saucepan, mix 3 tablespoons of white vinegar and 1 cup of water, and boil for several minutes. Vinegar is acidic and odors are alkaline, so the former will...

Set your Table like a Stylist

Set your Table like a Stylist 1. A tablecloth is the foundation for a beautiful table setting. So having a good arsenal is important. New ones, vintage ones, ones that have been passed down, they all immediately elevate a meal. Even if it’s just the family sitting...

Milking It

Milking It I have two children now aged 31 and 34 and over the years of rearing them, choosing the right milk for them (after successful and prolonged breast feeding) became the challenge. Back some 30 years ago, a child who looked like he or she had a negative...

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