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',...

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...

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....

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...

Christmas Chimney

Christmas Chimney If you find yourself lacking in the fireplace department come this Christmas, fill the spot with this lovely chalkboard hearth instead. It’s a DIY mantle to hang stockings on (and a chimney for Santa to shimmy down) — and it couldn’t be simpler to...

Botanical Inspiration

Botanical Inspiration It’s a huge compliment to be asked to write a blog for an exciting new magazine and am a little confused as to why me? You see, no one that hasn’t known me for at least the last ten years is allowed to come to my house because my home is really...

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