The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

In case you missed it, I moved to Clapton/Hackney Central. Naturally, I’ve been spending the past month or so installing a pole in my house and trying out every possible restaurant, bar, café or event venue in my area. So here’s my local’s guide to Clapton, E5. Why I Moved To Clapton I can imagine … More The Local’s Guide To Clapton, E5

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An Italian Woman’s View of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

During my latest holiday back home in Italy, I finished Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend four-book saga. I found it gripping, heart-breaking and terribly honest. In this article I will try to explain why it resonated with me, a 25-year-old woman born and bred in Italy. I’ll also feature some opinions from people who read it, … More An Italian Woman’s View of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

10 Books to read on your Italian summer holiday

Something happens to me while on holiday in my country. I’ve been lucky enough to relax on beaches and by pools in the United States, Australia, Bali, Singapore… but nothing is quite like lying on a beach in my homeland of Sardinia, Italy. Here, the vibe (and the fact that my mother hardly lets me … More 10 Books to read on your Italian summer holiday

Dining at the Mondrian’s Sea Containers with Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

On Monday I had the pleasure to try a marvellous two-course meal at the London Mondrian Hotel’s Sea Containers restaurant as part of my ticket for Damian Barr’s Literary Salon‘s seventh birthday, one of my favourite nights of the year so far. I was back in Sardinia spending a sad afternoon on Twitter, at home … More Dining at the Mondrian’s Sea Containers with Damian Barr’s Literary Salon

Highlights of My Last Regret: a California read

While relaxing on the beaches of San Diego I decided to have a full immersion in California’s party life to get ready for my next stop – Los Angeles. And what better way to do it than reading North Morgan’s new novel? Here’s my review of “Highlights of My Last Regret.” “Highlights of My Last … More Highlights of My Last Regret: a California read