Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

Italian pole dancer and studio owner Lucia Balestreri has recently launched London Pole Dance, a new Italian style pole school in London, near Finchley Road. Here’s my Q&A with Lucia, where she tells me all about the new school and the new pole competition she’s bringing to the UK. UPDATE: This post was written BEFORE … More Interview With Brand New Pole School London Pole Dance

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Q&A with Cecilia Gragnani from Diary of An Expat

As an Italian Londoner, I’m always interested in hearing about other expats’ journey, especially if they’re from my country. So when I heard that Cecilia Gragnani, a fellow Italian Londoner, was about to star in a one-woman-show about being an expat, I knew I had to speak to her. Diary of an Expat When she … More Q&A with Cecilia Gragnani from Diary of An Expat

Scrivere in Italiano

Ho aggiunto al mio blog una categoria chiamata “Italiano”, perché sono italiana e ho deciso che è arrivato il momento di utilizzare questo blog per scrivere anche nella mia lingua. Beccatevi ‘sto monologo. Italiano vs Inglese Spesso mi viene chiesto perché, da studentessa italiana del liceo classico, ho deciso di mollare tutto, mollare l’Italia e … More Scrivere in Italiano

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

Exploring The Vatican

My mum is from Rome. My grandparents are from Rome. I am Italian. And in 25 years I had never seen the Sistine Chapel. #fail – Time to change that! Here’s my itinerary for a quick day in Rome exploring the Vatican, visiting the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and shopping in Italy’s top department … More Exploring The Vatican

Three London openings I am gutted to miss

I thought that moving out of London would have cured my Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) once and for all. Turns out I was wrong: despite having embraced the more laid-back, beach-side Sydney lifestyle, my FOMO is still very much alive and kicking thanks to press releases, Facebook, Instagram and the simple fact that I’m … More Three London openings I am gutted to miss

My 2016 was all over the place

In Italian we have a saying stating that whatever you do for New Year’s, you’re going to do it for the entire year. Call it superstition, but for me it has really been true. Here’s a balance of my 2016 in travel and (if you care) in life. I caught the travel bug at birth, … More My 2016 was all over the place

Mediterranean tapas at Ember Yard

What do you do when you miss the warmth of the Mediterranean life? Simple. You have dinner at Ember Yard. Part of the Salt Yard Group, Ember Yard is a slick tapas place in Soho’s busy Berwick Street. It has everything you might want from a trendy London restaurant, which also happens to serve some of … More Mediterranean tapas at Ember Yard

The Manhattan Project at POND Dalston: weird cocktails and Hawaiian food pairings made in heaven

The launch of The Manhattan Project‘s residency at POND Dalston saw a dream team of tasty and crafty cocktails matched with Hawaiian food. The weirder the better. The Manhattan Project’s odd twist on retro cocktails – all consisting of four main ingredients focusing on the season – is the brain child of Felix Cohen, who thought up the project in … More The Manhattan Project at POND Dalston: weird cocktails and Hawaiian food pairings made in heaven