Small treasures in the center of Rome…

You are walking in the historic center of Rome?
Before making a stop (recommended) to Ciampini Bar in Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina for an ice cream cone, you should definitely pay a visit to DODI Boutique in Vicolo Torretta.

Follow the palm trees … in front of the small boutique!
Then, madame Dodi welcomes you to “make you plunge” in this little wishing well.
Not only clothes, but also bags (divine!) and accessories from select fashion.

Then continue in the Vicolo della Torretta up to the number 60, where you will find a lovely local  restaurant “Vini  e Buffet”, simple and unpretentious, with great value for money. Suggestions for the afternoon?
A walking aimlessly in the nearby Via di Campo Marzio, to the ancient Church of S. Maria in Campomarzio. (VIII century).

This church, although the Roman obedience, is a temple Catholic Eastern Rite of Antioch, and the religious function there is still celebrated in Aramaic airo-palistenese, the language that was spoken the time of Jesus Christ.

FASHION: DODI Boutique, Vicolo della Torretta 18, Roma
FOOD: “Vini e Buffet” Restaurant, Vicolo della Torretta 60
ART: Chiesa di S. Maria in Campomarzio, 45/a

 

Debut in Society

This is an event “of the past”…

The National Historical Dance Society organizes Dancing Tea parties, exclusive and elegant, from 15.30 to 19.00, that will cast you in a magical atmosphere.

It combines the pleasure and magic of the Great 1800 Balls, to the fine round of afternoon tea, with a nice buffet, listening to great music and dancing …

The National Historical Dance Society is, in Italy, the legitimate prosecution of  the tradition of Ball of Debutantes.
The Ball of Debutantes has a history dating back to the eighteenth century.
Within the palaces, in a blaze of candles, mirrors and gilded stucco, aristocratic girls shyly made their entrance into society and at times surprisingly found her prince charming.

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If you can not attend a Debutante Ball, you can at least be protagonists for a day, complete with a Grandmaster of the Ceremony, which will involve you in learning the dances 800, even if you’ve never danced!

The clothing can be contemporary.

Tea Dances
Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

Piazza Marconi 8/10 – ROMA EUR
Info: +39 2 2 800 800

“No man can make you feel safe, like a cashmere coat and a pair of black glasses.”(Coco)

Crazy weather in Rome, but the sunny days are still cold.
What’s better than a nice cashmere sweater?

A purchase of great value, with the charm of Italian fashion …

I guess that’s something you can not miss in the closet, because they are useful in both summer and winter.

Or, as Coco Chanel: “No man can make you feel safe, like a cashmere coat and a pair of black glasses.”

 

Passing through the center, walking to the Pantheon, take a look at the window at number 31 in Via Campo Marzio…

A specialized and funny cashmere shop,,,, not the usual cashmere.

 

 

Rienzi, Cashmere Shop
Via Campo Marzio 31, Roma

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Shabby chic gift!

Invitation to dinner?
If you has an invitation to dinner at home of  Italian people, I assure you that a bunch of flowers or a bottle of wine are more than welcome!


But, if you are friends, then you can also think of an object for the landlady …

So, here’s a cool address, in the PRATI district, a short walk from Castel Sant’Angelo.

Between design objects and shabby chic, you might really find a cute gift!

My last purchase was a black rattan basket with applications of red berries of wood…;D

BECARA, Roma
Via Vittoria Colonna 30
INFO:+39 0668805959

Luxury swaps in the Borghetto Flaminio Market

If you love Flea Market, do not miss the Antique Market in Borghetto Flaminio.
It’s an unique  Market, you pay 5 euros to enter, and find the luxury  Vintage at very competitive prices!

In this  little special place, there aren’t professional traders, but the “junk dealers as a hobby.”

Snobbery of the century: things that recycles used, swaps, buys and sells …
It ‘easy to find items of Gucci, rather than, Prada or Armani…

Real bargains for those who know how to choose!

 

Borghetto Flaminio

Borghetto Flaminio, Rome
Piazza della Marina 32
Every Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00

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I saw a mermaid in Rome

Here is an address for the real fashion victims: Via delle Carrozze 81.

What will you find?
Swimwear but… Haute Couture.

Each swimsuit is a work of art, almost tailor-made, combined with long sarong, or shorts, tops, tunics, trousers …
In the boutique there is a feeling of times past, a little Saint Tropez, a little “sixty”!

The Roman aristocracy, and not only, frequent this boutique for the quality and, above all, the uniqueness of its swimsuits!

Considering the prices, (several hundred euros each), they offer a  repair and maintenance  swimsuit’s service!

Who wears a swimsuit of these, made ​​by hand with unique details and fabrics, it will always feel “dressed”!

It is not by chance that many swimsuits for several films, have been created by this brand!

Definitely an investment… but they can also be used as tops for evening wear!

MARISA PADOVAN
Via delle Carrozze 81, Roma
Info:+39 066793946
www.marisapadovan.it 

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Dreaming with handmade shoes!

You are in the center of Rome? Well!


Can not pass unnoticed the window of this delightful shop…. Monica!


Hung on on the wall, as if they were delicious pastries, triumph beautiful shoes for girls, indeed, for “princess”!


Do you have children? No?

It does not matter, because at this address, you’ll also find women’s shoes!

Beautiful handmade shoes, to feel as princesses…

 

MONICA
Via delle Carrozze, 71, Roma
http://www.monicagarcia.com 

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SALES! Crazy Shopping in Rome!

 

SALES Time!

Bargain hunting time, and the fastest wins …. long as you have clear ideas and, I would add, the right address!

 

So, here’s a TOP address : SPAZIOESPANSO.
Boutique two steps from the Piazza di Pietra!
Especially Italian Fashion names, cool clothing selection, chic.

To visit, even for taking home a silk scarf, or a  high fashion necklace!

Prices in proportion to the purchase… of course, but sure investement!;D

 

 

SPAZIOESPANSO Boutique
Via dei Bergamaschi 80, Roma

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That shop… is a gem!

Missing three days to greet the New Year!
Have you already made ​​the list of good intentions and desires?

A friend of mine told me she wanted to make the declaration, to her eternal love!
He asked me where to look for a truly unique jewel…

I have to say that, skilled craftsmen in Rome, are so many …. but, since the event is so special ….
Here’s my address: Minerva.

A name of a goddess who was, Roman god of war, of wisdom, but also the patron of craftsmen.

The jewelry is located in the very ancient way of Coronari, and is here that,  your idea (every woman has in mind a jewel!) becomes a reality.

Believe me, the cost is not excessive and the creations are small masterpieces.

It can be a good opportunity to buy a jewel, to welcome the NewYear!  😉

MINERVA GIOIELLI
Via dei Coronari, 81, Roma
INFO:+39 0668803827
www.minervagioielli.com 

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glam… as Rome can be!

Not all the tourists will find the hotel in the historic center of Rome …
Many luxurious and charming hotels are also found in other neighborhoods, such as, for example, the Parioli neighborhood!

In this residential neighborhood, you will find the small Concept Store glam!

Out of the beaten track by tourists, but much loved by residents, glam Outlet offers a choice of the latest Glamour collections of clothing of the Italian Fashion …. and beyond.

My last purchase: a silk scarf of  épice at only 20 euros! (Lucky me….;)

This shop is the classic “lifesaver“, should you need a dress or an important outfit (miu miu, Scervino, Balenciaga, p.a.r.o.s.h., Lanvin…) but also to bring back home a dress which is a wonderful souvenir of your trip in Italy, in Rome…
The two owners, Laura and Elisabetta, select clothes every week from the latest Collections of fashion!

So, before reaching  the Villa Borghese Park, you have to make a glam stop,,,,,,,

glam
Via delle Tre Madonne 1d,Roma
www.glamandco.com
info@glamandco.com
info:+39 068085899 

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She’s got the look!

She’s got the look!

Elide welcomes you at the in-style store

with the grace of a sunflower
that never stands still…

Young, cool, always up to date …


Great choice of indispensable sweaters, from 80 to 110 euros! Great (in)style for scarves, bags, jackets, dresses…

and great attitude…


You can not miss this address! Look at those shoes at 120 euros !!!

in- style
Via D’Ascanio 3, Roma
Phone +39 0668301175
elide@in-style.it
www.in-style.it 

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Tuscany fashion bags

The Italian craftsmen are among the best in the world. They combine creativity with high quality as in the Compagnia Toscana shop of handmade bags, in Rome.

I stopped in front of the store to see close up the prices and I was amazed at value for money!

Great blue bag in little calf  at 120 euros, or a faux leather handbag at 49 euros.

There is a great choice  also with application in fur, but I’m in love with the bags made ​​of Felt, in various colors, for only 39 euros! Believe me, ask to Maria Teresa Enrica, the  sales responsible, she will show you with extreme kindness, all the latest creations!

It’s worth a stop!

COMPAGNIA TOSCANA

Via Marcantonio Colonna,6 Roma
Phone: +39 063214705 

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DESIGN and BAGS

You get into the SISSIROSSI boutique for the stylish handbags, with a particular luxurious allure, and you remain pleasantly surprised by how much these bags are “easy” to wear!

I entered in the shop greeted by the smile of  Wiola, the Sales Manager, and she has described me the care behind these bags!

Born into a family of leather goods makers, Sissi Rossi, design with a  contemporary and understated style.

Practical and strong, functional and elegant.

As the bags in soft cowhide leather, from 445 euros, or the bags in fox fur, at 750 euros. 

All this explains why the key element attached to the bags is an innocent Safety pin, but the brand symbol is a  strong Female mantis!

SISSIROSSI Store, Via Vittoria 3b, Roma

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NOT ONLY FASHION:Women with character!

“Fashion blogger”…and not only!
 Are you looking for an interesting art exhibition?

Don’t miss this!

 ” TODO o NADA ”
by Mario testino 

54 shots that represent nude and fashion,  two of the most common concepts in the work of the photographer, but especially, WOMEN WITH CHARACTER!

Mario Testino is not only a fashion photographer. A deep relationship with the art led him to appear in many museums and galleries around the world. He has collaborate with artists as Jonas Nobel, George Condo, Anselm Reyle, Vik Muniz, Jean Paul Goude, Amie Dicke, and many others.

Till november 23 , at Palazzo Ruspoli, Via del Corso 418,Roma
Every day from 10.00 to 19.30
Ticket price:9 euros 

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FASHION comes out of a HAT…

Fashion as design?
Fashion as search for unusual details?

Here’s an intriguing address:
Barbara Guidi, Via dei Gracchi 106, Rome

It is a small laboratory-boutique, where Barbara shows her creations!
Among all the hats that, as a light brush strokes of color, occupy small niches on the walls. From 45 euros.

Also the clothes are designed by her, made ​​mainly with  Florentine
fabrics and manufactured by artisan dressmakers, as the burgundy wool jacket at 220 euros.

Moreover, if you want something unique… then head for the jewelry in silk, wool and cotton.
Small fabric art works that can become headbands.
From 65 euros.

If you are walking in Prati district, it is worth making a stop there!

barbara guidi
Via dei Gracchi 106, Roma
www.barbaraguidi.com

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