In the beautiful Venetian city of Padova, there is a store for gentlemen, appropriately enough, located in the Square of Gentlemen (Piazza dei Signori) called Callegaro e Doriguzzi.  While passing by the storefront this weekend, I could not help but to notice a strange-looking hat with an extra long beak.  This oddity drew me into the store to inqu...

After developing a cult-like following since its founding in 1996, and with 23 locations throughout Florida, Jeremiah's Italian Ice announced it is ready to share its decadent Italian Ice, premium Soft Ice Cream and signature Gelati treats nationwide with its category-defining franchise opportunity. An opportunity 23 years in the making, Jeremiah's...

Once upon a time, if you were growing up in South Medford and you lived in walking distance of Main Street, your world was complete. What did you need that wasn’t there? Why would you ever leave? Why would you even need a car? According to Anita D’Antonio, Louise D’Antonio, and Nancy Chito, South Medford from the 1920’s until the 1980’s was a very...

The Louisiana Lottery is giving players a way to have their cake and scratch it too this Mardi Gras season. For the first time ever, the Lottery’s $2 Mardi Gras scratch-off game, aptly named King Cake Cash, will feature two second-chance drawings to win a Cartozzo’s Bakery king cake each month for a year, so the revelry can continue all year long....

The noise of the machine and the steam coming out of it. Pouring it little by little until creating a little crema, cream, on top and here we are: il caffe’ e’ servito (coffee is served)! Every morning a strong scent can be smelt in the streets of Italian cafés where coffee pops up. This is not simply a drink but a ritual that Italians cannot miss....

At the tender age of 10, Burr Ridge’s Rino Burdi tagged along to work with his father, Alfonso. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, Burdi runs the day-to-day operations of the family’s namesake luxury Italian menswear brand, Burdi, which he took over from Alfonso in 1995. “You could say I was born into it,” says Burdi. “I watched my dad cut a...

There is no denying that Italy has designed some of the best sports cars over the last 50+ years. Yes, for some reason, Italy sure knows how to develop a decent sports car and has produced some of the most iconic cars in the world as a result. For the Italians, it's not just merely a car – it's a piece of art. Sadly, many of these majestic models h...

Spregiudicata, provocante, talvolta osé o scandalosa: è la moda di oggi. O meglio degli ultimi settecento anni, se si assume il XIV secolo come il vero punto di svolta nelle abitudini occidentali in fatto di abbigliamento. È ciò che sostiene Roberta Orsi Landini nel suo nuovo saggio intitolato “Moda a Firenze e in Toscana nel Trecento” (pp. 160, eu...

The Fiat Centoventi Concept caused quite a ruckus when it was unveiled to the global public at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. An electric concept waiting to be personalized by customers, Centoventi will be making its debut on North American soil at the upcoming 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you’re wondering how...

There is a surprising number of 100-year-olds in Sardinia, and the concept of active aging comes from studies looking into this phenomenon. So what are the health secrets for reaching a century? The parts of the world where people can live happy for longer amounts of time are called Blue Zones, and there are very few of them: the Greek island Icari...