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My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

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Rome Restaurant Week 2012

Restaurant Week is on again in Rome. It’s when you get to try a surprise 3 course meal (for lunch or dinner) at some of the city’s best restaurants for a set price of €25. Drinks are separate of course. More than 80 restaurants across Rome participated with some Michelin star rated places too (add a lazy €10 to the menu for that!). By the time I got to booking

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TBEX Conference – Girona, Costa Brava Spain

I just got back from Spain on my first official business trip while living in Rome! I was at the TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) Conference in Girona (Costa Brava, Spain – right near Barcelona) proudly representing Rome Food Tours. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet the growing number of international travel bloggers on whom many operators in the tourism sector now rely on to help spread the word about

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Vogue Rome Fashion Night Out

Tonight I attended a very special event in Rome: the 2012 Vogue Fashion Night Out. (And with the roman, “Aooo bella’s” I received as I was on my way, I believe my look was up to scratch for the stylish occasion! :-)) Early in the evening the Spanish Steps turned into an open air catwalk with models showcasing the wares of internationally famous and up and coming fashion houses. The

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Glass Hostaria – for absolute class in Rome

Last weekend I had the absolute pleasure of participating in an exclusive food event organised by Roman based bloggers and foodies Tavole Romane and finally ate at the famed and Michelin star rated restaurant Glass Hostaria. Putting it simply I had an amazing food day. And the pictures emulate just that. Actually it was an amazing Rome day, because unlike most things I do, it wasn’t all completely about food.

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Republic Day in Rome – a Reduced Affair in 2012

Today is a national public holiday in Italy and marks the 66th anniversary of the declaration of the Italian republic. But with the country in economic (moral, political & social!) turmoil, recent mafia related bombing in Brindisi in the south and a devestating earthquake rocking Emilia Romagna in the north, there really doesn’t feel much to celebrate today. To that end, planned annual celebrations here in Rome have been significantly

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Rome’s I Parioli – No Trastevere for me!

On a warm sunny spring Sunday I ventured into what for me was the unknown… Unchartered territory… The famous residential elegance of Rome.. Melbourne people think Toorak. Sydney, Vaucluse. New York, Upper East Side. Londoners, think Mayfair! I visited – or should I say, experienced – I Parioli, for my personal trainer’s Memorial Day BBQ! Yep! You heard it here my followers… Somehow I ended up in Rome.. with an

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Abruzzo: Food, Feast, More Food & Pork!

I’m currently enjoying a little mini break away from Rome in Abruzzo. This region of my parents’ birth shares a border with Lazio and is therefore close and well connected to Rome. I always travel here by coach from Tiburtina station which takes an hour and a half – too easy! (for details and timetable visit www.arpaonline.it) Abruzzo is where I have my Italian residency. It is renowned for natural

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Happy Birthday Roma!

I just found out that it’s a little someone’s birthday this weekend! On Saturday 21 April Rome celebrates her 2,765th Birthday and the occasion will be marked in various ways across the city. I guess Rome and I have a few things I’m common (beauty of course being the obvious you say 🙂 No, thats not it). We both mark our birthdays this month and therefore share the same zodiac

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To Rome With Love

Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome With Love fittingly had its world premiere in Rome on Friday night. The red carpet event was held at the Hotel Parco dei Principi, which is a five-star luxury hotel located near Villa Borghese with beautiful views of St Peter’s Basilica (www.parcodeiprincipi.com). The romantic comedy stars Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Italian actor Roberto Begnini (of Life is Beautiful fame), Australia’s very own

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Drills, Hammers and a Jesus Party to Remember

Since moving to Rome I have learnt to use a drill. I have also used a hammer and nails. Those of you who know me well – yes – you are on the right page and reading the right blog. And no, I have not been recently been abducted by aliens. It’s just me learning to do the things a strong, independent, single woman of the world should know how

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