29 posts by heatherbear1086
Italian Wedding

Back in July I was invited to the wedding of my friend Tonia’s cousin in Naples: the event of the century, this was hands down one of the best experiences I’ve had in this country. And here’s why: I grew up

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Neighborly Love

There’s something funny that happens when you are a foreigner living in another country. The excitement, frustration and general coolness of life experiences increases tenfold, simply due to your surroundings. For me, every aspect of living these days has become magnified by

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hot italian men

It has taken me five years and endless nights out in this city to compile this list of what I like to call the “usual suspects.” So please join me as I introduce to you the top 12 guys you

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confused woman

This guy I was dating messaged me a while back saying: Ciao patatona, come stai? I looked at it for a second and said, what the hell… Let me break this down for you: patata is potato, and if you

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high road

A few weeks ago I broke it off with the Italian plumber who lives with his parents and claims “things are complicated in his life right now.” Oh yes, I would I never want that complicated a life. Ever! When

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yolo

I’d like to pay tribute in this post to a Milanese Legend whom I’ve dubbed Signora YOLO. Now, I get I’m a little outdated using this term, as it is something that has come and gone by US pop culture

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Last week I made a huge error in judgement. I made a big mistake, broke a cardinal rule. In the eyes of the Italian male race, it was bad. Very bad. Worse than farting or burping in the presence of

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A crotch shot at 6:30 AM is better than a shot of espresso…. I had an alarming wake up call this morning. I have a ritual Monday thru Friday. My alarm goes off, I mumble something close to “fuck” under my breath,

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Dating in Italy 101: the cheaters, prudes, and all the grey areas in between Sometimes I wish I could go back to the time when I understood very little Italian. Back when I moved here in 2010, my Italian was not good

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Italian Americans

As a proud Rhode Islander, we are, in fact, the state with the highest percentage of Italian Americans, a whopping 19% of our teeny tiny population is of Italian origin. I don’t know. Maybe they were all en route to

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