Miscellaneous Italian Living
woman makes funny face

Back to Milan and it. has. been. cold. My heat, which is included in the price of my rent, and which I thought was an absolute steal, sucks. I might as well sit outside in the courtyard with my laptop

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evil woman

Italians are funny when it comes to names. Or shall I say, they don’t exactly color outside the lines when it comes to picking one. None of this naming their children after fruits, vegetables, inanimate objects, actors or actresses. There’s

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woman in the kitchen

I just had the most anxiety-ridden 24 hours. Sundays were meant for hangovers and brunching. Instead, I found myself on the precipice of a panic attack. So, my name is Heather, I’m 29 years old and I picked up and

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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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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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woman pasta

This has nothing to do with any guy.  It is in fact a rant.  Like those annoying ones you find on facebook that I myself complain about.  Except this is not facebook, this is my blog and you all had

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I’ve lived here for four years and off the cuff I can tell you 3 things Italians always complain about: the weather, politics and taxes. Well, the last two go hand in hand. It’s the subject of many heated debates

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