Italia! top picks: July

Here are our favourite products for you this month! Plenty of summertime inspiration, from al fresco essentials and personalised gifts to travel accessories and ideas for the home… Fishy on a dishy  This Italian ceramic platter is the perfect picnic accessory, £52, Discover calabria    Michelle Fabio’s snappy e-guide is crammed with essential info and tips, […]

Italia! top picks: June

Here are our top picks for June, from summer travel essentials to furniture, accessories and gift ideas. On the go The Zalia backpack is perfect for your travels this summer. £109, Ball skills Perfect polpette every time with the Italian-designed Universal Food Baller. £4.95, Happy hour Spritz celebrates the story of this much-loved […]

Drink Italia: Pinot Grigio

Once the go-to Italian white with mediocre credentials, now is the time to take another look at Pinot Grigio – the fine examples being produced today are worthy of our attention. Grown throughout northern Italy, the Pinot Grigio grape is most widely found in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Veneto, Umbria, Trentino and Emilia-Romagna. Not that long ago, any […]

Top Picks for January 2017

From how to own your slice of Italy, Sicilian chocolate bars and an Italian cookery holiday and more inspiration in this new year round-up… On your bike Price £17.99 from Not on the High Street  / Wink Design  This print celebrating the iconic Piaggio Vespa in all its retro glory would make a great birthday present. Available framed […]

This month’s top picks: from stylish tiles to the ultimate spaghetti

This month’s round-up includes our top fashion picks, homeware products and adventurous breaks   Visit this See Italy from a different perspective when you swap four wheels for two on a Freedom Trek break. With over 30 trips to choose from, you’ll experience rich renaissance art, baroque architecture and age-old family traditions as you tour through distinctive regions […]

Top Picks: August Edit

Discover home décor, luxury Rome and Capri trips and exciting new album releases as well as a fascinating dive into Sicily’s past in our round-up this August…  Alessi is More This summer sees the launch of new ranges from the always innovative Alessi Design. If you’re looking to update your bathroom, a simple change of accessories can give […]

Top Picks this month

Discover what lies under the streets of Rome, get a book with enough recipes to host an al fresco Italian tea party and be beautiful while you do it, with the best of Italy this July…    Back to Cool When the time comes for the kids to go back to school, you can be sure […]

Top 3 Ideas for Strawberries

They are the true taste of summer, and also a design motif for all sorts of things. Think strawberries this month with these fruity gift ideas… Top 3 Ideas for Strawberries Strawberry writing set You’ve heard the phrase ‘say it with flowers’ – well, how about saying it with strawberries? Now you can, thanks to […]

Top 3 – Hit the Beach

Heading for the coast in Italy this summer? Go in style to the beach with these (vaguely) rock’n’roll-related accessories! 1. Cut across Shorty Never mind being on the beach – how about having the beach on you? These eye-catching Orlebar Brown swim shorts for men give you the opportunity to do just that, emblazoned as they […]