• The Birth Story of Sophia Bella

    39 Weeks Pregnant And I’m Over It I had made it to 39 weeks so my baby was officially full term and I was fully done with being pregnant. My waddling was at its peak fat penguin stage, every which way I laid down was uncomfortable, my clothing choices were between staying in my PJs or my pair of Blanqi… [Continue Reading]

    The Birth Story of Sophia Bella
  • My Chic Tea Party Baby Shower

    With all the commotion going on in the world with COVID and so many of my plans already canceled during my pregnancy, I knew I at least wanted to have my baby shower with a small intimate group of my closest friends and family members. And I’m so glad that my friends and I made it happen because I had… [Continue Reading]

    My Chic Tea Party Baby Shower
  • Baby Registry Checklist for First Time Moms

    Setting up a baby registry as a first-time mom can be super overwhelming. There are SO many baby things! But don’t worry, you’ve got this and I’m here to help! I’ve spent countless amount of hours researching and stressing so that’s why I put together this baby registry checklist. I’ve included some of my favorite items at the very bottom.… [Continue Reading]

    Baby Registry Checklist for First Time Moms
  • Pregnancy Essentials Through Every Trimester

    Hey, mommas-to-be! In case you missed the news, I’m pregnant! Now that I’m 23 weeks, I’ve gotten a decent taste of the wide variety of pregnancy symptoms and woes that most women experience by now. So I can finally share the pregnancy essentials that have helped me throughout my pregnancy! As well as what I plan to use during my… [Continue Reading]

    Pregnancy Essentials Through Every Trimester
  • Bella Vita Baby!

    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. Does anyone else remember that from the popular K-i-s-s-i-n-g schoolyard rhyme? I remember singing it so much back when I was in elementary school. Well, the rhyme from my childhood has finally come true! Matt and I have enjoyed some wonderful moments together over the years, from… [Continue Reading]

    Bella Vita Baby!

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Dolce & Gabbana Pasta Set

Dolce & Gabbana’s Collaboration with Pastificio Di Martino Dolce & Gabbana and Italian pasta brand Pastificio Di Martino have collaborated together to bring us one stunning pasta set and apron! But this is no regular pasta. Pastificio Di Martino is based in the Italian city of Gragnano. Which actually has a Protected Geographic Indication for its pasta. In addition to…

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Lunch at Campiello Naples

An Afternoon at Campiello Naples Campiello Naples is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Naples. It’s actually where my now husband and I spent our first Valentine’s Day! I recently had lunch there with my friends Piper and Christine and we had a wonderful time. I knew I had to share my experience and our delicious meal! Drinks We…

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Our Amalfi Coast Wedding

Our Amalfi Coast Wedding The first questions I get asked when I tell someone that my husband and I had our wedding off the Amalfi Coast in Italy are: “Are either of you Italian?” and “why Italy?.” First off, thanks to 23andme I can say that I am part Italian, but that had nothing to do with that decision. And…

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Favorite Italian Beauty Brands

Are you ready to embrace the simple yet luxuriously indulgent lifestyle of Italian women? Italians revolve their decisions around things that make them feel good. From the extra glass of wine at dinner to enjoying a lovely plate of pasta without feeling guilty, Italians have perfected the pleasure seeking lifestyle. And among the many pleasures that Italian women pride themselves…

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How to Make Homemade Pasta

Fresh pasta is a completely different product from dried pasta. Fresh pasta is typically made from eggs and all-purpose or “00” flour, which is a very finely ground flour from Italy. Whereas, dried pasta dough is typically made with water and semolina, a flour with a much higher gluten content. The structure of semolina pasta dough makes it sturdy enough…

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Influencer Pasta Class at Sur La Table

I partnered with Sur La Table to host my first influencer pasta class with fellow local influencers. Almost everyone in the group had never made fresh homemade pasta before so it was really a treat for everyone to make it themselves! If you’ve never attended a cooking class, I highly recommend it! The cooking classes at Sur La Table are…

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Tom Ford Beauty Gift Guides

Ciao loves! It’s that time again! The holiday season is upon us and with this time comes many days of shopping for our loved ones. I know there are lots of gift options to choose from so I have put a couple Tom Ford gift guides to help you through your shopping adventures! Below I showcase some of my personal…

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From Paris, with Love and Anxiety: My Travel Diary

As I sat at Café de Flore soaking up the sun on a cool yet sunny fall morning, sitting beside my handsome husband with a cappuccino in hand; I was genuinely happy not doing anything at all for once during our two and a half week long adventurous and fast paced honeymoon. This was our last full day in Paris…

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Date night at Caffé Milano

Find yourself someone who looks at you the way I look at pasta… and the way I look at my fiancé. Matt and I decided to go on a spontaneous date night out on Saturday to a lovely little cozy Italian restaurant that is located off 5th Ave in Naples called Caffé Milano. I have been daydreaming about Italy a bit…

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The 8 Beauty Essentials You Won’t Want to Travel Without

Traveling in itself is an exciting experience, filled with wonder and endless possibilities but you have limited space to equip yourself with everything you may need for your exciting trip ahead. It’s best to prepare in advance because even the most seasoned travelers tend to forget something. So consider this your friendly reminder to pack the essentials first, before there’s…

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