Editor’s Note: April/May 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the April/May 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to nearly 190 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. A cover story on Trieste is long overdue. This is the city of my dreams. Why? Because despite some 60 (I’ve lost count) trips to Italy, I still have not visited this …

Join Us For An Evening Celebrating “Made in Italy”

If you’re in San Francisco April 6th, you don’t want to miss this very special event presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Enjoy a conversation with author and entrepreneur Riccardo Illy and Dream of Italy host and executive producer Kathy McCabe at The Firehouse at Fort Mason, on the occasion of the release of Illy’s new book …

Editor’s Note: February/March 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the February/March 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to nearly 190 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  As you’ve just read on the facing page, one of our new features, Dream Day in Italy, is just a snippet of something exciting and authentic to experience in Italy. My friend Valerie …

Introducing Dream of Italy Italian Language Note Cards

I often write articles or design products that I wish I could read or use.  And I’ve been looking for some elegant Italian language note cards, so along with my designer Karen, created them myself! This set of 6 note cards/greeting cards with Italian sayings on the front, blank inside and English translation on back. The 5.5″ x 4.25″ cards are printed …

Travel, Transform and Thrive Profile From the Book: Mary Gray

This interview originally appeared in the book Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive. Not only did we profile Mary Gray, she also was a key contributor to the book, writing more than 80 pages on moving to and living in Italy. We consider her quite the expert on expat Italian life!  Mary Gray was born and raised in Mississippi and originally …

Editor’s Note: October/November 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the October/November 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Fall feels magical in Italy. The palette of the countryside transforms into hues of yellow, gold and red. Italians bundle up in their cashmere scarves and signature puffy, quilted coats and enjoy …

Discovering a Life of Bella Figura in Italy

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find Kamin’s tips for Florence here. Join Kathy McCabe and Kamin on Facebook Live on November 17th for a Dream of Italy Book Club Meeting discussing Bella Figura: How to Live, Love and Eat the Italian Way. RSVP here! Kamin Mohammadi has lived what sounds like a fairy …