Editor’s Note: December 2021/January 2022 Dream of Italy Issue

This article originally appeared in the December 2021/January 2022 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  I love introducing our readers to foreigners who have created fascinating lives in Italy! Twin sisters Lisa and Toni Brancatisano are two such people.  Lisa, a trained fashion designer, embodies creativity, …

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 …

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 …

Editor’s Note: June/July 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the June/July 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here.  Our recent issue profiling amazing souls who have made each of their own dream of Italy come true has been one of our most popular issues! So due to the chord …

Join Me As We Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. It has been several years in the making, with a pandemic thrown in for good measure, so I’m thrilled to announce that the special, Dream of Italy: Travel, Transform and Thrive, is coming to PBS stations and Create TV in June. My life was changed by just …

Editor’s Note: April/May 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the April/May 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. What’s it like to see your life’s work and passion culminate in a star-studded TV special and a companion book with a foreword by Frances Mayes? Well, I’m about to find …

John Henderson: Retiring In The Eternal City (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. If you would like to see this article as it was designed in the magazine, click here for the PDF. American journalist John Henderson dreamed for years of moving to Italy before he eventually retired in Rome. His move came in phases starting with a sabbatical from his sports …

Editor’s Note: February/March 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. While I clearly believe it is important to dream of Italy, I know it is just as important to try to make those dreams come true. For this issue, I profile …

Editor’s Note: December 2020/January 2021 Dream of Italy Issue

This Editor’s Note originally appeared in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Members receive access to more than 180 back issues—if you’re not a member, join here. Dream of Italy. When I came up with this name nearly 19 years ago, little did I know just how well it would age. In this pandemic, we are in …