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I am recently married, proudly Italian, and adopted. I am a business woman, an equestrian, a tastemaker and a mentor among many other things.

I love to honor the legacy of my family and be the best version of myself in all things, but especially in hospitality. I love nothing more than being known for throwing great parties - because what client doesn't want their planner to be the kind of person they want to go to party with, right?

I have jumped out of planes, ridden in hot air balloons and have eight yes, EIGHT!) tattoos. I have lived in another country, driven in a stock car race, and I proudly own my very own motorhome. I am also food obsessed and driven by all things sparkly (like a big magpie essentially).

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This website is the 360 degree story of my life and what I have learned thus far (and continue to learn every day). I hope to share with you within these blogs what I accomplish, what I fail at, what matters to me and how in the end we are not all as far apart as we may seem. The human factor is truly a beautiful thing, and having humanity for the world around me is my mission.

My ethos, the very spirit of who I am manifests itself in my beliefs and aspirations and this is where I am going to share all of what develops that, drives that and shapes that.

My life, designed by me. Shaped by many factors. and lived honestly and with intention. My hope is to continue to live my life walking to the beat of my own drum while never judging anybody else's beat. So I welcome to this space all those souls who share these beliefs and revel in this kind of magic, created by love, kindness, education, tolerance, some sage burning, and a belief that faith - regardless of religion can carry us all through the storms that we will inevitably weather.

I look forward to sharing all of the facets of my life here; from my adventures in Wedding Planning (10 years strong owning my own business!), to my Managing Partner journey in my family’s hospitality business that is approaching 80 years in business. Throw in a dash of travel, a whole lot of amateur equestrian competitive goals and a smidge of Italian obsession and you have just scratched the surface. I am obsessed with the pursuit of excellence in life. I love to create events, weddings, restaurants and moments that make people FEEL things.

#worldmentalhealthday

#worldmentalhealthday

Today is #worldmentalhealthday, and it was right on time because I took one of these today with the help of these three guys and two good friends. I am very lucky that I do not live with mental health issues, but that does not mean that I don’t occasionally have a day...
Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Recognizing and being in a really great moment

Hello dear Friends – I was hoping to share a one little nugget of insight from this rooftop, in Florence as I sit next to my husband and am surrounded by cool people that I really enjoy, including one of my best friends in the entire world. Ready? Here goes: Do...
Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Happy Birthday, Nonna Ida!

Remembering many things today as a country, and paying my respects of course. But on a much smaller note, I am also remembering my grandmother, Ida, who passed away on this date about 15 years ago. Her style, wit and humor are things I will always remember about her....
Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, America

Happy Birthday, ‘Merica. Forever grateful to all you have given my family. Forever proud of our Italian, immigrant beginnings here in this country, and that four generations later we are restauranteurs, wedding planners, chefs, reality tv participants, parents,...
To those who nurture…

To those who nurture…

To say it simply, I am not me without the love and kindness of the women who came before me. The examples that I had showing what it meant to nurture. What it meant to be your authentic self always. To laugh at yourself. To give thanks for blessings. To test...
The practice of “team player”

The practice of “team player”

I am part of and contribute to many teams in my life. My family is the very first team that I was ever part of. Before I met my husband, my parents and I worked together, traveled together and lived our lives with a lot of synergy and crossover. And occasional...

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