Author: Victoria Miachika

July 26, 2007
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Touch me, feel me

‘Think with the senses; feel with the mind’, the catch phrase for the 52nd Venice Biennale international art exhibition, continues the 110-year tradition of bearing witness to the latest movements in the visual arts.   This year’s ambitious event is curated by the first American in over 100 years, art critic Robert Storr, who does […]
June 15, 2006
LIFESTYLE

The Mediterranean Diet and the italian paradox

The number one killer of Italians is heart disease. Also on the increase is the disturbing prevalence of eating disorders and obesity in children and young adults. These sad facts were recently shared at a conference on the Mediterranean Diet: Fact or Fiction, held in Florence at the New York
March 9, 2006
LIFESTYLE

Four seasons make grand entrance

Florence has more than its fair share of palazzi. These once opulent residences of the wealthy and noble have been transformed to accommodate the evolving needs of a crowded destination city and now serve as museums, offices, rental apartments, hotels  and retail spaces.  Expensive to maintain and renovate
December 1, 2005
FOOD + WINE

Behind every great meal, there is a woman

Women chefs are an anomaly in Italy, and for that matter, in most of Europe. In North America more and more women are stirring the pot in this male dominated industry, but here in Italy, the domain of the professional kitchen still remains an impenetrable bastion for women despite the