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We’re All Moved In! Well Almost Part Deux

By at April 14, 2011 | 8:10 pm | 5 Comments

It's been three months since we moved to Chiaia and I got a bit sidetracked in the last few weeks and lost track of finishing the never-ending saga of our move. I thought I would finish the apartment before taking pictures but since I realize now I'm unlikely to ever be done, here is the final installment! When last we left off I had finally ordered the kitchen and found

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Via, Vico or Vicoletto

By at March 10, 2011 | 5:35 pm | 1 Comments

In the never-ending saga of our move from Posillipo to Chiaia, we move away from the kitchen saga for a moment to actually plan our move. The whopping 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) we were moving down Posillipo hill into central Napoli. After two downsize sales we were down to just three large pieces of furniture - a three-piece wall unit, our dining room table and one of

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IKEA or Scavolini – That is the Question…

By at February 23, 2011 | 6:27 pm | 3 Comments

With the faintest glimmer of hope, our next stop was Scavolini, an Italian kitchen manufacturer who just recently opened a showroom in NYC. They are known for quality and innovation, something my friend Paul Anater wrote about recently in Sensational Scavolini, and a price tag to match.  When all was said and done however, it wasn't the €25,000 my friends at Lo

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The Kitchen that Noah Built

By at February 16, 2011 | 5:09 pm | 3 Comments

We were dangerously approaching our third move in date. I had no design plan and more importantly, I had yet to order a kitchen. Sketch books and measuring tape in hand, I grabbed the husband and off we went to IKEA. A gargantuan store, it's obviously not located in the city center but rather in the Province of Naples in the Comune of Afragola. In other words, not

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

By at February 7, 2011 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment

About 10 years ago during one of my nesting phases I had this strange yen to take up sewing. I'd always hated it before, but perhaps my left brain thought some right brain creativity would give it a much-needed break from the high-tech world that was my life. Why it chose sewing I will never know, its more science than art really, but as though possessed by some demon, I

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Don’t Cry for the Lamp

By at January 28, 2011 | 6:04 pm | 2 Comments

[youtube LNlJIKzlCnU] I saw this commercial several years ago and I'm not ashamed to admit that I cried for this lamp. I wanted to run out and wipe the rain off its little shade and bring it into my warm and loving home. Of course that was in one of my nesting and amassing phases and what I conveniently forgot about at the time was my design schizophrenia. I've

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The Lease, The Landlord and Naples Utility Companies

By at January 26, 2011 | 5:45 pm | 1 Comments

I wish I had a funny story, an interesting story or even a horror story to tell about signing the lease and turning on the utilities in our new apartment, but hands down this was the easiest part of the move (that is of course except for the internet). When we rented our Posillipo apartment we had an agent/translator, a translated lease and only had to deal

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We’re All Moved In! Well Almost

By at January 22, 2011 | 3:54 pm | 5 Comments

After almost 2 1/2 months of planning and anticipating, designing and redesigning, scheduling contractors and movers, living in two apartments, and vacillating between excitement and "OMG what did we do?" moments, we finally moved into our Chiaia apartment! Well almost. It's been nearly three weeks since we moved in and there is still much left to be done. The tower

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Changin’ the View

By at November 1, 2010 | 5:58 pm | 7 Comments

The decision is made. The papers are signed.  And there's no backing out now! OMG!!! What did we do? We live in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Napoli. The sweeping views of the Bay and Vesuvius lure tourists from all over the world to Posillipo. They come to take in the panorama of the Bay that stretches from the city along the entire length of the

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