Monthly Archives: April 2013

iL TOCCO My Heart

My dear friend and chef extraordinaire Gabriele Bertaccini invited me to be a special guest at one of his über exclusive Culinary Mischief dining events by iL TOCCO.  “Thirty passionate food and wine lovers come together in an elegant loft space or unique location to share an exclusive dining experience with friends or people with similar interests.” Every Mischief dinner is held at a different location with a unique six course menu, giving the epicurean in all of us a one of a kind dining experience. Notice I’m gushing? I am! Not just because I admire Chef Gabe as a person, but because his creations are nothing short of exquisite.


Gabriele founded iL TOCCO Food in 2008 and has become a force to reckon with. It’s no surprise given that at just 13 years old he landed his first gig at a restaurant which helped fuel his passion for the culinary arts. His story is awe inspiring… but, his creations are even better. This Culinary Mischief: “An Italian Culinary Love Affair” was held at the Clayton on the Park in Scottsdale, AZ.  Continue reading


Fancy Pants!

I found these golden pants by chance while shopping for socks to take on an upcoming trip to the homeland. They’re basically jeggings (shhhh!) The key to wearing something bold like this is to forget you’re even wearing it. Just think of them as another pair of jeans.

Fancy Pants

Gold pants, white knit sweater, denim jacket, black high heeled combat boots, and an eBook. I took a sec to read a book from my e-reader after our shoot for the day at RightThisMinute wrapped. To see a cool RTM segment with this look click here.

Photos by Alicia from Alice in Pictureland

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