• Interviews

    Francesco Scianna - actor

    Every day you need to work on improving your skills, just as an artist would do. And it is challenging to do but somehow you have to learn not to judge yourself, and just learn. The most pivotal point in my career was the day when I thought 'no this is too hard on the soul, I can't do this, I'm not good enough' but then I picked myself up and decided 'no, I am not going to quit.

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  • Interviews

    Mela Purdie - Fashion designer

    My Nonna was a great traditional Italian cook, I could never understand how she actually got the flavour, or how she knew how to do things without even looking. She would be throwing the flour around the table to make pasta while talking at the same time. I remember once asking her 'how much of that did you put in there', and she looked at me and she said 'enough'. What I loved about the way she worked is that there didn't need to be rules, you have to be flexible and to go with whatever is happening at the moment. If something is not working, change it, if it is working go with it. You learn to trust your instinct.

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  • Interviews

    Matilde Gioli - actress

    I thought Mr Virzi, the director would tell me everything I needed to know about acting before starting the shoot. I was hoping for a full-immersion, a speed education in order to catch the fundamentals of the work. Instead he wanted me to just be myself and to arrive on set with my own feelings and moods. Obviously during the shooting he directed me, but more than anything it was like a guide in an unknown street. I really had to dig deep to rise to the challenge.

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  • Interviews

    Douglas & Francoise Kirkland - iconic fashion and portrait photographer, husband and wife team

    When people say to me, 'gee you are eighty are you going to retire?' I tell them 'I wouldn't think of retiring.' When I was very young and had fantasies of becoming a photographer I never imagined I would be where I am today and no way am I ever going to stop. I want to be doing this. As long as this hand can hold a camera and push that button, one way or another I am going to keep going. It is the love of my life, it really is, other than Francoise. Francoise often says to me we are a ménage à trois - Douglas, the camera and me - and that is pretty much true.

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  • Interviews

    Popolo Boys: Flavio Carnevale and Fabio Dore - restaurant entrepreneurs

    For me when the customer says 'thank you, it was a fantastic night, it was amazing food and service' and leaves the restaurant happy, this is a big achievement. I make sure I shake their hands when they arrive and when they leave and I'll go over to their table nearly 20 times to make sure everything is OK. I want perfection.

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  • Interviews

    Megan Gale - Creative Director of swimwear brand Isola, model, actress, mother

    It would have been very easy for me to have gone, 'no this is too hard, it's too scary, I'm going to go back to Perth'. But something in me kept persisting. One of the times when returning home I remember my Dad saying to me, 'are you sure you want to keep putting yourself through this? We'll support you whatever decision you make, but modelling seems to be really, really hard' and I said, 'I can't explain it, there is something in me that is telling me to do this, I can't put my finger on what it is that's driving me, but I have to keep going'.

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Travel

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

This family owned hotel dates back to 1910 and commands one of the most enchanting positions on Lake Como.

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Food & Wine

Piazza San Marco, Milan

Authentic street markets

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Art & Design

Salone del Mobile 2015, Milan

with Fiona Lyda from Spence & Lyda

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Sara Battaglia

coveted accessories label

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Recipe of the Week

Lamb Rosticciana

Recipes for kids with Annalisa Ferarri

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Competition

Tallulah & Hope holiday wear

Your chance to win this gorgeous kaftan

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