Alex and I traveled to Rome recently to meet with one of FabOverFifty’s great sponsors, Uniderm, which manufactures Lubrigyn, a superb cleansing lotion for vaginal comfort, hygiene and hydration. Uniderm is giving one lucky member of the FOF community, and her guest, an all-expense paid trip to the exquisite City of Eternal Love.
If you’re the lucky winner, you might want to spend some of your free time visiting one, or all, of these 10 special spots that Alex and I loved.
You’ll want to touch every single item in Fabriano Boutique, from its beautifully designed and oh-so-colorful diaries and notebooks to its leather wallets and striking canvas shoulder bags and clutches. Even if you haven’t picked up a pencil in years, you’ll even fall madly in love with its pencil cases.
True fashionistas will covet the accessories and apparel in Degli Effetti, personally chosen by Massimo Degli Effetti for their distinctiveness. Featured designers, for men and women, include Martin Margiela, Lanvin, and Ann Demeulemeester. Prices aren’t cheap, but who thinks of costs when you’re in Italy!
Alessandra Giannetti’s original contemporary pieces, in luxe Italian fabrics, range from precise and sculptural to soft and enveloping. Describing the woman for whom she designs, Rome-based Alessandra says: “She is minimal, modern, nostalgic, bon vivant, ironic and intelligent.”
Less than an hour’s drive from Rome, the seaside resort city of Ostia is home to the restaurant La Vecchia Pineta, where you can dine outdoors, right next to the glorious Mediterranean. While your eyes are taking in the amazing seascape, your taste buds will savor the outstandingly fresh seafood.