Advice from I Consiglieri
I Consiglieri, which means “advisers” in Italian, are relatives and friends of mine who offer me advice and tips about life that I find so wise that I want to share them with you over tea or espresso (and biscotti, of course) in my dining room.
Here is advice from my advisers:
Dollar Bills Y’All
“Save your dollars for college.” –Nonno Giovanni
A Nice Day for a White Wedding?
“Don’t wait for money to get married. You’ll never have enough.” –Zia Maria
Grow Your Garden
“Water your plants diligently – either before the sun rises or after it starts to set and especially when the temperatures are high and there’s been no rain.” –Pasquale Di Meglio, my papa
My Stylist and Me
“Get sexy already.” –Francesca Di Costanzo Liao (a.k.a. Little Fran)
Taking Me for a Ride
“Do not lean into the back or clutch the stomach of your motor scooter driver, especially when he’s turning a corner. As the passenger, you have to keep a light grip on my hips and stand tall on your own.”—My boyfriend Antonio Gerenini