My first novel “Dreaming Sophia” is here! I am thrilled and happy to share Sophia’s journey with my readers. The book is now available in print and e-pub versions for Kindle and iBook. You can find the book on Amazon and through many other distributors as well. The e-pub version of the book has … [Read more...] about Sophia is making her debut! Chance to win a book and gift bag!
It seems the Ponte Vecchio in Florence is always in the news for one reason or another! Are you familiar with the famous landmark? Have you walked across one of the original Florentine bridges that connects the Oltrarno to the city center? At the foot of the bridge it is said Dante waited … [Read more...] about Ponte Vecchio Florence’s Historical Bridge
Earlier this year the coffee pot king — Renato Bialetti passed away. He received a rather unusual send off! The man whoaf turned an aluminium coffee pot into a global icon had his ashes placed inside one. For the rest of eternity he will be at one with his revolutionary product. Although he didn’t … [Read more...] about Renato Bialetti King of the Italian Coffee Pot
It is really quite remarkable! Last Saturday evening I had the pleasure of meeting Sophia Loren! Days later and I am still walking on air. After all, we are talking about one of Italy’s film icons! The leading lady of Italia! This crazy girl… ME…actually kissed Miss Loren on both cheeks, in the … [Read more...] about Meeting Sophia Loren! A dream comes true!
To read this post in Italian, please visit the Matta Blog. Click here. La Ciociara (in English: Two Women) is a film starring Sophia Loren. I've been hosting film festival of Sophia Loren's film recently and I began with this one which is one of my all time favorites. The film is a revelatory … [Read more...] about La Ciociara (Two Women) – A film starring Sophia Loren
Eleonora de' Medici the duchess of Florence and wife of Cosimo de Medici is one of Sophia's muses in the novel of Italy by Melissa Muldoon Dreaming Sophia. I have always had a secret fantasy to dress like Eleonora di Toledo. This desire is played out in a new book I have written called “Dreaming … [Read more...] about Eleonora de Medici & Her Fabulous Dress
I am excited to announce my novel Dreaming Sophia has been born and is almost ready to be bundled up and made ready for her public debut. As with all new arrivals, new mamme are up until the wee morning hours taking care of their new borns. Now that labor and delivery are over, I am focusing on the … [Read more...] about A Novel is Born!