• Sicily Bag featured in Condé Nast’s “Brides” magazine

    We’re sooooo proud to be featured in the May/June 2016 issue of Condé Nast’s “Brides” magazine. Click here to see a high resolution version of the magazine page.  

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  • How to wear a Sicily Bag in Winter

    Most people associate straw and wicker with summer. But who needs rigid rules these days? So many looks have transcended their former boundaries – e.g. sequins are now part of regular office attire. Sneakers are worn with delicate jacquard dresses. So why not wear a straw coffa bag in winter? They’re cute, chic and express […]

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  • Sicily Bag in Autumn

    As we’re moving into chillier but golden-sunny autumn weather, I wondered whether I’d still get away with carrying the richly embellished summer accessory. The answer is yes! As long as the weather is sunny and dry, the Sicilian basket looks stunning set against the oranges, yellows and deep reds of autumn. Personally, I like to […]

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  • SICILY’S HIDDEN JEWEL – CEFALU

    Our first holiday to Sicily was spent in the the island’s  East (Taormina and Messina) . We decided that this island is so rich in culture and things to see, that we needed to return! Just like last summer,  Sicily impressed us in all it’s decadent opulence, mouth watering but rather heavy cuisine and it’s blend […]

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  • Sicily Bag At London Fashion Week

    This year’s September London Fashion week coincided with the launch of sicilybag.com. The perfect opportunity to show off the unique Sicilian creations to the London Fashion crowd. This year, LFW organisers shook things up by moving the event to a hip & trendy new venue. A parking lot in Soho’s Brewer Street is one of […]

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  • It’s a Pom Pom life for Dolce & Gabbana’s Summer Collection 2016

      Wow. Dolce and Gabbana’s summer 2016 collection was an explosion of colours and highly embellished clothes and accessories. I was one of the loyal Dolce fans following the live stream of the Milan fashion show entitled “Italia is love”. And the title did not disappoint. A highly wearable, feminine collection oozing zest for (Italian) […]

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  • 5 Reasons to visit Palermo

    1. Food There are two Italian sayings relating to Sicilian food: “You haven’t eaten lemons until you’ve eaten them in Sicily” and “You haven’t tasted Cannoli until you’ve had one in Palermo.” Sicilian food is richer and even tastier than in the rest of Italy. And Palermo is the capital of Sicilian food. I loved […]

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  • Egadi Islands, Sicily: Back to the 50s, Dolce Vita Style

    Sicily’s best kept secret? The Egadi (Aegadian) Islands to the west of Sicily are a favourite of the impossibly bronzed Italian tourists. While most foreign travellers flock to the more well-known, chic volcanic Aeolian islands (Stromboli, Lipari et al), the lesser known Isole Egadi are still as unaffected by mass tourism as ever and maintain […]

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  • My Sicilian Straw Coffa Bag

    So what’s the most beautiful souvenir I brought home from Sicily? Without a doubt, its the richly decorated straw “coffa” bag. This quintessentially Sicilian straw basket is handmade by local artisans, replete with rich, decorative elements of Sicilian folklore such as pom poms, mirrors, bells, and metallic lions heads similar to those that adorn many […]

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