Giorgio Armani celebrates 40 years

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in General Info | No Comments

As most of you know Elisabetta is a make-up artist since back when we meet in the early 90s. Last night there was a huge Event organized by Giorgio Armani to celebrate his 40 year’s in the business. Celebrities such as the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Tina Turner, Glenn Close, Lauren Hutton, Hillary Swank and many others were flown in from around the world for a Fashion show which was set for 8.30 pm along with a series of late night parties.

When these shows typically start Betti has to go early and join a team of 17 make-up under the guidance of Linda Cantello.

For those who are curious here is a glimpes of the backstage atmosphere at the end of the show:

La Bossa was highlighted on Food and Booze

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in General Info | No Comments

A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting the lovely town of Camogli along with our dear friend Mia Voss ( who was here on her #MiaOnTheGo tour. Have to say that the Easter weekend down in Liguria was super special and we were proud to host our friend in the beautiful setting that is Camogli.
We also took advantage of the situation and did a Food and Booze show from my brother in-laws restaurant in Camogli called La Bossa (

Check out the video on YouTube:

Mia Voss in Italy!

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in General Info | No Comments

Mia Voss

This morning I was at the airport at 7am to pick up a dear friend Mia Voss from Denver, Colorado who is visiting Italy on here 50th Birthday celebration.She is a Entrepreneur, YouTube Host & Video Content Strategist. Mia will be celebrating her Birthday this Sunday along with Elisabetta Chiesi and Karin Valbrun who will be offering a full makeup and hair styling session as a Birthday present!
We will also be taking audience questions regarding makeup and hair since Betti and Karine are both professionally Makeup and Hair experts.

Check out the live event here: Live from Milan! The Mia Connect Power Chat – Weekend Edition

Apart from this Mia has a full itinerary which is covered in this great storyboard on her website: The Mia Connect: Mia on the go!

Fashion Week 2015… and we survived at Casa Chiesi!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in General Info | 2 Comments

This last week is the typical Fashion Week in Milan where the city goes crazy and you tend to run into tons of female and male models running around with maps in their hands and ordering Cappuccino’s in the afternoon (a no-no in Italy!)

During this week I usually get my ears pulled (typical expression from my wife when I don’t help here out with the house chores!) for not paying attention to small details like what washing powder goes into the dishwater (yes, there is a risk that she comes home and finds the house like that scene from The Party with Peter Sellers…sorry for the film quality but it is the only one that shows what could happen at our house!)

For those who are a bit curious here are some shots from behind the scenes of a typical Fashion Show preparation prior to the 9 minutes which is how long they typically last:

Fashion Show 2015
Fashion Show 2015
Fashion Show 2015

Having met my wife in Miami Beach back in 1992 while she was visiting for a fashion shoot I still get excited when she shows me a very brief glimpse of that magic that she is able to do with her brushes and colors. Bella!

For those interested here is what happens in the front while Betti is in the back running around and retouching the girls.


Expo 2015 : Two months to go!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in General Info | No Comments

As most people around the world already know this year’s World Expo 2015 will be hosted in the city we call home: Milan, Italy. A great opportunity for us over at Casa Chiesi since we are lining up some interesting Events to show our friends abroad. This year’s theme centers around the topic of Food and Sustainability (Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life), which is a topic close to our hearts.

Their has been quite a lot of controversy regarding the construction firms involved in the construction of the Expo both from the point of view of corruption along with the issue of major delays in the delivery of the structures in question (kind of what occurred with the Brazilian World Cup and the stadiums that were hurried in a rush.) Hopefully this will all be sorted out by the opening since a lot of prestige surrounds the fact that a major city host an Expo.

The complex that will house the Expo is roughly 30 minutes away from the center of the city and covers a total of 490 acres. Close to 146 countries will be present and the opening date is from May 1st till October 31st, for a total of 6 months. We highly recommend that you book travel early since an expected 20 million visitors will be visiting the city during this time frame.

If anyone is planning to come and visit let us know since it is quite a happening and we would like to welcome you to it!

Expo 2015

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Casa Chiesi at the Antique Market on Milan’s Naviglio

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in General Info | No Comments

Antique Market with Casa Chiesi

Join us this Sunday at 3pm GMT/ 9am EST as we go live from the Naviglio in Milan and visit one of the biggest Antique Markets in Italy. We will be transmitting live via a Hangout on Air along with a Live Stream from our YouTube Channel.


Learn how to make Lemoncrema!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in General Info | No Comments


I have been pestering my wife Elisabetta to get her stuff together and make me some Lemoncrema (which I tend to prefer instead of the classic Limoncello which she also makes). So we got our gear together and shot a nice video down in the town of Camogli on the Ligurian coast. Check it out in our latest Ingredient post here: Lemoncream: A variation on Limoncello

By the way we are gearing up to do some great stuff in the coming months as the weather seems to be changing for the better!


Happy Holidays from Casa Chiesi!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in General Info | No Comments

So as we come toward the end of 2014, we would like to thank everyone who have visited, watched, commented and joined in on our first 5 months of our Italian Lifestyle Casa Chiesi adventure.

We also wish everyone a fantastic Holiday and look forward to great things in 2015!


Casa Chiesi and The Italian Food Evangelist in Brazil: Live Event!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in General Info | One Comment

We are super happy to have our dear friend Alessandra Sposetti, a Italian Food and Cooking blogger joining us and introducing us to her Italian Cooking Course in the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro.
In this Event we will take a look at how this talented Italian opened her own Cooking School in the land of Samba and Soccer! In the meantime check out her blog here:Alessandras Blog

Casa Chiesi was a guest on Savour the Flavour

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in General Info | No Comments

Christmas is here and Azlin BloorandChef Dennis Littleyinvited us to be part of the Savour the Flavour – Christmas around the World Hangout where we took a look at Panettone and Pandoro, typical Holiday treats here in Italy
along with other great guest that highlighted their talents and Christmas traditions.