Nonna Angela

My Nonna is a constant reminder every day of how much I love my heritage and how lucky I am to still have her around to teach me about our family's traditions and the importance of our faith. My Nonna & Nonno came to the U.S. in the 70's in hopes of giving my mother and her brother a brighter future. They arrived with minimal resources and worked tirelessly to make ends meet. She worked as a seamstress for two major fashion houses, Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren. I guess my passion for fashion and attention to detail is truly in my blood! I grew up fortunate enough to have some of my favorite pieces handmade by her which are cherished memories in their own. Nowadays Nonna is either dusting off an heirloom to give one of her grandchildren, altering something in her closet orin the kitchen making one of her traditional Sicilian dishes. Our bond is truly something special that I am beyond grateful to have!

Pecorelle di Pasqua 🐑

The Easter season brings a time of reflection, celebration, and new beginnings. For the past 5 years i have hosted my family for Easter...

Read More

"America is the land that gave me opportunity" - Angela Gigante

Here is a video from summer 2019 where we interviewed my grandparents... Question: What do you miss the most about Sicily when you are in...

Read More

If Kiki doesn't love you, Nonna does!

Turn back time to Summer 2018 when Drake's "In My Feelings" was at the top of the charts and "The Kiki Challenge" was a thing! As we were...

Read More

Padre Pio in Piazza Petrolo

As we know, Padre Pio is one of Italy's most beloved saints. My nonna is constantly praying to Padre Pio and there's an unspoken sense of...

Read More

Nonna's Sundried Tomatoes

If you haven't tried Nonna's sun-dried tomatoes, you're basically missing out on life! Oddly enough, I actually don't like tomatoes raw,...

Read More