Spotted on tastemakers from Vanessa Kingori to Pooja Mor, it’s hardly an overstatement to say Alighieri jewellery is every stylish woman’s go-to. Born in London and raised in Zambia, Rosh Mahtani studied French and Italian literature at Oxford University, where she fell in love with Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The poem inspired her to found Alighieri in 2014 – these days, the brand’s talismanic, gold designs, made in Rosh’s Hatton Garden studios, are nothing short of iconic. Given her dedication to Dante and his work, it’s perhaps no surprise that Rosh is a devotee of all things Italian, swearing by good coffee, pasta and prosecco. Invite her round for dinner, meanwhile, and you’ll be greeted with an antipasti feast. Her one post-lockdown wish? To share supper with friends in the sunshine – with an Italian menu, of course.
Plenty, by Yotam Ottolenghi.
For my 21st birthday, I cooked a cherry tomato sausage bake with mashed potatoes for about 40 of my friends in my old university apartment – it was a rustic and magical feast.
Antipasti. Big green olives, capers and bruschetta remind me of living in Italy.
Jikoni on Blandford Street in London.
Fresh pasta with olive oil, garlic and chilli. It’s so simple, but I could eat it every night!
Ravioli! I do love Italian food, after all.
Florence is my happy place.
I don’t own very many clothes! I’ve been wearing the same outfits for the last four years. Once I find something I like, I stick with it.
Sunrise, as I love the potential of the day ahead.
An Italian meal with friends in the sunshine.