from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A luxurious, self-indulgent way of life.
What he found there was low life and sex in a landscape of ruins: his way of responding to the dolce vita was to turn the arabesques of Pollock's style into outbursts of graffiti.
'You look like you were in need of a wee bit of la dolce vita yourself,
'You look like you were in need of a wee bit of la dolce vita yourself, Ian, if you don't mind me saying.'