Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Some golden rules...

I will start a series about style and to make ALL understand that has nothing to do with fashion…I got inspired by a book I founded on my book shelves…

So….first of all we have always to remember what Mademoiselle Chanel used to say…”Fashion fades style remains…”

Any stylish woman must know :


How to organize her wardrobe….So buy things that you like and that fit you!(never a size bigger or smaller)!!!Never!

How to invest in her fundamental pieces…- the classic trench ,little black dress etc - and also how to innovate…

How to buy eccentric things…if you really like something don’t think to much just take it home…


The importance of shoes…shoes shoes shoes always!


The power of the accessories ….they give you the salt and pepper to your outfit

That she needs a good tailor

HOW NOT TO BE A FASHION VICTIM – never let yourself taken away by the “new trends”

That not all that costs is also beautiful….Some nice bracelets bought in some oriental market can be wear like a diamond bracelet

How to match different clothes

HOW TO BE IMPERFECT!!!! We have to understand that we cant be always perfect as we go for a photo session !!!




Gone with the cloud.....


The ash cloud took me off….

Girls I miss you all so much…but I had so many things to do…K. married….i was stuck with that thing…then work then uni….sometimes I think I can’t do it anymore….

Something good happen… you know when a door is closing another is opening right in front of your eyes…But later I will tell you about that….something veryyy funny happened….

And the last thing I wanted was this cloud….that made all crazy!!! Specially at work…God nothing happened!

If we survived the earthquakes that were…this cloud thing…we will survive even in the future with God’s will….

We shouldn’t be afraid of nature…I think we should be more afraid about ourselves and of what human beings can do…

This days that I stayed in contact with a lot of people…I realized that people have no idea of what style means…and I think I should write about that….mmmm

Miss you all girls!!!

Kisses and hugs to all!

I am so curious what you all wrote…can’t wait….to read your posts…

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Remember when it rained...


I got a flu….nothing new for this season…the fact is that I am alone and nobody to make me a cup of tea…. K. I send her to Milano at the language school….and here I am…back in the kingdom that I share with Hermes…

And this rain that doesn’t stops anymore….at least I feel somebody next to me… he may be the cure…I don’t know…

Now that I am stuffed in bed I will try to post more…and read the others blog because I really miss it!!!

Until the next meeting I send you all this song….i got it from mister mistery…


Monday, April 5, 2010

MISSED ME?



Back on track!!!:D :D :D

I think I own an explanation to all my friends…. I hidden myself in one overprotecting cocoon to heal myself and to get rebirth so from now on... like a phonix bird to reborn from my ashes…here I am stronger and with a heart open…..

Thanks for all your support and I count one you!!!!big hugs for everybody!!!!!



Friday, April 2, 2010

something that fills my heart....


Easter is coming and like always we preapre ourself for this big celebration...


And i finished the cleaning and now i start to color the eggs like the good tradition says....

Meanwhile i finded this wonderful song that fills my heart...and the secret for the succese of the dishes is good music!so here i share with you all this song....




this eggs are made after the tradition from Bucovina, Romania..and i want to say they are all handmade with natural colors and all made natural...they are wonderful...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

IS MADAME BUTTERFLY DEAD?



In my life I had the opportunity to travel a lot and to see different parts of the world… and is the only way to discover myself but I have to recognize that I keep special in my heart Asia

If in the oriental world all is hidden by a veil ,behind thick sienacolor walls too keep away the hot sun and with a smell of strong incense that it makes u feel they hide something from your eyes in Asia all is seen but not understood… and I refere myself here to the East Asia- South Korea and Japan of the most fascinating countries and cultures I ever met….

First contact with the Far East culture was trough the book of James Clavell “Shogun”~ Japanese culture and society organization…after this was the “Memoirs of a Geisha” both the book and the movie…(I always think that the books are better then the movies)

And so my job gave me the opportunity to go to Japan for 2 months last fall…

I think it was the place that had the biggest impact on me…from the superfast trains to the wonderful gardens,from the traditional geisha to the new ones…from the kabuki theater to the stadium concerts…

It seamed like mixing 2 world in such a perfect order…Old with new....evolution with regression…

But is there something that regressed? Are the manga cartoons a regression of the Japanese art?because this influenced a lot the young teenagers from Tokyo as I saw…


Where I wanted to get is to the “new doll girls”~harajuku that seam they get a lot of fans even in Europe…Clearly seen on the streets….Huge wedge heels, black outfits,scary~crazy hair,a porcelain face and lots of mascara and eyeliner….

For myself I prefer a traditional Maiko with their white painted face and red lips….



I can’t deny the fact that beside this “misunderstood teenagers”( I don’t know who doesn’t understand them…the society or themselves?mah…) the Japanese women are very feminine..almost always wearing a skirt and small heels.With a makeup that you never see but you know is there…

But when you compare this petite ladies with the “manga dolls”you ask yourself is madame butterfly dead?

I think the answer stays in the the mix between evolution and regression but where should we put this 2 words evolution for a manga/harajuku or regression for maiko? Or viceversa…Each should put it where he likes more…Degustibus non discutandum…..




Now my life is taken me again to East Asia but this time to Seoul….i just cant wait to see what this new experience will learn me…

Until then enjoy “Un bel di”~Madame Butterfly –G.Puccini…




Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Don’t walk away until you are melted by a dream…..


When dreams stop and we feel like sleeping even if we are awake….is the clear sign we have to move on from what we are doing,hoping and dreaming…

From a couple days I detach myself from all and I am staying in a corner of my life,of a room and I analize…me…all those who are around here….or were….

I realize that I grow up much this late time and I feel now I got the force to fly away much higher then before…..

Something big will happen in my life that there is about to change me…but in the same time I laugh what could change me more???!!!

I like one thing that I am straight in my beliefs when you have nothing more to give just leave…and admit it…just move like the wind moves the nomads towards west….


And I advice all not to change things that faith or somebody else may have decided for you…don’t rise in a rebellion..leave it like that…because all things happen for a reason even if we like it or not…

And as always no regrets..because I helped a lot of people and their happiness makes me keep the best part of this story…

Spring brought me this feeling of getting started again…I think that if this would have happened in winter I would have stayed and cry like I did before. But this windy warm evening that is bringing the clouds for the first spring tempest makes me feel so alive…

The park that is in front of my balcony gets greener and greener day by day and the ipod is shuffling some wonderful slow songs like this one….







Doesn’t this touches your heart??? This kind of songs that make me feel better and they make me try to smile a little….


Monday, March 29, 2010

SICILIA BEDDA -part. II

Here are some other precious things that make from Sicily the my wonderland




the fish market - Catania

"pesti"~ salsa ~ souse of diffrent types

Casate siciliane~ cheese cakes with confiate and candites fruits
semifreddo-pistacchi and penuts

arancine siciliane~ rice balls with ragu' ,cheese, and other stuff

mercato~market of cheese and salumi
olives-diffrent types

Friday, March 26, 2010

sad sad sad...

i know i should have post the second part about Sicily but i am too sad today... i am sorry girls but in this days i will is a promiss! the fact is that i don't understand why men sometimes don't have the face to say things...somehow i had this feeling that there was something strange about this trip...
i know YOU will read this and hope you will understand this song...that one of this days you will not find me anymore...and i tell you like this that you are a coward...







and you disappointed me again...but i think this is the last time...nobody died from love even with or without...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"SICILIA BEDDA" - part I


here am i…better here we are … is 5 47 AM I am in the ferryboat to pass from the continent to the island of sun….

I wanted to write even if until now is on paper..and later to make it virtual…because feelings come and go….

The motor of the ferryboat sounds like a kitty cat that ruffles under our feet… the radio is playing a song but is so low because somebody is sleeping :D :D poor K.she wanted to see all.. but she didn’t had what to see because there is only the highway here and only in Napoli you can see the volcano! but only from far…then the road takes us to the up and down of the Calabria...and after it brings you to the shore of the sea…and from faraway you can see the Sicily that is still sleeps and wait the sun to shine up again…

I already feel another air I think is because of the sea but also from the people here even if it is late the man that sends the ferrytickets is smiling and tell you “welcome home”..how I love this land…


After we enter the belly of the ferry you think nothing bad can happen to you..and after a short trip of 30 minutes the belly of this whale is opening and there you see the MARINA of MESSINA…I don’t want the authorites to build the bridge!!! It would tear apart the fascinating trip of the ferry… plus people here feel this like a purification before getting home…

I have the feeling of an immigrant that left his home in the early 1900 to see “l’America” without knowing if he will see again his mother,his land or his brothers...i guess this si the reason why people in south of Italy are more open to the others…and also because they are a mix of cultures : french,arabs,spanish,greeks,and who knows other who passed over here…

And the radio now plays Anna Oxa “Storie”(eng. Histories) and now the sun is begin to say hi…and K. is yawling and says we are there?yes dear..she turns her head and sees the feery…”WOW! We were on that?”she makes me smile really…I ask her if she is hungry to pass to get breakfast of she can resist a little longer because I have a special place to take her for breakfast…she says” then I can hold on”.

So we get on the highway and as she notes this is really a high way!is over 200m over the sea built and on your left u have this the blue sea and the right the mountains…and so we get some 30 minutes and I see the Exit for the Roccalumera and after driving a little in the small village and see the bar of the breakfast!San Marco- the best Granita e fresh baked brioches.Signora of the bar so nice brought the granite that is the fruite mashed with ice or it can be with coffee made or chocolate whatever your hearts wishes and those wonderful Brioches..this is the breakfast of the Sicilians. As usually they talk with you always we told her we are here for the weekend and if it were for me I would do this km every day…and that for K.she made her first Italian sentence… “questo e molto buono”

So we continue our road to Catania, and around 8 we got there..Signora Maria was already out like in the good Sicilian tradition was cleaning outside the front door to clean…

Kisses and hugs and laughts like they always do!and the first important question that they would do you if u get there DID YOU ATE?!

Time flies and we are round lunch signora maria told us she will make us “ ‘Na cosa speciale! La pasta con le sarde!”

I was so curios and stood to help her…meanwhile K. and the other friends of mine that are all from the same family fixed the table…and me and la Signora talked a little telling her how I like the city and the island and she asked me “why don’t you come to live here if you like it that much?”I laughed when I hear her but in the same time it made me think…


After lunch I took K. to explore the city...the best way to see a city is or to walk or to go by bike…but we decided that afternoon to walk…so we saw the Duomo di Catania after the symbol of Catania the Fountain of the Elephant and the little shops around...

As the sun was too hot for a normal spring afternoon we decidet to pass into a gelateria and do not forget that ice cream was invented in Sicilia so there like always I ate the best ice cream!


This is the first part of our trip…

~to be continued~



Friday, March 19, 2010

Short up date...



R.left today…I am sad and already miss him but I think we need some time to breath…

Miss Dior lost 2,5 kg :D :D :D :D yupppyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :D :D

I promise to all that Monday evening I will post with some pictures from Sicily… and tell you all how it was…

I will miss you all this 2 and half days!Stay all good and take care of yourselfs!!!

Hugs to everybody!!!!

Until Monday comes here a picture of the Antique Theater of Taormina…and the little town that you see is Giardini di Naxos and far away Catania….

Envy me!!!! :P:P:P JOKINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

P.S For my Texan friend and also for you all Gigi!!!! one of my favorite songs....



memories of the sea....

Weekend is coming and as I said before I need to run away from the city…R.is leaving for home tomorrow morning…we discussed and we made peace :D ! but K. is not going with him…

So I been thinking why not to runaway for the weekend and take her also with me!!! :D

The spring is making itself place in our days..and the sun is getting stronger…and as always Sicily is calling for me!!!!!!!!!!

I called my friends from Catania and they told me that the sun is up and are round 20 degreed and I just cant wait to feel the smell of the limons…and see Etna looking over the city….:D and see the mercato of fresh fish…and see how everybody smiles…This what I love about Sicily…All smile and feel life as it should be felt…

So I told K. that I will leave for weekend… she made a sad face and I added” not alone!” how happy she was!!!

So tomorrow evening we get our stuff in the car and hit the road Jack! :D :D

In 12 hours we are there…I never feel tired when I go there…I,

guess is the only place in the world that makes me feel like home…

And I made on polyvore this outfit just to keep in mind what to take with :D :D

I cant wait to be Sunday morning there,to eat a nice granite and a brioches! The classical Sicilian breakfast…and see the sea….

Here how I imagine myself in a cafĂ©….







and here the wonderful song of Gino Paoli that remebers well the Italy of La Dolce Vita....