mercoledì 21 giugno 2017

Una passeggiata in Svizzera: Val Poschiavo


The lowered car windows, the warm summer wind caressing the face, the sparkling air, the scent of nature that gently nods in the nose and in the distance the whistle of the Bernina Red Train, directed to St. Moritz, which is approaching fast.
I had never been to Switzerland before last summer, but that's how I always imagined it, as in Heidi's cardboard: green lounges with grazing cows, wooden houses, colored geraniums at the windows, majestic lakes, pine forests and paths to discover.
I always preferred the sea to the mountain but I was literally fascinated.
Snow-covered mountains, pristine natural areas, cities and small overflowing cultural landscapes make Switzerland an ideal holiday destination.
A varied landscape of valleys and picturesque cities, especially the Graubünden region, Switzerland's largest canton, the most eastern and the only trilingual. Here everything is different, even the chromatic: red like the Rhaetian railway wagons, yellow like the post bus, blue like the 615 lakes and the sky over the 150 valleys, green like the forests and pastures, golden brown like larches in the fall, gray like fortresses and rocks, and white like snow and glaciers.
And it is in the Canton of Graubünden, in Val Poschiavo, where my trip to Switzerland started.
The natural and cultural landscape of Val Poschiavo is only 25 kilometers from the sparkling Bernina chain to Veltlin vineyards but offers a multitude of natural beauty, beautiful towns with interesting cultural monuments, palaces and churches.
On board the "Red Train" or the "Bernina Express", with the red caravan compositions of the Rhaetian railway, or by car: the route from the Engadine to Val Poschiavo, the southernmost of the 150 valleys of the Graubünden, offers up to the borders with Italy one of Switzerland's most varied landscapes.
The train path on the Bernina Pass from St. Moritz to Val Poschiavo and to Tirano, the Italian border, is an impressive experience. Here the gaze spans the mountain panorama of the Morteratsch glacier, the Diavolezza or the Lagalb glacier. From the Alp Grum you can see the imposing Palu glacier and at the same time the majestic Lake Poschiavo with its cobalt blue waters, a spectacle of nature.
The chief town of the small, unspoiled resort of Val Poschiavo is the town of Poschiavo, whose patrician houses surround the square, giving it a typically Italian character. Poschiavo, in fact, has its charm in the seductive old town, rich in magnificent palaces and vaguely medieval architecture.
And I still remember it, the astonishment on my face and the astonished eyes in front of the beauty of this nature.

lunedì 19 giugno 2017

Villa d'Amelia: un soggiorno romantico nel cuore delle Langhe

Imagine wearing a skirt in the '50 mood, climbing on a red Vespa with your Love and going down the countryside in the rolling hills of Piedmont, just like in a movie. The wind in the hair, the smiles in the mirrors, the scent of the summer and the desire to spend a romantic and relaxed weekend in a unique landscape: the Langhe.
An incomparable corner of Italy that contains unrivaled excellence, often just whispered in the ear as secrets from gourmet of middle world. Here Nebbiolo reigns, with its noble sons - the Barolo and the Barbaresco - protected by castles, towers and fortified villages that bring us back to the middle ages of struggles and splendor. And beneath these hills so special, the last and most secret treasure: the White Truffle of Alba.
The Savoy Piedmont of royal palces and courts, of palaces and gardens preserves its ancient, wild and original soul in the Langhe and the Monferrato, among oak groves and scented rituans, between hazelnuts and pastures, in stone villages and rustic churches. A soul of ancestral beauty that is mirrored on the snowy chain of the Alps to protect it and refreshed by the marin, the wind of the sea that warms and smells, giving that microclimate so special to its inimitable wines.

mercoledì 7 giugno 2017

Pantaloni a palazzo: il trend più glam dell'estate 2017

Live the summer in total freedom and comfort? A dream, but not only: the beautiful season allows us to play with our outfit, choosing fresh and light pieces that allow to enjoy not only freshness but also greater comfort. Comfort in the summer is important, especially in order to tolerate the warmth: here is why you need to choose woolen heads and lightweight materials. The question, however, must also be tackled from the point of view of style, and here comes a really "in" items of this season, which at the same time embodies the ideals of elegance and comfort: we talk about palace trousers, one of the major trends of 2017.

Palace trousers: a trend glam plated 2017

Palace trousers are one of the trends that go for the most since the spring, and will find great success even during the summer. But what are they, and how are they done? These are very wide and vaporous waist trousers, wide and straight leg, made of very soft fabrics. Their silhouette is made especially for the knees not to be highlighted in such a way as to trace a perfect line, which is ideal for the physical movement. Finally, they often come with an elephant paw, though just mentioned. The best thing is that on the great e-commerce fashion platforms like yoox.com, there are so many variants of these pants, both in terms of materials, prints and colors. Some examples of the most popular models: the elegant beige or floral or geometric designs in blue and white. Finally, for a more classy touch, there are also the palace trousers with slits side, perfect for elegant events.

Why palace trousers are fashionable?

Palace trousers are fashionable because they are incredibly versatile: they are good both office and afternoon walks, and are obviously recommended for evening events. Their elegance, in fact, makes the pair with their comfort, given the lightness of the fabrics and therefore the chance to face the summer heat better. And then they're fine at all: from women who have a lean and tall silhouette, until they get to the curvy women. In addition, making pairs with palace trousers is very easy: they can be paired with a sweatshirt, a slightly street style and a little glam.
They're fine with a jeans jacket - when it's cooler - or with a simple t-shirt for a perfect day look.

lunedì 5 giugno 2017

Love is... "I want to age with you"

I have my own concept of love. That is certainly no continuous seduction, or scenery or a bunch of flowers. Love for me is to turn around and know that you are protecting my shoulders even if distant. It is looking for your hand and finding it, next door. It is talking, diving into your arms, your speeches and the scent that your skin is wearing. It is to recognize you amoung thousand people, you with your voice and your eyes. Love is respect. It is back even after a big quarrel, which crunches the moments but never the heart. True love is sacrifice, it is pain sometimes. It is often detached and then comes back. It is knowledge of the other's mind. It is cure. It is his gaze that every day whispers that he is happy with you. It is his phone call to know if you've had snow problems or simply tell you "I'm goig home." It is weekends together and the silences that have the flavor of serenity.
True love is like a book, of those you hold on the bedside table or on your lap during a long train ride. It's not an easy path. It's a close hand close to yours. It is looking together in the same direction and screaming in "I want to age with you". The love.

sabato 27 maggio 2017

Arredare casa con Asta del Mobile

I have always been a fan of furniture and design. To furnish, for me, is to create a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.
The interiors speak. The rooms emphasize if a person exists or lives, and there is a big difference between the two.
It is through the choice of details that expresses the personality of a furniture and those who live there. Detail is indispensable to make our home unique through its multifaceted expressions.
This and nothing else is, in its most profound reason, the home: a projection of the ego, and the decor is nothing more than an indirect form of the worship of the ego.
Do you already know Asta del Mobile? The point of reference for those who, like me, intends to review the decor of their own home.
Asta del Mobile (you can see here the site) offers in its showroom furniture lines for all the house, looking for the best of Italian design with a special attention to creativity and functionality.
In fact, its mission is to continue discovering new, perhaps less well-known Italian brands but of excellent quality. Thus, for 25 years, the Asta del Mobile consultant staff customizes client homes with ad hoc solutions for each size, from the most convenient to complete customization of spaces.
Periodically Asta del Mobile offers really interesting offers. It also meets the needs of the client on the basis of the contributions it receives from the supplying companies to turn them directly to the private. In addition, thanks to the "All Inclusive" formula, hydraulic, light and gas connections are no longer a problem as Asta del Mobile helps you with certified professionals directly at your home for accurate, timely and profitable service.

mercoledì 24 maggio 2017

Roncato: lo stile in viaggio

 Since I was a child, I always dreamed of a "traveling life". I think traveling is the best way to know, a real school of life. The journey not only extends the mind, it gives it shape.
Traveling is walking toward the horizon, meeting the other, knowing, discovering, and getting richer than the walk started.
The true core of a person's vital spirit is the passion for adventure. The joy of living comes from the encounter with new experiences, so there is no greater joy than having a constantly changing horizon, to be found every day under a new and different sun.
We travel for adventure spirit, to know other peoples, to go to the discovery of the world, and then realize that the one you've ever forgiven is there, just behind the home garden. We travel to learn to love and to be loved, to relieve a pain or to vent the anger, driven by blind faith or because we have nothing to believe in. We travel to be the first or to say "I was there", to help others or to be helped. We travel to meet someone or to forget someone else, to investigate in the depths of our soul or to escape from ourselves.
By car, train or plane, for pleasure or work, the important thing is to travel with the right company. Mine? Roncato and its suitcase, characterized by a perfect blend of practicality, lightness, robustness, safety and design.
RV Roncato is very attentive to the high quality of its creations, as evidenced by the Made in Italy production, the use of innovative high-tech technologies that meet the needs of the traveler and the strict quality control of the interior. Just what I look for in a suitcase: style along with the best technological product performance.

domenica 21 maggio 2017

Bio-Oil: il mio alleato di bellezza!

Skin, you know, needs to be nourished and hydrated to maintain its natural elasticity. In this regard, I want to talk to you about Bio-Oil, my beauty ally and my daily cuddle after the shower!
Many of you have already heard of it, others maybe use it since a long time; Bio-Oil, which has always been used as a topical remedy for stretch marks, is a true touch for the skin.
But what is it? Bio-Oil is a multifunctional dermatological oil specialist in the treatment and care of the skin. Its formulation, in fact, makes it effective, and at the same time practical to use, to visibly improve the appearance of skin damaged by scars and stretch marks. In addition, its natural ingredients (marigold, rosemary, chamomile and lavender oil) and vitamins also have beneficial effects in the event of skin discoloration, aging and dehydration of the skin.
Bio-Oil, in fact, promotes an increase of collagen production and moisturises the skin deeply, it restores and maintains the highest degree of elasticity of the skin, reducing its irregular appearance. Its unique composition makes it delicate and hypoallergenic, so it is also suitable for the most sensitive skin and tolerated in pregnant patients, and in addition to other elasticizing oils in the market, it absorbs without leaving those nasty traces of eyelids on the skin that I hate so much.