sabato 1 agosto 2015

Home: la casa al mare

The smell of salt air, the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks and the rays of a hot sun coming through the windows, through the white curtains. So Dalani made me imagine my sweet awakening, with the summer must have.
A dream that I always cradle: a beach house, all white and blue, reminiscent of Greece, with shells and red coral scattered. The home of relaxation and peace, magical nights watching the moon and look at the stars, evening dinners on the terrace with friends, including fluffy blue and white pillows in which "sink" with lots of laughter .
Lightweight fabrics, such as linen and cotton, speak of freshness, that the skin needs after being kissed, for hours, by the sun. Those kisses that have the taste of salt.
Seahorses and starfish, the essential elements to recreate the fascinating underwater world, where the night still echoes the song of the sirens, which always bewitch the sailors.
And I imagine myself there, on that terrace overlooking the sea, with white shorts and a white & blue striped shirt (style "sailor" will always remain evergreen all summer!), to sip a warm cappuccino in my cup with marine motifs designed, and to breathe life...with eyes full of wonder and love.

giovedì 30 luglio 2015

Piccole donne crescono

We are born little and helpless, in need of care and affection. Sweet and tender, with eyes eager to discover the world.
We do not know what we are and where we are going. But most of all with whom. Who will accompany us on our way, when we are old enough to no longer need the hand of mothers and fathers, to learn to walk, step by step, fall after fall. Friends, fake friends, people who want to take something from us, but others, who want to give us a smile, and others who will try to remove it.
Day after day we grow, we become, we form. We are constantly evolving.
We sharpen the nails and character. We fight, dream, suffer, love, shout, laugh and cry.
We have "time no" and "those yes", those that make us more and more desire to achieve our goals and to realize all our dreams.
We have that power in the soul, that when we're on the ground, we will always raise. Even when we believe that we have hit bottom, when we will think of not succeeding. But we will rise, more fortified than before, and we will resume our journey. Step by step, like when we were little.
"Being a woman is so fascinating. It's an adventure that takes such courage, a challenge that is not bored. You' ll have so many things to be taken if born a woman. To begin with, you' ll have to beat you to argue that if God exists could also be an old woman with white hair or a beautiful girl. Then you' ll have to beat you to explain that sin was not born the day when Eve plucked the apple: that day arose a great virtue called disobedience. Finally you' ll have to beat to prove that inside that body smooth and round there is an intelligence that asks to be listened to."
So on this special day, in which 26 years ago was born a little princess with doe eyes, which has become a little woman, I hope to always have that strength, that smile, that light in the eyes and the sweetness, hidden (but that is), in spite of everything.
Happy Birthday Princess!

martedì 28 luglio 2015

Romantic holidays

 
"Where are you going, miss?" -he said- "Let's go see the sea?"
Her eyes, at the mention of what has always been her great love, the sea, lit up with a light so intense that it was day.
After coasting along the entire coast, with the wind that fluttering the scarf on that warm July and distributed her smiles to everyone who passed, the car stopped at the destination.
 He got out first and, like a true gentleman, opened the door. Red ballerinas sprouted from the black Cadillac and with small graceful steps, she appeared, romantic and graceful in those shorts that showed the waist. They walked along the harbor, exchanging smiles and sweet words, then sat down on a bench to watch the sunset. He hugged her gently and she, in that warm embrace in which she dropped, looked at the sea, through her black sunglasses, sighed and thought, "I'll be back at midnight, like Cinderella, to where I'm processed, and it will be the end of a fairy tale". Or just the beginning.

lunedì 27 luglio 2015

Dolce & Gabbana - Maiolica

A color palette focused on white and blue, a capsule collection lively, that scents of the Mediterranean and reminds Sicily.
Sea. Sun. Light. And love. For fashion and for their origins. Dolce&Gabbana for Summer 2015 still sink their creativity in Heritage of Sicily, offering the Majolica capsule collection.
An insight into the origins, which takes the inspiration of the capsule collection autumn / winter 2012-13 dedicated to ceramics of Caltagirone.
Shoes, clothes and iconic bags Sicily and Dolce draw on the wonderful majolica. Once again the beloved designers have made inroads in my heart, but it would be almost impossible not to fall in love!

mercoledì 22 luglio 2015

#ELLEperDGbeauty

It happens that Dolce&Gabbana and ELLE organize an event. It happens that they invite you to participate. It happens that they reserve you a make up seat with the talented make-up artist of Dolce&Gabbana.
An evening of beauty, in perfect Dolce&Gabbana style, to try and to discover the beauty products of the brand, in one of the most beautiful courtyards of Milan.
In the air, the scent of lemonade blended with that of the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances and make-up, hovering on the notes of the most beautiful Italian songs of the '50s and '60s. For a few hours it was like stepping back in time to the days of "Sapore di mare" and "Abbronzatissima", and although the 40° is really breathed the air of holiday, that of an Italian dolce vita.

venerdì 17 luglio 2015

Carolina Herrera Africa

The night in the savannah, the darkness and the sounds of animals from the bush. The night is finally all for themselves.
The timid light of an oil lamp that illuminates the desk, the diary open, ready to be filled with emotion, sighs and memories that will be etched forever. But ever since the heart.
The days in the savannah seem to spend ever, everything is so extreme and at the same time slow, pole in Swahili.
In the air, rugged and wild, a perfume, that of "African Nights"; the new "Africa" ​​in a limited edition by Carolina Herrera (found on profumino.it).
An enveloping fragrance inspired by wild vegetation and the endless dunes of the desert Nigerian, talks about a trip to the black continent. A journey that begins with notes of juicy oranges with a hint of violet. During the journey, between dunes and herds of animals, meet the iris, cinnamon and rooibos tea. Finally, the adventure ends with vanilla, incense Somali and woody notes.
The bottle of the fragrance evokes the landscape in the sun and the colors of Africa, represented by animal motifs, cover it completely.
Suddenly, the roar of a lion breaks the silence of the night and leads me to make a point to my story. I get up and make my way to the window. There she was, with her cubs, to drink along the shore of the pond, illuminated by a mysterious full moon.
I smile and I enjoy the show from that magical African night.

mercoledì 15 luglio 2015

Voglio vivere così: VIAGGIANDO!

We travel for pleasure, business, holiday. Sometimes just getting started, without a definite goal. Just close those two things in a suitcase or a backpack, and go. Yes, just for the need to go, to catch the breath.
To pack up, leave for distant destinations and learn about other cultures is good not only to our mental health as well as physical. But what drives us "elsewhere"? Perhaps the daily monotony, that monotony in the long run "kills" the individual, or the simple need to know, to see the world and life with new eyes.
Leaving, move from the place where we live, learn about new cultures, see different places from our reality, it allows us to discover new sides of our character. Travel, in fact, allows us to know inwardly.
But the journey is not just knowledge, adventure and holiday. Travelling is the best medicine! A natural medicine and very effective.
According to a study, it is a good way to prolong life, reduce the risk of stroke, and depression, while promoting brain health.
Travelling makes smile body and mind. Do you know that feeling of lightness accompanies you for weeks after returning from a trip? It is the effect of the lack of stress, that weight that for too many months a year burden on the shoulders, back and head, causing muscle pain, tachycardia, anxiety, and, in some cases, also cardiac disorders.
Traveling is an infallible medicine, perhaps the only, against the accumulated stress at work, school and at home. The journey in fact means that the body and mind to free themselves from the negativity that affect our well-being. For this, enjoy a trip several times a year, although short and in a close-by destination is beneficial for the body and mind.
So, I want to live like this: TRAVELING!