mercoledì 24 giugno 2015

Giardini Majorelle: la magia blu di Marrakech

Imagine a place of quiet and poetry in the heart of Marrakech. Yes, right in the heart of the red city. A place to stop and think, where the stillness that characterizes it is interrupted only by the chirping of countless glittering species that inhabit it. It is not utopia, it's just magic. A magic blue Majorelle.
Some people compared it to an impressionist garden, who, like myself, defines it an oasis of peace and who was so fascinated to dream it even after the trip, because that blue so unique and intense -become "blue Majorelle "- is hard to forget.
When you enter in Eden Majorelle, the chaotic time of Marrakech stops and you find yourself surrounded by a feeling of indescribable peace. The blue Majorelle ago from carpet to a really wide collection of beautiful specimens from five continents. Cactus, water lilies, palm trees, bougainvillea, jasmine and many other species accompany the walks between shaded paths, small streams and buildings in Moorish and Art Deco.
The originality of this place lies in the combination of lush vegetation and architectural elements of Arab-Berber culture, which combine simplicity and traditional Moroccan aesthetic.
The play of light and color contrasts seem to come out from the brush of Jacques Majorelle, a French painter and one of the most important plant collectors of his time, who moved to Marrakech to continue his career as a painter, and where he bought a land that became the present lush garden. After his death, in 1980 the villa was bought by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé and after a restoration that saved it from decay, was once again open to the public. The designer found in the Majorelle Garden a source of inspiration, so much to choose it as a place of burial. In 2008, in fact, his death's ashes were scattered in the rose garden inside the botanical garden.
Today the villa is home to the Museum of Islamic Art.
As Alfred Austin wrote: "Show me your garden and I can tell who you are."

lunedì 22 giugno 2015

Un amore tra le nuvole

We travel for many reasons, for infinite interests, to work, to expand our knowledge, to find oneself, to find a contact with nature, with people. We travel for love, to be free, to live.
Everyone traveling in their own way and according to their possibilities, the important thing is to have the spirit to move, learn and discover. For some travel is a necessity, a desire that comes from the soul to be able to go to places you desire and discover new horizons.
"But the real travelers start to leave and just: hearts light, like balloons that only the case moves eternally, they always say "Let's go", and do not know why. Their desires are in the shape of the clouds."
I love traveling and this is well known, but may not know how I'm in love with planes and airports. I could spend hours and hours, lying on a grass, watching the white streak of a plane cut high in the blue sky, dreaming of being up there in the clouds of desires, live in some kind of latitude, meridian, parallel of this planet.
Airports are places of meetings of flying objects, that make you closer to the sky, always the goal of man. A meeting place for different people, people of all nationalities, cultures and religions, people everywhere. People leave and people arriving. People greet family and friends. People leaving for a long period or forever. People arriving for the first time in a place unknown to them.
The airport is full of life, of coming and going, full of happiness and sadness. The airport is one of those places where I would spend the days, so even without starting, just to watch the people, imagine their state, and to watch the planes ready for take-off, with the roll of engines that makes me so mad .
The airport is a mingling of travelers and dreamers, my place. In the airport you are already in the sky even before boarding the plane.

martedì 16 giugno 2015

DG Light Blue Sunset In Salina

The crystal clear waters off Sicily frame the breathtaking wild beauty of the Aeolian Islands. It's here, among the jagged rocks, the bright green vegetation and the deep blue sea that nature expresses all its beauty and brings forth real emotions. And it is in these islands that inspired the new fragrance by Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue limited edition: Sunset in Salina.
The fresh floral fragrance of Sunset in Salina speaks of sunsets over the sea, accompanied by a glass of Malvasia sipped on a terrace elates by freesias.
The fragrance opens with the aroma of grape leaves placed against the violet leaves. In the heart emanate sweetness and seductive panache of the Yellow Freesia, accompanied by orange blossom and jasmine. The closure, finally, is provided by a warm embrace of Ambrox, Cedarwood and notes of White Musk.
Closing the eyes, with a little bit of imagination and a dash of Sunset in Salina, you can even hear the sea... and it's love.

lunedì 15 giugno 2015

Sicilian Dream

The scent of summer, on a terrace overlooking the sea surrounded by flowers and citrus fruits, those citrus fruits and that turquoise sea, a thousand shades, that do immediately think of Sicily and the islands that surround it. A peculiar beauty with an insatiable charm. Yes, Sicily is like this.. you are never satisfied. More you see it and more you fall in love. And this know well my heart designers that, with their creations, make us to dream, savor, sigh those enchanted scenarios.
That Sicily famous for granite, landscapes, history, traditions, food and then they... the majolica, ceramics from the brightly patterned, floral and geometric, that make my eyes like hearts every time I see them . If they are drawn on a dress or a skirt Dolce&Gabbana, I become one with the hearts.
For some time I was looking for a skirt that tells speaks about Sicily, at least, a couple of years, but I never could find it. So, given that the trends this summer does not excite me that much, I decided to create it. You should know that one of my biggest dreams, is precisely to create my own line of clothing and wear something created by me.
A few months ago I went from my seamstress, which also has rich and signed fabrics, saying: "I want a Sicilian skirt, one of those with majolica designed... like Dolce&Gabbana?", she opened the closet and showed me the Dolce&Gabbana stuff.... can you imagine my eyes at the sight of that wonder colored? Within seconds the shop filled with hearts!
The rest came by itself, I explained the model I had in mind, pencil, with high belt in contrast and back vent. And here it is, my skirt Désir de Princess, the first of a long series, worn in a sicilian mood, with a big straw hat, Violavinca coral pumps and Dsquared2 diva sunglasses.
For the name I wanted something special, something that spoke about me and that could identify the entire line only appoint hearing. So, asking some advice to my best friend, we have coined Désir de Princess, where my name and the name of the blog are married together.
Do you like it? I love it, but obviously I'm biased ;)

giovedì 11 giugno 2015

Dèjeuner sur l'herbe

I always loved art, in all its forms, and art history. Do you think that, at school, it was one of those lessons (or perhaps the only) I could afford to read once and it has already learned. Something that has not happened for history, that I could study it and repeat it all day I did not really entered (and bored me too!).
Painting is an art form that has always fascinated and passionate me, most of my favorite painters are French and all Impressionists such as Degas, who with his dancers made me dream, Monet and Manet. And the famous "Luncheon on the Grass" of the latter, with the virtuosity of expression and the contrast of blacks and bright colors, is one of those paintings that remained in my heart. But how would his art work in 2015?
I think it would be an Italian pic-nic, in a Sunday in June, in the shade of a large oak tree, with fresh fruit at will, bread (ok, the baguette is not very Italian but in the picture is good :P) and sausages (only a slice through, otherwise I get all fat and pimples and then I can not be a model!), a nice glass of rosé and that scent of linden in the air that immediately makes summer.

mercoledì 10 giugno 2015

Flash Tattoo

Despite not loving the boho style, there is a trend of summer 2015 that is close, day after day, winning. Do you want to know what is? Give light to the skin, they are like jewels, but with something more, can get a unique look for a special occasion: they are the flash tattoo!
It's the trend of the moment, re-launched in view of the bare backs and exposed skin centimeters of summer. The flash tattoo, in fact, is a mix between a jewel and a tattoo. Gleaming like a jewel, fixed on the skin like a tattoo, flash tattoo is applied on the skin in a few minutes and remains fixed for 4-5 days.
 The flash tattoo may take the form of a bracelet, a necklace or a ring, and in this case presenting bright colors such as gold and silver. The alternative to flash tattoo jewel is the tattoo with tribal, geometric, ornamental motifs as ethnic bracelets and chandelier necklaces, but also meaningful words and phrases.
Great to show off to the sea and suitable in the evening to embellish a dress, they are perfect for party nights on the beach, between party and bonfire.
I think so that I will yield to the tendency and you?

martedì 9 giugno 2015

Please don't stop the music!

I am made for the 50% of dreams and the other 50% of music.
The music, that friend that gives me encouragement and strength at any time of the day, in every moment of life.
Listening to music 10 hours a day and I never tire of her. It helps me to think, write, study, relax, never leaves me. My life is marked by the notes that follow the player, from the most classical to the most rock, depending on the time, as needed.
I am an extrovert and expansive, I like being with people, but I love to be alone with myself. There are times when I really needed to get that out of the inner world, from all the people around me. It is not selfishness, it's a necessity. Not by chance, in fact, I'd like to have a private islet where I could take refuge in those days, weeks, months. The only one that would be welcome, always her: music.
In those times or in those hours of the day while I am with myself, I love walking, surrounded by nature, with the song of the period or the day in the ears. Thus, in repeat.. 10, 100 times. That sound clear, clean, amazing coming out from my Bose headphones and get to flow in my veins, until it touches every single cell of my body. Just us, me and my lifeblood, and for that moment I forget everything.

lunedì 8 giugno 2015

The Rock Zanzibar

There are places in the world that is worth visiting at least once in life... one of those is Zanzibar, the wonderful spice island.
Take a moment and think, is there something very special and not assume that you'd like to do one day?
Go to the moon, to sleep in a tree house or maybe eat in the sea? Behold, I have always wanted to have lunch in the sea, surrounded by water, water and more water.
If I told you a restaurant, do you believe me?
Yes, you read it and understand it. I always wanted/dreamed to have lunch in a restaurant in the middle of the sea, even in middle of the ocean, and all this has happened in Zanzibar.
Surely you've already seen in photos on Instagram or on the web, as occurred to me, I'm talking about The Rock, one of the restaurants on the sea more special and unique in the world.
The Rock Restaurant was founded by an African makuti, a typical house whose roof is made from the leaves of the coconut palm intertwined, located on a small rock in the Indian Ocean, just steps from the Michamwi Pingwe beach, in the southeast of the island, characteristic by the phenomenon of the tides which makes it always different.
A friendly atmosphere and a unique location by the alluring charm, with wooden interiors of great taste and simplicity. From the outside it will seem very small, however The Rock offers 30-40 seats, in addition, on the back of the restaurant, there is a wonderful terrace overlooking the ocean, a value added to a place that is already enchanting itself, where you can relax on comfortable sofas sipping a drink with a priceless view of the turquoise sea of ​​Zanzibar.
The cocktails are excellent and the varied menu, with fish, changes every week, with the freshest ingredients and recipes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine combined with the spicy and intense flavors of the island. A riot of colors, scents and flavors that can conquer even the most demanding palates.
The magic of the ocean waters surrounding The Rock, a point sea of ​​rare beauty, crystal clear, intense colors of blue and light blue that blend creating shades of which only in Zanzibar you can enjoy.
As I said before, Zanzibar was affected by the tides, in fact, when there is low tide can be easily reached on foot just walking on the beach, but when the tide rises, changing the stunning setting, you can go to the restaurant on water with a boat.
Can you imagine so much beauty? Enjoy great food with eyes full of wonder? It seems a dream... Here it is revealed another reason why I love Zanzibar!

giovedì 4 giugno 2015

Street Style

This is the (short) history of pinstripe trousers, on a Sunday in mid-May, just did not want to come out of the closet and be coupled with something elegant. No heels and no shirts. But only a pair of sneakers and a white T-shirt.
His Majesty the orders, the black&white by the way is the trend, but remember that I'm the Princess, ergo I choose the bag!
Trousers - Princess: 1-1
I never lose, or win or draw.

martedì 2 giugno 2015

Home Decor: Idee per la camera da letto

Lodo Barana Arquitetura E Interior/

Lately I'm obsessed with the decor and interior design. I often think about how I would decorate my future home and on time, as a great lover of the bedroom, start the virtual decor just from that, along with the bathroom of course. Bedroom and bathroom are two of the rooms of a house that I love.
Honestly, I'm still undecided on the style, I do not know whether classical or modern, but one thing is for sure, I want it: 1)light 2)spacious, very spacious (soon understand why) and 3)white. Yes, white is the dominant color, that's for sure!
There will be soft rugs and pillows scattered; then the bed will be huge and possibly round. No TV, do not watch TV, but will not miss an elegant desk with pc, magazines, books and fresh flowers. Finally, the INEVITABLE vanity area, to feel really a princess.
It will then be connected to the bathroom and the closet, so, in series. Do you know the room of Carrie and Mr. Big in Manhattan? Here, more or less like that.
In essence, to satisfy my whims, I would need a whole apartment to use as a bedroom.
So, doing some research I came across on Homify, the portal that brings together more than 45.000 experts including architects, interior designers and companies specializing in the furniture industry, and I've had my fill of photos and ideas for the bedroom. Now it miss only a "detail": the house!

lunedì 1 giugno 2015

Come una Ninfa

An enchanted garden and a palette of blue, green, light blue and pink create a dreamy atmosphere suspended between surrealism and abstraction, as in a gallery of paintings between the Enlightenment and Fauvism. In the air the smell of the pond filled with water lilies, wild flowers, freshly cut grass... here is where the nymphs hide, between flowers and leaves. They have a fresh face blossoming between their long dark hair, a rosebud for a mouth, the magic in the eyes and that dreamy air, sometimes misleading, that so crazy Gods. They are sylvan creatures with romantic dresses that seem to grow like ivy on their bodies and floral crowns, to emphasize that these creatures are part of the flora. But like all modern nymphs, they move like graceful ballerinas, from their heels, to the tune of their melodic voices, including branches of flowers and branches of plantains in their fairy gardens, in a sharp contrast with the lightness of a beauty that lasts a moment, like a falling leaf on the water.