giovedì 28 aprile 2016

In Grecia con ClubMed

May is coming and with it my desire to vacation. In these days, in fact, I already beginning to think and fantasize about the possible destinations where summer 2016 will take me; I dream an holiday in Greece, famous throughout the world for the beauty of its islands and its beaches. Actually it is one of those destinations that appeal recurs every year and perhaps now it is time to venture in the footsteps of Ulysses, between the turquoise waters of the Aegean and Ionian Sea and its ruins perfectly preserved.
The Greek islands are so many and for this reason I am looking for that perfect island which is not the usual (and beautiful) Santorini, Mykonos or Crete.
After a search, I found it..the island I was looking for, perfect to relax and regenerate.
Standing on the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Gregolimano cape in Evia island, overlooking the sea with its white sand and challenge the mountains that stand face to face. And right here, between sea and mountains, lies the ClubMed Gregolimano resort.
From the hotel to the bungalows surrounded by pine forest, the Resort is a succession of arcades, flower-filled walkways and charming patios in a joyous labyrinth of dazzling white.
The fresh air and the heady scent of the pine trees that surround the beach of Gregolimano, are ideal to regain energy and give way to an unforgettable holiday. ClubMed Gregolimano is perfect for families and sports enthusiasts due to the many activities offer and the largest school of sports in the world.
I imagine myself already there, in that atmosphere made special by the colors that dye the resort, with the shades of blue and white typical of Greek culture, to enjoy sunrises and sunsets from spectacular views of the cape, tasting the delicacies of Greek cuisine leaving me charmed by the stories and history of the Olympian gods.
I wonder if Ulysses would choose to rest here during his trip...?

lunedì 18 aprile 2016

Rendez-vous à Paris

A pink rose, my favorite, in the mailbox and a note:

"For my Princess,

I am waiting for you under Arco della Pace... 18:00 o'clock...
I have a surprise for you <3 "

I read the note a couple of times. We never met at the Arco della Pace, it goes like Paris! I smile to the idea and I start to daydream... I wonder how it would meet in Paris, the city of love.
Let's meet in Paris, under the Arc du Triomphe.
Let's meet there in a sunny day of March, among a caress and an embarrassed smile. Among a kiss on the wind and scent of roses.
Let's meet like this. Eyes into eyes, like the first time.
A kiss on the cheek, "bonne journée cherie!" and a cadeau pour moi. A walk along the Seine eating macarons and a laugh that is lost on his mouth among a bites and a kiss.
Paris, with his homage to the splendor of the past and Latin atmosphere, where peace and love are floating in the air as the music of the street performers.
The Champs-Elysées with its cafés and luxury boutiques. A casquet to Place de la Concorde, with its stately elegance as a backdrop, and then lose ourselves in the eighteenth-century atmosphere, calm and relaxed, of the Jardin des Tuileries. Among the wonderful allegorical statues and endless green spaces, two pastel-colored chairs under a blooming cherry tree, just waiting for us and our laughter.
A champagne flute overhanging the city from the Eiffel Tower and a dinner by candlelight in the festive atmosphere full of life of the Latin Quarter, then end the evening observing, embraced, the lit "Lady" sailing on bateau mouche, continuing to enjoy its atmosphere of total peace and tranquility.
18:00 o'clock and a figure under the arch to expect me. A smile that I know and a bouquet of roses hidden, until I arrived, behind his back.
After a kiss, the return to reality.
Back to Milan, under the Arco della Pace.
He took my hand and we move in that city that, tonight, has that Paris' sweet and romantic taste.

lunedì 11 aprile 2016

Un pomeriggio alla SPA Cà de Figo

The man manages to be in peace when is alone with himself. And sometimes is not enough.
 Last week I really needed peace and quiet. The peace that only the hills can give, made of nature and silence, infinite horizons and pampering. So I packed my travel bag, some romantic dress, pink as the season wants, a pair of sandals and the new Elie Saab fragrance, Rose Couture (here); I took the car and drove to the hills of Varzi. Here I let myself be carried away by the tranquility and the stunning beauty of Cà de Figo farm.
The quiet of the woods and Lombard Apennines hills, Cà de Figo is much more than a country, it is the ideal place to relax in total tranquility without giving up refined pastimes.
Located in Varzi, Cà de Figo farm also has a riding school where you can organize walks or riding lessons, a wildlife park of 28 hectares, a tennis court and a wellness center with a modern SPA, swimming pools and all kinds of massage and treatment for the face and body based on natural products.
This set of activities make Cà de Figo a very special place to forget the stress of every day and fully regenerate the mind and body, enjoying the beauty of the place and the unspoilt nature.
In this wonderful place, where the view is lost in the horizon and hills up to not discern one from the other, where the sense of smell is caressed by the scents of essential oils and Elie Saab rose, I was searching for peace and peace I found.

venerdì 8 aprile 2016

Abu Dhabi, la Grande Moschea dello Sceicco Zayed

Foto: Nick Fewings -Unsplash

Vistosa, bianca e scintillante sotto il sole caldo degli Emirati Arabi, la Grande Moschea dello Sceicco Zayed è un vero capolavoro architettonico che ogni anno attira fedeli e visitatori da ogni parte del mondo.

lunedì 4 aprile 2016


"The charm of a flower is in its contradictions - so delicate in form but strong in fragrance, so small in size but big in beauty, so short in life but with such a long effect."

The meaning of life is rediscovering love with his own existence. It is the journey, the path, in its simplicity and grandeur.
It is the value that we give to every moment and each to ensure that the next one is even more wonderful. We should live like this, without worrying about the after but only that now is just amazing.
Fall in love with life, flowers, spring. Fall in love with smiles, the real ones, the alive ones. Fall in love with everything that makes you happy and all that is beautiful.
Love life as the companion of all time, this is the simple rule to live a fulfilling life. Make you beautiful every day like you have to meet the most important person in your life. Behaved as if I had always beside you. Smile to her. Kiss her. Take care of her. Clasp her. She will never betray you if you will not betray her.

venerdì 1 aprile 2016

Come una principessa al Melià Milano

I move down the taxi window, just enough to breathe the spring air that surrounds Milan. I look at the buildings sliding along with my thoughts. The taxi driver carried out and enveloping heady scent shakes my soul, the same fragrance that will accompany me in every room, corridor of Melià Milano.
"Welcome home", this is what I think in front of the elegant entrance. Soon I will remain completely speechless before the majestic hall with marble staircase that leads in the most exclusive part of the hotel, The Level and suites.

Located in the most dynamic and further development area of Milan, near the MiCo Convention Center, the San Siro stadium, AC Milan with its legendary museum and the trade fair ground, the hotel Melià Milano is ideal for more demanding customers.
At Meliá Milano every wish will be realized, in most cases without the need to ask. Guests are pampered throughout their stay with small details that make the service unique in its kind.
The atmosphere is elegant and welcoming, it is clear from the wealth of tapestries in the salon, carpets, marble colonnade, the spaces of the rooms and the sophistication of the lounge bar instead the reception: the Jigger Food & Cocktail Bar. The ideal place to disconnect after a day of work or, for nightlife lovers, an excuse to pamper yourself with the exclusive and sophisticated service offered by the staff. Here you can pamper your palate while enjoying delicious appetizers, Mediterranean cuisine but also enjoying some of the best Italian wines and the finest cognacs. The cocktail menu offers a unique experience blending modern trends with the classics of the past.
Do you want to know a curiosity about the name? Jigger, shaped like a bow tie, is a tool that the barman use to measure the liquor to be paid into the shaker.
This set of attentions are the foundations on which the local bases, which reflect the approach to the customer in "Melià style", the signature of which is denoted in detail, step by step during the preparation of cocktails.
Melià Milano is also one of Milan's best hotel for congresses and conventions with 15 meeting rooms. The new plenary meeting room can accommodate up to 520 delegates. The staff, dealing with all the details, will help you to organize a successful event or business meeting.
But that's not all, because Melià Milano thinks everything. Have you ever thought how it would be nice to have a tailor at your disposal, ready to help you and to manufacture a tailored suit, perhaps for a gala dinner or a wedding? At Melià is possible, too, thanks to the very good tailor Matteo Mora, well-known figure in the industry.
The facilities offered are really many: from the excellent restaurant to the gym, from the hairdresser to the spa, an heaven on earth divided in 4 cabins of treatments and massages, and a relax circuit. In the Wellness Center, at your disposal, you can take care of the body and mind while you rest in the relaxation area enjoying a delicious herbal tea or fruit juices.
And when you think, with eyes still dreamy, had seen all, the Melià Milano will still have a way to surprise you. You will only have to go up to the first floor for access to The Level, the most exclusive service of Meliá, where every detail is designed and tailored to the guest, to give a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Here is the biggest lounge in Europe, where the exclusivity and personalized services come together in a unique and modern space, open 24 hours on 24 to offer you everything you need, from herbal tea good night accompanied by biscuits and pastries to snacks and also aperitif. In this space are transmitted, mixed together, functionality, sense of belonging, sophistication and tranquility in order to make it versatile depending on the needs and the type of customers, making them feel pampered and answered anyone who accesses.
As if it were not enough you will have the possibility to check-in and check-out privately and enjoy room service.
Once you cross the threshold of your room or suite we hit by a wave of light reflected from the floor parquet veins, sinuous lines of the ceiling arches and the white sheets.
On the elegant dresser sweet pampering and welcome cards, again catches the eye the intention of the hotel staff to pamper its guests; for coffee lovers is available a Nespresso machine, bathrobe and slippers exclusive The Level, teapot and an assortment of teas, bath products and more.

After a hearty breakfast I prepare myself to close the suitcase and to greet, with that mixture of happiness and sadness, one of the most surprising hotel in Milan.