venerdì 27 maggio 2016

Working day

Most of the work of a blogger takes place in the office, behind a desk, among millions of emails, phone calls, and an agenda to program.
When I am out of the office, and I am in Milan, I often meet clients and have appointments at Manin Hotel, to discuss work during a lunch or in complete privacy in one of their meeting rooms.
In the work are necessary composure, solidity but also presentable. Asus ZenBook accompanies me in working life everyday, with its clean and simple lines. Like a custom-made suit, great for all occasions.
Elegance, the watchword of my #ZenOutfit. A silk shirt and blue pants with a tailored fit. Dyed red lips and pearls as the only ornament. Simple, austere and refined..the emblem of a manager.

lunedì 23 maggio 2016

Uala: il beauty center a portata di mano

Urgency of last-minute hairdresser? Have you a sudden desire to complete treatment in a beauty center or just want to make you beautiful without having to make unnecessary phone calls and arrange for appointments?
Uala is the service for you!
Thanks to this digital platform you can book at your leisure the service or treatment in different locations with treatments like celebrities. Just choose the city, the treatment that's right for you, the salon of your choice and you're done! All in a few clicks ;) Convenient, no?
I have been able to experience the convenience of this service; recently, infact, I was in Milan at Giò Evadamo to give a "cut" to my hair. A salon in the center, nice and bright, where I was welcomed and pampered like a real princess.
I recommend it to all women who, for reasons of work or time, have a need for a similar service. A brilliant and innovative idea of high level.

venerdì 20 maggio 2016

Hotel Manin Milano

With the rain return to Milan, a kind of melancholy and sense of lack accompany me. I look out the train window, lost in thoughts about new projects, future, my life. Until all this thinking is stopped, and I find myself before the goal of my pilgrimage.
Catapulted into the center of Milan I go into what will be my home for the next two days, Manin Hotel, a mixture of luxury and elegance unique among hotels in the city.
Located in the heart of Milan, near the Duomo, La Scala Theatre and the fashionable streets, Manin Hotel, a magnificent 4-star: tradition passed down for generations since 1904.
The hotel's prestige, in addition to geographical location, is given by the long series of personalities passed within the structure during all its years of history.
The history of Manin, in fact, began in 1846, at the time of the Five Days of Milan and is told through a series of photographs in black and white that enrich the atmosphere and give an historical value to the property without equal.
Once inside the door catches your eye the luxury of materials used, the minimal and elegant ambience in a reality behind the times. Spaces are content just enough to put at ease those who stay at the same time maintaining that sense of privacy which the customer can use when required. The details are treated in detail, the atmosphere became filled, cheerful and bright by color choices of rooms, furniture and enriched by its design. To the left there is a lounge area flanked by the American Bar and the waiting room confined by a tangle of dark fences, green is king and is repeated in a thousand different shades and sizes: from almond trees in bloom to the bright colors the walls, the green expanse of creeper that can be seen from the local bay window to the waiting room armchairs. The American Bar is the hotel's meeting center, perfect for a light lunch or a coffee break or to enjoy an aperitif or a cocktail with friends.
Once the elevator doors open, I find myself in the sixth-floor corridor, ready to let me surprise from my suite. The environment, elegant and spacious, spread horizontally. A desk where waiting for me, on the right a sitting area with sofa and TV, a double bed decorated with an elegant line of white sheets with double pillows, and on the wall a "world" painted and built by an important Italian artist.
The 124 luxurious rooms, including 6 Junior Suites and 2 Suites, feature a contemporary design suitable for business, pleasure or leaks over the weekend. They are equipped with all amenities and some recently renovated, with private terrace overlooking the elegant Manin Garden, or enjoy stunning views of the Duomo or the green Sempione Park.
As in every class hotel, can not miss the equipped suites for the most demanding customers: "Junior Suite", "Executive Suite", ideal for those who consider the absolute tranquility and privacy added values, and "Panoramic Suite & pool", on the top floor, offering furniture and customized solutions and a mini pool in the open air terrace with wonderful views of the city.
Manin Hotel also has a small gym which guests can access for free from morning to night.
The restaurant, Manin Restaurant, is located at the end of a long corridor leading to the Garden, close to the meeting rooms. It is readjusted in terms of space thanks to a sliding system of walls such as to redesign the spaces of which the hotel may need based on several eventualities. Here we can delight your palate with a rich and varied cuisine, which traces the tradition of Milan but also internationally. The attention of the chef to raw materials is exceptional: in fact, all the dishes are made from fresh and genuine components. As for the rooms, even here it is proposed the green motif with an entire wall covered with fern in contrast with the black and beige that usually find in all visited areas so far and expresses continuity with the garden.
The perception is that of a luxury restaurant that pampers anyway its customers with a generous and friendly staff available to all guests.
The Garden, "the flagship" of Manin, is considered one of the most architecturally interesting gardens in the city and enjoys an ideal location within the hotel. Its old charm makes it spectacular and attractive to the eyes of anyone who wants to enjoy a good glass of wine.
What's more the property value is increased tenfold by the discovery of a few years ago the remains of a Roman cemetery which stood just below the current Garden.Today, the beauty and elegance of the Manin Garden is made unique by statues, capitals and other remains of this discovery.
Greeting this little corner of paradise, a faint ray of sun caresses my face and with its heat all the thoughts and fears are swept away.

mercoledì 18 maggio 2016

Liu Jo Spring/Summer 2016

Fresh and dynamic, it is the Liu Jo spring/summer 2016 collection.
Dedicated to a young and bubbly woman, the collection is divided into two strong inspirations but mirror, characterized by an easy and fresh mood that fully interprets the soul of the brand: California Dreaming '70 and City Africa, with prints inspired by the past but reproduced in a modern way and illuminated by sequins and color effects.

In viaggio con ASUS Zenbook

A train and a plane to take. A new destination is waiting for me.
Travel as discovery, emotion, adventure, passion.
To leave is the most beautiful and courageous of all actions. Maybe a selfish joy, but a joy for who knows how to value freedom. Being alone, without needs, strangers, foreigners, and yet feel at home anywhere. I only need a suitcase to fill with stories, memories, and an ideal companion: my ASUS Zenbook, ready to collect my thoughts, my feelings, my photos, to keep me company during the entire trip. Light and thin, reliable and dynamic, load up to 10 hours, elegant and sophisticated design.
When I travel I like to be comfortable but not give up a touch of elegance, the same one that belongs to the ASUS Zen philosophy. A #ZenOutfit in preppy style with the shades of blue and red, like the sea and the sunsets that will surprise me once reached at destination.

lunedì 16 maggio 2016

Shades of blue

We are made of thoughts, memories, emotions. We are made of water, atoms, moments and waited.
We are made of love. Thoughts, actions, ideas, movements, experiences. Bodies. The subject is love. We are made of intertwined hands, whispered kisses, stolen breaths and sighs donated.
We are made of desires and dreams that make us not sleep, of energy, of stardust.
We are made of words, words never said, of missed opportunities and unsent messages.
We are made of too many "if", "maybe" and "but." We are made for a few people. And often, we do not meet or we meet when it's too late.
We are made in the image and likeness of everything around us and in ourselves we enclose the exact same secret, the exact same law.
We are like the sky, made of millions of hues. Eternally changing, subject to endless complications and combinations. A set of circumstances, or totally fortuitous or planned in the minimum terms. A well-designed chaos. The perfect storm.

lunedì 9 maggio 2016

A day with California

"Once upon a time...
A riding immersed in the green hills of Varzi. Here the smell of leather, that of the saddle, ready to be mounted, mingled with that of the hay and the wild nature.
A moment of sweetness, he and I, California, before our walk. A brushed, between complacency nitrite and the other, a few caresses in that patchy cloak and sweet kisses on the muzzle.
He reciprocated my hugs and my caring attention, browsing a bit of that hay here and there, at the stable. At that moment, one of a kind, it was just us. His eyes sank in my and in that brief moment, in which we both knew we could trust each other, we became friends..."
The friendship between man and animals knows no border. Relations between humans and animals give birth to fascinating stories. Animals do not talk, do not seem interested in culture, they are physically different from us and have different behaviors from our own, yet something very special raises a deep bond, unbreakable friendship, maybe more real than that between two human beings.
The friendship between man and animal is the most beautiful sentiment that can exist; animals understand us, "speak" in their own way, show us their affection, suffer with us. They never learn to speak our language, made up of letters and alphabets, but they understand our emotions, sometimes better than anyone else. They are our faithful friends, companions in life and games, tenderness and special moments.

mercoledì 4 maggio 2016

Beauty routine serale


Make up belongs to all women, from teenagers to more mature, so the need to remove make from the face at the end of the evening is important in order to preserve the natural glow of the skin. Remove make up, and do it correctly, is very important. I admit, sometimes it is boring, especially after a busy and tiring day but you have to do to maintain a healthy and youthful skin.
Not all women are lucky enough to have a skin naturally "normal", ie a skin whose texture is compact, with closed pores, which is smooth and velvety to the touch: someone need more time and attention to give it softness and elasticity.
There are more products for certain types of skin, or others which are used in a certain way to be really effective.
To remove make-up there is no "standard" procedure, but it is essential to go to bed with the skin perfectly clean to the purified skin, in fact, breathes more and better accommodates any subsequent treatment. The pores rid are able to absorb the active ingredients of the creams and serums.
Do you want to know the products that are part of my "beauty evening routine"?

1) Micellar Water
What is micellar water? A make up remover cleansing solution, a transparent and odorless product, just as water, used to remove make up soaking a cotton pad. I use L'Oreal Micellar Water, great for my sensitive skin, removes make up and impurities in a simple touch. Also it soothes dry and sensitive skins and immediately gives a pleasant sensation of freshness. Since I discovered I can not live without it!

2) Moisturizing Night Cream
Richer than a day cream, a night cream nourishes the skin while you sleep, if it is a pro-youth treatment, such as Dior Hydra Life Jelly Sleeping Mask (here), even better!

And your nightly beauty routine of such products consists? Write me them here, I'm curious!

martedì 3 maggio 2016

S.O.S. Capelli Crespi


I have straight hair. They scent of rose and are soft as silk, but when it rains or there's that wet and dreary weather turns into an unmanageable mane (yes, that lion).
Whether straight or curly, frizzy hair can become for many reasons and at different times of the year. We see them swollen and dull and we feel them hard and rough to the touch, not only during the coldest periods of the year but also during the summer, when another component intervenes on our hair: moisture. The fault of that "frizzy" effect is no doubt her!
The water that is located in the air, in fact, acts on our hair as if penetrated in each single hair, especially if dried or dehydrated. The humidity acts on dehydrated hair making them become frizzy, so the number one remedy to avoid the frizz is hydration. Such as the skin, even our hair needs to be nourished and hydrated and to do this enough small gestures that will save us from panic/hysterics by frizzy hair.
What are them?

1) Use shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers masks
Already by the time we wash our hair, we can do something to prevent frizz. Choose products that contain nutrients, such as glycerin, help hair to maintain adequate hydration throughout the day. Such as Garnier shampoos, masks and conditioners that moisturize and create a sort of "sheath" around our hair that protects them from moisture and keep them outside in order even when we go out.

2) Do not rub wet hair but pat
How many times, after a shower, we collect the hair in turban and then rub vigorously to dry them? Bad... okay dry but thoroughly rub promotes electrostatic and consequently frizz once dried completely.
You have to pat well by removing the water as possible. It's preferable to use microfiber towels, will help you better pat and avoid the electrostatic effect.

3) Use hair dryer properly
Temperature not too high, the direction and the right distance helps the hair not dry out during drying and not to become frizzy. If overdo it with the heat, keeping the hair dryer too close, the frizzy effect will be around the corner.
If you are not a fan of the dryer you can try natural drying, but be careful: if you leave the house with hair still wet, they will continue to absorb moisture in the air and become frizzy and puffy.

lunedì 2 maggio 2016

Le colline e un cardigan rosso

The wind that shakes the barley, time passes slowly, confuses the past and transforms the present. The breath punctuated by the beating of the heart that winces for every wonder. The peace of a Sunday in the hills, in the silence of nature again in bloom. The colors of spring. The nostrils quivering sniffing the aromas. The thoughts that are lost, hill to hill, in the handful of curves, sinuous as the body of a woman, and then dive and rid into the blue sky. The feeling of being good in your own skin. A communion between earth and soul.
The view is lost on red roses, fiery passion, as voluptuous lips full of desire. Eyes bounce to the sky, a boundless blue, framed by an aura of silver light. The cherry trees are in bloom, dyed of a pure pink as the skin of a child. Meadows of a green so intense, like precious emeralds, to speak for itself without hope of passing from similarities. A gentle sun, with its warm rays, hugs and warms you only how would be the arms of your beloved. It smiles to you, transmitting you its own happiness. And you spare parts that smile with the same happiness.