{A new week, a new month, a new trip}

Hi ladies,

I had a very cold weekend. Yesterday, after a short trip to IKEA (where we had lunch...Their salmon isn't so bed you know?), we took a quick walk in the city center because I had to go to one of my fav store and then, we spent the rest of a cozy afternoon at home in good company... books, hot cup of thè but no cookies!

This morning we woke up under a snow storm, for real...


Tomorrow I will be in NIce ( Cote d' Azur - South of France) for 3 days. A short trip but very important for me... I'm going with my best friend, she' s the only one, she's great, she has style and personality, she's my daily inspiration. She's tough and she loves me unconditionally... she's my mom! I'm ready to talk in French... Oui, biensur j'adore le francias et quand je peut j'aime bien le parler (Yes , sure I adore French and when I can I love to speak in french!)...

I know that tomorrow there's a market to visit and tuesday early in the morning we will go to a fruit and vegetable market and you know my passion for brocantage and antique market...My camera is ready for that and I hope I will show you some nice pics! I have no other plans , just enjoy my mom. I think it's our first trip all alone... just the two of us!

girls, tomorrow is February, another month has passed by! Two more months of cold and bad weather then spring! I can't wait for... Some of my project are coming to an end ... Maybe I'll tell you more soon...

Have a great weekend ... tell me about you! how are you?


{Object of desire}

Leika and Hermes ... a new collaboration! The Leica M7 Edition Hermès... This LEICA M7 limited Edition Hermès offers a total of 200 silver chrome LEICA M7 cameras with exquisite leather finishes applied by Hermès.

Coming in silver chrome with 2 calfskin leather Hermès colorways (orange and brown), they’re delivered in a silk-lined box and are finished with an Atelier Hermès matching leather strap.

I'm a huge fan of both brands (super expensive!!!)... 14.000$ ... this is the ultimate Luxury and I love it!

Have a great weekend girls!


{Paul & Joe meets Alice}

I really need new make up and I'd love a new packaging for my make up...

What do you think about the new Paul & Joe Spring 2010 collection?
This is a tribute to Tim Burton new Alice's movie that is scheduled to be released out in march


Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland limited edition cosmetic range is scheduled to launch at funky fashion website, ASOS on 25th February and at swanky London store, Harrods from the 6th March. Sounds, we have to book a plane...!

The Alice in Wonderland collection comprise 2 sets "Daydream" and "Fantasy".

What is inside each box? Blotting paper tins for shine control with mirrors (which will sell for £25 each), paper refills and two lip treatments in two different colour.

It seems Alice has most collaborated with two famous brand: OPI, Urban Decay ... who will be next?

Don't you think the new paul & Joe collection is what I need? 2010 will Alice's year...I know it for sure!!!

Thanks girls for that magic week! Please check Meghan last days giveaway!

See you tomorrow!


{I heart my MOO}

I've always desired to have my own business card. Not the usual card. Name , last name and your details... to serious! I wanted something that was only mine, that reflect me.

Few months ago I've discovered MOO. MOO is a printing company. They print beautiful products using images you've uploaded directly or designs from their gallery.

MOO dreams up new tools that help people turn their virtual content into beautiful print products for the real world.

And so I did it. I had the chance to try to make my MOO for free just to see what they look like before to make the real order (that I still didn't do it!). It was easy, fast and the result is super duper cute!

This is how they arrive !

Mine was a sample pack of MOO Business cards, I only paid the cost of post & packing. Every card is printed with a MOO ‘watermark’ including a discount code.

You can do your own Business Card, your miniMOO (the cutest!), stickers, postcards. I've told you it's easy ...

click on the pic!

I'm gonna order my new miniMOO...and You? What are you waiting for?

sorry... I've almost forgot... Do you know DACE?
From Canada, it's a nice fashion brand that I've met during my first year of blogging.

Adele, from DACE, contact me 'cause they are launching a promotion on Feb 1 and you might be interested in. They asked Dallas Shaw, an amazing artist ( with a fantastic shop ( to create 5 fashion illustrations of models wearing dace pieces from their spring 2010 collections.

On Monday they will lunch their first spring delivery and they will be giving away these prints to everyone that purchases something from the new collection online. They will be giving away 3 originals to the first 3 to purchase something after the mailer goes out.



{Etsy favourite store of the week: Behold The Jewelry}

Here I am... back with my Etsy favourite store of the week.

It's time to introduce you to Kris and her new store that she has just opened.

I've met Krisalmost at the beginning of my blogAdventure and we started exchanging comment on our blogs and then some nice emails.
She from New York and I begun to follow her because on her blogs Behold the Metraton she was giving great tips about her city, that is the city I love the most.
Then I've started to follow her because we have many things in common, one above all is the love for food, the love for kitchen, the love for a good glass of wine and for a dinner with friend!

I really like her and when she opened her etsy store I was thrilled. I think she 's really talented and I'm happy to "help " her in her new adventure!

I asked her to describe herself and her new adventure.

She says...."I am a writer-producer for Vh1 by day, and a graphic design student, cook, and jewelry maker by night. So many things, so little time but that's life! I like to stay challenged by always engaging in fun and creative projects. In my spare time (ha) I like to go out with my boyfriend, cuddle with my kitty Martin, take pictures of nature, and watch TV shows. Lost, The Office, and Top Chef are my favorites.

Her Etsy Store " all about earrings at the moment. Earrings are my staple choice when it comes to jewelry. Some women can't leave the house without their lipstick or a cute handbag. I need my earrings! I like to use fun beads and jewels that dangle off the ear. The perfect accent for a cocktail dress or a white t-shirt and jeans. The styles are universal! I also like to take broken jewelry that I've had for years and re-work the usable bits into a new and fabulous look. My earrings are simple, and prices that I feel go with the times for handmade goods. One day I'd like to add hair pins, brooches, and art work to the site. But that will take some time."

And I look forward to see her next creations and her next challenge...

Congratulation Kris.... and you out there go visit her Blog and her store!

If you desire to be featured in my Etsy project or do you have an online store and do you want me to write about you feel free to send me an email at

Now it's time to say Thank you to:

Duchess from Rose Tea Cottage for her Award

and she wrote :
"Her Grace The Duchess of Tea, has appointed the following blogs and their charming writers as Honorary Nobles of the Most Excellent Order of the Blog Empire.

This insignia is in recognition and appreciation of the bloggers role as followers and daily commentators of Rose Tea Cottage and for having creativity, vision, knowledge, charm and humour on their own blogs. Naturally, this recognition is not transferable and is solely intended for the bloggers named herein. Please click on the award to be able to copy and paste it."

Meghan "we are in business lady! Giveaway has begun! "
Go check out her blog (, she's hosting a giveaway to celebrate her blog new look and style.
The gift is one of my headband.

The rules are simple...leave a comment on her blog, became her and mine follower and...cross finger...
Hurry up! Contest close Febryary the 2st

Elena from Catching Instant ...
see with your eyes what she've done...

"Friends that can teach you to wear two dotted scarves at the same time ..."

click on the pic

Bells (she's getting married in 4 months and 30 days)... for your long time ago award!
10 random things about me...
I have 2 brothers Simone and Jonatha.I'm in the middle.
I have an angel to protect me
I'm obsessed with pois/dots
I love my Lensbaby
my fav colors are: white, blu navy, tourquouise, purple, mustard yellow, green, grey, brown, pink...
I adore to bake, cook and have dinner
My fav room is the kitchen (obvious)
I love my Pink Kitchenaid
(2 left!)




Happy Monday ladies!

What a better way to start a new week with a celebration? It's my Blog-Anniversary! My first year in the blogland and I'm so happy !

Once upon a time.... It was monday ...

(1st post)

After more or less 360 posts , today I celebrate my BlogBirthday!!!

I've won some awards, received lots of comments, visited and found lot of friends and I'm sure ther's more that still has to happen!

I've started this adventure with no expectation at all and now It became my daily appointment and I don't feel good if I don't post or visit you!

To celebrate my anniversary I've found a fantastic web site to share with you!

It 's "little venice cake company" . During my holiday in London I've discovered this stunning cakes. They are a mono portion fruit cakes handcrafted with ultimate attention to detail, creating chocolate sculptures and exquisitely iced cakes of breathtaking beauty.!

I think they are adorable and It's a perfect gift for your friends, and so I did it!

The first time I've seen them at the food hall at Harrod's... Too expensive... Then at Harvey Nichols a bit less expensive and I bought the first one...

Then I found more little cake at Liberty...

I'd love to make some of them ! Aren't they lovely?

Thanks girls for your presence during this all entire year! I hope you'll be there for the next one too!

Love you



{Steve McCurry}

Steve McCurry is an American photojournalist that at the age of 18 started travelling and taking pics. As wikipedia said he is " known for his photograph,"Afghan Girl" that originally appeared in National Geographic magazine..."

In November I went to a "vernissage" dedicated to Steve McCurry that was in Italy to present his latest book and for the opening of his exhibition. He's one of a kind. It was the first time I had the chance to meet an important photographer and he didn't disappointed my expectations. It's a great person, not only as a photographer but also as a human being. He showed his famous pics telling us, for each pics, the story of the shoot...

I didn't know him but I knew his work, his pics and especially the one of the Afghan girl with green eyes, Sharbat Gula. I know for sure that many of you don't associate the person with the famous photo, but I'm sure that all of you know that pic and the story behind it (a video, at the end of the exhibition tells all the story about the pics and about the search of the girl after 20 years from that shoot).

I had the occasion to visit the exhibition while I was in Milan this week. Near Piazza Duomo, more or less 240 pics (taken in 20 years 1989-2009) to narrate a trip started 40 years ago. The South-East (the name of the exhibition) of the world is an history of life, faces, lights, colors, landscapes.

He visited Afghanistan, India, Tibet, Birmania and many others places among the poorest of the world.

The pics are amazing, fantastic, magic, powerful ... I could use all the best adjectives I know and It won't be enough.
I was delighted from the set up that helps the visitor to feel and live the pics and to understand what they express. Lights, shadows and the pics hanged in the space let the visitor to move among faces, colors in a timeless world as an interactive trip.

5 infrered lines on the floor define the 5 main themes of the exhibition: "the other", "joy", "childhood", "war", "beauty" and also 4 short sections: "Aids", "Monsoon", "Portraits" and "Arms and connection".

Steve McCurry has won the World Press Photo Award twice as well as the Nobel Prize of Photography and you will understand why from this exhibit.

You can follow Steve McCurry on his blog. Some pics are really strong! Be prepared...

I'm going back to Milan to visit again the exhibition with Mr B. because it deserve more than a visit and because I don't want my love to miss a one time life experience.

See you tomorrow! I'm back with my "Etsy favourite store of the week"... My next guest will be Kris... Don't miss it!

(p.s.: she's doing a giveaway! check on it!!!)


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