put some sparkle on!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

 

We all have bad days or days were we feel low in mood right?
When I woke up and the only thing I can thing of is going back to bed, I try to push myself out and rise my spirit with some little tricks.
 
Here are some (take notes):
 
  • wear an amazing pair of shoes
  • buy yourself some fresh flowers
  • wear your favourite perfume
  • don't go out without a bright lipstick

Believe me, it works!

Do you have any tricks to fight the low mood??

A creative corner

Saturday, 26 July 2014

 
 
 
We are still house hunting. There's something funny that happens to me everytime we go and see a new place....
I guess every woman will first look at the kitchen  and the size of the master bedroom (maybe a walk-in wardrobe can be included?).
As for me, my first thought is the small room to set up my home office!
Yes, I am lucky enough to have this benefit at work.
But my space will not only for work only, I'd liek to find off a place were I can also paint, sew, blog.
A magic corner were I can let my creativity running wild!!!
 
 
do you have any interesting interior design blog to give me for inspiration to build my own corner??
 
 
 
 

British tea time in northen Italy

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

 
 
For those who does not know, I have been living in the UK for three years (in Oxford).
They were three amazing years.
I miss some habits which are really British, like the afternoon tea.
So you can guess how happy I was to find this small, sweet pub near Lake of Como,
who's the owner is English gentleman.
Aside from the beers and fish and chips, the guests can be treated with a real afetrnoon tea!
Sweet and savoury pastries, tea and Champagne!
What a find! Everytime I'll miss Oxford I'll go straight to the Lake!
 

Keep calm and......

Saturday, 19 July 2014


....embrace your curves!

More and more of my (male) friends keep on telling me that they prefer a woman with curves then a skinny woman.
For what they said, curves make a body looking more warm, soft and reassuring.
It may be something ancient related to health and well being.

Whatever.

Just do not stress yourself over those extra kilos. Focus more on being healthy!









can I?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014


OK, it's sale season here in Italy and as we are house hunting I have promised myself I won't do any shopping.
(well, it shouldnt be that hard as I have a huge closet full of clothes.....)

But I am still allow to window shopping and dreaming about these two beauties, right????



 
 

those special moments...

Thursday, 10 July 2014

 

 
 
This is how I get treated very often from my Husband: breakfast in bed!
Breakfast is to me the most important meal of the day. Not only for its value, but it sets the mood of the day.
And lucky enough, I do not need to wait for Sunday for such treat :-)

Recycle anyone?

Saturday, 5 July 2014

 
I was looking at some old handbags of mine, burried in my closet for what it likes years....
Totally out of fashion and no longer interesting.
Bin it?
Resell it?
Uhm......here it comes my creative soul: I've turned it to vase flowers!
(well, basically the flowers has vases which is hidden inside the bag.
Isnt it an amazing decor idea?
 
 

Decor idea

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Something I tend to buy on my trips abroad are materials:
silk, cotton, painted, quilted wool which I love to turn into decor ideas for my house.
Like in this picture, I've wrap 5 simple frames of different sizes.
I know, these looks paintings.
Nop!
This is just cotton.




Happiness

Saturday, 28 June 2014


That's one of my secrets for a happy life!
Trying to see things throught pink lenses, enjoy every day like kids do.
And I still do 'silly, childish' things every now and then.
 
Life is good, and it's better if you smile!
 
 

 
 

Summer vacations anyone?

Tuesday, 24 June 2014




Life is busy. I am running errands everyday.
I had a promotion, I am travelling (not much but still), we are house hunting and have a couple of amazing 'secret' projects we are working at.

That said, a few days ago we realised Summer it's just around the corner. Like most Italians, our Summer break will be August (just 1 month away!).

This mean we will not be able to plan any exotic, tropical, paradise escape: over priced, packed or difficult to organise with such short time.

It's a pity. But this is how life goes. And to be honest, we do need any special place to have fun and wnjoy ourself. Even the small lake around the corner can be the most beautiful and relaxed place if taken with the right attitude and look at with different eyes.

Being able to take 3 weeks off and travel (despite the destination) is still a luxury to me.

Honestly I need to admit that we are not stuck at home.....since the New Year Break we have been to Barcellona, L'Aquila, San Remo, Oxford and many other places.


Therefore, I should not complain...