December 31, 2012

Waiting for the New Year

Let's be honest, 2012 hasn't been a great year. So I confidently await the new one...

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas or whatever

I'm ready for an overload of food... and I'm good with that.
Stay warm and in good company, folks!

December 23, 2012

Christmas houses

The fancy

and the sweet.

Ahhh, the charm of Christmas lights and windows, especially on 5th Avenue!
Are you done wrapping and cooking? I am not!

December 20, 2012

Cupcakes to survive doomsday!

My first attempt, not too bad ah? Quite annoying it might be my last one, according to the Maya.
Anyway, in case they were wrong, here you can find the recipe for the cupcakes, while I have modified the orange icing a bit, opting for mascarpone instead of butter... If it has to come to an end, let it be a glorious BOOM!

December 17, 2012

Freedom Tower Christmas version

This is how the tower looked like last year, a gigantic Xmas tree! I kind of like it this way, they should leave it on all the time! :)

- 8 to Christmas and I haven't made the list yet.

December 12, 2012

December 11, 2012

Alternative Christmas tree

Saw this in a store, Alessi decorations. I love the donkey's and cow's faces... quite happy and peaceful :)

December 9, 2012

Snow and red doors

Doesn't look like a fairy tale scenery to you?

December 6, 2012

Let there be candy

I thought I saw a candy truck!
The colors, the sweet fragrance, the silly shapes... getting ready for an overdose here ;)

December 3, 2012

Lomography Christmas

A Medieval square, a Christmas tree, and a market...

whether they get you into the Christmas spirit or they make you feel Scroogey, a cup (a day) of mulled wine (a.k.a. vin brulé) is the best way to survive the holidays!

November 28, 2012

Lomography fisheye, the cloister

The camera is broken (it shouldn't make a clak clak sound every time I move it, right?), but still, going through the process of shooting, waiting, going to the store, and opening the envelop, retains its charm.
This is where I've been studying/working lately, quite inspiring.

More Lomo photos here and more soon.

November 26, 2012

Women in the sky

"Drawing" with the stars...

the profile of two women came out, don't you think?
Or maybe I just had too much red wine that night.

November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving feast

I have just realized that most of my latest posts are food-related... I guess that this speaks volumes about what I have been doing in Italy lately. Holidays and festivities are just an excuse to organize dinner parties! :)
And good Black Friday to you, don't forget to check out my Etsy shop, for some early (and free shipping!) shopping.

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the parade!

This year I won't be able to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but I am ready for some home cooking and of course for a lot of gratefulness!


November 19, 2012

Weekend in review

Not quite a wild weekend...

But I'd say a tasty one, with s'mores (to be honest, it looks better than it tastes), a steaming cup of pumpkin soup (d e l i c i o u s), and a trip to Ikea with photos taken from the car (that's Ponte Pietra, Verona... and no, I wasn't the driver hehe).

November 16, 2012

Checks and dots

Fun-packed weekend ahead... lunches, poetry, sleepover, and field trip to Ikea.
Have a good weekend!

November 12, 2012


Brunch in New York and lunch in Barcelona. Tables mean so much: conviviality, laughs, flavors...
And Monday is almost over. Have a good week.


November 8, 2012

Smooth like no other

That's the way I'd like my weekend to be... smooth and a little bit alcoholic! ;)

November 5, 2012

How to make a soup

Can you repeat the ingredients, please?

And, that's celery, you said? Very finely chopped, indeed.

As soon as the temperature goes below 70F... I'm cold and start making soups like a maniac.
There's nothing like a soup, when it comes to comfort food, don't you think? Potato and spinach soup is on top of my list right now. What's your favorite?

October 30, 2012

Frida Kahlo meets Días de los Muertos...

Rehearsing my part for tomorrow night: eat, drink, and look deadly charming! ;)
This is my first Halloween outfit (not done, I'll be wearing black, of course) for my homemade Halloween party. 

October 27, 2012

Make a wish... Trevi Fountain or not

You don't have to go to Rome to make a wish, as long as you work very hard to make it true...
I'm still working on this determination thing. 

October 23, 2012

My den in Rome

A sailor has a girl in every port... I have a (favorite) bar in every city! :)
This is Pimm's Good in Rome, Italy. Among the several bars in the Trastevere area, this is the most charming to me.

Ahhh, my Roman Holiday has been good!

October 19, 2012

Flying into the weekend

Or actually, riding the train into the weekend! I am going to Rome for three days, exciting!

By the way, this was a trapeze artist I spotted in McCarren park, New York ;)

October 15, 2012

A Farmer's Life

Bruno, the goat, fresh mushrooms, a little beast, and the tranquillity of the countryside.
I can be a farmer... for a day or two.

October 13, 2012

And a good weekend

Do I need to say more? ;)

October 11, 2012

Fortune cookie cameras see right through me

Ahhh, the decadent pleasure of a diner meal, something like thick fries, greasy burgers, pickles and coleslaw... 
Yes, they got my soul! Now give it back, pretty please, I'm on a diet! :)

October 9, 2012


Chance, coincidence, fate, fortuity, luck, opportunity... words that seem so favorable but that imply a large share of bravery.
What do you think, would you be ready for chances? 

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