Archive | June, 2012

Living the Miami dream, a minute is cloudy a minute is sunny! Anyway I am enjoying the last full day!

29 Jun

Hello readers,

I’m sure I have mentioned before how much I love spent time here in Miami beach, the atmosphere is always great and it makes me feel happy just seeing the sunshine…well unfortunately in the last few days the weather hasn’t been great and I do feel it! I love everything about Florida, but I think I went to paradise…and I mean Bimini island in the Bahamas, and I nearly felt sick with boredom because I was in an amazing place but because the weather was so bad I felt so claustrophobic and I need to get the hell out of there, fast! I love going around Miami and downtown with the boat…but the weather now is so changeable and you don’t want to risk to take the boat out and get caught in the middle of a storm, to go and come back from Bimini I felt so scared that I need to be sedated with Valium tablets and motion sickness tablets that I still feel drugged now nearly a week later!!! Miami we heart you…the only good and bad thing is I keep on cooking lunch at home and we keep on going out in the evening enjoying the local restaurant… My husband said I am developing body body dysmorphia but I am sure I am getting fat and I need to go on a diet as soon as we go back! Had a new haircut to my favorite salon in south beach (Prive salon at the shore club hotel, I love so much my french hairdresser Marc!!) and tomorrow unfortunately we fly back home, but in two weeks time it’s Saint Tropez baby!!!

Love you all.

Xxx

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Blogging from a cloudy paradise, probably a tornado is coming, not much sunshine so only retail therapy can save my life!

26 Jun

So many things happened in the past few days that I haven’t actually had time to realise everything, arrived in Miami, went to Bahamas by boat (what a trauma!!!), came back early due to the horrible weather, in Miami again but the weather is not better than Bahamas plus the humidity is crazy….not much to do so we did hit the shops, Aventura mall and Bal Harbor ! In the next few days I will update you all with the pictures from Bimini, met nice people but shame we couldn’t enjoy it totally!!! Just about to hit downtown Miami for some sushi…bring it on!!

xxx

That’s what we were supposed to do in Bahamas, not coming back!

Bal Harbor mall, north miami

That’s the closest I will ever go to a pair of Louboutin shoes….

I had a dream….but I went for something for suitable for my pockets!

I’m blogging from paradise, with not much internet connection! Bahamas time

22 Jun

Hello readers, I’m sorry but i’m in paradise without my laptop and blogging ain’t easy! Feeling a bit tired after the run by boat from fort lauderdale to bimini….it was rough! I will take lots of pictures and update the blog on my return to Miami…. Enjoy!!!!

Friday night in Milan town but what can you do to escape from the heat wave? Italian Riviera here I come! Milan to London, London to Miami and Miami to Bahamas, just to keep myself busy!!

18 Jun

I have enjoyed so much these few days I have spent back home with my family and friends, summer has finally come in the north of Italy and you do feel the heat, a lot! Friday night I travelled to Milan on the train and underground and when I arrived at destination I was covered in sweat!

Friday night we were in Milan in the Navigli area, so cool with so many bars and restaurants and so many people around … trouble is when you wake up on Saturday morning and you see the same area of town completely empty and when you realised that is 10.30am and it’s already 28degrees (or 82.4 F) you understand that it’s time to GET OUT OF HERE!!!

The quick way to escape is to take the motorway, Genova direction and in two hours you are on the seaside, Genova, Recco, Sori, Portofino, Camogli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante….God bless Liguria and its fabulous characteristics!

I spent every single summer of my childhood here with my family, relatives and cousins, and going back there in this gorgeous little town called Sori made me fell in love again for this beautiful part of my country, I have one more kilo on today but I don’t care, how can you not eat fresh fish, trofie al pesto and the amazing Focaccia made in Liguria? You must be crazy!!! Came back last night , just packing my stuff, back to London in a few hours and off we go to Miami tomorrow morning! I missed my husband like crazy but I really enjoyed the time away as well!

Pizza, pasta and mandolino….say whatever you like about the Italians but I do love my own country, glad to be back to enjoy family and friends!

14 Jun

Hello readers,

I flew back home on Tuesday to find that the sun was shining when the plane landed and to see Milan in a sunny and warm day straight away made me even happier to be back home, a well-deserved few days at home can make everyone feeling better.

Nothing better than spend some time with my family, see my gorgeous niece turned fashionista already (you can see in the pictures soon), eat well, drink well and hopefully not putting too much unwanted weight on, but anyway, la mamma e’ sempre la mamma and you can never say no to her cooking!

Landing in sunny Milan

My niece discovered already that she likes Louis Vuitton…and the Louis Vuitton balls attached to my bag!

Memories of my childhood, I love chestnut jam but I cannot find it in UK!

I found hello kitty bubbles in my room for my niece and I couldn’t just leave it! (bolle di sapone for the Italian readers)

Storm was coming on our way to the shopping center…

Nothing can beat an Italian ice cream after some retail therapy

All done! New bikini ready for Miami and Bahamas and some sun cream!

I do feel a bit like a teenager again…I’m obsessed with Vans shoes!!!

The working desperate housewife is going to be off for nearly 3 weeks, God she needs a vacation…or 2!!!

10 Jun

Time is up for me, on Tuesday I will start my 3 weeks off, first step is going back home to visit my family in Italy, and maybe spend the weekend on the Italian Riviera, second step will be come back to England next Monday evening….and leave Tuesday morning to go to Miami!!!! And next Thursday we will be off to Bahamas by boat (motion sickness tablets, valium tablets and a drink for the journey for me!), Bimini here we come!

Right, I haven’t started to pack yet but I will very soon, in the past few days I have just been working, shopping (food shopping), cleaning, washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning again….my husband is sad that I’m leaving him at home, he will miss the official chef (plenty of portions of lasagne in the freezer I’m sure he will be fine!)

So next time I will post it will be from Italy…I can’t wait! Enjoy your weekend!

The Jubilee weekend is finally over, good fun, good food and good friends, shame it feels more like December than June!

5 Jun

Tuesday night, 9PM, watching TV and collecting a few memories of the good and super long weekend! Thanks to the Queen and to the diamond jubilee this week everyone will have a 3 day week at work which is great! Long weekend spent cooking and drinking with friends…and cuddling the gorgeous daughter of our friends!!!

God bless the Queen, and the long bank holiday!!!

X

I’m not British but I will enjoy the celebrations this weekend, God save the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee!

1 Jun

The countdown is finally over, it’s the weekend and it’s a long one, thanks to the Queen and the Jubilee celebrations, I cannot wait to get some rest, have lots of fun with friends and maybe try to sleep a bit more! I am back to be a desperate working housewife and I really struggle to cope at the moment. I enjoy being out and about all day but when it comes to keep the house clean, the fridge full, the ironing done, the dinner cooked…I keep on leaving the workout at the gym out!!! I just need to get back on track…and probably I need a holiday again!

This weekend is going to be great, friends are coming over, the day after we are going to see other friends, spend some quality time with my husband, and despite I am not British let’s enjoy the celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee, everyone  is mad for the Union Jack, towns are decorated with flags…I wish I could celebrate by getting this Alexander McQueen clutch…

I can’t afford it so let’s face the fact that I got two hem skirts at NewLook today…God Bless The Queen and the High Street!!

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