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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, an Italian Christmas!!! Love being home surrounded by family and friends and off to Miami with my husband in 3 days!

24 Dec

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

Do you feel the festive spirit? Do you feel the love in the air? I do and I am so happy to breathe an Italian Christmas again! I have been back since Thursday and I have been non-stop as usual and I am looking forward to celebrate tonight with friends and to celebrate tomorrow with the family, Happy Christmas everyone…now some pictures of the past few days!

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Christmas in Milan Italy

santa lucia sweet box

ready to go out fucsia jacket

Parmesan cheese at the supermarket love it

menabrea beer section

key west santa surfing

Isotta the family dog

futuristic christmas tree

christmas decoration key west

car wash for mini cooper blogger of the day 22nd December

bellavista aperitif

aperitif with Bellavista

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Just touched down in London town, Saturday Christmas shopping sorted…and more shopping! Let’s wait to be Christmas now!

18 Dec

Just another one champion sound

Me and you about to get down

Who the hottest in the world right now

Just touched down in London town

 Estelle and Kanye West American boy

This is the song I had in mind Saturday when we went for our Christmas shopping trip to London…what a crazy busy city…luckily Christmas happens just once a year! The atmosphere around was great, the bags we were carrying around were heavy and it was a long but great day! Shopping sorted…now let’s just wait to be Christmas!

Cartier store in London

charbonnel et walker chocolate london

christian louboutin store London Christmas shopping Designer at Harrods London

Harrods London Christmas (2) harrods london christmas

Harvey and Nichols London

London Christmas shopping

Louis Vuitton Christmas present

no tax on dreams

Going back to recent shopping trips…damn my best friend, thanks to her now I found my new favorite jeans and I bought only 4 pair of them…what do you reckon? I believe when you fall for something…you should stock up! H&M super squin (waist super low leg super slim)

super squin skinny jeans HM

And what about my new Hello Kitty limited edition from Forever21 and my The Doors T shirt? Miami here I come!

Hello Kitty Forever21

The Doors Tshirt Forever21

xxx

December, 10 days before going home, 15 days to Christmas…it’s all about the Christmas tree and…the Christmas treats! Leaving UK, welcome myself home in Italy and come and fly with me to Miami for New Year!

10 Dec

Hello readers

I am sorry I have been quite busy recently with my new adventure but this is not a good reason to leave my beloved blog for too long, the thing is…I have been in England for too long and I am losing my words…I need to go back home to celebrate Christmas with my family and friends, and meet people who enjoy having a chat with other people…not like the bloody cold Brits!

Christmas tree is up, finally, most Christmas presents have been wrapped, a few still missing…but we are getting there!!!

Have a good week everyone, let’s start the countdown to Christmas….15 days to go!!! Going back home…10 days to go….going back to Miami….17 days to go, OH YEAH!

hot chocolate christmas tulips at home Christmas full english breakfast christmas decoration on the tree christmas decoration on the tree Christmas tree at home christmas decoration on the tree

Life according to Anna: best friends and diamonds are forever and my best friend shines bright like a diamond!

24 Nov

Hello readers,

I feel completely disorientated and a bit empty right now, my best friend came to visit and we spent nearly four days together 24/7 and now that she has gone back to Italy I feel…strange, and I feel that something is missing in my life. Me and my best friend Anna (so easy we even share a name!) have been best friends for nearly five years and of course with the fact that nearly four years ago I moved abroad the friendship has grown even stronger but probably because we are used to see each other not very often when I fly back home now spending a few days together doing everything, shopping, cooking, drinking, laughing, even gardening…now that she is not is here I feel so confused. The soundtrack of our days was Unapologetic from Rihanna and I do know that my Anna shines bright like a diamond in the sky!

Countdown to Christmas has started…only a month away and I cannot wait to go back to celebrate with my family (and Anna) and I can’t wait to celebrate my Christmas on Boxing day with my husband ( I need help with presents please I am absolutely stuck!) and I can’t wait even more to go away again on the 27th December…have a good weekend you all!

Xxx

All of a sudden I am back, how did it happen? Florida seems a long memory away! Luckily my Christmas present is coming early this year…and happy 4th anniversary to us!

14 Nov

This morning when the alarm went off at 10.30 I thought…where am I? oh yes I flew back Monday night and here I am, back in England, trying to adjust my body back to Greenwich Time but still thinking on Eastern time! The choice was to come back from Miami Monday night or Friday night, despite how much I love spend time there it was getting too much to take for my on my own, gorgeous place, gorgeous weather but solo…it is not good!

I am back and I am so happy that my best friend is coming to visit next week that I can’t contain myself with joy, that’s why my Christmas present comes early! A full on 3 days of Anna & Anna, we really have a lot to catch up! And do not forget today is my 4th year anniversary with my husband, 4 years together … let’s celebrate!!!

xxx

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…is this working even for Apple products?? Obsessed with my latest gadget…and I got lost in translation!

10 Oct

Hello readers,

I am really sorry that I couldn’t update the blog in the past few days, I have been running errands every day, I have been working, I have been cooking, I have been baking…and I have fallen in love for my new iPad…I am like a child on Christmas day sometimes! (by the way only 75 days till Christmas!!!)


I have been going back and forth from Brighton to attend some meetings, yesterday facing the horrible rainy day, today I have been facing a nice sunshine, I hit the high street on lunchtime but unfortunately I haven’t been successful…I might need to arrange a day out somewhere for a proper shopping spree, up to London would be nice!


Autumn is here, the leaves are falling down from the tree, the garden and the fields around are changing into nice colors and this “season changing” time makes me feel like to wear my apron all day long and cook until dawn….soups, starters, mains, cupcakes….my new idol of the week at the moment is Nigella Lawson…and I even decided if I am ever going to speak English with a British accent…well I want to speak like her!!

Oh my…there is only thing I am dreading about right now…having my refurbished wheels back on my car….S.O.S!!!!

An ordinary weekend in the South of England…enjoying and not!

21 Jan

The best way to start the weekend is having a good drink. Or even better an aperitif, Italian style. Some pieces of parmesan cheese, some slices of salame, and the venetian aperitif, Spritz, a combination of aperol soda, prosecco, and soda…best way to start a Friday night.

Saturday, wake up at 10am is priceless. Have a cappuccino and a croissant makes me feel like I’m back to Italy, even if I’m not.  Wear my Hello Kitty gown I got from my husband for Christmas is even better.

Cook a soup from scratch for lunch…is great. I love cooking and I’m so proud of myself

Saturday afternoon, have 4 teenagers at home is not cool. I mean, it’s ok, just a bit noisy.

Saturday afternoon, meet up with a fellow Italian is great. Drinking Birra Moretti is even better. (even if it’s makes me wee so much).

Having dinner in plus it’s going to be an homemade dinner cooked by my husband, not indian food or some strange kind of take away is even better.

More drinks? Why not… shall we crack the champagne???

Have a good weekend everyone!!!

xxx

Back in the country…and we are leaving again!

27 Dec

Hello everyone,

Back home!! We exchanged Christmas presents last night and my theme’s present was , of course, hello kitty!! My husband’s theme was, lucky him, Louis vuitton, cigarette holder, sunglasses and key holder…all in brown damier! And now it’s time to take the Christmas tree down, drink some rose…and pack to go to Miami tomorrow! Loving the festive period!!!

But I miss my gorgeous niece….martina I heart you!

I will blog from Miami…keep calm…get a valium…and travel on!!!

All I want for Christmas….is food!!! Italians do it better

26 Dec

For Italian people Christmas day or in the south even Christmas eve, it’s all about the food, no matter what.

Our Christmas lunch started yesterday at 1.30 pm and finished at 9.30 pm, 8 hours of non stop food and enjoying the time spent with the family and the kids! Feeling a bit sick today and had lots of nightmares last night but now we are ready to start again, boxing day lunch at mine!

The pictures will speak by themself…

table is ready

Auntie and niece

Even Santa came along…or my brother!

the Christmas menu

My favourite, gorgonzola, brie and walnuts cake…GREAT!

pudding number 1 and…

pudding number 2!

And the day before we exchanged a few presents with friends…

Gandhi wearing a Louis Vuitton scarf…PEACE WITH FASHION!

And my friend’s one…KARL WHO??

and a retro handset for my cousin’s iPhone!

Have a great day everyone and please don’t stop the celebrations!!

Flying back home to see my gorgeous husband tonight, I love spend time with my friends and family but I cannot wait to see him!!!

xxx

I wish you a Merry Christmas with love…enjoy the panettone and the celebrations!!!

25 Dec

I wish you a Merry Christmas, a very good one. I wish for all of you happines, joy, health, and prosperity.

I wish you a Merry Christmas, with an Italian touch.

I’m going to spend an amazing day with my family, at my sister in law’s parents house, cannot wait, I have to get ready!

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