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A casual weekend in Ibiza, just in between trips! And on Monday from Ibiza to Miami, let’s enjoy my never ending summer

11 Sep

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Dear readers

we are back from a fantastic weekend spent in Ibiza watching the races, hanging out with good friends and having lots of fun, shame that now we are both sick, stuck with cold and flu which hopefully it will go away soon, I don’t like being sick at all!

Lots of healthy cooking for me right now, lots of baking to keep me busy and less bored…and getting ready to go back to Florida on Monday, Tinie Tempah would be proud of me even if we are doing Ibiza to Miami instead than Miami to Ibiza.

I can show you some pictures of the great weekend away…I missed Ibiza, it has been too long!

xxx

Coco was giving me a kiss goodbye

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Hanging out in the pits before practice and qualifying

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Followed by lunch and a few drinks at the Hard Rock hotel

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Sunday race 2, after meeting friends and going out again on the yacht

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Sunshine, upgraded car and online shopping….the Anna in her wonderland chronicles

10 Mar

Dear readers

I hope you all had a very nice weekend, here in the south east the weather has been glorious and we enjoyed being outdoors and going out…goodbye winter and welcome spring, please last!

Last Monday we collected my new car, which I am very pleased to drive around, I am just a bit concerned by the size of it. My first car (in Italy) was a Smart, I had a Smart when I moved to England (2 seats), we bought an Audi A1 two years ago (4 seats) and now we just upgraded myself to a 7 seats…I think I can get pregnant now that I have a big car! 😉

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In the past week I tried to work hard at the gym…failing! But me and Coco enjoyed long walks in the country that should still count as a workout…please allow me this! The passion for baking hasn’t gone and my last creation was a recipe that I highly customised … chocolate cake with Frangelico liquor and hazelnut…so tasty!

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But for some strange reason despite all my baking I still look quite skinny and I can’t believe I managed to squeeze myself into a size 12/13 years denim shorts from H&M…bring it on sunshine!!!

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I feel rather green at the moment…thanks to my latest high street purchase in Italy, a pair of green heels which they perfectly match one of my cashmere sweater…but anyway let’s not talk too much about wintery clothes…I am going to be in Miami in a week time, bring it on Miami Music Conference and bring it on summery online shopping! (all done this morning…to beat the Monday blues)

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I wish you all a great week ahead

With love

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Coco like the more spacious car

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And loves a monday night out at the pub

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And a good sleep with legs crossed

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The sun is out so let’s enjoy it

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Saturday lunchtime out at the pub
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Another nap for coco

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Gettin ready to go out

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Sunday night yet again another pub

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I feel so bad to have eaten crispy duck last night!!

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Still on Eastern time when I shouldn’t be anymore! 10 days in paradise and now I am back, waiting to sleep! I miss Miami so much!

29 Sep

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Dear readers,

here I am, back come and waiting for the sleeping pills to work on me. Day two and I still struggle a lot with the jet lag, wide awake at 1am instead than be fast asleep is not cool! Anyway I had a great time as usual, drunk a lot, ate a lot and had great fun, but let’s the pictures to do the talking!

xxx

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Hello kitty for Halloween anyone?

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Aperitif time at home

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Going out on Biscayne bay to watch the Red Bull Flugtag (Saturday 21st september)

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Two years of blogging, a foodie weekend away in the Italian Riviera, good memories and a bit of homesickness!

28 Aug

Dear readers

I spent three amazing days with my husband and my parents in their place by the seaside in the Italian Riviera and every time I go there I feel like I am a little girl again, I have so many memories of my childhood in that place that every time I have to leave again I feel a bit of a pain in my heart…but I look forward every time to go back there next summer! The weekend was all about to celebrate my birthday and to spend some quality time with my family that I don’t see as much unfortunately. One lunch after another, one drink after the other, one dinner after the other…I might have put some weight on but I don’t care, I love it!! How can I “diet” where there is focaccia, fresh pasta shop and great seafood in every corner?? You can now see some pictures of the weekend…and I realised as well that I have been blogging for two years now…time flies and I still love blogging, thanks to all my supporters that read my posts all the time and keep me motivated to carry on to write the diary of my life!!! xxx

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My breakfast!! Focaccia genovese and caffelatte…yum!

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And of course we needed some ice cream after!

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Another lunch out

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And finally Goodbye Chiavari, I heart you.

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2 years of being married, hot British summertime in progress, a blogging competition won, good weekend just flew by and I am going to fly away on Monday again!

16 Jul

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Hello dear readers

I cannot believe I have been married for 2 years already! Lots of friends texted me and messaged me on facebook today to remind me our gorgeous wedding day on Lake Como…as someone suggested we should all go back there for a party to celebrate…do you think George Clooney will be so kind to hand me the keys of his villa? I wish!!!

We had such a good weekend  celebrating the combined stag and Hen do of a couple of friends, we watched the polo match, we drank, we danced…and we did sweat a lot, I can’t complain anymore about the British weather then! Sunday was a heavy day standing up all day at Goodwood Festival of Speed…I walked so far around the show that at one stage my right ankle got so swollen I could barely walk….hopefully not a beginning of cankles please!!

I woke up on Monday with the news that I have won the blogging competition set up by Milla Grace, a gourgeous boutique in Brighton so, really pleased with myself I went into town to meet the owners and collect my prize, a beautiful Trim detail jacket in mint from Almost Famous…I am so happy and I want to thanks Milla Grace and wishing all the best to this newly open boutique in the heart of the Brighton Lanes!!!

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Easy week ahead just to enjoy the sunshine and off again on Monday for two weeks with the family in Miami…but let’s show you some pictures of the weekend!

x

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So many events to attend and so many things to look forward to, Hag do, British Polo, Goodwood and 2 years wedding anniversary, busy weekend in wonderland coming up!

12 Jul

Hello readers

Here we are, Friday, ready to celebrate the weekend and attend so many events. I am going to the Beach British Polo to watch the race and to take part of my friends Hag Do…they had to explain to me that is a combined Hen do and a Stag do, should be great fun!!!

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And on Sunday I am going to Goodwood Festival of Speed, for someone who’s not that keen on cars should be good fun anyway…I actually look forward to that, Sunday should be the busiest day of the 4 days event, sold out for ages…bring it on then!! Me and my husband will be at the Michelin stand next to this gorgeous Audi R8 in chrome…if I forget my mirror I can put make up on just looking it at!

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And what about Tuesday? 16th July…it’s going to be our second year wedding anniversary, I can’t believe how quickly time flies by!!! What shall we do to celebrate? Well we have to take Coco to the last lesson of puppy classes, and hopefully off to dinner somewhere nice, with Coco or Cocoless!

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Enjoy you all the weekend…I will enjoy mine, never been so happy to be in England right now…we finally have a summer!!!

xxx

Taking cooking really seriously, spending lots of time with the puppy and dreaming a get away in10 days…the latest updates

20 May

Dear readers

Time is never enough and sometimes I just struggle a bit to find 15 minutes to sit down in front of my laptop to do some writing (I am taking advantage of the moment now that the dog is asleep!)

So…what’s up you guys? I have been in England for over 3 weeks and I feel it…I feel like escaping again! All I think about right now is to take care of Coco…who’s 6 months today!

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I think about cooking all the time (and I wonder why I can get rid of those two kilos more on my body)…I think about going out for long walk on Brighton beach (If only the weather could be on my side)…and I can’t stop thinking about that in 10 days I am off to Miami again, oh yeah!!

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We had a very busy weekend to prepare a dinner party here at home, Italian dinner party to be precise, and my lasagne as usual came out perfect! I am bit surprised about how good  is my husband when he is cooking, he made Sicilian style arancini (rice balls with minced meat and breadcrumbs)…I am starting to doubt his citizenship!!

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Please take me back to the Cotswold: breath-taking countryside, peace, quiet, sunshine…I might love England a bit more thanks to this beautiful place!

9 May

Hello readers

I spent a lovely bank holiday long weekend with friends in their gorgeous Cotswold cottage and I enjoyed so much, the weather was great, the sun was shining, the friends and their kids were lovely and every time I turned my head I could only see beautiful open fields, gorgeous stone houses and….nothing else, the sound of the silence!!

This is such a beautiful part of the country, so many Londoners have properties here…and if it’s good enough for Kate Moss…it’s good enough for me to brave some country chic!

Coco and her two new friends loved it as well…!

Here we are with some pictures…enjoy!!!

xxx

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I left my heart in Miami as usual and jet lag is killing me softly! The joy of being back home with a grown looking Coco Chanel while counting the days for the next adventure!

1 Mar

Hello readers

I apologize for not have posted for nearly two weeks (I have been told off by my mum one hour ago, “You never posted while away I kept on looking on your blog but nothing!”) but as usual we have been busy with so many things going on, boat, house, stuff, poker run, decorating…it’s all over now and we finally will be able to enjoy completely our Miami pad that we made it perfect for us and for our friends for future vacation….I am sorry I am talking American right now…I even drive like a Miami driver with my jet lag/hangover feeling!

The joy of powerboating…we did a poker run from Miami to Islamorada in the Florida Keys and we arrived there later than everyone else…in style…in the pitch dark…very Miami vice!!!

I think for today I should just add some pictures …just to show you what we have been up to! Tomorrow is another day…hopefully I will feel less jetlagged and sad about leaving Miami…I am sure my gorgeous Coco will keep me busy for the next few days!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xxx

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In Miami going mad and enjoying the sunshine at the same time!!! Ridin’ solo at the moment but I will make it!

10 Nov

Hello everyone

I am really sorry about the delay on posting again but the past week has been crazy, really crazy! I postponed my return in the UK for a few days so at the moment I am at home in Miami on my own, my husband went back yesterday and our friend who was here helping us sorting the house left on Wednesday and we have been non-stop all week! Nice night out on Halloween night but after that it has been all about decorating (painting) the house, trying to get the pool sorted, trying to deal with people…I discovered today that Mañana is the favourite word of Hispanic people around here…do not do today what you can do tomorrow!! It might be a way of life here but we are not that used to that and I am struggling to accept it…I finally tried to relax with manicure/pedicure just off Brickell and SW 8Th street….I loved being pampered after ten days of painting, cleaning, washing and cooking…I might even be able to put my bikini on in the next few days!!! Well we had some nice times as well, I went to the Red Bull FlugTag event in Miami and I loved it, we went for nice dinners and drinks out on the beach, it was hard work but we really did enjoy the time together! A few pictures to follow….I will try to keep the blog more updated even from this side of the pond!

xxx

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