November 26, 2011

Oh Duomo Duomo!

Everytime I am walking by the Duomo in Milan, I can't help staring at it like if it was my first time infront of such a majestic Cathedral. By far my fav place in the world. I have taken so many pictures and I would like to share some with you, it is definitely worth climbing all those narrowed stairs so you can enjoy the amazing views of Milan. Other way to enjoy beautiful views of the Duomo and Corso Vittorio Emmanuele  is from the rooftop restaurants of La Rinascente, one of Italy's famous department stores. I love having lunch at Obika (mozzarella bar) or Maio Restaurant, let's not forget about Il Bar!

Photos by The Lovely Vice

November 19, 2011

Short hair...NOT!

I have been wanting to have a drastic make over since last summer. You get inspired by different looks you see around in the city, by reading a magazine and see that Michele Williams finally got it right looking gorgeous with a very short hair so you are definitely ready to take that big step and cut your long shiny hair and convert it into something glamorous and daring. Then, some how I started making up excuses like my undefined permanent location and busy travelling  would get on the way on finding the perfect hair stylist who I could trust completely to do the job so I waited more and more. Yesterday finally I was at the right place at the right moment with the right person to do it, so I went. And of course I chickened out hair is longer than ever and I am loving it so maybe next year!!!

November 17, 2011

Last week bday party, this week a funeral!

One day you are all excited about your birthday celebration and you forget about the rest of the world. You start by planning the location, then the catering and of course your guests...and above all.. the perfect outfit, right?
A few days later, you receive "the call"!  the mom of a really good friend from college lost the battle of cancer, she was a young mom always so happy and patient with us when we used to have crazy parties at her house. Definitely dressing up for a funeral is a whole different story, you really don't want to think about it because it is not important but you also don't want to seem insensitive or disrespectful by wearing bright colours and a short dress. Choosing a sober outfit without overdoing the black sad look will do the job.
Luv you my dear friend Yvette! your mom is finally in heaven ... no more pain...

November 13, 2011

Romea Romea!

Sounds strange doesn't it? I first heard about this particular name when I recently moved to our new apartment in Milan. The apartment it was absolutely perfect for my boyfriend and I, small but with a lot of character, walking distance to Il Duomo, right next to a big Simply (supermarket) and the best part there were no kids in the building. The first day we spent there we got a surprising taste of what our neighbours would be like, a crazy old couple screaming at each other from the top of their lungs were driving us mad, I guess having kids next door wouldn't have been so bad after all. Romea Romea! the old man would scream loudly asking her where she was going every hour (Dove vai, dove vai?!). You must know that the one bedroom apartments in our building are quite small, so I don't think Romea was wandering around  the big garden with a pool! After three month, we found out after my boyfriend complaining of their crazy loud arguments that Romea was not mentally stable and she would do strange things without knowing why so her babysitter husband was losing it too. From than moment we laugh and enjoy the daily dose of Romea.

November 12, 2011

Great Shopping in San Antonio

Who would have thought San Antonio TX  had a lot of shopping to offer. I was there for a week and everyday I was busy shopping and window shopping around the city. The biggest mall is La Cantera which has all the shops you can imagine from Forever 21 to Neiman Marcus and Burberry. The other one is the North Star Mall  where you can find a Saks Fifth Avenue. And if you still have left some dollars in your pocket you also have San Marcos Outlet, which is one of the biggest outlets I've seen.

La Cantera Mall

November 07, 2011

Don't mess with Texas!

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I had the chance to go back to San Antonio last week and celebrate my birthday with some of my dearest friends and family.
I stayed  at the Mokara Hotel & Spa, formerly The Watermark Hotel, which is the only four star hotel in San Antonio. The service was superb! not even one person was moody nor rude. I had a lot of free time to enjoy the spa and I can't wait to go back in the summer and take advantage of the rooftop pool with an amazing view of downtown SA. It has a priviledged location, facing the riverwalk you can easily walk around the city and visit the famous landmarks like the Alamo, La Villita and of course take a ride on the riverwalk boat. Right across the river there is another hotel that I loved, La Mansion del Rio where I had an amazing brunch on Sunday right before I left.What a nice way to say goodbye to a great city with lots of history and traditions.