Travelling, at Barcelona airport, photo by http://www.daisyvegablog.com
The SWEET Alessandra Mastronardi in Valentino, ready to go…
The elegant Alessandra Mastronardi in Valentino in the boat on the way to the event
Of course I had to go for the classic Valentino red , a clearer shot of the amazing dress below:
The first ball was held in 1932, by the founder of the Venice Film Festival , Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata and remained one of the most important social events until the end of the 1980s. More than 20 years later, at the 70th Venice Film Festival Palazzo Volpi has reopened its doors. Thank you to creative directors of the fashion house Valentino, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli ! Check out the rest of the pictures on Italian Vogue : http://www.vogue.it/en/people-are-talking-about/parties-events/2013/09/louis-garrel-per-valentino#ad-image295246
During the Venice Film Festival I was invited to the Diva e Donna charity dinner in honour of the Care & Share charity to accept a prize in the field of new media. This charity educates over 6000 children below the poverty level in Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh, INDIA). Care&Share helps street children, children of sex workers, physically challenged kids and shelters abandoned newborns and assists juveniles detained in the Observation Home (local reformatory).
We can all help immensely in the fight against poverty, education and fighting disease in impoverished countries. Not only can we help by donating funds but we can also help by communicating the need to change this. Information is power. New media allows us to get the message across much quicker. If you would like to donate and find out more please follow this link. http://www.careshareindia.org/intro.htm
Don’t cry jeans support this charity and I happened to have a look at their products when in Venice. The jeans are well fitted and comfortable and make a wonderful silhouette. More about the brand later. DO check out them out here: http://www.dontcry.it Thank you again for the award!
Blind as a bat….I bet you did not know that! If you are in London or heading there soon you should visit this little gem of a shop. You won’t run the risk of seeing too many people wearing the same glasses as you. Made to measure in the most exciting shapes,colours etc… http://www.ebmeyrowitz.co.uk/Contact.html
Directing and also featuring in it…..
Je suis dans l’espace
Un temple de glace
Je n’aime plus rien du tout
Malgré les menaces
Comme tout me lasse
Je m’en fous
Tara Jarmon jumpsuit
In Topshop Fall 2013 dress
I spent a day at my childhood friend’s house in Tuscany and it brought so many good memories back. I feel like I could write a similar book to Marcel Proust’s In search of lost time- so many tastes, smells and images are still strongly imprinted in my mind. We topped off the day by tasting the farm’s sheep’s cheese along with their dark green olive oil and a couple of glasses of home made wine. Find out more here http://corzanoepaterno.com/
Check out the amazing beachwear by Flavia Padovan http://flaviapadovan.com/ Photo by : Dimitri Legrand
Lykke Li- Last summer we had the Magicians Mix this summer we still rock it but with a different mix by Dave SItekLeave a comment
It’s only the sound of the phone ringing
It’s only your silent voice singing
It’s only the darkness bringing memories of you
It’s only the first double meaning
It’s only the second hand dealing
It’s only you carefully stealing pieces of me
Excuse the CHEESY images- could not find better- it’s the sound that counts! Not very visual…
So this is how complicated my breakfast looks. It really is a ritual. I would wake up and have glass of lukewarm water with lemon squeezed in it. It is the most alkalising of hot drinks and gets your digestive system moving beautifully. Wait 30 minutes . Have some nettle tea (fennel or thyme tea). Needles to say why this is good for you? Ok let me tell you about nettle tea- it is a rejuvenator. It has a supportive effect on the immune system, the circulation, the urinary tract, nervous system, respiratory tract, digestive system and the endocrine system. After the tea wait a bit. And then have breakfast! Sometimes I would have a juice made of beetroot, carrot, ginger and apple or a chia seed pudding- but about this another time. Right.
For this energising porridge you will need:
Barley oats (soothes digestion and supports the liver function, heals stomach ulcers and lowers cholesterol, GENIUS!)
Finely ground oatemeal and Regular Oatmeal- lowers cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar.
Honey or Malases or Algarve syrup
Almond Milk ( you can also make it urself- soak raw almonds ( 1 cup) for 4 hours then blend them in high speed blender with 1 liter- then pass them through a muslin bag. Store in fridge for up to 2 days only. ) It is very alkaline and contains lots of magnesium. If you are buying it make sure you buy it without sweetener.
Hemp Seed and Flax Seed- zinc, calcium and magnesium high. Full of beneficial fatty acids.
Cinnamon - read that it has anti microbial properties but since we are putting a tiny bit it really does not matter what it does to you!
Himalayan salt- usually you should not put too much salt in your cooking. However, Himalayan salt is mineral rich and balances sodium and does not pose the threat of dehydration. Most commercially available salt is processed stripping most of the essential materials. I am adding a couple of granules for the taste- i think it really balances out the sweetness and makes the taste more interesting.
All our nutritional grains- body fuel- in a bowl! Don’t be put off by the meager look or by my off putting branding “bird food”- remember that you added honey, cinnamon, almond milk and vanilla extract ( along with some salt). It does not taste like shit, au contraire it will get your taste buds tingling! *note to self: it does not taste like maple syrup , butter, bacon and pancakes but you have not signed up for that here!!!
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Gap top and shorts, Zara shoes and yes- do the yellow small bag! It’s by Tod’s Fall 2013 collection.
You should all know by now that I am a BIG foodie. Only recently did I think to incorporate this great passion of mine into the blog. I have a large appetite- I eat- but I eat very healthy! More recipes coming soon! I discovered recently this artisan baker called The Free Bakehouse and their brownies are really a delicious treat minus the wheat and gluten. Do you have a sweet tooth? You crave sweets? You can go for this. You can buy it in Wholefoods or order directly online http://www.sugargrain.com
To heaven? Yes and heaven has a name- Shoryu. You heard it here first. But I am sure you read about already . AA Gill wrote the best review on it. But that is not what got me there. I accidentally passed it whilst shopping at Wholefoods and my sister dragged us in it. THE BEST ramen I have had ever. The picture above is the vegan version- But you have to try the specialty (picture below)- made with a thick, rich pork soup, the tonkotsu ramen originates from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city in Kyushu, southern Japan. The recipes has been specially created by the Executive Chef, born and raised in Hakata, to provide highly crafted, genuine tonkotsu rarely found outside Japan. There is a cue and its like being in Japan- all the customers are Japanese! 3 Denman Street London W1D 7HA
Technical drawing classes at KLC, London . Yes , interior design course! But spotlight is on Tod’s Racer bag!Leave a comment
Michael Van der Ham coat on chair
En route to class below…
Tod’s bag, Tod’s white shoes and Battistoni silk trousers. July in London, part of the interior design diploma. It’s never too late to learn something new. Be curious, keep on learning all your life! Keep feeding that brain, never stop! Great school , great courses- check it out on http://www.klc.co.uk
So what do we do in London end of July? We dress up in Aussie dresses and get haircuts in my friend’s garden! I got the haircut finally- this time the haircut came to me. Embracing the glorious weather and nature whilst beautifying. My perfect July tuesday. Sunglasses are Avrone Limited Edition with purple lenses. Shoes are from a small local shop in Porto Ercole. Check out another great Aussie brand : http://www.loverthelabel.com
All things Aussie! Aesop in my bathroom. Possibly the best body cream- tangerine freshness with a touch of warm vanillaLeave a comment
Well, not completely OFF the subject. Just hear me out on this one- you are what you eat. Take care of yourself. God gave you only one body. You can’t replace it or buy a new one if something goes wrong. Watch what you put in your body. Eat organic. Eat alkaline food. This should become part of your lifestyle. We are VERY food conscious in our family- partly because we had to deal with cancer (sadly) and I had the wonderful privilege of talking to amazing doctors and professors about fighting disease through what we eat. I would like to share with all of you tips on how to eat healthy and provide your body with the best nutrients. Prevention is better than cure. I am a big believer that we should keep our bodies as Alkaline as possible. In translation- keeping our PH levels alkaline . Studies have shown that acidity in the body produces many serious disbalance and illnesses. I will go into these details in due course. Also it is important to know which foods are beneficial to one’s health, in particular why they are so good for you and to make sure that we are eating plenty of it.
Today I’d like to share my pick up energy smoothie that I make very often. You will need:
Chia Seeds (extremely high content of Omega 3 fatty acids)
Vegan Warrior protein powder ( Vanilla flavour) (Plant based protein-amino acids high in Arginine, Lysine, Leucine, and branched chain amino acids.)
Kale (beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, rich in calcium. Kale is a source of two carotenoids: lutein and zeaxanthin)
Also you will need a MegaMix blender (or other brand- just make sure that it has high speed otherwise it won’t blend the ingredients well!)
Soak the Chia seeds in a bit of water. Cut the Kale, bananas,pitted dates and put into blender. Add the Chia seeds in gel format. Add almond milk according to what consistency you want and add the Warrior protein powder. I have a very sweet tooth and this is why I am using dates to overpower the taste of kale. The smoothie is delicious and gives the body the right fuel to make it through the day.
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Back since the 1980′s. Another favourite cartoon of mine. Poetic, touching…and the universe that was created back then is still actual, still relevant, still inspiring. At the moment you can see it in Paris in a couple of the cinemas or just buy the DVD.
Well- I could not find it anywhere online, it was not presented in the show. Hello? What was I supposed to do ? I became a hardcore tourist for a minute and photographed the shop window. I did. Gulp. As Machiavelli said- the end justifies the means. I needed to show it to you. In this case it’s quite harmless…..