Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Baby Pink Mani For Two Very Important Events

Hi everyone, hope your week is going great! Next friday in Italy it will be national holiday, so I'm very happy I'm gonna have a long weekend to have some fun. It's gonna be a very busy weekend also, I will attend my best friend's daughter's Baptism (I'm Catholic, like almost everyone in Italy) and my little cousin First Communion. I'm still unsure what I'm going to wear to Church and to the lunch that's gonna follow, but at least I made up my mind about my mani LOL. For events like these, I think a classy mani is what you need, like baby pink color. I chose this one from Essie, do you like it? Next week I will share my looks. Have a great weekend!
Love, Fede
 
 



Nail Polish: Essie Ballet Slippers / Ring: Forever 21 / Watch: Cartier

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Blush & Blue

Happy Friday! Are you ready for the weekend? I can't wait! This is today's outfit, hope you guys like it. I added a pop of blue with this electric blue clutch by Furla. I got this lightweight sweater during one of my last trips to the US, I love the lace detail, it's so romantic.
Have a great weekend!
Love, Fede
PS. This is my 100th post!!! I have to celebrate!






Sweater: DKNY / Jeans: Mango / Shoes: Miu Miu / Bag: Furla

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Last Weekend Outfit

Hi and Happy Monday! I wish you a great week! This was my outfit last weekend for a dinner with my girlfriends at a japanese restaurant. I love that cozy sweater, I got it during a vacation in North Carolina visiting my relatives. I didn't know Free People as a brand but now I love it, they have really cool stuff.
Hope you like it!
Love, Fede




Sweater: Free People / Jeans: Mango / Bag: Balenciaga / Booties: Zara / Necklace: Forever 21

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fruit Tart

Hi! Last weekend it was my dad's birthday!!! I wanted to make his birthday cake from scratch so I chose a fruit tart. The pastry crust didn't scare me because I had made it before and always turned out good. But I had never made the pastry cream, and if that had turned out bad it would have ruined the whole cake. I found a great recipe here, so I followed it and I was so happy with the results! The tart was great looking and the taste was even better. Everybody wanted a second slice. My dad was so happy with my present for him. It was a great day!
Let me know if you try this recipe.
Love, Fede






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Monday, April 13, 2015

Pink Accessories + New Glasses

Hope you guys had a great weekend! Here we had a sunny weekend finally and I decided it was time to wear pink! I have had these Miu Miu shoes for a few years and they are baby pink and very comfortable to wear. I paired them with a Dior bag my parents gave me years ago. I think this bag is perfect for spring and especially summer, what do you think? As you can see I'm wearing glasses in these pics. Usually I wear contact lenses but I just got these new glasses from Michael Kors eyewear line and I wanted to show you! Hope you like this outfit. Have a great week!
Love, Fede




Blouse: Zara / Jeans: Mango / Shoes: Miu Miu / Bag: Dior / Necklace: Forever 21 / Glasses: Michael Kors Eyewear

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Vive la France!

Happy Friday! I'm back from France for my Easter short vacation trip. I had a great time there near the French Alps, and I want to share a few pics with you. I went to Annecy and Chambery, two beautiful little towns about 4 hours from Milan by car. It was cold but very sunny and I had great food and sweets (love macarons!).
Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!
Love, Fede

Annecy





Chambery




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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apple Hand Pies From Scratch

Hi! Last weekend I tried a recipe that I saw on Pinterest. I decided to give it a try and I have to say that it turned out really good! I made the dough from scratch but you can also buy a prepared pie dough. Let me know if you try this, believe me it's delicious!

Ingredients

For the dough:
250 gr flour
125 gr butter
a pinch of salt
zest of half a lemon
100 gr white sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk

For the filling:
2 apples (I used Granny Smith)
10 gr butter
1 tbs white sugar
1 tbs brown sugar
pinch of salt
cinnamon to taste
1 tbs water

Pre-heat oven to 200°C

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients for the dough together and when a solid ball is formed put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.


Peel and cut the apple in small pieces and cook them with the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon until they become very soft. Let them rest until cold.


Form a dough piece into a ball, place on a floured work surface, and roll into a circle. Spoon the apple filling in the center. Fold dough over filling, and gently press dough closed around the filling, using your fingertips and then pich with a fork. 


Transfer pies onto a prepared baking sheet. Whisk an egg in a small bowl and brush the top of each hand pie with it, then sprinkle with brown sugar. Cut 3 small vent holes in the top of each pie. 


Bake in the preheated oven (200°C) until pies are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool before serving.


Et voilĂ ! Delicious apple hand pies!
Love, Fede

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Hi and Happy Easter Monday! I'm leaving for France right now for 3 days of relaxing vacation, but first I want to ask you how your Easter was and share a bit of our tradition. As I said before my mom is half Greek, so for Easter we have a big fat lunch and we make lamb (of course!). Before we start eating, everybody has a red egg and we try to crack it by tapping it against the egg of the person next to us. While we do this we say Christos Anesti which means Christ is risen. I love to keep these traditions alive! Do you have any special tradition you want to share?
Have a great week!
Love, Fede








Friday, April 3, 2015

Casual Friday Waiting For Easter

Happy Friday everyone! Easter is almost here and I'm already in vacation mood! Today I have a free afternoon and I will go to the mall for a little shopping. I will spend Easter Sunday with my family but soon after that I will go to France for a couple of days of vacation, I hope I will be able to post pictures on the blog while I'm there. This is today's outfit, very casual. I introduce my new Coach bag from the Madison line, I adore it, it's the perfect size for the office, very roomy but still classy. Hope you guys like this look! Have a very Happy Easter with your families!
Love, Fede





Jacket: Zara / Jeans: Mango / T-shirt: Banana Republic / Biker boots: Zara / Bag: Coach / Necklace: Hand-made by a friend / Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Perfect Lips

Ciao! Winter is over finally and my lips have survived the cold weather thanks to this great lip balm from Eos. When I was younger I didn't even need lip balm, now if I don't use it everyday (multiple times a day) my lips are literally burning. I don't know if it's a matter of age, or I'm just more sensible to the cold, but I can't go out without it in my bag. A couple years ago I was in the US and at Target I saw this product. I loved the shape and the flavors I could choose from. So I got many of them because in Italy it's impossible to find. Last august in Hawaii I bought it again. I also found a UK beauty website that sells it and ships in Europe for free, it's called BeautyBay!
Have a great day!
Love, Fede





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