First class ending

London is calling and I am joining the City with my perfect gentleman on the same trip that J.K. Rowling did when she had the inspiration for Harry Potter. This year was very unique, and like 2015 it is ending in a way I could have never expected. 2015 was memorable because of the political…

Elogy to cigarettes – against their ostracism 

I write this post for a friend living in London who, against his wife and much of the population, defends his right to smoke and found in me an ally. When I met them she was explaining, with my mum nodding at her affirmations, how not cool has became smoking now; in London is forbidden…

Belated wishes and Christmas thoughts

Здравствуйте, and greetings! Last Christmas was one of the best in my life, I gave my heart literally and the very next day I was the happiest girl. I am still safe and sound, thanks to the Almighty. The best gift was understanding how love must be stronger than pride to fulfill one self with the true…

Literature, passion and death in French literature über alles

It’s perfectly coherent with my thesis crying in the morning looking at the musical The phantom of the Opera. I read the book years ago and I loved it… The french romanticism and depth, increased by the unique beauty of the language… La dame aux Camelias, Notre-Dame de Paris, Madame Bovary, La morte amoureuse, Le fleurs du mal… French…

Merry Christmas’ Eve!

Those are the days of parties with family and friends, which include super heavy dinners, cheerings and dancing till dusk to burn the fat (this latter goal is easily obtained running fast all around the city at the quest of the last missing gifts). Anyway there’s happiness in the air, December sesh it’s over (well…

Positive things of being single for Christmas

Indeed the best thing is buying yourself gifts you’re sure you’re going to appreciate and use at your own benefit, and to the others’ when it’s about nice outfits and accessories. Thinking of the cost/opportunity you don’t have to feel guilty to spoil yourself 🙂 By now I gifted myself with a Versace passpartout clutch/wallet…

Love shouldn’t hurt – International day against violence on women

Ci vuole davvero una giornata internazionale per mobilitare il gentil sesso, per ricordare ancora una volta un cancro dell’umanità che tuttavia ha una presa particolarmente tragica in Italia? Evidentemente sì, perché nella maggior parte dei casi le donne tacciono – se ne escono vive- le violenze subite, per vergogna del danno subito o per vergogna…

L’amour aux temps des smartphones

Hier je me suis traînée toute la journée dans une robe en soie chez moi; seule à la maison de mes parents avec tous le conforts possibles je me sentais quand même un peu bohème, en cherchant de rattraper tout ce que j’ai vécu en ce weekend de désolation accompagnée. Je me réveille avec mon…

я хочу идти в Россия! A Russian friendly post

I wanna go to Russia. That country so full of history and contradictions,where the two extremes of history took place: the absolutism of the цари (zar) and коммунизм (communism). A travel into the deep Russia, to discover their traditions and interact with these people, so deep and warm hearted, different of how many people like…

Cold makes feel (more) alive

…and there’s nothing like a Russian sauna in a northern city’s evening. 15 minutes getting HOT then running under a freezing shower with 6° of external temperature. You get used so fast that you can keep on watching the stars naked outside. I was surprised to know that the moon in eastern cultures is the…

Nespresso’s supremacy

  Good morning from Berlin! It’s wonderful l am drinking Nespresso even here, I was worrying I would be poisoned but I am very lucky my acquaintances always, unconsciously, have my tastes 🙂 This is the coffee machine we have in Italy, object of a lot of discussions as my mother claims the property and…

Getting lucky with blurred lines

Pharrel Williams was featuring in both of those hits of the summer and has sold two million singles in just about 16 weeks. I guess those two songs made the summer of many as they made mine, so I got interested in reading both lyrics carefully and find the resemblances in such successes, even if at first…

Funny as a barrel of monkeys

Peanuts are something I go nut for.  Having a nutrition including peanuts everyday is something very sane, for many reasons: a) you’ll always be satisfied with them, no worries if your not drinking champagne or martinis but just a coke or a simple glass of water; b) they’re energetic in terms of calories, they can take…