Monday, August 11, 2014

Ciao from the Beach House

Hi everyone, I'm at the beach house and I just wanna share a few pics of this beautiful place. I have spent every summer here since I was born. I adore this place and my house.

Xoxo, Fede

Friday, August 8, 2014

Country Chic

Happy Friday and Happy Last Day of Work to me! Lol
Today I'm wearing a dress I bought a while ago at an outlet store near Milan. When I saw it it reminded me of a plaid country-like dress Carrie Bradshaw wore when she visited Mr. Big at the hospital when he had heart surgery. Do you remember that SATC episode? I had to have it! I am trying to find a picture of that dress on the internet but I'm not having success. If you find it feel free to post a comment and let me know. Do you like the look?
This is my last post from the city. Tomorrow I leave for the beach house where I'll stay about a week. Then I'll leave for Hawaii and stay there 2 weeks! I'll try to post pictures on the blog using the app on my Iphone. See you all in September!
Xoxo, Fede

Dress: Ralph Lauren / Shoes: Zara / Necklace: H&M / Watch: Michael Kors / Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarer

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Today's Outfit

Tomorrow is the last day of work before my vacation!!! Can't wait! I'm so happy! Today's look is really "corporate" since a work for a big company sometimes I have to dress up. The little black dress was purchased at Macy's in NYC during my last visit, I love it. And the necklace completes the look and gives it a summery touch. Do you like the look?
Xoxo, Fede

LBD: DKNY / Necklace: H&M

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Healthy Living: Benefits of Almonds

It's been a few days since a friend of mine told me to eat almonds daily because they are so good for your health. So I went to the store and bought 2 packs of raw natural almonds, one for home and one for the office. I also surfed the internet to search for the benefits of this yummy nuts and this is what I found:
- They reduce heart attack risk
- They lower ‘bad’ cholesterol
- They protects artery walls from damage
- Almonds help build strong bones and teeth because they contain phosphorus and calcium
- They provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss
- Almonds lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals
- They help provide good brain function
 - They alkalize the body
- They are good for your skin because of vitamin E
- Their peel contain al least 20 different anti-oxidants
I'm eating 5 almonds in the morning with my breakfast and 5 during the day, like mid-morning when I'm feeling hungry. I suggest not to eat more than 10 per day.
Xoxo, Fede

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blueberry Muffins

Buongiorno! Today I wanna share a recipe: Blueberry Muffins! I made them for Mother's Day and brought them at my mom's for her breakfast. She loved them! Here's the recipe.
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees.
Mix the muffin dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder) in a large bowl. 
Pour liquid ingredients (oil, egg and milk) into dry ingredients and mix well.  Carefully fold blueberries into mix and spoon into muffin cups.
Sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the muffin batter, it will make a nice crumble.
Bake about 25 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in one comes out clean.
Xoxo, Fede

Monday, August 4, 2014

Beauty Routine (Clarisonic Mia)

Hello everyone and happy Monday! This is my last week at work, I'm happy! Can't wait to go on vacation. But it's important to go on vacation with perfect skin so this is my beauty routine with one of my favorite products: Clarisonic Mia. I bought it from their online shop 4 years ago and now I couldn't be without it. I got the pink Mia with the free engraving, and I use it with the delicate (the blue one) brush for very delicate skin. Initially I used it every day, now once/twice a week is enough for me. I use it with La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermo Cleanser which is a great product for sensitive skin like mine. I remove my eye and face makeup before using the Clarisonic, and after the Clarisonic I use Lierac Initiatic, a very good moisturizing and anti-wrinkle cream. Remember to always clean the brush after every use. It’s really like getting a facial, I love it, and it’s important to take good care of our skin. You can also find my complete review on MakeupAlley .
Xoxo, Fede

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tory Burch Fedora

It's here!!!!! My beloved Tory Burch fedora!!! I got it on sale on the website, that day they even had an additional 20% off the sale price. I was lucky! You can find it here . I love the color, it's perfect for summer at the beach. Do you like it? Happy friday and have a great weekend! I still have one more week to go before my vacation...but it's so close, I'm happy! See you on Monday.
Xoxo, Fede