venerdì 15 agosto 2014

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous

When it comes to perfect pairs, I think Chanel got it right: classy and fabulous.
That's everything a girl needs (plus a sprinkle of intelligence I'd say)!

Don't trust magazines that tell you which dresses you have to wear and what size you should be, also eyeshadow palettes are meant to be mixed and matched, and if one day you feel like eating zucchini with nutella... go for it!

lunedì 11 agosto 2014

Life is too short to wear boring clothes

As you read this I'll be in London, being a tourist... but with eccentric clothes! *trying to fit in, you know* haha
Let's see if Camden Town changed since my last visit four years ago, oh, I will say hi to the Queen and Geooooorge for you ;)

Source Tumblr

Well then, cheerio ol' chap.

giovedì 7 agosto 2014

About a dualistic city

I came back from Berlin a while ago, but it took me some time to put my thoughts in words. I was well aware the war and the wall didn't do Berlin any good, and the population had only 20 years to rebuild and restart but the problem is they couldn't restart from scratch, obviously! 

Berlin's Victory watching over Paris (Square) until the end of time. Poor Paris.

They have History *with capital H* on their shoulders so they cannot forget nor forgive, but at the same time they have to move on and find their direction in the modern world while keeping in mind what they're sadly famous for, and not underestimating the amount of people who suffered and died in the past.
Do you see the catch? This is what Hegel would call 'Aufhebung', a word with contradictory meanings including "to lift up" and "to abolish" but also "to preserve". 

Anyway, watching the pictures I took walking around the city I noticed this dualism was well visible in the ancient buildings, cranes, skyscrapers... 

Do you see what I was talking about? Have you ever been to Berlin or another city where you noticed the same struggle? Maybe you didn't notice it at all and it's all in my head!

domenica 3 agosto 2014

The Sunshine (or lack thereof) Award

Today is a pretty boring sunday so why not catch up with some tags? I've been nominated for this Sunshine Award by Jess, she's one of the first bloggers I followed back when I was still in England so you should totally click here and read her blog!! 

As usual, let me start with...
The Rules:
- You have to post a picture of the Sunshine award in the blog post. 
- Post 11 random facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
- Nominate 11 wonderful bloggers.
- Write 11 questions for them to answer.
- Let the bloggers you nominated know you have nominated them.

I'm afraid 11 random facts about myself would become a long boring list, so I'll go for 11 of my favourite books. Good deal? I thought so ;)
Of course Haunted, by Chuck Palahniuk had to be the first of the list, for various reasons <3


Not any less 'weird' than Haunted! Very recommended if you are into these kind of novels!

I do enjoy some easy readings aswell

Apparently these collections of stories have never been translated in other languages...

Probably the most delicate and tender stories I've ever read...

To conclude the list: the book I'm currently reading and enjoying

My 11 answers to Jess' questions:
- Favourite part of your room?
Everything! Now that it went through a complete make-over there's nothing I don't like.

- Favourite artist?
It's a bit vague, hence I'll say David Bowie! He covered about all aspects of art.

- Thing you own the most of?
Just today I was noticing how I have almost as many kinds of tea as blushers... 

- What is the one thing you wish you could do better?
I wish I could decorate cupcakes better :/

- Favourite possession?
I could never pick only one thing.

- Favourite smell?
Fragrances pour homme.

- Something you're addicted to?
I'm not addicted to anything... ok, maybe Tumblr.

- Favourite TV show?
The Gilmore Girls *cough cough*

- Last holiday?
Berlin!! I came back a few days ago. Expect a post about it soon :P

My 11 nominations:
Another girly blog
Asia Jade
Glitters n love
Touch of Belle
Back home again

My senses come to life
Marshmellow's diary

Dream. Live. Repeat.
Hello Gutentag
The life of Sian M

I decided to nominate you because you still participate actively to the BloggerChallenge making it an enjoyable experience and something to look forward to every 2 weeks :) Thank you!

My 11 questions for you:

-Do you have any recurrent dream?
-Something that reminds you of your childhood.

-Favourite pizza topping?
-Lipstick or nail polish?
-Most hated food?
-Do you still listen to the bands/singers you liked when you were younger?
-A piece of art that best describes you.

-What's the next place you will visit on holiday?
-Celebrity crush?

-Do you miss anyone right now?
-Tell us a joke ;)

giovedì 31 luglio 2014

Maybe I'm not leaving, maybe I'm going home

Despite the fact that I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan out there, I loved the movie Gattaca since the first time I saw it, when I was about thirteen. The direction, the music, the actors, everything is perfect, but it is thanks to a few lines that my way to look at life and reality in general changed. 
Here I edited some shots from the movie with the most meaningful quotes *according to me*. 

Have you seen the movie? Do you agree with my choice?

PS: I usually post on Tumblr the pics I choose for this kind of posts, so feel free to reblog from Sacherlikes!

sabato 26 luglio 2014

Cookie with a chance of sprinkles

Start: *rolls dice* sweet craving attack!
Your move: buy a hotel or surrender and eat something.
Chance: It's hot, you don't even want to go out for ice-cream; somewhere in the world must be winter, so it's cold, and you still don't want to go out. If it was Monopoly you would probably be in jail anyway. 

But fear not! Here I am with another super easy super quick super sweet recipe!

All you need is:

  • 1tbs of melted butter (generous)
  • 1tbs or white sugar
  • 1tbs of brown sugar
  • vanilla extract (as much as you want)
  • 1 tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tbs of chocolate chips

Microwave for 40 to 60 seconds. 
All microwaves are different but because it will keep cooking out of the microwave if you like a more dough-y kind of cookie you should leave it rather uncooked.