Thursday, November 05, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Sorry posts have been a little sparse these past couple of weeks. Until the school work lightens up, I'm afraid blogging will have to take a back seat.
However, I did find time to post this beautiful Calzedonia ad I first saw a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful, no?
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This is my favorite scene from the delightful film "Shall We Dance," starring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
After seeing this movie (before all the "Dancing with the Stars" craze, mind you) I knew I had to learn how to ballroom dance. Lucky for me the university I attend has a world-renowned ballroom dance team, and thus offers many dance classes.
Last year I took my first class and learned the waltz, quickstep, and tango (my personal favorite). I've been dancing ever since! Next semester I'm taking Latin ballroom (cha cha, rumba, and paso doble) and I can't wait!
Is there something you've always wanted to do but are afraid to try? I say go for it--what have you got to lose?! We are never too old to start learning...
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Is that weird?
Honestly, it's never really bothered me. But lately I've been longing for love. Every chick flick I see, novel I read, or cute couple I notice, makes me want to let out a sigh... And my daydreaming these days is out-of-control.
My mom is convinced it's because I suck at flirting. Which is completely false. I can flirt! Really, I can! I'm just a subtle flirter... Except I guess maybe a little too subtle... (90% of the time no one even knows I'm flirting!) Ohhh why can't a coy glance and a smile get me half as far with American boys as it could with the notorious Italian ones???
I'm trying to change, truly, but it's hard for me! I've had my eye on a bel ragazzo (beautiful boy) in one of my classes, but how do I let him know I want to be more than friends without making a fool of myself if he's not interested? All my efforts in flirting have been futile. I'm stumped!
So--do you have any flirting tips for a girl like me? And I'm curious: where did you meet your significant other?
(photo via Le Love)
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Something about the rain and brisk days like today make me long to be in the city of light, perhaps because of this photograph...
(photo via Math_ from flickr)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I love this promo for J. Crew and wish more men in the U.S. dressed like this.
Too many guys dress shabby and over casually, when really, all they need is a little wardrobe makeover and voila! they could be come pretty good looking guys.
Sometimes (ok, often) I just want to move to Switzerland like Signorina Svizzera. Let me just say: the men there know what they are doing!!! I've never seen so many beautiful males in my life! A good portion of their attractiveness, I believe, comes from the way they dress...
Saturday, September 26, 2009
And in the morning, I pull out my designer clothes from this armoire...
And I step off my beautiful hardwood flooring onto this rug...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
How could you live in rooms like these and not feel like a Mughal princess?! So beautiful...
Beautiful use of light
Monday, September 14, 2009
I would never really call myself a big sports girl, but when tennis Grand Slams are going, I become a fanatic. These past few weeks I have been glued to the TV, and unfortunately homework and sleep have taken a back seat.
I've seen some amazing tennis this Grand Slam, but this shot is perhaps the very best I've seen this entire year. For those of you who know anything about tennis, you probably won't be very surprised to hear that this shot was made by Swissman Roger Federer, who sports commentators and players alike are now calling the best player in the history of the sport.
Watch this, it's crazy!
PS - Isn't he cute?
Friday, September 11, 2009
- Nivea chapstick
- The sound of rain against your window as you fall asleep
- Long, cultured conversations with complete strangers
- New crushes
- Watching the U.S. Open (tennis) all day, all week
- Stepping on the scale to find out you've lost 5 pounds without even trying
- Finishing a painting
- The smell of D&G Light Blue perfume
- Frozen yogurt runs with roommates
Have a beautiful weekend!
(painting by Joan DaGradi)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Have you guys ever tried Luna Bars? I discovered them this summer and have been practically living off of them now that school has started. They are granola-like bars made specially for women and can be found at your local grocery store near the sports bars. They are delicious. I would choose one of these over a candy bar anyday. Seriously.
But perhaps the best thing about them is that they are actuallly good for you (well except for the sugar I guess)! They contain 24 vitamins and minerals and each bar has 9g of protein, 3g of fiber, and 35% DV of calcium! And may I also mention they are 70% organic?
Almost too good to be true, right? They are perfect for people who are health-conscious but always on the go. And with 14 different flavors, its impossible to get bored with them. (My favorites are the White Chocolate Macademia Nut and the Smores flavor.
Friday, August 28, 2009
P.S. - I wish my apartment was actually on the top floor of this beautiful building, which is just left of the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco..
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Almost two years ago, I somehow stumbled across this song. Just how exactly? I have no idea (this song originally wasn't even on the U.S. version of iTunes, where I usually find most of my music). It was fate.
It gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it even though back then I couldn't understand a single word. It was this song that made me decide to study Italian, and added to my new and growing love affair of anything that had to do with Italy.
Giorgia's beautiful, pure voice took me to a whole new place, and no matter how many times I've listened to this song, each time is as powerful as the last. Sometimes it makes me cry!
Since then, I've discovered many more beautiful songs by Giorgia and other Italian artists, but this one will always be my favorite.
Hope you like it!
p.s. - sorry this unofficial video is not the greatest, but its the only one on the web I could find that would let me embed it here!
Friday, August 21, 2009
- Homemade chocolate chip cookies, fresh and warm from the oven
- The smell of new leather
- Laughing so hard with friends that you all cry
- Black and white photos of Paris
- Fresh guacamole
- That clean feeling after the dentist (and no cavities!)
- On-site painting
- Tickling little sister (well, not so little at 17) like we are both children again
- Unexpected hand-written letters
- Returning to a favorite clothing store only to find out that the item you've had your eye on for weeks is now on sale
(photos are mine)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I love this short romantic film via Le Love! It was made with over 4,500 still photographs. Don't you wish something like this could happen to you? Rome at night is a beautiful thing to behold...
P.S. - I'm in love with this girl's style: her shoes, her dress, her hair...!
***If you experience technical difficulties in viewing this film, click here.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here are a few of my favorites: