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:
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
I loved the ironwork, the lead-glass windows, the steeped roof, and the tiniest architectural details throughout the house. I swooned over the gorgeous furniture, Old-World draperies and upholstery, and the way the elements actually look antique, and not fake-wannabe antique. It has a certain charm to it that gave me chills as soon as I walked in the front doors.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
I just finished Can You Keep a Secret and The Undomestic Goddess, both by Sophie Kinsella, the lovely Brit who is known best for Confessions of a Shopaholic, which is now a film, although I found these more deep and personal than the Shopaholic books (which are very funny and charming if you haven't read them--and 100 times better than the movie).
I laughed throughout both, and even cried in some parts (although the fact that I would stay up until 2 in the morning reading them might have something to do with that...) I just couldn't put them down. It's like watching a romantic-comedy film only better.
I love Kinsella's style, humor, and how she makes her lead characters so relateable-- they could be your best friends. If you haven't read a Kinsella novel yet, please try them. They make me so happy.
(Can You Keep a Secret is my favorite!)