27 May 2014

Love Laugh Live

26 May 2014

Dots & Lines

I always liked to participate in events where elegant outfits are required. I like when people are nicely dressed. This  was the nice and happy event of the little Patrick wich just came into the world :) and for it, I decided to wear a black and white dots dress that recalls the 50's, accessorized with a tiny pearl necklace, gold and pearls earings and one of my favorite pairs of Zara shoes with balck and white lines.  But the " pièce de résistance" was my lovely man, who wore a gray suit, matched with light blue shirt and accessorized with a navy blue  and white lines tie.

22 May 2014

Lost in the coral world

21 May 2014

A little bit of sea

Finally the summer is knocking on our doors.  If untill now the weather was uncertain, from this week,  we can finally feel the sun gently warming our skin and giving it a nice golden color. And where is immediately flying our minds in this moments?  My mind is flying on vacation. And which place is more suitable for a summer holiday than seaside. Ofcourse this morning, when I saw how beautiful and  pleasing the weather is, I had mood for colorfull clothes and accessories. A pair of boyfriend jeans, a nice and simple pastel blue shirt from COS, accessorized with my new turquoise earings, new turquoise Zara sandals, and the big Stradivarius necklace.
Wearing: Cos shirt, Zara  boyfriend jeans, Zara sandals

20 May 2014


My golden hearts


I'm so happy because of the good, sunny and hot weather that finally came. I'm a lover of  boots but I could not wait to wear sandals and open shoes, with a nice and fluffy dress, and make long evening walks meanwhile the sun dissapears.  But, between all pairs of spring-summer shoes that I have, my Vivienne Westwood & Melissa jelly shoes, are one of my favorites, and I could not wait to wear them. They will definitely be the stars of my next post, so do not miss it ;)

See you soon!

14 May 2014

Healthy & tasty

Let's talk a little about good and healthy food. I am a  lover of salads and bio food, I could not live without salads,fruits or vegetables. I also like meat, but i prefer the white meat and I try not to eat meat more than 3 times a week  This is how my  dinners usually looks :)....

I also love to eat pasta and spaghetti, I may say that the italian food is one of the best in my opinion. Healthy, easy to cook and without fats and rich in vitamins.There no wonder that italians look so good.

This morning, reading the news I found a nice article about healthy and light food and the recipes for every day of the week and I thought that would be nice to share it with you. I  will try this recipes for sure :)

Bon appétit!!

Monday: Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast, 
Rice or Quinoa, Carrots, and Zucchini
3 oz oven-roasted skinless chicken breast
3⁄4 cup cooked brown rice or quinoa
1⁄2 cup steamed carrots
1⁄2 cup frozen grapes
1  tsp extra virgin olive oil
Your choice of herbs and spices
1 cup steamed zucchini
Water, tea
Pair oven-roasted chicken breast (prepared at home or store-bought) with brown rice or quinoa, steamed zucchini, and carrots. Munch on frozen grapes for a sweet ending.
Serves 1. Per serving: 381 calories, 27 grams protein, 55 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fat
Tuesday: Herb-Crusted Salmon with Baby Potatoes and Artichokes
3 oz salmon
6 oz red potatoes
1 medium steamed artichoke
Extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
1 cup spinach
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced rosemary
Salt and ground black pepper
Water, tea
1. Steam artichoke over low heat for 30–40 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with olive oil. Wash salmon, pat dry, and spread garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper over top. Bake for 10–15 min, depending on thickness. Serve with artichoke, steamed spinach, and boiled potatoes.
Serves 1. Per serving: 371 calories, 28 grams protein, 52 grams carbohydrates, 8 grams fat
Wednesday: Grilled Halibut with Tomato Coulis
For Tomato Coulis:
2 beefsteak tomatoes
1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
For Halibut:
4 halibut fillets (4 ounces each) Olive oil, for brushing
Sea salt and cracked black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 red onion, chopped
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch fresh thyme
Juice of 1 lemon
To Make Tomato Coulis:
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice and water. Cut a shallow “X” at the bottom of each tomato. Add the tomatoes to the boiling water and blanch for 1 minute. Transfer to the ice water to cool, then peel. Halve the tomatoes through the equator, then squeeze out the juice and seeds.
2. Finely dice the tomato flesh and place in a medium bowl. Stir in the vinegar and garlic and set aside for 30 minutes.
3. Transfer the tomato mixture to a food processor, add the salt and pepper, and pulse to combine. Add the onion and then, with the machine running, slowly drizzle in the oil.
To Prepare Halibut:
1. Coat a fish grill basket with cooking spray and preheat your grill to medium-high. Brush the halibut fillets with oil and season lightly with salt and cracked pepper.
2. Place the bunch of thyme in the fish grill basket and place over the fire. Once the thyme starts smoking, place the fillets in the basket and place on the grill. Close the lid and grill for 6 minutes. Lift the lid and rotate the fish fillets 90 degrees to create crisscross grill marks and close the lid again. Grill the fish until it flakes easily, about 6 minutes.
3. Serve the fish with tomato coulis and garnish with grilled thyme.
Serves 4. Per serving: 273 calories, 24 grams protein, 3 grams carbohydrates, 18 grams fat
Thursday: BBQ Chicken Breast, Corn Cobbette, and Melon
3 oz BBQ skinless chicken breast
1⁄2 ear of corn
2 cantaloupe wedges (or 2 cups cubed melon)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil (brush onto chicken before grilling)
1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
Water, tea
1. BBQ the chicken however you like, prepare corn in boiling water or on grill, add salt to taste. Enjoy with a side of cantaloupe.
Serves 1. Per serving: 393 calories, 27 grams protein, 50 grams carbohydrates, 12 grams fat
Friday: Sushi, Brown Rice, and Steamed Veggies
Order these at your favorite sushi hot spot!
2 pieces salmon roll
2 pieces tuna roll (if you’re pregnant, you can swap the tuna with salmon).
2 pieces yellowtail roll
Sushi is wrapped in rice, thus no need to add any other carbs to this meal.
1⁄5 avocado, diced (rolled into sushi)
Low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup steamed veggies
Serves 1. Per serving: 326 calories, 22 grams protein, 44 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fat
Saturday: Chicken Soft Taco (at Home or While Dining Out)
3 oz grilled skinless chicken breast
One 6″ whole wheat tortilla
1⁄4 cup black beans
1⁄4 cup rice
Extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
Shredded lettuce Tomato Onion Fresh salsa
1. Wrap chicken into warm tortilla with lettuce, tomato, onion, and salsa. Enjoy black beans and rice on the side. If dining out, order two chicken soft tacos and request no cheese, no sour cream, and no special sauces except for salsa.
Serves 1. Per serving: 388 calories, 29 grams protein, 56 grams carbohydrates, 7 grams fat
Sunday: Mongolian Beef
For Soy Sauce Mixture:
1⁄4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp sambal (chili-garlic paste)
1 tsp coconut palm sugar or 1⁄2 tsp stevia
1. Combine the soy sauce, hoisin, vinegar, stirring until smooth.
For Beef:
8 oz rice noodles
2 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 lb grass fed sirloin steak, thinly sliced across the grain
16 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 carrots, diced
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the rice noodles and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2. Melt the coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and beef and cook until beef is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the veggies and cook for 30 seconds. Add the soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute.
Remove from the heat, add the cooked noodles and bean sprouts, and toss to combine. Serve immediately.
Serves 4. Per serving: 210 calories, 21 grams protein, 19 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fat.

11 May 2014

Mon nouveau bijou

I' m not used to wear short skirts, dresses or pants.  I commonly  prefer midi or long skirts and dresses. I find myself  more in to Sarah Jessica Parker style, but there's always an exception, right? When I saw this skirt on the hanger, in Zara,  it was love at first sight, a beautiful work done on a small piece of material.  The joy was even greater when I found the skirt, because it was the last piece, so  I' m sure  it was meant to be mine and I like to call it " mon nouveau bijou" :)
Thanks " La Superba" for the lovely shirt!
I was wearing :  Stefanel  shirt , Zara skirt, Paola B. shoes, bag from an italian shop.
                                                                           With love

8 May 2014

Good Morning Ladies

Be a woman


Goddess in Sirmione

5 May 2014

Flat raffia shoes

After a long break and a nice vacation in Italy, I return with news wich I  hardly waited to share with you. Among the long walks, and lots of places visited, I managed to make time for shopping. It's not easy to run all day from one place to another, but if you have the right shoes, everything becomes easier and  I had the luck to  find this gorgeous raffia flat shoes from Stradivarius, which gave me the comfort that I needed. They have a simple but effective design, easy to match and perfect for spring-summer season,which  are fitting perfectly with my new jacket that I  recently purchased from H&M