Jun 22, 2012

My looks - Firenze4Ever

Day 1 - Aperitivo and dinner at Trattoria Cammillo...
Day 2 - Style Lab with the first group of bloggers, wearing the FIRENZE4EVER  T-shirt, followed by the supersonic bionic MDNA concert of Madonna, wearing the t-shirt designed by the contest winner. 

Day 3 - Style Lab and Fashion Super Heroes party at a very unique location, the Nuovo Teatro dell'Opera di Firenze, wearing my darling grandma dress and her Chanel bag!
Day 4 - Brunch at Savoy hotel organized by LUISAVIAROMA.

Firenze4Ever Fashion Super Heroes party

FIRENZE4EVER Fashion Super Heroes Party, hosted by Luisa Via Roma and Karl Lagerfeld!

Firenze4Ever 5th Edition

Another incredible edition of our FIRENZE4EVER, the event dedicated to fashion bloggers along with food bloggers for this 5th edition. I'm so happy I finally met in person many friends with whom I'm exchanging emails daily at LUISAVIAROMA.COM! The weather in Florence was fantastic, the style labs where amazing and the event went great. Thank you everyone!

Here with charming Rosita Missoni; below with my birthday girl Ingrid from TheBagHagwith her present, a Dolce & Gabbana mini bag; Madonna fever in front of the store.

The beauties! Check their style labs here!

Jun 19, 2012


For the moment I could not find a better way to create a slideshow... anyway, you can find here my images of mosques in Istanbul.

Jun 12, 2012

Asian side

...and if all of a sudden you feel sick of Europe, just grab a busboat and get into Asian Spirit!

Istanbul Istanbul...

It's taking me ages to post about Istanbul just because I'm trying to make collages with photoshop...worth it?! 
The long weekend was fantastic, the capital is incredible and going around with a very close friend that can show you all the hidden parts of the city is the best you could ask for! He made me love the city from the first sight!
The Bosphorus embraces the city, from Europe to Asia, from the old town to the new districts. From the Galata bridge fishermen are trowing their fishing poles all day long... The view over the entire city is astonishing, with the mosques' minarets designing the skyline and ships resting on the coast. 
Old and new houses, incredible palaces and historical mansions, abandoned wood refuges and Ottoman style buildings. New modern hotels and the Pera Palace, the last stop on the Orient Express, a grand hotel with Istanbul's first electric elevator where artists and aristocrats sipped champagne beneath chandeliers as the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the world drifted toward war...
Kurdish houses, along the Bosphorus, Istanbul University, the Pera Palace.
Tram in Istiklal Caddesi, Galata tower, outside a mosque, fishing from the Galata bridge.

Jun 7, 2012

Comida Turca

Whilst wandering around Istanbul with Luis, my lovely ravenous Peruvian local guide (haha! I like this definition), trying different kinds of food became a must! Marvelous sweets, a full immersion into baklava's world; street barrows selling any kind of food around the city, all day and night long; fresh fish and doner kebab. We tried everything, and everything was wonderful!
After dancing all night long, you can have mussels filled with rice in the street, always full of people (I saw this amount of people in the street only in Japan, almost like in Shibuya). During the day you can stop anywhere to have a cai, tea, in those cute small glasses. There are food barrows in every corner and you can eat at any hour!
Cucumber, Simit and Kestane barrows.
Durum, Pomegranate and Churros barrows.
Lokum and Baklava
Turkish coffee, cai,viskender  doner and onions at the market.
Dried fruits, paprika, vegetables and sish kebab
Teas, spices, nuts and dry fruits.
Macum and gözleme.
Kitchen boats preparing balik ekmek, fish market, women buying fish at a local market, grilled fish cookers and those tasty sandwiches! 
Dondurma - Turkish icecream.