Friday, 28 December 2007

King of Cool

In loving memory of my Papa

Thursday, 27 December 2007


Leave for Vienna tomorrow. It better fucking snow because I had to dish out 350euro for snow chains!

What I was last to find out was that with the Mini Cooper D, you cant just grab the cheap set of snow chains. Noooooo, You have to get special ones to fit the special tires. Thats so absurd. But I love my car, so I'm just going to let it go.

I still haven't packed or anything related to leaving town for 10 days, but I have about 4 hours tomorrow morning to stress about that. As for my Timberlands...Looks like they will see another winter holiday...

So, since I wont be able to stalk my fav blogs, don't be surprised to see your hits drop drastically. But mid January I'll be back and will be sure not to let any of you down!

Happy New Year!

Dear Winter Boots

Dear Boots,

Please arrive today or tomorrow. You see, I ordered you for my trip to Vienna and I leave on Saturday. You boast of being made of fine leather and lined with real shearling. You come from a little French Boutique where I also spent too much on Cashmere scarves, hats gloves and socks. You were supposed to arrive today, but the shop hasn't called yet. Please don't let me down dear Boots. You are a part of my New Fashion Sense. Please don't send me on another Winter Holiday in my Timberlands. In St Petersburg I was embarrassed walking into the Mariinsky Theatre. In Munich they squeaked while walking around Ludwig Castle.

Please Boots, Help me be a better person.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Full Relax

I have a Full Relax Zone.

After a long day at work.
When I'm Frustrated.
When I'm Cold.
I come here.

I love that I have this. I love that music flows. I love that the lights dim.

I love you Bathroom. I love me for thinking you up, but I love you more for listening, comforting and keeping me warm.

I love you especially today. Today you gave me a full spa treatment in less than an hour and a half. Today I kicked off my boots and transformed myself. Today You made me love you more.

I Am So Relaxed. Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Christmas w/ MAds

All Thanks to Brooke a.k.a. the Black Martha Stewart

New Year's Resolutions

Now that I've had some time to digest the news of my husband's partnership in his law firm and my newfound wealth, I think I'm finally able to put my New Year's resolutions into writing.

  1. Never miss a payment again for the Kenyan Kids I sponsor to go to school.
  2. Step Things Up A Notch
  3. Buy 10 things in 100% Cashmere (Actually, I can cross this off my list. I got a little crazy in a very nice boutique)
  4. Go to the hairdressers and sort my shit out.
  5. Get a better sense of style. Very connected to the idea of stepping things up a notch. I look good, but I could look soooo much better if I'd just put some effort in.
  6. Be nicer to my mom. Okay, be more tolerant of my mom. Okay, find a way to get my mom out of my house and into her own apartment so she can stop driving me crazy and my husband I can start having sex again.
  7. Sort out my husband's style. He is a partner now and almost all of our friends are loaded/nobles. Its time to retire the Old Navy Jeans...
  8. Bring it hard to my job.
  9. Write more and think less
  10. Start the Torriglia House Project

If you haven't got your list together, get it done.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Decorno made me do it

Okay, Decorno opened her mouth about summer 2008 and the next thing I knew I was sending a deposit on an apartment.

Destination: Croatia

Reason: Its one of the most beautiful places I've visited.

Its worth mentioning that my husband and I are completely against going to the same country twice. Having said that, we went to Croatia last summer, swam and snorkeled in crystal blue water, sunbathed nude on deserted beaches and ate fresh fish like pigs for 25euro
together. And we did it all in mid August smack dab in the middle of peak season. Did I mention we can even get there by car?

Plus, where else can you get an apartment like this...

And have a 360degree view from the terrace like this...

Of things like this...

All for less than 500euro? Nowhere. At least no place as safe, clean and accessible.

Croatia is hot. If you have the chance, Go. If you don't, know that you are seriously missing out.

PS I've rented the annex. The main house which sleeps 2 in the bedroom and 2 on a sofa bed is still available and is also quite nice.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Bad Ass

My new creation...

The Self Proclaimed Bad Ass

Only the Bad Ass need apply.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Italy Rocks!


I Said It Again.