Two Simple Secrets to take beautiful photos
I know the frustration you experience when you take a photo because you spotted something beautiful and then you look at it and wonder how you managed to make it look ugly. I know the disappointment when you are faced with a flat, uninteresting and...
Ariana’s ginger and chilli biscuits
This is probably one of my favourite recipes for biscuits ever and it’s also a story of friendship and contamination, of cooking together and of fading memories made into new ones where you are no longer sure about how things really went but it doesn’t...
Carmela’s Masala Chai
There are dishes and drinks that forever take you back to a specific moment of your life, that every time meets you as it first was, like days, months and years hadn’t passed. In that moment, time lies still and you relive a crystallised fragment...
An Explorer’s Dream on Lake Como
I get asked a lot about what to visit in the area of the Great Lakes of Northern Italy by friends and by clients. There is so much to see that they want recommendations of what they should prioritise since...
A Journey Within: Exploring Creativity And Self-Growth In The Tuscan Countryside
I normally try to take one journey within at least once or twice a year. As a creative, I feel it is vital to stay inspired, boost my creativity and grow professionally and personally. In May, I attended the Brand Stylist Retreat in Mallorca where Fiona...
Ancient Egyptian Perfumes: On The Trails Of The Lost Fragrances Of The Pharaohs’ Queens
ANCIENT EGYPT: RENOWNED FOR PERFUME
The ancient Egyptians were famous all over the ancient world for their perfumes. Have you ever wondered how those fragrances might have smelled? What were the preferences of the time? What perfume would queen Cleopatra wear to seduce Caesar...
An Indian Safari: 2 Days In Jaisalmer And The Thar Desert
The Safari Definition and Style
Safari is a Swahili word derived from the Arabic language and is used to describe any type of overland journey. During the first half of the 19th century, English explorers altered its meaning. At some point, its definition was...
Why I Don’t Use Guidebooks to Travel
Inspiration: The First Step to Trip Planning
When I plan a trip, first and foremost, I need inspiration. The exact itinerary and its logistics come after. I first need a story that is full of life and gives me a reason to visit a destination....
How To Travel In The Wanderlust Style
The Wanderlust Travel Style
There are many ways to travel and many reasons to do it. Some people travel by chance, some for choice, and some for work. Some people have a clear reason for traveling, while others have none. Nevertheless, each way of...
MONEY TALK: INTENTIONAL SPENDING FOR AN INTENTIONAL FUTURE
MY EXPERIENCE WITH MONEY If you are like me, you probably have some issues with money. For starters, you don’t even like numbers, right? It's ironic, because I have an MBA and have been running my own business for 15 years; yet, I...
ABRUZZO: A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME (AT THE FOOT OF GRAN SASSO)
We recently spent three days in a hidden corner in the south of Italy at the foot of Gran Sasso Mountain. This is an area that hasn't really been touched by development or the modern world. It's never...
Three Days in Luxor
The World's Largest Open-Air Museum If you are thinking of visiting Egypt for the first time and not see Luxor, think twice. Luxor is located approximately 500 km south of Cairo and was the capital of Ancient Egypt for...