Packing is one of those things that has the ability to either give you a highly pleasurable mind orgasim or a downright slap in the teeth. For me, it is the later. Not born with an organized bone in my body, everyday I face the handicap of trying to put my life together let alone the chore of putting together a well packed suitcase.
EFT is one of those things that you hear on some tv chat show programme and you immediately think what a load of “bulls***” but trust me, if you try it, you will be more than pleasantly surprised! So what is it about? Basically it’s psychological acupuncture that positively promotes your emotional health. So what do you have to do? (more…)
After two months of awful weather here in Milan, June finally brought in some sunshine so I decided to take advantage and do some nearby traveling. It’s incredible how the weather can effect your mood. Being Irish, I’m pretty use to rain but when it’s pouring down in Italy, all you want to do is stay indoors. So for the past two weekends, my boyfriend and I took a nearby trip to beautiful Lugano in Switzerland (the views really do take your breathe away) and Cannes in the south of France. The trip to Cannes took 3 hours in the car and it was worth every minute of it. I had heard so much about Cannes in the media and from friends who had visited the city so I was really looking forward to it and it definitely didn’t disappoint!
Although it has been raining here in Milan for the past week, last Thursday was Italy’s liberation day so I got to enjoy a very rare long holiday weekend. Unlike the Irish who like to take 25 Monday’s off during the work year to enjoy long boozy weekends (and they are 100% in the right of it), the Italian’s are a little bit like the Germans teetotaling their days off so they can take the entire month of August off. This is of course is all hunky doory for the Italians living in Italy but what about the poor Irish living here who suffer from Monday morning sleep in withdrawal symptoms and alcohol deficiency syndrome?
A part from shying away from cigarettes, I have never been particularly health conscious until a couple of months ago when I started to wake up at 3am in the morning with heart palpitations. After about one month of this, I got fed up and decided to take action. Searching the web for answers, the same thing kept popping up over and over again – magnesium deficiency. Since then, I’ve been doing some research on this vital yet often overlooked nutrient.
While we would all love to arrive at our work stations immaculately turned out and styled to a an
enviable T, for most of us (including myself), however, we are willing to sacrifice a well-put-together outfit in favour of an extra 10 minutes snooze time in bed. How wrong we are. Whether or not we would like to admit it, fashion, clothes and appearance count – they speak volumes about us and even more so in the, often, non intimate workplace. But there is still hope for the lazy girl/budding professional who wants the best of both worlds.
Although not intentionally going for the look, on an after examination, I realized that it could be construed in this way. Either way, I’m loving these Carvella shoes I bought two Christmases ago. The pink heels remind me of my teeny bopper years when I thought Paris Hilton was cool and I still plaited the tails of my little ponies.
Necklace and Bracelet: Bronzallure
Forget browsing through commercialised fashion shoots, the best inspirations often come from street style snaps. Here are a few of my winter favourites courtesy of vogue.it, elle.com and marieclaire.com.
After 6 years of religiously wearing a puke green plaid kilt skirt during my nerdy fuzz days in convent school, I had completely gone off any style that resembled tartan. Alas…move forward a mere 5 years (I’m 23 until I’m 33 ) my nauseation has slightly subdued and I’m actually becoming pretty fond of the Scottish look especially this yellow checkered skirt seen on Jessica Alba recently. Anyhow, current coveted pieces include a Falabella covertible wool plaid shoulder bag by Stella McCartney, a Classic Gainsborough Plaid Sweater by Vivienne Westwood and Cuban Creepers by McQ Alexander McQueen.