Hi everyone! It’s nice to write on my blog again. Usually I’m always packed with things to do and have little time to update my page here. Since tonight I have some time for myself here I am going to explain in detail my last week travel to Venice.

First of all: I was alone and even so I had a great time! So if you are wondering if the most romantic city in the world is solo traveller friendly it is definitely a YES! I spent 5 days in a hostel on Giudecca island, in front of Venice, and since the room was cheap I got to spend my extra money on food, things and some presents for myself.

I was in Venice in December 2015 the last time and since it was so windy and chilly after sunset we were mostly in the apartment we rented for the stay after 5-6 p.m, so this time I decided to experience Venice in a sunny month and September was definitely the right choice!

It was my first time travelling alone since usually I only spend the time on trains and such by myself, after that I usually meet up with others. This time I was alone for the entire stay and I got to know myself more.

Travelling alone is an experience I highly recommend to everyone especially the ones, like me, who think of themself as independent and loners. I always believed I was a kind of person who needn’t people to be happy and I was wrong. I realized it the first night, while in my room I kind of felt lonely with no one to share my journey with. But after that first night I spoke to the people who shared my hostel: French, English and Canadians youth like me who wanted to experience Venice the best they could.

My travel consisted of 5 days and every day I wanted to experience different sides of Venice so I planned my schedule very carefully:

1st day: I arrived in the early afternoon in Venice, got to my hostel and unpacked.. Then I explored Giudecca island who is different from the main Venice we know. There are small parks, new modern houses, a university and the best small streets where you would want to get lost forever. After memorizing the position of the supermarkets, restaurants and such I ate pistachio ice cream and watched the best sunset view of the entire stay!

2nd day: my birthday. I wore my best frilly white dress and explored Venice. Got to the hebrew area, my loved one, where I ate my favourite Kosher sweets and then off to S.Marco. In the middle of the day there was a huge storm and I got wet from the rain… even so I stayed out till 8. S.Marco during sunset was magical, full of lights and music orchestras… Ate Spaghetti with clams in a high-end restaurant with the best view on S.Marco to celebrate my birthday.

3rd day: Murano and Burano. Murano is peaceful and beautiful for a quick stay. I highly recommend it if you want to see the glass-makers doing their job. There are exquisite restaurants everywhere and glass boutiques where you can buy gifts. Ate there and then headed off to Burano a 30 minutes ride on the ferry-boat. Burano was a huge surprise for me! It’s a small island with a park all around it and in the middle colorful houses everywhere. The colors were so vivid and the boutiques full of frilly things to buy… Best spot for couples to take pictures of course.

4th day: Lido’s beach. I spent the entire day by the sea and it was awesome. The sun was so warm and th sea breeze so soothing. I walked a lot, swam, read and ate. I got so tanned in only one day that I was seriously surprised… Drank a fresh strawberry 500 ml smoothie while heading back and got lost… Ferry-boats change slightly routes after 7 p.m and I didn’t know it so I had to stay another 1 hour out because I needed to take another one to return to Giudecca.

5th day: I left my baggage at the train station and stayed another 4 hours in the hebrew district, bought gifts and explored again the centre of Venice. Bought myself 2 chickenburger at Mc Donalds for the train ride and returned home with a feeling of accomplishment.

I suggest you to always cherish the memories of your past travels. I was a solo traveller and I spent 5 days as I was walking like in a dream. I got to do what I wanted without having to deal what others may want and this is why I totally recommend this kind of experience. I will return to Venice again for sure because it is already a beautiful memory to me and I will not ever forget about it.

To you all I can say only this: Travel as much as you can and never think of what others may think of it. Life is precious and too short to bother with others judgement!

Love you all from the bottom of my heart. ❤





The quality of the scan this time turned out bad but the original is way better. I wanted to draw something different with a new allure, I worked more on the expression than on my skills. It was quite a challenge since I usually focus more on the perfection of the lines and the tecnique. Turned out good I guess.

For my portraits I really love drawing eyes and the wrinkles on the lips, I might just make some studies on them just to focus on the different shapes and colors.


 As you may already know looking through my archive and reviews, I’m a huge fan of Korean products and their fashion. (Hera, Etude House, Ryeo and korean brands clothes on YESSTYLE) I watch korean dramas too and even though I don’t speak a single word of korean I can manage to understand their culture and traditions.

Everyday I look through the net searching for new trends and some years ago I happened to notice a really gorgeous self-made makeup artist: Park Hye Min aka Pony’s Beauty on Youtube. She’s beautiful and so talented! She even published books (sold in all Asia) on how to reproduce her numerous makeups and she recently released, as a collaboration, a memebox sold out in less than an hour.

This is the advertising for the memebox, the model is herself:


She already had a beauty line under her name but she made the big change going international. She was known in all Asia as a past Ullzzang, active Youtuber and model (search for Gabalmania, Kitsch Island…) but now she reached US too. Go girl! I’m a big fan of hers so I’m really happy.

Curios about her age/ her background/ her boyfriend? On the net is difficult to find infos about her life and the only thing we know for sure, as it was once said from her in a Q&A video is that she has been in a relationship with her boyfriend for 8 years. Her boyfriend on INSTAGRAM is called vivus_vici search for him or through her tags. PONY’s age is unknown to the public, she never stated it before, even so I think she is around 28-32 years and to be so young and good at what she does for a living is pretty amazing. She has been on the net for so many years as a self-made makeup artist on Youtube and before that on her blog. Because she’s the ambassador for so many famous international brands we can see her often on Instagram visiting the US, London, Paris and other asian countries. She’s the makeup artist of the beautiful korean singer CL.



My cherry tree bloomed. It’s still a bit early but as the weather for the entire week was good and sunny the flowers started to pop out one after another.

I love this particular tree because represents the memories of my childhood.

When I was a small girl I used to pick up the cherries in June with my dad using a portable staircase. Now this tree doesn’t make so many cherries anymore and it doesn’t bloom as beautifully, even so I still love it as I love my bittersweet memories of my childhood.

Being a rural girl is awesome from my point of view because I can understand the meaning of growing plants and flowers.  Growing them is not only important from a productivity aspect, it’s like making a stronger bond with the nature.

In Italy cherry trees are likely to bloom during this month (second half of April or even at the start of May sometimes if the weather is not sunny enough). It’s a different time from Japan where the HANAMI already has long been finished.  

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Enjoy your memories from time to time by remembering the good things that happened to you when you were a child. Your heart will feel good and your feelings will be noticeable on your face making you radiant and happy to others.

Happy cherry blossom day! ^^


One of my favourite songs and perfect for this post too:




Today I will write about a different topic.

I came across some street art and so I want to explain my point of view on this matter.

As I was an Art student myself and I keep drawing even now, I find amazing how street art, when done well and in specific spaces (so not the kind with vulgar words and expressions meant to offend someone or done everywhere on someone else’s house), can change the appereance of a boring, non-distinctive district.


There are famous street artist, beginners and different styles but the importance of this type of art is the amazing creativeness that is brought up on a simple grey wall. 

Our cities, in specific areas, especially in industrial and old districts, are kind of boring and without a specific landmark.

Landmarks are needed. This is not a simple baseless statement because in our everyday life we come across lots of them. The most common huge buildings that became famous through time are: Tour Eiffel in Paris, the Dome in Milan, Pisa’s Tower, Taj Mahal in India, Stonehege, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona… Big buildings full of history that became the centre of their cities or rather something to visit one in a lifetime.

But there are smaller kind of art that work wonderfully as well: the statue of Hachiko in Shibuya  for example.

The landmark is a sign recognized by people and that works as indicator when you try to explain to some visitor where are the main streets, shops, museums…

So as we can understand landmarks are needed in every landscape. A statue, a tower, a giant sign, a colorful street art… Even so we are always sorrounded by the same grey walls and even though time goes by nothing really changes.

Rather than a demolition, or a blank space, art can accomplish a great make-over without huge costs. Creating a huge landmark can require years and lots of money, and without a great project behind there’s not a 100 % of positive feedback with people.


Personally I find street art useful and inspiring too. Recently street artists work on concrete creating the illusion of three – dimensional spaces.

You can see magnificent works through your city just by walking, take a stroll and enjoy the art!




Some works are awesome others not much… But we can definitely understand the message.

 So what do you think? Are your pro or con street art?


Hi, It’s been a while. I didn’t have much time untill today to write and post pictures.

Today I am gonna show you how to prepare a really tasty meal without a lot of effort or different ingredients…We only need some potatoes and a yellow pepper! This could be an interesting change in your Christmas menu. If you usually prepare the potato mash in the festivities you can make this yellow pepper potatoes to serve instead!

This side dish, because it’s usually served with meat, it’s really easy to cook and very pleasant to the taste. So let’s begin:

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10 medium potatoes (It depends on the size)

1 yellow pepper

olive oil

a glass of water

salt and pepper

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We need firstly to prepare and cut the yellow pepper. Clean the pepper (be sure to clean it very well, the seeds in it can change the taste dramatically) and cut it in small pieces. The size and the pieces are to your taste.

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In a pan with olive oil, put the pieces of pepper and then let them get golden. Add salt. Let them cook for about 10 minutes at medium heat.

Meanwhile peel the potatoes. Cut them in medium size. Add the potatoes to the pepper and stir them up. Add a cup and a half of water, to let the potatoes boil. Finally cover it up.

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It usually takes 35-40 minutes to cook the potatoes, cover them to let them steam and reduce the time. Remember to not stir so often the potatoes, especially when the potatoes are cooked, because it can become a potato mash instead. Add salt and pepper to your taste and that’s all!

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Enjoy this side dish with simple cooked meat like a steak. I recommend this when you don’t want to stay in the kitchen for hours but have for dinner a really tasty different meal.

Hope you like it.

Bye and take care!



Hello! I have some free time to spend, so why not uploading something new…?

Right now I am wearing a facial mask  (homemade one using 1 part of lemon’s fresh juice and 2/3 parts of yogurt ) I’m  trying to let my pimples go down a little. Usually I have a really great skin, no important imperfections, only puffy eyes and blue dark circles caused by my insomnia. Two days ago: BOOOOOOM! The pimples appeared and they are so damn HUGE!

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One in the middle of my forehead and the other one on the chin. I’m so scared at the thought to have them camping on my face for more days that I hurried to make myself something nice hoping it would work just a little. If a guy is reading me now, he would surely think: “Hey Babe, it’s only a pimple, what do you worry about?” Exactly, I love so much the way men think. 🙂 I am somewhat closer to a man philosophy on my daily life, but for a girl it’s a really troublesome thing to go outside knowing she has a visible pimple on her face. We always try to be perfect in ours own way.

During the last year I particularly took attention to my skin care. I don’t use a special cream or make up remover, but when it comes evening I start to feel creative and then put on my face, neck and hands what I find at the moment in the fridge: lemon, yogurt, tomato, cucumber… I add sugar for a real good scrub, or use the water where I washed the rice in. It’s really good the rice’s water, it hasn’t a particularly good scent, but it will give a nice and smooth feel when you let it dry on your skin.

So if you are a male or a female it isn’t important, you may find the right way to have a healthy skin only trying it! If you want I can give you some suggestions, right below I will include some good facial/ body treatments:

  • LEMON/YOGURT facial mask (for all types of skin) 1 part of lemon’s fresh juice and 2/3 parts of yogurt. It’s especially good because lemon dries and yogurt gives the right nourishments, so you can have whatever kind of skin, it just will work good. The balance is amazing and it is a basic recipe where you can add some other things as you like.
  • SCRUB for body: HONEY/SUGAR/LEMON Half sugar and half honey then add all a lemon juice, mix it and then scrub all over your body. Use warm water to clean yourself.
  • SCRUB for LIPS: made of HONEY/SUGAR (you can use normal lip balm instead of the honey if you prefer) just mix well honey and sugar, and then with your toothbrush or finger and then scrub on the lips. Rinse and you are done!
  • For all types, SKIN TONE made of RICE WATER: when you wash your rice don’t throw away the water! Use it as a skin tone, it works perfectly fine!
  • For dry skin: CHAMOMILE ALL OVER YOUR FACE! When the sun goes down and you are watching a film, let it boil some water and add chamomile in it. Then wet with the chamomile’s water a paper towel, and leave it on your face until you feel your skin and the towel dry again. Repeat it three – four times and there you are! You will have a really clear, shiny and silky smooth skin! I personally do it two days a week and I find my skin really pretty.

These are my special tricks, try it or find some other recipes on the NET! 🙂

P.S The image above is my latest portrait called PINK BLUSH. It was a commission for a couple, friends of my dad. They are remodeling their home, and they felt like colouring the bedroom’s walls in gummy pink shade! This portrait it is on one of those walls. What do you think of it? 🙂

If you like my art, go on my other web sites pages, just click on my MENù and go see them!

For now bye and take care all of you! Kisses