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Winter Essentials:

15 Places to Travel that are Just Unbelievable

For me, traveling is among the best things to do, so prepare your travel bucket list and take note of 15 amazing places to travel and activate your wanderlust.

Then, all you have to do is pick one to start.

15 Places to Travel that are Unbelievable

Of course the world has a lot more than just 15 amazing places to travel and visit around the world, just that this blog post is not enormous, let’s focus on 15 Places to Travel that are Unbelievable!

 

15 Places to Travel that are Just Unbelievable:

1. Cinque Terre, Italy

Places to Travel: Cinque Terre

image: CNTraveler

Known as one of the most famous and unbelievable beautiful place to travel in the world is Cinque Terre on the Italian coast. As the italian translation says they are “Five Lands”, that means they are five different villages that are named: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

A magical place to travel and visit in Italy, beautiful by day or by night.

Cinque Terre - Italy

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo by Paul Hogie.

 

2. Santorini, Greece

Places to Travel: Santorini

image: Found the World

When you talk about Greece, often the first place that comes to mind is Santorini, with its white houses and blue waters. Santorini is a Greek island which lies in the southern Aegean Sea.

A paradisiac place to travel where you can find many amazing hotels with the famous infinity pools overlooking the sea.

 

3. Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

image: CN Traveler

Cappadocia is one of the most touristic regions of Turkey, the region is famous for its geological formations resulting from volcanic phenomena and erosion, underground cities, churches and houses excavated on the rocks are a major tourist attraction of this unbelievable place to travel.

The balloon rides are super famous there, as you can seem on the last photo. Another “tourist attraction” is to see the sunrise overlooking Cappadocia or even the sunset if you are not willing to wake up so early, quite worth it if you ask me, I mean, how many chances will you have to see the sunrise in Cappadocia if you do not live there? Please take the opportunity.

 

4. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.

Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.

 

The famous Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, this country has always been a place that fascinated me a lot! With all the “magic” and speculation on how the Egyptians would have built these huge pyramids, it surely comes on the list of 15 unbelievable places to travel!

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest and oldest of the three pyramids of the Giza complex, it was built around 2,580 BC, that is: more than 4,500 years ago. It is the oldest building among the 7 wonders of the ancient world and the only one remaining that is still very well maintained.

 

5. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha: 15 Places to travel

photo: Leandro Macedo Gonçalves

A Brazilian paradise, Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago with 21 islands and it has incredible natural landscapes, its a place to travel famous for its marine life. By the way, one of the main tourist attractions are the dives.

The beautiful picture is in the Bay of Pigs, which is only 100 meters long.

 

6. Northern Lights, Tromsø, Norway.

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway

photo: Ole C. Salomonsen arcticlightphoto.no

Not so much a place but a phenomenon: the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) which can be seen from Nordic countries like in Norway. And one of the main cities recommended for hunting the Northern Lights is Tromsø, which is why it made to the list of the 15 places to travel that are unbelievable! Can you imagine look to the sky and see these beautiful colors for real?

With lots of science, weather forecast and a lot of research, going after the Aurora Borealis may not be an easy task in the icy Nordic winter, but if you can see one, it will surely be an unforgettable experience.

15 Places to Travel: Northern Lights

photo: Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

 

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Esxence Milano and my TOP 5 Fragrances

A whole fair dedicated especially to the fragrances market, this is the Esxence Milano that took place here in Milan, also know as the fragrance week. A beauty fair with amazing scents from all over the world, where I met new brands and several irresistible fragrances.

Esxence is a perfumery fair dedicated to artistic perfumery and in this edition, it has brought perfumes from Italy and 16 other countries: France, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco.

Esxence milano perfumes

Esxence Milano 2017

 

• Esxence Milano 2017:

Esxence Milano

209 brands participated in this edition of perfume week here in Milan, the theme of this edition was the Garden of Eden (Giardino dell’Eden in Italian), seeking to create a “magical” place between reality and imagination.

In addition to presenting various brands of perfumes, in this edition were 190 brands of fragrances and 19 of skincare and makeup, Esxence Milano also hold some events and conferences about the world of perfumes.

Esxence Milano is a fair dedicated to various audiences: professionals in the field, press and even the general public who is passionate about perfume.

With so many fragrances, choosing just 5 of them was not an easy task, but I chose the ones that personally pleased me the most with their mix of scents.

 

• TOP 5 Perfume at Esxence Milano:

• Les Amoureux de Peynet – Molinard:

Perfume Les Amoureux da Molinard

Do you know when it is “love at first sight,” I mean, at the first smell? This was one of my favorite perfumes at Esxence Milano. One of Molinard’s new launching, Les Amoureux perfume de Peynet is a fresh scent, with delicate spicy ginger notes. And it was created as an emotional tribute from the perfumer to the artist, the illustrator of Les Amoureux!

Top notes: Orange bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, money

Middle notes: Petitgrain, Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine
Base notes: Woody, Vetiver, Amber, Musk

 

• Seduction 2 from AK Parfumerie France:

Seduction 2 - AK France

 

With such a pink packaging, AK Parfumerie’s Seduction 2 perfume is a sweet fragrance. In general, sweet perfumes are not my favorites, but this one brings a combination that pleased me, probably because it also has some citrus notes.

Top notes: tangerine, raspberry, orange blossom, cinnamon

Middle notes: sandalwood, cedar wood, pink, violet

Base notes: vanilla, biscuit, benjoin, white musk

 

• Jolie from Bahoma London:

Jolie - Bahoma London

With a woody floral fragrance, the Jolie Eau de Toilette from Bahoma London was one of the brand’s new launching for this year.

Top notes: bergamot, orange leaf and peach

Heart notes: peony, violet, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, rose, jasmine and galbanum

Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, cedar and white musk.

 

• Vanille-Benjoin from Affinesence Paris:

Perfume Vanille Benjoin da Affinessence

With a combination of two types of vanilla, the Affinityence Paris’s Eau de Parfum Vanille-Benjoin is part of a special collection created just with base notes.

With Tahitian Vanilla Absolute and Madagascan Vanilla Absolute, the fragrance gains a blend with Siamese Benzoin, a fragrance from Laos that has high balsamic value and notes of almonds.

 

• K2 from Bahoma London:

Bahoma London

Bahoma London has some feminine and other unisex fragrances, as its the case with K2. It is a fresh and very citrus Eau de Toilette.

Top notes: lemon, mandarin, cardamom and petitgrain;

Middle notes: neroli, mint and sage;

Base notes: benzoin, patchouli and musk.


Swiss CellVibe arrives in Italy

With Swiss technology, arrives in Italy a new treatment for cellulite that promises good results in a short period of time and it’s called Swiss CellVibe.

I’ve been to the launching event here in Milan at the White Medi Spa to know more about the CellVibe, how it works and what are the results of this innovative treatment.

A lot is said about cellulite and how to get rid of it, being one of the biggest complains when women talk about their bodies. Therefore, any new treatments on this subject are always welcomed by the female public!

Swiss Cellvibe
To find a solution, more and more women are turning to aesthetic medicine experts, dermatologists and / or wellness centers to have additional support when eating healthy and exercise are not enough anymore in combating the cellulite.
In this sense, real and effective help comes from the Swiss technology company Electro Medical Systems SA, which, with its 30 years of experience in the production of precision medical devices for more than 100 countries worldwide, has also chosen to launch in Italy a non-invasive solution designed by medical research and designed for beauty professionals: Swiss CellVibe® is a shock-absorbing device that not only reduces cellulite, but also improves skin consistency and elasticity, while it stimulates the cell metabolism and promotes blood and lymph circulation.

 

Swiss Cellvibe Milano

A recent study about the Swiss CellVibe® treatment found that applying the device for 30 minutes in just 8 sessions produced an average reduction in a stage of cellulitis – from III to II or II to I – and the reduction Of 2% of the thigh circumference.
Swiss CellVibe® – clinically proven (Schladraff et al., 2014) – is the result of years of EMS research and analysis on shock waves, which allowed the Swiss company to produce some of the most popular medical devices for treatment of kidney stones and osteoarticular pain. With this expertise, EMS has chosen to propose its patented technology to beauty professionals for the treatment of cellulite.

CellVibe Milano

E.M.S. Electro Medical Systems S.A was founded by Bernd Bühner and Pierre Mabille almost 35 years ago in the Joux Valley, Switzerland. It is in the heart of this valley, famous for its clockwork masterpieces, which E.M.S has forged its reputation by developing unrivaled quality medical devices and clinically proven treatment results. Today E.M.S is present in over 100 countries and has expanded its activities to 8 branches around the world. With strong expertise and experience, E.M.S is a leader in dental prophylaxis, intracorporeal lithotripsy and radial extracorporeal shock waves in the treatment of muscle tendon pain.

White Medi Spa event in Milan

 

• Swiss CellVibe is available at  The White Medi Spa in Milan:

Address: Via Sebeto, 1, 20123 Milano MI


Braided hairstyles: 50 Gorgeous Braids

For parties or on the day to day life, braided hairstyles and braids are so beautiful! Sometimes they seem to be tricky to do, some may even be hard to do, but other hairstyles with braids just seem to be difficult to recreate, but they are actually very easy and simple braids to do. Since braided hairstyles are simply beautiful, I picked 50 braided hairstyle to inspire you and several of them have tutorials that will teach you step-by-step on how to make those gorgeous braids and hairstyles.

50 Braided Hairstyles and Braids

The braided hairstyles and braids look gorgeous for any occasion, just choose the right hairstyle and the perfect braid for each occasion.

Hairstyles with looser or deconstructed braids, which are super trendy, are beautiful for the day to day life, but nothing prevents them from being used in more informal parties or even for going out at night, like a incredibly pretty braided hairstyle for a dinner or even to go dancing with your girlfriends. The most sophisticated braided hairstyles are ideal as hairstyles for parties and weddings, when you can also wear accessories such as tiaras to complete your look.

When we talk about braids and braided hairstyles, creativity is the limit. There are so many ways to wear them and countless braided hairstyles we can do. If you have a party or you just want to wear something different on your hair for going to work or studying, the braids are definitely an amazing option.

So here are 50 Braided Hairstyles and braids: 25 of them are braided hairstyles for the day and 25 braids are for parties and special nights.

• 25 Braided Hairstyles for day time:

Braids: 50 braided hairstyles Amber Fillerup

Of the 25 braided hairstyles for the day time, almost half of them are from Amber Fillerup, she has a blog and teaches tutorials of these incredible hairstyles with braids and always creates several beautiful braids, her blog is BareFoot Blonde. The next 11 braided hairstyles are also hers:

 

Braided hairstyle on a updo | 50 Braids

2 braids: braided hairstyle

Braided hairstyle by Amber Fillerup

Braided hairstyle: Side braid

Cute braided hairstyles

Fishtail braid: 50 Braided Hairstyles

 

To make your braided hairstyle even more beautiful, you can add some accessories.

Get the look:

 

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Grinko FW 2017/18 – Milan Fashion Week

Dark colors and a lot of asymmetry were the key points of Grinko’s Fall 2017 collection, presented here in Milan on the first day of Milan Fashion Week. The show was called The House of Dolls and it took place at the Palazzo Reale, opening this season of Milan Fashion Week in style.
Grinko Fall 2017/18 MFW

photos: Vogue

Grinko’s next fall will bring many dark colors, including black, gray, blue and navy, a touch of red in addition to an abstract print and a gray check print.
Asymmetry is the mains feature of the brand’s collection for the upcoming winter, whether it is present in the pieces themselves with sleeves, length or asymmetrical cuts, as in an asymmetrical way of wear it.

 

Grinko FW 2017 - Assimetria
Grinko - FW 2017/ 18 MFW
With a luxury active-wear, the brand has created an elegant collection that can be wear on a day-to-day basis, mixing different heights in the various bars and fabrics in one piece, showing that the asymmetry is strong trend at the Grinko Fall / Winter collection.

Grinko xadrez - Fall 2017

The designer also brings reference from the early 80’s punk combined with the rigor of the English Victorian period. This mix  and contrast is also created with the use of pieces with a shape closer to the body, while another brings the oversized feeling to the collection.

This collection of Grinko came as an inspiration from the designer’s daughters, who are two newborn twins who even inspired a print on the collection, the image of the ultrasound of the girls Emma and Sophia was turned into print for Grinko’s fall collection.

The family and love theme was signaled by the designer as important point of his inspiration and a message to pass: there is space and respect for all types of families today. <3

Ginko - FW 2017 18

Grinko - Inverno 2017 MFW

fotos: Vogue

• Check my favorite Grinko’s F/W 2017.18 – MFW:

Camisa azul - Grinko Outono / Inverno

With a somewhat dark but elegant mood, some of my favorite pieces were the capes and this blue shirt (above) that for being super fluid, created a beautiful movement on the catwalk.

Vestidos capa da Grinko

Grinko

photos: Vogue

I loved the elegance of this flawless outfit.

Here is my outfit for the Grinko Fall 2017 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week:

Check more about my outfit and full details at Floral dress at MFW.


Cangiari Fall 2017 – Milan Fashion Week

One of Milan Fashion Week’s presentations I have been was Cangiari Fall 2017, a brand that has rescued an old tradition of fabrics from Calabria (Italy) and which creates handmade woolen fabrics, taking eight hours to create each meter of fabric.

 

Cangiari Fall 2017

 

• Cangiari Fall 2017 MFW:

Cangiari - Fall 2017 MFW

The Cangiari Fall 2017 collection was inspired by the Nature’s colors during the fall/winter season, all with handwoven fabrics produced by the brand.

With patterns that were inspired by the Ancient Greece that meet the new fashion trends. Using a selection of unconventional materials that were inspired by the origins, by the work in the factories and the nights during the war.

 

Cangiari - Inverno 2017

With patterns created with Byzantine and Hellenistic designs, Cangiari takes this ancient inspiration to create modern pieces for the Fall 2017 collection.

 

Cangiari - Fall 2017 MFW

With garments such as coats, ponchos, capes and kimonos, Cangiari brings us a comfortable fall/winter with beautiful pieces with a lot of style. Perfect to create that cosy style that I love for the fall season.

 

Cachecol Cangiari - Fall 2017

 

With fringed pieces and ankle long coats and gilets, the Cangiari Fall 2017 collection has neutral colors such as shades of grey, black and cream, combined with details in red and green on its patterns.

inverno 2017 - Cangiari

 

Cangiari collections was created under Maria Paola Pedetta’s creative direction, being a brand which works with the production of fabrics in a sustainable and ethical way, with the traditional  made in Italy quality.

Kimono Cangiari

Cangiari creative director told that she “thought about a collection that, more than any other, told through the materials the meaning of Cangiari story. Its sprit, its values, its pride.”

While visiting the brand’s presentation at Milan Fashion Week, I’ve learned more about the brand and its process to create the handwoven fabrics: the are created based on a traditional from Calabria (region on the italian south).

This technique was  passed from generation to generation through the music of the region and it was falling into oblivion. The brand had to join the songs and their translations to rescue this form of fabric production to create handmade fabrics and pieces of the Italian label.


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