Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving!


Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!
Yesterday I got off work a hour early, and started cooking. I got menu suggestions from here for a Thanksgiving for two, adding only some mashed potatoes, which husband loves but I had never made for him. Everything was delicious, including the tart - the picture is not mine because I didn't have time to take pictures! I am excited next year if everything goes well our little girl will be with us.
Thanksgiving is not a tradition in Italy, but I have so many wonderful memories tied to Thanksgiving celebration from when I was in the US that I wanted to start a tradition with my family here too. May be it will always be only us, or may be in the years we'll invite some other people for dinner too (which would allow me to make a whole turkey - or maybe just a chicken, depending on the number of guests).

Today it's black Friday in the US, and I miss that too. I don't have a day off, and when I get out of work I think I'll have to come home and take a nap, since the plan for the evening includes going to see a concert, which is something that always ends late...

Happy shopping and happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Random stuff


I have been away so long, that I have no idea where to start... So, here is some random stuff I have been up to:
  • First and most important, we have a little baby girl coming in April! Everything is fine until now for both of us, and we picked the name, but it'll be a secret until she's here, to avoid comments, especially from relatives. Little baby isn't here yet, but has been deciding most of our menus since about September: no meat for me, lots of soups (she has a soft spot for leek cream), grape and tangerines, but she loves other fruits too! I am at that awkward stage when I don't fit most of my normal clothes, but I am too small for maternity pants and skirts. I went shopping at H&M out of frustration anyway, and they have some cute maternity stuff!
  • And I haven't shopped for little baby yet. Guess I am waiting for the sales in January.
  • I have decided to fix a small Thanksgiving dinner, tomorrow, just for husband and me. I picked recipes from Saveur, I think, and will see how it goes. I am making turkey cutlets, obviously not a whole turkey!
  • My sister had a cool idea for Christmas (see picture above): instead of buying presents to each other, we just donate to a charity we like. Besides the anti-consumerism aspect that I love, there is also less hassle for the finding of the perfect gift. And since little 4yo niece is excluded, I bought her present from UNICEF anyway.
That's more or less all for now. Hope to be more present in the future...

Friday, November 1, 2013

My City Style

Mt Cyty Style



Frame Denim blue jeans / KIOMI Giacca di pelle beige, $190 / ck Calvin Klein shopping bag, $350 / David Aubrey Bracciale oro, $150

 For today's Friday's Fancies Alison asked to share our city style. It's not cold yet in my city, so all I see is light outerwear and suède accessories. 
The style is pretty casual, but nothing is left to chance: accessories are well coordinated, some attention is always given to make-up, especially lips and nails - probably because eyes can be hidden under a pair of sunglasses! 
More city styles at Long Distance Loving!

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