Saturday, January 21, 2017

Have the time of your life at Cape Studies

Just like Baby in Dirty Dancing, you can have the time of your life by enrolling at Cape Studies, the only school in Africa to have been nominated by Study Travel  as one of the top 5 schools of languages in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cape Studies is an English language school founded in 1995. The distinguishing feature of this school is its small classes – no more than 8 students per teacher. This is a very important feature because it means the teacher can concentrate on individual students, giving them all the attention they need in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Another particular feature of the school is its location, Green Point, a safe and characteristic neighborhood. The school is set in a Victorian house and from each classroom you can rest your eyes upon the beautiful greenery of the garden.

What is interesting about this school is its infinite number of extracurricular activities. There is something to do for everyone,  you will never have a dull moment. Cape Studies, as you might have guessed is in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town also known as the Mother City, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s surrounded by a mountain range, and cozily situated between two oceans – the Atlantic and the Indian.

A city so rich in heritage and traditions, arts and culture, and most of all, diversity (many people and cultures come together in Cape Town) that you will always find something new to explore.

Speaking about exploring, if you want to get your adrenalin going, here is what the school can arrange for you: a face-to-face meeting with the Great White, the most fearsome predator of the sea! This is something even the faint-hearted will not want to miss. A selfie with this shark is priceless!

If you want something adventurous, but on land, and you  like animals, then you can ask the school to book you an unforgettable wildlife safari. Here you will be able to view a wide range of African animals, birds and perhaps leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and the king of the jungle, his majesty the lion. If  you are more of a nature lover, then Cape Studies has just the right extracurricular activity for you: a visit to the top of Table Mountain (you can get there by cable car or walk up, if you’re fit enough). You will be mesmerized by the view from the top; the city, its harbor and beaches make for a beautiful postcard.

Another unforgettable experience is a visit to the Cape of Good Hope (remember  Jules Verne’s “The children of Capt. Grant”?), the Fairest Cape in all the world”! Here is where the two oceans meet. If you go to Boulders Beach you can have a delightful swim with the penguins. Can you ask for more?

Other exciting activities are trips to the vineyards, where wine-lovers can taste the world famous wine of South Africa.
If you‘re into sports, you will be thrilled to know that Cape Town offers an enormous choice of sport activities kite surfing, wake boarding, surfing, golf, hikes, climbing, etc.

After all this work out, what you need is a nice, relaxing evening like a cocktail bar, jazz pub, beach bar or karaoke bar. Lots of Latin dancing for the aspiring Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogers.

Last but not least, you can shop to your heart’s delight in Cape Town, either at the V&A Waterfront or at Canal Walk, the biggest shopping center in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tired of looking out only for your own interest? Well, Cape Studies has invested in a project called Helping Hands, which sets it apart from other language schools.

Helping Hands is an initiative formed by volunteers who come to South Africa willing to do some good and help the impoverished communities. They improve their knowledge of the English language while helping needy people. This is studying with a difference!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

An elegant and sexy holiday with Stylewe

The holidays are coming and I've been snooping around the web  for stylish dresses to wear for Christmas and New Year's eve.  Then I remembered that a few months ago I did a post on Stylewe (you can see the post here) so I went back to their website and .... lo and behold! They have the most gorgeous collection of elegant, stylish and sexy dresses, perfect for this season.

At Stylewe you can find dresses from cutting edge independent designers from all over the world, so you have a wide variety of styles to choose from. There is something for everyone. I am sure you will find styles and fashion to suit your own personal taste, that's because at Stylewe, their  mission is to make fashion personal and diversified, and  they also believe that designer fashion should be available to everyone. In fact their prices are affordable as you can see when you visit their website. More dresses.

Here below I have listed a few of my personal favorites. As most of you already know, I have a particular "affection" for the color red, so my list includes lots of red dresses.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016


Here in Sicily the sun is still shining, it's hot and the weather is just perfect for weddings. My niece is getting married soon and she is looking for a dress for her flower girl. I think you all know what a flower girl is...that adorable little gal walking down the aisle ahead of the bride and scattering flower petals along the path. Not necessarily flower petals, I have seen flower girls distributing candies or confettis at some weddings. Anyway, in order to help my niece I did some research and found the cutest affordable flower girl dresses online.

These stunning dresses are sold by Sposadress a global online retailer where you can find the best quality dresses at the best prices. They have a huge selection of  evening dresses, prom dresses, wedding dresses and dresses for special occasions. 

Take a look at some of their gorgeous flower girl dresses. I'm sure you will swoon over them! I showed them to my niece and, as I expected, she found it difficult to choose just one.  

These are my favorites:

Aren't these dresses worthy of a princess?  They are just a few samples of the splendid flower girls dresses and other special occasion dresses that you can find at

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Scarpe & Scarpe is a big shoe chain store. You can get practically any kind of shoes and boots, but at fabulous, affordable prices. They are high-quality, high comfort too. Here I will show you two pairs that caught my eye.  Guess which ones I bought ...the brown Oxfords or the black comfies?

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Renew your wardrobe with Tidestore!

It's that time of year!  Winter is knocking at our doors and it's getting chilly. Time to change our wardrobes and fill them with warm, comfortable clothes. If you're looking for trendy, affordable clothes then you just have to go to one of the leading online shops selling high quality  clothes, men's wear, lingerie  and accessories at competitive prices:  Tidestore

Personally I need a new coat so here are three of  my choices. You can find more women stylish overcoats   at this link

This is so elegant and it's good for any occasion, formal or casual. It's the Modern White Wide Lapel Trench coat. You can see more details here

This is a Fur Wide-Lapel Women's jacket and it's great both for daytime and nights out.It's sporty but can be worn for a cocktail, or a lunch out with friends. I would also wear it for dinner, with a pretty dress or elegant trousers. More details here

Another really nice choice is this Tie Waist Hooded Zipper Jacket. I like to be well covered, especially my head and neck, and this one is perfect for those cold, windy days!  Here is where you can read  more about it

Check out the ankle boots. I'm sure you will not settle for only one!  You will also find a great selection of ankle boots with buckles.

The ones below are simply irresistible, they go on my wish list! 

These Rhinestone Chains Crystal Heel Boots are adorable!  These are the kind of boots that make you feel like a princess!


These will keep your feet warm in the coldest weather!  So soft, elegant and posh too!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mariakommunion - the prettiest Communion dresses

Looking through old albums I came across a picture of me and my mother on my First Holy Communion day. Seeing my old-fashioned dress, made me curious to find out about modern day Communion dresses and what they look like.

I found a very interesting online shop Mariakommunion which sells the prettiest Communion dresses. You can see them here Kommunionkleider

This is their 2016 selection Kommunionkleider2016

Little girls will feel like princesses on their first Communion day.  Aren't these precious?

Here you can see more dresses from their simple dress selection KommunionkleiderSchlicht

Here I am on my First Holy Communion day. It was around 1962.