Thursday, December 29, 2011

DILEMMA.... WHERE SHALL WE SPEND NEW YEAR'S, AT THE RITZ OR AT THE PLAZA?

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Sayaka Alessandra  http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/ singing "Puttin' On The Ritz", a 1929 swing  song  by  Irving Berlin.


The Plaza Hotel in Rome, our second choice:)


Where will you spend New Year's Eve? 
Cosa fate per Capodanno?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CHRISTIAN DE SICA AND ME

CHRISTIAN DE SICA is the most eclectic Italian entertainer - actor, singer, comedian and movie director.   He lives in our neighborhood and yesterday I met him at the cafè near our house.   His father was Vittorio De Sica, an Oscar winning actor and movie director.  Christian de Sica is now starring in the latest Christmas movie, the 28th of the series of cinepanettoni...."VACANZE DI NATALE - CORTINA 2011", now showing in movie theaters all over Italy. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A DAY AT MY FRIEND'S HOUSE IN ROME

My friend Bep and I spent the day baking, here are our fudge brownies





This is the dough  for the cinnamon rolls that Bep kneaded


The finished product, cinnamon rolls and  ... Bep washing up.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HAIR FASHION IN ROME

HAIR FASHION SALON  Via Ginori 61 in the Testaccio quarter of Rome. 

Here is my new haircut,  by Antonietta, hairdresser and owner of Hair Fashion.  I am wearing an H&M sweater which I borrowed from my daughter.



My daughter Sayaka Alessandra  http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/  getting a new haircut by Antonietta.


Brand new haircut




Thursday, December 8, 2011

FASHION ADDICTS...ALL WE NEED IS THE CATWALK

My daughter, Sicilian-Japanese singer Sayaka Alessandra  http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/ is a fashion addict and in this video she's showing off some of the clothes she has bought in Sicily and in Rome.


LIKE DAUGHTER,  LIKE MOTHER:) 
Red is my favorite color.  This is my red Kiko lipstick and red sweater from Fili D'Erba


We're both wearing Coral lipstick from Kiko and orange teashirts from Piazza Italia


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SWEET NOTHIN'S, SWEET FRIENDS AND SWEETY ROME

SWEET NOTHIN'S

My daughter, Sicilian-Japanese singer Sayaka Alessandra http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/  sings about sweets, while I make them:) Our chi Rocky makes a special guest appearance.



Me and my friend Vivianne enjoying a Sunday brunch at Sweety Rome.


Sweety Rome's luscious carrot cake.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FOR MY SPANISH FRIENDS

 My daughter, Siciliana/Japanese singer  Sayaka Alessandra http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/ sings the song both in English and Spanish.  In the background, pictures of Rome and Sicily.

Monday, December 5, 2011

BARGAINS AND PICKPOCKETS

PORTA PORTESE

Rome's (in)famous Sunday flea market.  Great bargains but watch out for pickpockets. As you can see below, the police are always on the lookout.







My daughter, Sicilian-Japanese singer Sayaka Alessandra  http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/  wearing a warm   woollen sweater which she got in Porta Portese for 8 euros!



 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"COUNTRY" IN SICILY, AND SICILIAN COUNTRYSIDE...TRAPANI, SICILY

My daughter, SAYAKA ALESSANDRA  http://www.sayakaalessandraofficial.com/  singing  the beautiful country song JOLENE for a charity concert  in Trapani for the LILT, the Italian Association for Breast Cancer) accompanied by the Quartetto Trapanese, a Sicilian band from Trapani ...Vito Morello, Chicco Alotta, Roberto Gervasi  (Jahmento) and Francesco Canamela.




Sayaka Alessandra picking the famous red oranges  (blood oranges)  in the province of Trapani




A panoramic view of my town Buseto Palizzolo, just 15 kms. from Trapani