Bella Bologna aka La Grassa (the fat) city of the Emilia-Romagna region , the city my father comes from unequivocally holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t do many touristy things while there, as I have done them all in the past before. I mostly reacquainted myself with my ancestral home, spending time with friends and my amazing cousin who lives there. You will never find a tour guide quite like a family member, they always take you to unreal places, secret restaurants and of course every back ally route into the centre of town.
I don’t usually do beauty reviews, but I felt after testing out Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean face wash it might be nice to share it with you…. iv’e been trying new ones all year just to see A) what’s out there and B) I feel like my skin gets used to products and then they stop working. This has been a rather fun experiment , and I must say I have learnt a lot about my own skin type and what works.
The white knit.. something I have managed to stay clear of until the “mature” age of 27. Finally I felt I was ready and grown up enough to maintain a day out wearing white. This may just be a metaphor; another way of understanding responsibility and growth. Somehow connected or simplified into fashion talk so my overactive brain could process whats happening around me. And what exactly is that? I guess a shift in career, a shift in mindset and of course a planetary shift – Jupiter squares Pluto at 17º Libra resulting in a death and subsequent rebirth regarding some of your world views and the things you have thought to be true up until this point (for those of you you don’t have an esoteric mother who shares every astrological movement via text or FB messenger).
Lyon, Lyon oh what a place, the meeting spot between rivers Rhône and Saône is where we spent a night en route to the south of France. Filled to the brim with medieval roads, coffee shops and churches we tried far to many sweet pastries while roaming our quaint neighbourhood in one of the most magical towns in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
During the past 6 months of chaos I think I forgot about the why I loved blogging so much. The the truth is (for me at least) that blogging was always about sharing my cool finds. Things I thought were interesting enough to earmark for others. So even though I have a MOUND of photographs from Europe to go through, edit and upload I thought I might as well slot this in between.