Saturday, August 30, 2014

Life in the city

The last week, we spent many pleasant afternoons in the city looking for the last purchases for the school. The sun was still warm out there, and you can't imagine how lovely is to eat a good Italian ice cream! And it's almost time for Ingrid to say goodbye to one of her favourite outfit of the season, so I've picked the occasion to take some nice photos while she's wearing that fabulous dress.

For Ingrid
dress: molo kids

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Leopold & Livia FW14 Collection

Crystals, silk, fine knitwear, velvet... In these days Leopold & Livia FW14-15 is arriving finally in stores to dress our lucky girls in unique style. My friend Suzana Stojanovska Nikolovska (Founder & Designer of the brand) made really a great collection, introducing new adorable elements to her unmistakable design. The palette includes chic nuances as always, with a touch of coral this season. What a pleasure to admire these creations!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The girl and her new tablet

This year, Ingrid asked us to receive a tablet, in occasion of her 9th birthday. Her 1st own tablet! She consider this step like an upgrade in her life. Infact we have never denied the use of our iPad, since she was 4 years old. I taught her from the beginning a conscious use of the various devices in the home, and now she knows perfectly opportunities, limitations and dangers of web. As parents, we give always a look to her navigation. For many years to come, our parental control will be assured!

For Ingrid
polo shirt: Chicco
cardigan: ilovegorgeous
shoes: MAÁ

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Our July in Cortina d'Ampezzo: food and lifestyle

Our reserved table at Il Cirmolo - Hotel Victoria
Waiting the final coffee, Ingrid entertained us playing Für Elise
The menu
Ingrid was ready to order
Beside the fireplace
Someone loved the creme brulee
How to miss this strudel with vanilla cream & fresh fruits?
Local delicatessen & cheeses
Goulash with polenta is the ideal dish to close in great way a day spent on the ski areas
It's dinner time!
The starting grid of Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti
The balcony of my suite was decorated with flowers, in typical local style
Ingrid seems raptured by the peaceful avenue
The nice view from our suite
The artifact in wrought iron in Hotel Aquila hall

This is my 3rd and last post dedicated to our holidays in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy is always surprising, you know. Here we found pure air, great views and tasty food, as you can see. We had accommodation at Hotel Aquila, inside the no traffic zone. This meant silence and a pleasant view on Corso Italia, the beating heart of Cortina. To complete our relax, the indoor swimming pool reserved to the guests only. In July Cortina is the elegant scenery for a great vintage car race, the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti. This is the right occasion to meet here famous drivers and celebrities. We enjoyed lovely dinners and drinks at Il Cirmolo, the chic bistrot/restaurant “à la carte” inside the Hotel Victoria. Thanks to the nice & professional people that we found there, we had our reserved table every evening, receiving a superb and flawless service. Their menu is full of traditional dishes like the famous Casunziei. Goodbye Cortina!

For Ingrid
blue knitted cardigan in cotton + top and culotte in cashmere: eden & zoe

For me
cardigan: Fay
trousers: Dondup

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Our July in Cortina d'Ampezzo: art and shopping

On our way to visit the Modern Art Museum "Mario Rimoldi" in Corso Italia
Ingrid is admiring a big paint by Renato Guttuso, placed between De Pisis and Sassu
The guestbook
Ingrid, dad & Smilla Ildegarde (our Chihuahua) in the bag on their way to the Alexander Hall
Ingrid can't wait to see the great fossils collection at Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontology Museum
Inside the museum
She asked me to buy this for her kids room :)
The gorgeous window display of Moncler dedicated to the new arrivals. The snow is welcome!
This looks inspired by Metropolis, isn't it?
It's time for shopping!
Il Gufo boutique in Corso Italia
This delicious corner says hello to the visitors
Colmar boutique in Corso Italia was our favourite supplier of warm & cosy clothing
Ingrid was really at ease here
The sun, finally!
The special issue of Cortina (magazine) to celebrate the 80th anniversary

Here I'm with other pics from our holidays spent in Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy). As I wrote in my previous post, this exclusive location offers always something great to see and to visit, for your family and for your children. You can't miss the Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontology Museum, exhibiting the Dolomite fossils, the Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum hosting one of the most important art collections of the Italian Twentieth century, and the Regole of Ampezzo Ethnographic Museum that shows the silvan and pastoral traditions of the Regole community through objects and images. Cortina deserves a special mention for the luxury shopping. Historical boutiques like Ritz Saddler, Paoletti di Follina 1795 and Moessmer, offer high quality clothing realized in leather and precious wools in typical local styles, the ideal to live the cold days with unique elegance. We found here some of our favourite brands like Il Gufo, Moncler and Colmar as well. 

For Ingrid
pink dress: Inge Van Den Broeck 
green sandals: MAÁ
cardigan: Ralph Lauren
jacket: La Stupenderia
shirt: molo kids
golden sandals: Angulus
shorts: Chiara Boni

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Our July in Cortina d'Ampezzo: mountains, lakes and wild nature

Us on the chair lift to Monte Cristallo
At Rifugio Son Forca (2235 m)
Welcome on Monte Cristallo (3000 m)
Leaving Monte Cristallo you can see ice everywhere
Our view from the gondola lift
Exciting, isn't it?
Our Chihuahua seems very quiet in my arms
Yes, we found the fresh snow at 3000 m!
Ingrid is appreciating this white surprise!
Rifugio Faloria (2123 m) is a good place where to admire the valley drinking a beer
Ski area Faloria
Fun near Lago di Mosigo (San Vito di Cadore/BL)
Someone had her treat
The Lago di Landro looks like a lagoon! It's just 20 Km far from Cortina, in South Tyrol territory
Lago di Dobbiaco: the hut on the shore is a nice restaurant where we ate tasty grilled food!
Lago di Mosigo
A nice play area amongst the mountains
A relax moment under the sun nearby Lago di Misurina

I found finally a bit of time to place order in our holidays memories today. The Summer 2014 is ending and we're almost ready for a glorious back to school (the next 12th of September for us), so why don't share with you some exciting moments from our lovely weeks spent in Cortina d'Ampezzo the last July? Cortina is an exclusive location in the southern (Dolomitic) Alps of Veneto region, in Northern Italy. Located in the heart of the Dolomites in an alpine valley, it is a popular winter sport resort known for its ski-ranges, scenery, accommodations, shops and après-ski scene. We had strong emotions here, surrounded by an unexpected nature. Thanks to the cold temperatures (Cortina is situated at 1200 m) we had the opportunity to buy there warm & stylish garment to enjoy well the mountains.

For me
light down jacket: Colmar
wool felt hat: Paoletti di Follina 1795 (boutique in Cortina)
denim: Levi's
polarized sunglasses: Ray-Ban
shopping bag: Y-3
leather bag: Prada 

For Ingrid
 light down jacket: Colmar
denim & t-shirt: No Added Sugar
sunglasses: Accessorize
wool gloves: 3M™ Thinsulate™
shoes: Converse

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