Denuary Highlights

Denuary Highlights – just a pun with my name and my birthday month – Denise + January = Denuary :) Meaning the highlights of January for me, duh :) How was your month?

January highlights

A new year happened… new year, new memories :) I started the year “on the road” (since Dec 25thhere). It seems that today it’s all new – exactly today is the beginning of a powerful new moon and the Chinese New Year (Year of the Monkey)! So, Happy New Year again!


January Highlights: 1

January Highlights: 1. Bergamo (OK…December!), 2. New Year’s Eve in Verona, 3. David Bowie Is exhibition in Groningen, 4. San Marino, January 1st,  5. Firenze, 6.  La Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos in Girona, 7. The Long Room at Trinity College, again (love love love!), 8. The National History Museum in Dublin, 9. My birthday (Jan 31st) at Dun Laoghaire (love it!)

January Highlights also included watching many amazing documentaries, going to Dante Alighieri and Michelangelo’s houses, reading a book about Churchill, seeing Botticelli’s paintings, the best pasta dishes ever!, some purchases and a fantastic birthday present!

J’adore in January :)

When “on the road” I like to discover new products by local brands or also famous brands new releases. I’ve bought some nice items of makeup and clothing in the places I was, and these 5  ones were my favorites, so far – I totally recommend them:

Balance Me

Balance Me Super moisturising hand cream – wearing hand cream some days a week from now on (I don’t like hand creams, but this one is really good!); Chanel Gloss, 194 Crazy Fuchsia; 3 eye shadows by Collistar, a great Italian brand – Champagne, Oro Bianco and Viola Patchwork


I saw a beanie with pearls at a shop, so nice. I didn’t want a beanie, but a knitted beret, so I bought one and a pearl bracelet to use some pearls. Very simple, but I found it sweet :)

Beret and pearl bracelet, C & A (first picture of the post shows it, with a C & A black and white top)

Beret and pearl bracelet, C & A (first picture of the post shows it, with a C & A black and white top)


Because of the Chinese New Year, a Chinese proverb :)

Chinese proverb

This week in history:

* 11th (1752) – The Pennsylvania Hospital opened as the very first hospital in America,(1929) Vatican City Gains independent sovereignty; (1990) Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years.

Wishing you a great week, with smilesThanks for the sweet comments, I love having you here!

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62 thoughts on “Denuary Highlights

    • I thought of you, yes, a new baby is coming! I am happy for you and your family! Your daughter must be very excited, she will be a big sister! I hope everything is OK! Thank you so much for your always sweet comments, I love them so much and to know about you!

  1. Hello dear Denise!
    Happy belated birthday !!
    WOW!You have had a busy month!!Beautiful pictures!
    I really like your pearl beret!!It was a big suprise that you visit the Netherlands
    on Christmas Holidays!I’m sure you had a great time!
    I always enjoy my trips in the Netherlands!
    Have a Happy Valentine’s day!!Hugs!

    • Hi, dear Dimi! Thank you so much for your comment! I always love them! I go to the Netherlands quite often, I like it very much! I will go again in March, maybe you will be around? Hope so! Wishing you a nice weekend!

    • OMG, so you live in Florence? I was for daaaaays there, oh nooooo! I wish I knew it, I am feeling such a fool now, I would have loved to meet you! Well, like you said, next time then! I go to Italy quite often! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, you are always so sweet! I am really sad that I missed this opportunity! :(

  2. This style of roundup + recent happenings post is so much fun, Denise. Thank you for sharing some of what’s been happening in, and inspiring, your life lately with us (adore your chic DIY beret!).

    Tons of hugs & happy Valentine’s weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    • That was such a sweet comment, thank you so much! And welcome! I love beanies and hats, true! I am now going to visit your blog soon, I am sure it is full of nice hats! The blogosphere is so nice to make us meet lovely people! Again, thank you for the lovely comment and I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

  3. Liebste Denise, nachträglich alles Gute zu Deinem Geburtstag! Ich war so glücklich, von Dir zu lesen und Du siehst einfach nur wunderbar aus <3 Dein Beanie ist toll geworden und Du hast so recht, dass Du so viel herumgereist bist. Hoffentlich hast Du Dich mittlerweile von der anstrengenden Reise wieder erholen können. Ich wünsche Dir alles Liebe und noch ein wunderbares Wochenende! Deine Rena

  4. Hola querida Denise!!! Me alegra poder ponerme al día con tus andanzas durante el mes de Enero. Se nota que la has pasado de maravillas visitando muchos lugares interesantes y muy distintos a la vez. Me encantaron los productos que compraste!! Gracias también por compartir ese hermoso proverbio chino, feliz año nuevo chino para vos también!!! <3

  5. Hi Denise, I like very much to know that your month e january because I borned in january too. We are Aquarians and I like very much that. My day is only two days erlier than yours. It is january 29th. This year I spent my birthday also traveling like you. Only not been to many beautiful places like you but lived a different birthday. I go to Bahia, Brazil. Regards and I hope you have a good week.

  6. hey, you! long time no see! once again I was often thinking about visiting your little virtual home but the post stayed and stayed in my Bloglovin feed. anyway, finally I’m here! 😀 as I can see you’ve already had very eventful few months, filled with art, culture, new places and new experiences. very cool indeed! I love it when I can visit new places and discover them, day by day. oh and you did a great job with that beanie, it looks really lovely with those attached beads! very effective and such a nice combo with your striped top. by the way, I also wanted one but ended up buying a red and an orange one instead of a striped one. anyway, thank you for visiting my blog, dear Denise. I hope you’re having a lovely week. take care! :)

  7. What a lovely moment doll your link was not opening for me for what ever the reason I always return the favor to all who visit. Happy Belated Birthday doll.

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