Orange is the new black

brazil1Again I didn’t post on Monday! This is for the week of June 30thJuly 7th! Last week: Wednesday post this week, due to 1) the World Cup :) 2) I was sick last week. I’m in Brazil for 10 days and changing food made me sick. But it’s delicious! Some women like football (soccer)! I like to be present during the championship – everybody seems to be happy, cheering, the atmosphere and vibrations are so amazing!!!

Hanover, 2006 host city

Hanover, 2006 host city and Cup clock

I was in Germany in 2006 during the World Cup – great atmosphere, too!

On Sunday, June 22nd, I saw the Korean team bus 1 meter far from me!

Title: not about the TV series… it’s about the Dutch team in Brazil – wherever they go the scenes are amazing, as well as Australians, Americans, Brazilians, Chileans, Argentinians and so many other teams! But the Dutch are really impressive!

Dutch supporters on a street of one of the World Cup cities, walking to the stadium

Dutch supporters in one of the World Cup host cities, walking to the stadium

There are 12 host cities: Natal, Recife, Fortaleza, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Belo Horizonte, Manaus. It’s such a big country, it’s very difficult to go to all!


Brasilia, capital of Brazil

On the flight  next to me sat a Dutch star, really very nice – a former national team player. I confess I had no idea about it, what I think turns things better, I guess. I was sincerely interested on the projects he told me – visiting children at slums, cheering with them – children are sweet, genuine! I love children!

Magazine he showed

Magazine he showed

He said he now works as a commentator for TV and has a fashion shop. He showed me amazing shoes – I bet you’ll love them as well, so nice items!

Sorry for the lack of makeup... I had a 12 hour-flight! With Pierre Van Hooijdonk

Sorry for the lack of makeup… I had a 12 hour-flight! With Pierre Van Hooijdonk

Please, take a look at his footwear line, I recommend! I’m going to get one of the boots for sure, despite my huge collection! They’re amazing! I believe there are no coincidences – everything happens for a reason! How could I imagine a star would have this collection?

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Sweet Shekinah (great blog!) commented on my facebook page that I’m lucky to travel that much, so I meet amazing people. My answer: “true and that I don’t take things for granted”. I do travel regularly. And I  feel lucky. I thank my parents for the luck. I owe a lot to them.

Tracey (also a sweet blog!) said that my blog is my travel diary – I found it very cool!  Well, yes, but that wasn’t my plan. It happened that this year is “abnormal”, with so many events. But after the World Cup I will have regular outfits posts :) It means, very soon – is next Monday fine? :) I miss them!

Hope it wasn’t that boring! I never write that much! But I know many don’t read, so, it’s OK.

I hope you all have a great week with many nice smiles and I thank you for your commentsThey mean a lot to me, as I said, and they truly boost my day!

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Dream trip to Greece

Some lovely blogger-friends told me “waiting for thetrip to Greece post!” –  here it is! In 2012 the lovely Em (please check her blog out, really outstanding!) came to London and we met! She invited me to visit her in her city – Thessaloniki, lovely! 8 days with nice tours, great food, phenomenal views and some shopping too (shown here)! A dream trip!

Some years ago I was in Athens, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Patras and Corinth. Now Em, her boyfriend and cousin showed me Thessaloniki, Panorama, Thermi, N. Epivates, Perea and Chalkidiki (I loved Skione!) Her mother is, for me, the best cook in the world and Em made melomakarona for me! I ate delicious things I didn’t know, learned more Greek words and saw great churches!

In Thessaloniki, April 12th, 2014

In Thessaloniki, April 12th, 2014

They were so lovely and patient – took so many photos (thanks)! I tried to show some now, not only 3 :) A lot, but the blog is a “diary” and these are my favorite pictures. I could split them into 2 posts, but… no. It’s now. Please bear with me let’s start the tour!

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Beauty products

Some sweet bloggers and friends told me that my skin glows and ask “what do you do?” Fact is, I never had skin problems, thank Heaven, and I do keep updated with the latest products. My favorite drink is water and I sleep well!

So here are some novelties from Dec 2013 and one of my beauty “counters”. I have some others around the house, but these are the products I wear most:

Some of the products  I use

Some of the products I use

Detailed picture - I like Chanel and Dior very much, but also Creme de la Mer, Guerlain, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Nars, Benefit... and more :)

Detailed pic- I like Chanel and Dior very much, but also Creme de la Mer, Guerlain, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Nars, Benefit, Sephora, Smashbox

Isn't my mobile cute? :) Very good eye shadows

Isn’t my mobile cute? :) Very good eye shadows

The result" Headband, Burberry, earrings my design, ring bought in Prag, watch, Folli Follie in Dec 2013, sweater, Lyttu's

The result! Headband, Burberry, earrings my design, granate ring bought in Prag, watch, Folli Follie from Dec 2013, sweater, Lyttu’s


Watch and ring. I like big watches

Sweater/jumper, bought in Brazil

Sweater/jumper, bought in Brazil. The collar is attached

Plus this Christmas present

A great Christmas present

Really so sweet!

Really so sweet!

Dec 2013 cosmetic shopping - Carolina Herrera, Givenchy and Victoria's secrets perfumes, Origin tonic water, Bobbi Brown powder, Dior lipgloss, YSL foundation, Bourjois eye shadows, so on, so on

Dec 2013 beauty shopping – Carolina Herrera, Givenchy and Victoria’s secret perfumes, Origins skin toner, Bobbi Brown powder, Dior lipgloss, YSL foundation and serum, Bourjois eye shadows and…

Versace perfume, La Prairie serum and more

Versace perfume, La Prairie serum, Benefit concealer and more

As I said, I sleep well. I don’t eat meat. I drink loads of water.  My beauty steps depend on the day, I am always experimenting and changing things!

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I hope it was not too boring! I know most of the bloggers don’t read post’s texts, so the pictures speak for themselves. According to my mother “I’m too vain”. Some other people say so too. I did buy some products in January and will do so in February and so on. If I indulge myself? Always. I suffered irreplaceable losses recently and now I pamper myself even more. Well deserved.

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In my defense, I just don’t treat skin only, but my brain too. I have studied very much and I love documentaries, books and museums. And I try to keep a kind heart too. What’s the use of good products if someone is nasty, I think.

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I hope you all have a great week with many smiles!!!!

Thank you for visiting me, your comments really make my day!