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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RED AND BLUE / ROSSO E BLUE

I took advantage of an exceptionally nice day to take some pictures, and luckily I did because today we're back to rain, wind and cold. A strange spring!



Monday, April 14, 2014

GABRIELE GARKO: THE LEGEND


Gabriele Garko is the HOTTEST Italian actor since Marcello Mastroianni. He is 39 years old, half Sicilian ( like me -  I just  had to rub that  in),  has that “if looks can kill” eyes;  the “I’m God’s gift to women” attitude, and those Elvis-like lips. It’s easy to see why Italian women are wild over him.  He is the ONLY and LAST Latin Lover left in Italy.  No wonder he has been chosen to play…guess who?  RUDY!!!  Yes, none other than  Rodolfo Valentino, the idol of American women in the 1920s.

These days Garko’s name is all over the place... TV, newspapers,  social networks, blogs,  magazines and whatever. Everyone in Italy  is anxiously waiting for “RODOLFO  VALENTINO – LA LEGGENDA”  which will be aired on  Italian TV   (Canale 5) in a few days, on the 17th and 22nd of April to be precise. This past Saturday  night,  Garko was invited to the  AMICI show as a judge, along with Sabrina Ferilli (who acted in  The Great Beauty) and some other  personalities.  The highlight of the show was Garko performing the tango as Valentino.  Half of Italy, if not all of it,  swooned. Sabrina certainly almost did.  She looked as if she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw him.  Watch the video here below and you’ll understand why.  Make sure  you’re seated .  To be on the safe side, have some smelling salts nearby.

For my MALE READERS …here is a treat.  Gabriele Garko’s  very own 5 RULES OF SEDUCTION.  Read them and take note.

1)    MAKE HER LAUGH

2)    BE PASSIONATE

3)    SHOWER HER WITH BEAUTIFUL GIFTS

4)    SURPRISE HER … ALWAYS

5)    DON’T  PRETEND TO BE  SOMEONE  ELSE, BE  HONEST  ALL  THE  TIME

LADIES, which are your favorites?  Mine are #1 and #5
 
Here is the link to Garko's steamy tango on the AMICI show on Saturday, April 12, 2014

http://www.wittytv.it/amici/il-bel-gabriel-fa-strage-di-cuori/





 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SHARE-IN-STYLE: FLOWERS / CONDIVISIONE DI STILE: FIORI

My blogger friend Sacramento  www.mispapelicos.com is having a share-in-style using flowers and she kindly  asked me to contribute a post.  Here it is:   the daisies which are just starting to bloom.  As usual, I'm wearing a hand-me up from my daughter...what else is new? :)  NOTE:  picture No. 4....my characteristic Mussolini pose.

La mia amica blogger Sacramento  www.mispapelicos.com  ha avuto in mente di fare un post di condivisione con il tema Fiori. Mi ha gentilmente chiesto un contributo ed eccolo:  le margherite che stanno cominciando a fiorire. Il vestito ovviamente è uno che mi ha passato mia figlia. DA NOTARE:  foto no. 4 ... la mia consueta posa alla Mussolini.







Thursday, April 10, 2014

SPRING (?) IN TRAPANI / MARZO PAZZO

In Italian we say MARZO PAZZO....March is crazy. This year especially!  Look at the strange weather we've had this past month. The pictures below were taken between March 18 and April 7, 2014...winter, summer, spring and autumn all in one month!

Certo che più pazzo di così non si può. In un mese abbiamo assaggiato tutte le stagioni.  E che vento pure! 





Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MEDINSICILY - MEDITERRANEO IN SICILY

MedInSicily   www.medinsicily.com  recently  organized  a fair in the Giardino Eden to promote the  food, culture and identity of Sicily. Various associations and biological organizations from my town Buseto Palizzolo and other areas near Trapani, took part in this event. The Pro Loco Buseto Palizzolo https://www.facebook.com/pages/Associazione-Pro-Loco-Buseto-Palizzolo/197563883611566  was also present of course.

Here is my friend Maria Carmela Miceli who runs the biological farm U Timpuni  in Buseto Palizzolo   www.utimpuni.it  together with her husband Vito Sanclemente.







Here is SALT from Paceco, near Trapani



Aziena Agricola Vultaggio Poma Giuseppe, Via S.re Martorana 8, Trapani



The gigantic olive tree of the Giardino Eden



Friday, March 14, 2014

ANTONIO BANDERAS, MULINO BIANCO AND....ROSITA

Tea is ready. All that's missing is... Antonio Banderas and Rosita.  Why am I mentioning him?  Mulino Bianco is the most popular brand of cookies in Italy and Antonio stars in their commercial. He plays  l'Uomo del Mulino (the Windmill Man) who makes healthy cookies together with his best friend  Rosita...the chicken:)

Il tè è pronto. Mancano  soltanto Antonio Banderas e la Rosita:)