Monday, March 28, 2011

Short video

Enjoy this short video of the Tour Eiffel ;)

Photos: Federica Cavaliere
Soundtrack: Scott McLean - One sweet dream (Common creative license)
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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Typical of me

How is that I always mess things up? As soon as I think I managed to get something fixed in my life I ruin something else.

Friends, my boyfriend, University, family.. myself. I am just unable to cope with everything around and inside me.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Torta di mele (apple pie)

My mum's Torta di mele recipe :)

4 eggs
200g of sugar
1 glass of oil (150g)
350g of flour
1 bag of baking powder (16g)
A bit of grated lemon skin
2-3 apples
A bit of butter

Combine the 3 eggs (1) with 200g of sugar (2) and beat until they become pale white (3) with an electric mixer. Add the glass of oil and the grated lemon skin and beat until fully incorporated. Add little by little the 350g of flour (4) with a sieve (5) and mix (better if with a whisk). Once you have added all the flour the batter will become thick (6).

Preheat the oven at 180°C. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Grease accurately the pan with the butter and then flour it.
Add the baking powder to the batter and mix carefully with a whisk. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan (7) and smooth the top with an apple slice (8). Decorate the cake with the apple slices (9). Bake in the preheated oven for about 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and a speghetti inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

When ready turn off the oven open it and wait for the cake to cool down in it.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Barilla Cover

TaDaaaaa!!!! \(^o^)/
The cover of the Barilla work!!

 I just love it! ^_^ But as we say in Italy:"Ogni scarrafone รจ bello a mamma soia".

Monday, March 14, 2011

Corporate strategy group works

I'm having trouble in creating a new cover for the Barilla group work. The first 2 covers for Harley-Davidson and Manchester united where fine but I need a brand new great/awesome idea for the Barilla cover!

I though of a pic of the shape of Italy made by people but apparently none had this idea in the past so there are no pics like this on Google images. I do need something that will be outstanding to use it also on the presentation we are going to run on the 18th in front of the Barilla guys. 

By the way, that's the 4th group work in a month and on Friday professor Grant (yes, he's the one in the photo) added another assessment to be due in a week, exactly on the day I'll be back from Paris. This "Corporate strategy" course is pretty tough and everyone is fed up with all those damn group works..

Feel free to express all your feelings towards group works in the comments. :)

03/15/2011 - 00:32 I just had an awesome idea for the cover!!! :D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Week-end/start with friends (aka heaviest post ever)

Fabiola and Luciana with a friend, Chiara, came to visit me/Milan on Saturday! ^^
As they get to my place we spent some time talking and relaxing since they trip was a nightmare and then we went to the grocery. 
At 9:00pm we went out to get to Francesca place to have dinner with her and their friends. 
We walk from my place to Duomo and we get the metro there since the weather was really nice and we had time. After dinner we reached Ettore and Lina at Alcatraz, the best discotheque in Milan, in my opinion, since it's huge, you can actually dance and do not spend the whole night queuing for everything!
 It was a great night and we had so much fun dancing all the night!
Here some photos of the night at Alcatraz. ^^

We came back home at 5am before than expected. On Sunday, at 11am we were already out on our way to Cioccolati Italiani (where I got this huge and delicious ice-cream) where Nicola reached us and we spent the whole day walking around Milan. Luini (best place for a calzone in Milan) was closed O_o so we had lunch about 3pm at Spizzico.

After coming back home at about 8pm and a quick change of clothes we went out for an aperitivo at La Hora Feliz and about 12pm we came back home too tired to stay out more.
On Monday I had to go to the International Finance class and the girls came back to the city center. We met at about 1pm to have lunch at my place with Francesca. After taking Chiara to the metro station, we spent some time catching up on the latest news in our lives since, because of the exams; we were basically not talking since Xmas holidays. Then we went in the city center again and took some crazy pics (without tripode obviously -_-" and a broken auto-focus ) and we had a nice aperitivo at 20

On Tuesday morning, after the girls did their baggages, we went in the city center on a mission: get inside the Abercrombie & Fitch store. I gotta say it: I'm not impressed. Apart from the good-looking shop-assistant and the strong perfume, there was nothing special in that shop.. It's all about hoodies, shorts and plaid shirts with a really expensive price and nice colors. We queued for 15 minutes and we came out after 45 minutes (if the shop was not that crowded we would have been out in 15 minutes)  with three instant photos of us with a model/shop-assistant.
After that we went to Vintage, a really nice shop, we walk around Brera and we had lunch in Parco Sempione where we also took some nice photos. ^^

Then, we came back home, took the baggages and I took the girls to Cadorna. :)
It was super nice to have them in Milan with me for few days. We all felt as being on holiday and I really missed that feeling.