Nightmare weekend

Posted by on Jul 31, 2007 in images, life | No Comments

I’m still recovering from our nightmare weekend in Milan, where the A/C of the car burnt away and mostly nothing went as we planned. But in the end it was great to see everyone and introduce Damiano to our dearest friends. He is an angel and behaved so patiently, enduring the heat and the unusualness, […]

eBay sins.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2007 in I wanted to be an architect | 5 Comments

Ok, so I bought this horror on ebay. The only excuse I have is that it was pouring down that day, and the pink bench with silver wood didn’t seem that expensive. Only when it arrived, I realized that if it could be saved from its ugliness it would have been a hard task.It is […]

Sacher naked and dressed.(and amaretti pie)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2007 in cuisine or at least food on the plate | One Comment

Today Damiano slept soundly through the afternoon, letting me bake like crazy. I baked two Sachers and an amaretto pie for the children from Belarus and Ukraine that come here to spend the summer and wash away the radiations from Chernobyl. I love the Sacher torte, the real one I mean. But what is so […]

My 11 kitchen essentials

Posted by on Jul 19, 2007 in cuisine or at least food on the plate, list | No Comments

I’m in a list-making mood today, so here goes my list of the kitchen supplies I would take along in a desert island. (ok, not really.) Wasabi grater (from Muji): My everyday cooking is  lebanese, italian and mexican. Three that can’t live without garlic. With this wasabi grater, I can puree garlic faster and I […]


Posted by on Jul 16, 2007 in prattle | No Comments

where were you educated? ❦ITESM ❦Universita’ Bocconi di Milano who/what did you want to be when you were a child? ❦a pastry chef. Making mud pies was my favorite game what inspires your work? ❦children ❦beauty happiness is… ❦travelling ❦my son’s smile ❦dinner with friends browsing often… ❦wikipedia wishing for… ❦time!! ❦my new house to […]

Side effects

Posted by on Jul 16, 2007 in art | No Comments

..of the steam sterilizer. Don’t put toys or formula spoons in it, unless you want to end up with a collection of modern art. (the tooth-soothing cherries are goners, but the spoon is actually very cool. My husband gave me an accusatory look when I asked if the capacity of the spoon had remained the […]

Posted by on Jul 15, 2007 in images, my sons are smarter than me | 2 Comments

One year

Posted by on Jul 14, 2007 in life | No Comments

Exactly one year ago, I had one of those days that will remain forever among the happiest days of my life. I woke up, it was a sunny Saturday morning. The market was busying the street already. I had done a pregnancy test days before, and it was negative. But still I sensed something. I […]

The good-housekeeping fairy hit me.

Posted by on Jul 12, 2007 in prattle | No Comments

It’s 9 am and I’ve already prepared lunch, had breakfast, put baby to nap and made a load of laundry. What’s next uh? ironing? yeah right.

I bought a press.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2007 in art | No Comments

Since Noah isn’t coming to save us from this damn rain, I decided to write him a letter. A nice letter printed by me on cotton paper and my brand new little press from Offenbach.