NEST IN THE PARK

NEST IN THE PARK

If I say Nest in the Park, what do you think?

Specifically: Ticino Park, which I have already told you about. 

Could it be a nest in the park for Ibis

Or a nest in the park for them?

What about a den?

Maybe for the hare or for some other being that wanders around … 

No: Nest in the Park is an Eco-camp, to be precise it is the first Italian Tentsile Experience Camp.

What does this mean?

It means camping tents suspended in the trees for a total immersion experience in Nature.

What do you think about?

Can you imagine waking up and having a coffee in the heart, in an actual sense, of the Ticino Park?

Or, more generally, what is your ideal vacation?

Journey

Adventure or comfort

City  or countryside

I grew up experiencing camping vacations, not as extreme as the Park Nest, but equally significant enough to occupy a special place among the memories of the heart.

 

Of course, it’s all different now, we no longer talk about camping but glamping, and it seems light years from the time when postcards were sent …

And by the way, I’ve come a long way too, literally.

With my husband, holiday transformed: from the static “camping” to mile-long walks to visit as many places as possible.

Besides Paris I would mention Umbria.

But what about you? What holiday can you tell me about?

NEW EMPORIO ARMANI CAMPAIGN

NEW EMPORIO ARMANI CAMPAIGN

New Emporio Armani fall winter 2022-2023 campaign: have I already said I like King Giorgio? Claro que si!

Have I already posted an Emporio Armani  fashion show? Claro que si!

And it is also clear that I have a particular fondness for Armani‘s gray tones and its unmistakable timeless lines, just like the cut of the pants that open this video

 

These images immediately made me think of one of the sequences I have loved since I was a child

 

How do you see yourself?

Do you have a four-legged friend who looks like you?

How did you meet each other?

Do you also walk symbiotically?

Photographer Gerrad Gethings, who specializes in such portraits, has published a series of shots centered on this very concept.

A BBC article describes this phenomenon called canine mini-me based on studies by Professor Michael Roy

Forty-five dogs and their owners were photographed separately and judges were shown one owner, that owner’s dog, and another dog, with the task of choosing the true match. The results were consistent with a selection report: observers were only able to match purebred dogs to their owners, and there was no relationship between the ability to match a person with his or her pet and the length of time they had lived together. The ability to match people and pets did not appear to be based on any simple matching of traits (e.g., size or hairiness). The results suggest that when people choose a pet, they look for one that, on some level, looks like them, and when they get a purebred, they get what they want.

What are your thoughts on this?

Among the main characters in the Emporio Armani video is a German dachshund, like our Rocky: my parents adopted him because the “human” he was living with wanted to get rid of him.

Rocky was afraid to do what was his “job” that is, to get into dens, and for that reason he was beaten.

Unfortunately, he was forever left with an extreme distrust of people, but with us he was very sweet.

Here, maybe I could say that shades of gray are only beautiful when it comes to clothing, what do you say?

KCDC on VOYAGE MINNESOTA MAGAZINE!

KCDC on VOYAGE MINNESOTA MAGAZINE!

I sincerely thank all the staff of Voyage Minnesota Magazine and especially Camila, for contacting me and for the space they gave me!

I went browsing in Minnesota to discover Egg coffee and this virtual journey allowed me to discover interesting things I did not know, but at the same time someone else discovered me.

Unbelievable stuff, I know.

Yet here I am, with new friends and another story to tell.

The story of a project that I liked right away.

The story of a project whose thoughts are key words, which are also my own:

We also think that artists rock.

This is kind of the concept of Minnesota Voyage Magazine:
We love small business, mom-n-pop and holes in the walls. We’re not snobs, but we don’t love most chains. We think independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and other risk-takers make our cities exciting places to live. We cherish the rebellious spirit, we don’t think just a handful of big companies should control all of our commerce, and we think smore with vegan marshmallows are better than regular marshmallows. We respect people and organizations that take the road less traveled. We root for the underdog and almost never say no to pizza.

After all, how can one say no to pizza?

If you’d like, after pizza, you can find me by clicking on this coffee

COOPERATION

COOPERATION

If I say cooperation, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Etymologically, collaborating means to work together.

Is there one particular thing you collaborate on?

A quote from Goethe says:
It is necessary to come together, not to stand together, but to do something together.

Do you find that to be right?

The laborious idea of doing, where unity does not make strength but creates.

Do you find more inspiration in sharing, or do you need your own carve-out of solitude?

Increasingly at the work level, an aptitude for teamwork is required as a more effective method than joining separate pieces together like puzzle pieces.

Speaking of joining and collaborating, 2010: Escape from Polis is a blog with a very unique concept: everyone can be an author as well as a reader and commenter.

I am very grateful because I received an invitation to write completely freely.

Of course, I accepted it very gladly and thought I would talk about the famous exoskeleton  about which there has been a lot of talk since the announcement of experimentation by workers of a well-known supermarket chain came out.

If you might like to express your opinion, or even just read about it: click on IMPROVE-MENTS

BAGS: UNLIKELY CONTENTS

BAGS: UNLIKELY CONTENTS

Bags: unlikely contents. I’ve already joked about it  because you really can’t imagine what could come out of my bags.

But this time I found someone who beats me.

After ArtyCapucines, after the Bouncing bags and the bags of I sew so I don’t kill, about which I have already told you, after upcycling with Wicker bags, I point out the Snowman carrier!

And in particular Matsuzawa Yuko is the artisan who for Tsuchiya Kaban conceived and created the snowman bag!

The concept of 土屋 鞄 製造 所 【TSUCHIYA KABAN: In the mind of every conscientious leather bag craftsman is an imaginary drawer full of imaginative bag ideas that can be used to carry different things. By honing their skills and drawing on the knowledge they learn day by day, our artisans can bring design ideas into their minds.

It must be said that they managed to make it happen in an excellent way!

The snowman holder was born with this thought: Warmed by the steam rising from a bowl of hot soup on a cold morning, a quick glance out the window catches a drifting snowflake, white as cotton, the welcoming sight of the first snow is always a pleasant surprise. If only I could share with someone dear, the moment the first snow falls in the air …

And you, what would you like to keep in a bag?

KEEP CALM AND … ROLLER SKATING!

KEEP CALM AND … ROLLER SKATING!

Keep calm and… roller skating!
Yes: this time the keep calm is on wheels!

And it’s not the rusty ones I’m missing, luckily for you.

But not even the wheels of the experiments that Eleonora and I recently, by a curious coincidence, we told each other in these comments

Keep Calm wheels are spectacular and belong to the Victoria Alba Asd skating quartet.

Victoria Alba is an association of about 100 members, ranging from 5-year-olds to adults who are passionate about skating. They train in Alba in the province of Cuneo and participate in events and competitions at the provincial, regional and national level.

I got to know Victoria Alba after participating in the Fisr regional championship in Novara where the Keep Calm girls got fifth place in the National Division Quartets category with an exhibition inspired by the film “The greatest showman” … just to stay on the musical theme. 

Their names are Benedetta, Michela, Sara and Sophie and they are between 14 and 16 years old.

Obviously I could not contact them to ask how the choice of the name Keep Calm was born.

Here is their answer:
The choice of this name did not happen by chance, on the contrary, as we know the translation of this short construct is “stay calm.” We as a team have decided to make it personal, reminding us that we have all the skills to face our seasonal competitions head-on, without being overwhelmed by uncertainty or inner turmoil. Because after all we ourselves have decided to undertake this path which in a certain sense has helped us to mature and grow as people who are in control of themselves.

I would say that they have very clear ideas and that they deserve my sincere applause.

Come on girls! My cheering is all for you!

In case you want to follow the Keep Calm quartet, as well as the other athletes, you can find them both on the Facebook page and on the Instagram profile

Have you ever tried to skate?

I am sure you will tell me fantastic performances.

The roller skates with which I completely “grated” my forearm in second grade were more or less like the ones in this photo.

Don’t laugh too much though!

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