25
Sep
16

Gufini: a whole supporting crew!

p1240122p1240128 p1240096 p1240193 p1240194 p1240434 p1240461 p1240568 p1240584 p1240586 p1240824I think we all need a troop of gufini for supporting us, when Autumn knocks on our door and not just with beautiful foliage and the underwood scents, but with deadlines, projects, incompatible goals and such.

Gufini galore!! Keep us going with some nonchalance until next Christmas…when the next holidays will come to our rescue!

25
Sep
16

Brandenburg, in style…

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…we already count the days before going back to this wonderful place…

p1240104…on an island, one hour and an half by boat from Potsdam…

25
Sep
16

oh? the weekend is over, already?!

p1250419Alas, Mimmino, the weekend is over, and Summer too! Monday is coming…and Autumn as well!p1250422

25
Sep
16

savoring Summer

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And today is the right day for savoring, like an excellent glass of wine, some moments of the Summer…

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Our favorite river in our favorite city…

p1250023Haus der Kulturen der Welt…

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And yes, after the gourmet pic-nic, an iced espresso is here for us…

 

 

p1250064Navigating towards the sunset on Charlottenburg…p1250060We have no words for describing how much we love this city…p1250100Berlin is always on our mind.

 

 

22
Sep
16

Marylebone, dawn

p1250412Mews side, and from now on, I will hold the handrail…especially on carpeted Georgian houses stairs and with brand new pumps…

21
Sep
16

Bridget Jones night out

cc24_d044_00076_rv3_3-large_transzgekzx3m936n5bqk4va8rwtt0gk_6efzt336f62ei5uI did not set foot in Leicester square for the past…23 years? It was odd being there, ejected from a black cab, and walking almost on autopilot to the Odeon, where I did go in my first months in London. It was Autumn, and it was back in 1993. At the time I did not know what chicken Kiev was, and since then I never ordered it again. That steak house is still there, right on Leicester Square. You see it also in the red carpet video of the movie launch of Bridget Jones.

And so to see Bridget Jones’ Baby, and fish and chips before that…

The Odeon is magnificient, I had completely forgotten the déco friezes and the pastel colors. It’s raining girls. We must be in thousands here in the cinema. A few men, welcome to the club. Exciting public viewing of a highly symbolic movie!

Needless to say, I loved it. The songs, the vedute of London (all of them fucked up like those of Berlin in Bourne), the apartment with the train track right in front of the windows – reminds me Edgeware Road station.

How different things are…now London to me is Marylebone, no longer Chelsea or South’Ken, the City is getting a makeover that makes it almost unrecognizable, London is turned upside down on its foundations, but Royal Exchange, close to my office back then, is still there, and that scene of the first Bridget Jones movie, the knickers-trainers-cardigan run in the snow, is still the most fabulous romantic scene for me…

20
Sep
16

Back to London, once again

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