We all have the power to create positive change - so let’s shake things up: today is the @UnitedNations International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and I’m joining the movement of @amrefhealthafrica to say #NOMOREPAIN!
In case you’re wondering what Female Genital Mutilation is: a partial or total removal of the little girls’ external genitalia. For no apparent medical reason at all, 200 million girls and women across 30 countries have been circumcised. In Africa, 3 million girls face the risk of female genital cutting every year. So far this movement has saved more than 16,000 girls in Kenya and Tanzania from the cut - which is more than wonderful! These girls will continue going to school, will marry at a later age and will get children at a later age.
Every person has the rights to live the life of her dreams.
Please note that this is not a sponsored post - as human beings, we have to create awareness and support who can’t scream for themselves!
#amref #EndFGM

We all have the power...

HAPPINESS
We can be
Unhappy (pretty straightforward)
Happy for a bad reason (alcohol, drugs, excesses…)
Happy for a good reason (success in your career, good relationships with family and friends, financial security…)
Happy for no reason - where we live FROM happiness rather than FOR it
Feed your right wolfFELICITÀ
Noi possiamo essere
Infelici (in modo semplice)
Felici per una cattiva ragione (alcol, droghe, eccessi...)
Felice per una buona ragione (successo nella carriera, buoni rapporti con familiari e amici, sicurezza finanziaria ..)
Felici senza ragione - dove viviamo DI felicità piuttosto che PER essa
Dai da mangiare al tuo lupo giusto#nyc #nycityworld #flatironbuilding #nycgo #nyconlinePhoto by @veronicaminci ❣️

HAPPINESS We can be Unhappy...

In New York it seems like there's no Monday or Saturday or Sunday. The town is always moving.
I took this one as first thing my first day here so three weeks after it’s definitely time to post it
#nycityworld #nyconline #nyc #empirestatebldg

In New York it seems...

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ or...no! I was expecting the deepest glaciers here in NYC but let me tell you that until now Brescia is still the coldest city I’ve ever been (yes Italy can be freezing too!) including Ukraine and now New York!
Can’t wait to share all my new photos and adventures from the US ♥️✨ #LosingIt #CultOfficial
On my feet - @cultofficial1987 @pilassociati
Teddy coat - @sheinofficial 🔎 579693 #shein
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🇮🇹 Baby it’s cold outside ❄️ oppure...no! Mi aspettavo il gelo polare a New York, ma lasciatemi che fino ad ora Brescia d’inverno è ancora la città più fredda in cui sia mai stata (sì, anche l'Italia può essere gelida!), includendo l'Ucraina e ora New York!
Non vedo l'ora di condividere le nuove foto e avventure negli Stati Uniti ♥️✨

Baby it’s cold outside ❄️...

🇬🇧 I love my friends, travels, working and be always “on the go”... but at some point I need to get away from chaos 🙄 I love spending a bit of holidays at home and relax - even if this means I’m hiding from the world, with my fave kittycat Mars, watching your new favorite show, @jackryanamazon! Yes… you’ll thank me later. 😜 #hbtsp #hbtjackryan #holidayhack #jackryan #ad | 🇮🇹 Adoro i miei amici, i viaggi, lavorare e anche essere sempre di corsa... ma a un certo punto anche io mi sento in bisogno di staccare dal caos 🙄 amo sempre trascorrere un po’ di vacanze a casa e rilassarmi - anche se questo significa che mi sto nascondendo dal mondo, col mio gattino preferito Mars, a guardare la tua nuova serie preferita, @jackryanamazon! Sì... mi ringrazierai più tardi 😜

🇬🇧 I love my friends,...

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e nel presente del Mediterraneo grazie a questa candela #Aerin dal mix di sapori - la mia perfetta compagna per i pomeriggi alla scrivania a creare. Il Bergamotto Italiano, cresciuto nel calore di quest'area, apre la fragranza con una radiosità sofisticata e agrumata. L'Olio di Mandarino e il Pompelmo conferiscono una frizzante effervescenza che irradia brillantezza. L'impalpabile femminilità del Mughetto cresce oltre la ricca voluttuosità della Gardenia, mentre boccioli di Caprifoglio luccicano di uno splendore dolce. Un'elegante sensualità caratterizza le note di fondo che trova la sua origine nella fiabesca ricchezza dell'Assoluta di Gelsomino. La fragranza è magica ed elegante come la sua ispirazione. | 🇬🇧 An excursion into the past and present of the Mediterranean thanks to this #Aerin candle and its mix of flavors - my perfect companion for the afternoons at the desk while I create. Escape to the sun-drenched, azure-blue Mediterranean. Sweet honeysuckle and sparkling grapefruit evoke lush flowers and shimmering beaches. Sun-warmed and citrusy Italian bergamot and mandarin oil impart a lasting freshness. Lily of the valley and lush gardenia build to the sensuality and richness of jasmine sambac absolute for a fragrance as magical and elegant as its inspiration. #octolyfamily

🇮🇹 Un'escursione nel passato e...

Spending December in Lanzarote... can’t complain 😂
Blazer - @sheinofficial 🔎 ID 541300
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Spending December in Lanzarote... can’t...

🇮🇹 In questa fantastica (per me) giornata, sempre così speciale, aka iL MIO COMPLEANNO 🎂 - colgo l’occasione per fare un meraviglioso annuncio: MI TRASFERISCO!
Stavolta non di pochi km, non di un’ora in auto, non cambio provincia o regione... Un nuovo continente 🤪
Ho raccolto un po’ di tempo e coraggio (che per stare dal lato opposto all’apparecchio che uso quotidianamente ce ne vuole) e riassunto otto anni in questi nove minuti di imbarazzo, impegno ed amicizia!
Non faccio altri spoiler perché il resto è proprio nel video in bio/nelle storie 😝 | 🇬🇧 On this day, always so special for us, which is OUR BIRTHDAY 🎂, I’m taking the opportunity to make a wonderful announcement: I’M MOVING TO A NEW CONTINENT!
I collected a little time and courage (to be on the opposite side of the device that I use every day… takes time) and summarized eight years in these nine minutes of embarrassment, commitment and friendship!
I won’t spoiler more because the rest is right in the video! Link in bio/in the stories 😝 #birthday #birthdaygirl #youtubeitalia #youtubevideos #muccitas

🇮🇹 In questa fantastica (per...

#prodottooffertodamyjoliecandle
🇬🇧 One of the things I love the most when it’s cold outside: candles. I use them in summer too, but let’s be real - how beautiful is when you are sitting in front of your window, hugged by a warm throw blanket, drinking your favorite tea, with all these @myjoliecandle scented candles around you? | 🇮🇹 Una delle cose che amo di più quando fuori inizia a fare freddo: le candele. Le accendo anche d’estate ovviamente, ma non prendiamoci in giro - quanto è bello quando sei seduta di fronte alla finestra, fuori è grigio, magari piove, la tua copertina ti scalda, stai bevendo il tuo tè preferito e le candele di @myjoliecandle.it avvolgono la stanza con i loro magici profumi? (Tra l’altro, questa è  gusto marshmallow! Decisamente nel mio stile 🥰 e una volta finita, troverò un dolcissimo gioiellino Swarovski!) | #myjolie #myjoliecandle #myjoliecandleit #myjoliexmas #octolyfamily

#prodottooffertodamyjoliecandle 🇬🇧 One of the...

🇬🇧 One month ago I travelled to Germany with @federicadinardo_ to explore and discover more about the Bauhaus architecture movement. We travelled in different cities across the country, but the place that impressed me the most was this hidden gem in Weimar: the Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, Unesco world heritage site. This place burned out in 2004, it’s been reconstructed preserving the original design. Because of its fragility, was not easy to get into. They sell only 50 tickets per day! (That’s why we had to go there twice 😅) This explains also my stylish slippers :P How gorgeous are these colours? 💛 | 🇮🇹 Di recente sono stata in Germania con @federicadinardo_ per esplorare e scoprire di più sul movimento architettonico del Bauhaus in onore del suo 150° anniversario. Abbiamo viaggiato in diverse città e visitato molti posti singolari, ma il posto che mi ha colpita di più è stata questa perla a Weimar: la Anna Amalia Herzogin Bibliothek, patrimonio mondiale dell'UNESCO. Questo magico posto è andato in fiamme nel 2004, dopodiché è stato ricostruito preservando il design originale. A causa della sua fragilità, non è decisamente stato facile entrare. Per l’entrata sono disponibili solo 50 biglietti al giorno! (infatti siamo tornate due volte 😅) Questo spiega anche le mie eleganti e stilosissime pantofole :P Quanto sono belli questi colori? 💛 | #CelebratingBauhaus #germanytourism #Bauhaus100 #weimar #germany

🇬🇧 One month ago I...

How to Prepare Matcha Tea & Matcha Latte

Rich with beneficial properties, matcha tea is prepared following an ancient Japanese ritual using special tools, from the cup to the wooden whisk. Let’s find out how to do it!

I’ve been experimenting with teas lately and wanted to give a try to the matcha tea: it gives you an energy boost without the crash you often experience after a strong cup of coffee. The latte version, which is easily called matcha latte, is a surprisingly perfect marriage of tea and creamy milk; when lightly sweetened, it is truly a treat. I recently found a great organic matcha, and I’ve been making lattes with it almost every day. You’ll notice the high price point on this tea– the best matcha, known as “ceremonial grade,” is quite expensive. If you have the means to buy it, it’s worth the spend, especially if you enjoy matcha tea on its own (meaning, plain matcha tea– not the latte form). However, there are also some less expensive “culinary grade” matcha alternatives out there that are pretty good. Here is one I’d recommend; for mixing into lattes and baked goods, it does the trick.

How to make classic Matcha Tea

To prepare a perfect matcha tea it is important to have excellent ingredients of course, and some specific equipment.
First, you need a teacup called chawan, that must be warm and dry. True matcha tea should never be drunk in a mug.
Instead of a classic metal spoon, you should use a chashaku, a sort of scoop used to measure the amount of tea. For a light matcha, usucha, 1 or 2 teaspoons of powder are enough, while for a stronger one, koicha, up to three.
The water poured into the cup must be hot at maximum 80 degrees, and must be mixed quickly with the powder eliminating all the lumps. To do this, we use a very small wooden whisk, the chasen, which lets the air come in, making the layer on the surface of the tea slightly frothy. The movement to mix powder and liquid is not circular: we must draw a sort of W.
Sugar or other sweeteners should not be added. Matcha tea should be tasted hot and natural!
Also don’t forget to clean your chasen before and after use, with 80 degrees water.

Recommended Products:

Organic Matcha Green Tea in Powder (Ceremonial Grade) (more expensive, higher quality)

Organic Matcha Green Tea in Powder (Premium Grade) (much less expensive, not quite as flavorful)

Matcha Spoon & Whisk

Extra:

Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother (automatic)

SimpleTaste Tiny Milk Frother (immersion)

 

If you’re not into classical stuff, you may try this Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe!

Matcha Green Tea Latte
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 

Japanese-Inspired latte with a healthy green matcha tea base, lightly sweetened with dairy or non-dairy milk.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: 5 Minute, Japanese, Matcha Latte, Matcha Tea, Tea
Servings: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder (when using ceremonial grade, you may need less - adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup whole milk (or preferred non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (or a few drops of stevia)
Instructions
  1. Pour the matcha powder into the mug along with 1/4 cup of hot water, 60-75°C.

  2. Let the tea "bloom" for 1-2 minutes, whisking rapidly to break up any small pieces. For this, you can use a wooden matcha whisk or a small metal whisk (a matcha whisk works best).

  3. If you have an automatic milk frother, add the milk to the frother, heat, and froth the milk, pour it into the bloomed matcha and sweeten to taste.

  4. If you do not have a frother, add bloomed matcha to a small saucepan with the milk and sugar or sweetener. Heat until mixture bubbles around the edges, whisking constantly.

  5. If you prefer a frothy latte, use an immersion blender to carefully whip up some foam after it's done heating.

  6. Pour into a large mug, serve and enjoy! This type of latte tastes best lightly sweetened.

Recipe Notes

You will also need: 
Large mug, matcha whisk or regular small whisk, milk frother or small saucepan, immersion blender (optional)

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