Knowing it would be hot and knowing I would be around the elegant Daniela, I packed a few dresses, like this elegant dress with blue and pink stripes. You saw it a couple of times before, like with sneakers in this post. My preference goes to wearing it with pink high heeled sandals. When Dan took the photo I wasn’t paying attention to my pretty mini bag, as its front is turned against my dress. Typical of me. But I did feel very Italian chic, even borrowed Dan’s dog.
Below: This is the bag from the front. Blush pink mini bag by Sequoia Paris.
Below: A close-up of the new sunglasses I bought in Italy. Ironically they are a Spanish brand Kaleos. I have to put them on straight I see.
When I left home, my sunglasses were not in my bag. Of course Daniela would have lent me a pair, but I hate borrowing; always afraid of damaging the borrowed item. After returning home, I turned the whole house and the car upside down. I found my lost sunglasses on Ron’s desk buried under papers. I must have put them there myself but cannot remember this. Probably one of those occasions when you have something in your hand and you get distracted; you put the item down there and then without your brain registering.
Below: Daniela decided that shopping would be the second priority of the day. First priority was a visit to the landmark of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana. You can go up to 85 meters high and see the panoramic view over the city, but we didn’t do that.
Below: We went in to visit the national museum of cinema which was both educational and fun. Four floors going round the big middle section where, on the ground floor, you could lie in a chair and watch movies.
Below: Lots of “props”.
Below: As it was dark inside, the photos are pretty bad, but they give an impression. I wore a lime tunic dress that day (more about it later).
Below: A projector. This is how they did it in the old days.
Below: Very majestic building.
Below: Bad quality but fun: a welfie of Dan and me.
Below: We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Afterwards we had a drink at the lovely restaurant Farmacia. Oh such a great atmosphere.
Below: The interior of Farmacia.
Below: Daniela was dressed in a cream skirt with a multi-coloured shirt.
Below: Close-up of her shoes. Suede with sparkles.
Below: This is what I was wearing. Not a really elegant dress, but a lime linen dress, belted to a tunic with black trousers. A good observer may recognize this tunic as the one in my blog logo. I wore this lime dress over a pencil skirt in this post (half way). I am wearing the black sandals by Minelli which I also wore with my wide blue trousers in last week’s post. They are really comfortable but…… yes, you guessed it, blisters. Right at the top of my foot, in the middle. Very strange. I have to wear Compeed blister patches until these shoes are broken in. Or forever. Apart from that, walking on them is like walking on sunshine. I wore them the first day without blister patches and couldn’t wear them again the next day. And I based all my outfits around these sandals. Luckily I brought some more shoes. Shoes, feet, blisters are always my problems in summer.
Below: Next door to restaurant Farmacia, is this beautiful building.
Below: Two photos of more splendid buildings in Turin.
Happy days. I could live there. And Daniela is a darling. A very stylish darling.
What happened in my life this week
Ron had recovered, dog Watson was without stitches and cone. Everything back to normal so I could go out again. YAY.
Saturday: I went shopping with my two friends Sabine and Anke, my “Shopping Saturday group”. Of course I had no intention of buying anything after my visit to Turin. But there were two deals too good to be true: a purple belt for next to nothing and flat shoes by Fratelli Rossetti, the softest shoes possible. The shop had its last day of sale and priced 70% off. Couldn’t leave these items behind. You can read about this happy day with friends next week on the blog.
Sunday: it was a day of combined celebration: my mother’s birthday (August 24) and the birthday of my sister-in-law (September 4). I picked up my mother and went to my brother’s house. My niece was kind enough to drive my mother back home at the end of the day as she lives quite far out of the way. My other niece just had a daughter (14 days old) which of course caused a lot of oohhs and ahhhs. It was a happy family gathering.
Monday: work and a very nice afternoon of brainstorming with my advertising colleagues. We don’t often get the chance to discuss our work together and we loved it.
Wednesday: photo shoot with Kitty. Rain all day. Until 4 p.m. when we were already home for an hour. We did the shoot in the rain. Such a shame as Kitty found a lovely place, a castle. We will go back there when the sun shines. Worked on my blog the rest of the day.
Thursday: work and a do at a supplier. New braces.
Friday: appointment with my mesologist, the one who cures me from headaches and who has advised me not to drink coffee for a while (since the first of June). I am now allowed one cup of coffee a day.
And now for some funny pictures of Watson. He is a very lively and sweet dog.
Below: Dog Watson sees this and thinks “What? Sparrows on the boss’ table?… ”
Below: “……I will chase them away !” So funny, he is like a Muppet dog.
Below: Ron sent me this photo with the text: “Dog with lampshade meets cow with hat rack.” The man has such a terrific sense of humour.
Those pictures of Charlie are so funny indeed!
That museum looks awesome. If I ever revisit Turin, I will surely go to this museum.
And that first dress blue with white stripes look fabulous on you. You have to stop presenting yourself as a beginner, compared t Daniela’s style. Nonsense. You are both very stylish.
Thank you dear. You are right of course. Besides, comparison is the death of creativity. And eh… you mixed up Charlie and Watson. A mistake we still make once in a while as well..
Egads! I just noticed that it’s been 21 days since I’ve looked at or commented on your blog!!! I’ve missed BOTH!!! Family issues and a cousin in need of support. I was happy to oblige but it did require me to leave my usual media habits behind.
I’m so glad I didn’t miss you in Turin with your friend Daniela because you both lived up to the ” stylish women of Italy” hype SO WELL! I LOVE that first dress and you’re just beautiful in it Greetje!
The photos of Watson and Ron’s fabulous sense of humor were a definite pick- me-up. PLease hug them both for me!
Sometimes life demands we do other things than commenting on blogs haha. I totally understand.
Glad you were able to catch up but don’t regard it as a must.
What a lovely time in a beautiful place. Your dress was very cute and I like how you styled your tunic. I enjoy seeing your travels. – Amy
Thanks Amy. Blogging has brought me many new horizons, many new friends and laughter. All good reasons not to stop blogging. I hope you will enjoy my blog and travels for many more years to come.
LOL at the pictures of Watson – what a funny dog! I love Ron’s photo.
Wonderful outfits – I did recognize your lime tunic right away! I hate it when shoes that were previously comfy suddenly hurt/give blisters! So wrong!
I hope your week is going well, Greetje!
Sheila (of Ephemera)
Well in this case, I hadn’t broken the shoes in yet. Stupid of course. I should have applied the blister patches straight away, the first day I put them on. But I am sure they will be all right next summer. I will ask the cobbler to put them on the stretcher.
I prefer the lime tunic with a pencil skirt and high heels but, as I said, there was a lot of walking to be done.
Photos that can make you laugh are such a bonus for my blogposts. I always love your Vizzini stories.
Enjoyed the photos of the beautiful architecture, and the Museum of Cinema looks like fun – I bet I could spend a few hours there. You and Daniela look very elegant, and I love your light pink bag! Shelley
The museum did a really good job. There was also an exhibition about the rising and development of emojis. Really interesting. Thank you for the compliments. Daniela always looks elegant and I try to reach her level haha. As I find it very appealing.
The pink bag deserves more outings. I often forget it.
You look stunning in your bold rectangular sunnies and the black and white sheath dress. I would love to browse the mall with you. This sounds so much fun no matter where you go shopping with your girl friends. Of course, Italy is a great place for fashion shopping.
Oh yes indeed, Italy is a great place for shopping. Especially with your figure. You would fit all their small sizes. Luckily for me the Max Mara Group have larger sizes as well. Perhaps one day when you visit Europe we can arrange a shopping spree?
NO FEAR OF COW!!!!
WHAT A SHOT THAT IS!!!
OH ITALIA…………..I NEED TO GO BACK!
LUCKY YOU and happy to hear YOU found your sunglasses!!
Funny right? I love Ron’s humour.
Italia… So easy to love that country. Luckily I have a friend there who lets me stay at her house. 😊
I so need to find a shopping buddy, used to love browsing the sales with a friend, but people move out of your life and I have not found anyone who cares to pass a bit of time that way. Happy to hear that Ron is feeling better, and agree with the others that Watson is a joy. Your poor tootsies, with all the blisters! That is the worst feeling, especially when away from home.
It is hard when you have moved far away from your friends. Making new friends cannot be forced. It has to happen organically. Although through work or play you have more chance of meeting new people and increasing the chance of making friends. Courses or sport?
My tootsie’s were not too bad as I brought a truckload of blister patches haha.
Love the last pic and love that Watson looks like a muppet dog, so cute!. Impossible not to smile!
And you look really elegant in your dress and pink sandals, and I love the lime linen dress, so cool!. Loving all the pictures of Turin!
And smiling is what I hope you do when you read my blog posts. I love it when I have content which can provide that smile.
The lime linen dress I love more worn with a pencil skirt and high heels but hey.. I had to walk for a long time.
Hahaha….that last photo and caption is so funny! Watson does indeed look like a muppet dog in the table picture.
Do you know why the restaurant is called Farmacia. Isn’t that the word for pharmacy? Curious…
Watson is a handful but makes us laugh a lot as well.
Farmacia is the Italian word for pharmacy. And that is what is was in the old days. They kept the cupboards for the interior decoration.
Your blog always has me informed and entertained. The last picture and comment by Ron had me laughing and smiling through the day.
My mission was successful then. Entertaining people, putting a smile on their face is more the mission of my blog than just showing outfits. Although I do love clothes 😊.
I think Winston almost needs his own blog – he is hilarious, I can only imagine how entertaining your household must be with three humorous characters. Love the photos – all of them and Turin looks a fabulous place to explore.
Yes, we do laugh a lot at home, I will admit. Which is something I always love the most. If Watson wants his own blog, he will have to write it himself haha, as I don’t have the time to do it. Besides, being able to feature him enriches my blog.
And Turin is a wonderful city. Used to be the place where the emperors resided. Initially built as a Roman garrison in the old days.