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Discovering New York: Zuccotti Park

This especially during the Christmas season is absolutely my favorite, previously it was called Liberty plaza park, a park three thousand square meters large, located in Lower Manhattan, it was called Liberty Plaza Park because it was located next to One Liberty Plaza, which is located between Broadway, Trinity Place, Liberty Street and Cedar Street. The northwest corner of the park is located across the street from the Four World Trade Center. It has been popular with local tourists and financial operators alike. The park was severely damaged by the September 11 attacks and subsequent recovery efforts in 2001. The square was later used as a venue for numerous commemorative events on the anniversary of the attacks. . After the renovations in 2006, the park was renamed by the current owners, Brookfield Office Properties, after the company president John Zuccotti. In the period from Thanksgiving day until January, it is adorned with many illuminated Christmas trees, the view is magical, and sitting in this park listening to the noise of the city is reflective. Currently, the park has a large variety of trees, granite sidewalks, tables and chairs, as well as lights integrated into the ground that illuminate the area. With its proximity to Ground Zero, the Zuccotti Park is a popular tourist destination. The cross of the World Trade Center, which was previously housed in the Roman Catholic church of San Pietro, was represented in a ceremony held in the Zuccotti Park before being transferred to the 9/11 Memorial. It features three very beautiful sculptures, a gorgeous giant rose , the bronze statue of a businessman from Wall Street sitting on a bench, and a statue in intertwined red beams, very pretty.

Discovering New York: Flushing meadows Corona Park.

Let’s get back to discovering New York, and today I want to talk about a park located in Queens, the Flushing Meadow corona park. It was created as the site of the New York World Fair 1939 and also hosted the 1964 edition and is managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
It is the second largest park in the city of New York, and after I have been there I can tell you that I fell in love with it.the park was created from marshy land, the famous “Valley of the Ashes” as it is nicknamed in the book “the great Gatsby”. The site was reclaimed in preparation for the 1939 world exhibition. it was the most expensive exhibition after 1904. It was the first exhibition to be based on the future, with a slogan of “Dawn of a new day” opening, and allowed all visitors to take a look at “the world of tomorrow”.

the site was also used for the 1964 fair, and after the fairs some buildings were used as the headquarters of the United Nations until the venue was moved to Manhattan. But the Flushing Meadow is not only the World Fair, it is much more ..
In the park there is an installation very dear to me .. one of my wishes was to go and see the famous Unisphere.

An image seen in millions of films or TV series, books and large photo books .. when I took this photo it was a November morning, the last of the month and there was a beautiful sunny day ..

In the Flushing Meadow park, there is the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center where the US Open takes place, one of the four world Grand Slams.the central pitch is Arthur Ashe Stadium, the largest in the world for spectators, and the secondary pitch is Louis Armstrong Stadium. Shea Stadium, home of the New York Mets baseball team, is located at the north end of the park

In the park there is a wonderful lake that flows into the Flushing river .. Boats can be rented for rowing and rowing, it is also the site of the annual dragon boat races, and the New York teams train there during the months summer. There are several cycle paths, and countless playgrounds and recreational fields, used for activities that reflect Queens’ vast ethnic mix; football and cricket are especially popular.And the size of the park is also evident from the presence of imposing structures such as the Queen Museum of Art, the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Theater and the Terrace on the Park, a huge elevated structure, which hosts banquets and ceremonies. time many of the buildings built for the fair were demolished and replaced by more modern and recent structures. In 2008 a $ 66.3 million aquatic center was inaugurated, which includes an Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool and a runway skating in accordance with NHL regulations. The facility, used by schools, sports leagues and community members of all ages, is the largest recreation complex in any park in New York City, with an area of approximately 10,220 square meters. The complex includes equipment for the physically disabled

Believe me, when you visit this park you will fall in love with it, New York is not only Manhattan and knowing Queens means knowing the heart of New Yorkers.

Make-up in the spring of Quarantine

Even if we are closed at home, friends, spring has started, a little unusual, since we are in quarantine, but not for this we must give up glamor, as a lover of makeup I could not have spoken of the new Huda palettes and all the colors you can wear in this very strange spring ..

as you will know if you follow me on instagram, I have a real obsession with Huda Beauty, and not only this, I had a look on the site where I buy makeup and I found some really interesting ideas ..pastel colors, colors like pink, silver and yellow .. and more

huda beauty Pastel Obsession

pastel colors, colors like pink, silver and yellow .. and not only, of course, even a nude bronze makeup could be perfect for the first sunny days of spring ..

nude make-up with Eyeliner is always an evergreen the eye becomes sexy and this makeup is perfect in every season.. and then it is perfect for those with big and round eyes, this makeup gives a cat shape to the eyes.

blue and pink, with points of light, this is the perfect look for spring, and to those who say it is only fair to blondes I say NO! If applied well it is a makeup that is good for everyone!

This year pink is the most popular, but candy pink is not good on all cheeks, so opt for warm tones if you are blackberries, and nothing is more beautiful than the Nars blush. Orgasm, I always wondered why they had called so but when I used it the first time I understood it .. it’s sexy, it’s beautiful .. and you must have it!

this winter Fenty Beaty has launched a line of fabulous palettes, they are eight, numbered, and beautiful! I have the numbers 1, 3, 4, and 5 .. the one with the most spring colors surely among mine is the four, but also the two and the eight are perfect for creating spring makeup

I’m not really a lover of liquid glosses, but those of Fenty Beauty are really beautiful, and this year they have added other colors ..

this is my Favorite

when I don’t want to use liquid glosses I rely on Huda Beauty’s liquid lipsticks, I have a lot of them in the spring I love to use colors like red, and Huda has many shades in this, so the coral ones, and bright ones are my favorites. alternatively the nudes are the top!

but this year liquid eyeshadows with sparkling colors are also back in fashion, a sign of a decade that is about to return, the 90s, so if in these days you feel in the mood for shopping or trying colorful and sparkling makeup well do it, even if we are forced home we don’t lose our passions.So if like me , do you love play or work with Make up..do it! We will back to share our looks and makeup for our days out.. for now let’s train! xoxo !

Discovering New York..

As everyone knows I love New York, I just finished writing a book .. the hope is to be able to publish it, in the meantime I want to share my knowledge with the city with you .. I will take you to know Chelsea Market today.

THE CHELSEA MARKET

located in Midtown, on 15th street, in the heart of the Chelsea district, in what was the old Oreo biscuit factory, today it is a wonderful Food Hall with more than fifty restaurants and shops is a wonderful location that hosts more than six every year millions of visitors, including many tourists,the interior and exterior facade in red brick, with exposed pipes, peeling walls and hanging lamps very vintage and too beautiful. it is typical of this neighborhood, a delight for both the eyes and the palate, you will find anything meat, fresh fish, fruit, ice cream, American and international food,you will love to visit this wonderful Market, here it will take at least a couple of hours for the visit

I visited it one winter evening it was snowing and it was really very cold, but you can always visit it, walking in the evening, in this neighborhood it really is fascinating .. Deciding where to eat in here is really difficult,here I suggest some of the most famous, the best and most accessible where you can have lunch or dinner.
Let’s start with The Lobster place, here you can taste the wonderful lobsters of Maine, perhaps in the famous Lobster roll, a delicious lobster sandwich to be clear, yes the prices are high, the fish in New York is really expensive, but here you will taste it in fast food style, finger food, so the costs are slightly lower than a chic Manhattan restaurant.The second option is entirely Italian, obviously we love pasta from them, and it’s nice to see that many Americans are in love with this cult, the Pasta! And who better than Giovanni Rana, in this restaurant, make delicious fresh pasta with sauces that will satisfy everyone’s tastes,another place to eat a delicious hamburger is Creamline, a fast and informal restaurant located in the iconic Chelsea Market of New York City that serves American classics of agricultural origin, the meat is of a perfect quality, but the rest is not bad either , with twenty dollars you will eat well and well.But there are also Amy’s Bread with its wonderful bread, rolls and muffins, and many others such as Sushi and Tacos, a restaurant that deals only with soups and food from all over the world. The perfect ending, however, is to Ninth Street Espresso,in this bar you can enjoy a delicious Italian espresso,this place is ideal for all lovers of Italian espresso, or caffeinomaniacs like me.



But at Chelsea Market, you can also shop, there are really many shops where to do it.among those that I suggest there is the Chelsea Wine Vault, a beautiful Wine shop, whose decor truly resembles a cellar, there are wines from all over the world, I recommend if you want to try American wines, those of California are exceptional .Li-lac Chocolates is the oldest chocolate house in Manhattan, born in 1923, they produce artisan chocolate, with 140 different types, here you can also taste the famous Marshmallows covered with chocolate, really delicious. There are also several souvenir shops, a bookstore, a flower shop and the famous Anthropologie clothing stores and home decor accessories.

A traveler in quarantine..

I’m sitting here, in front of the pc, with my photo album in my hands, every photo a wonderful memory .. tell me I’m old-fashioned but I love the printed photos, I love to browse my huge album, and remember the details, the days and how I took that particular photo, London, Kos Island, Corfu, Paris, Andalusia, Amsterdam, Florence, Pisa, Elba Island, Venice, Verona, Sestri Levante, Ireland, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and New York .. many times, always NY .. When I don’t work travel, if the stop is short the journey is short, if the vacation is long then off overseas .. The idea that I would stop for a some time, while I was toasting the new year, I would never have imagined it, when this pandemic started, I thought that for a few months I would have to stop with travel overseas, but then with the passage of a whole quarantined month, without being able to go to work, and with the certainty that in a future tro ppo near travel is not recommended, I seriously begin to think that even numbers are not a good omen, but it will be pure superstition maybe .. The quarantine starts to get heavy, damn the same every day, wake up, home care, and then beauty care, blogs .. I work, always the same things, always the same day, there are mornings that I don’t even remember what day it is …The quarantine starts to get heavy, damn the same every day, wake up, home care, and then beauty care, blogs .. I work, always the same things, always the same day, there are mornings that I don’t even remember what day it is … the only thing that makes me happy is to think about my travels, think about where I could be, where I would like to be, in my head I have already organized the trip to New Orleans, the tour in Florida, the visit to the Italian villages ..They say that thinking about positive things in these days is good, it makes you feel less alone, the problem is that solitude has never frightened me, it’s being still that scares me, not being able to go back to NY, not being able to know other places in the world .. not being able to travel the United States,So in these quarantine days, between one news and another do the things you love, and the days will take a little detour that will make them less boring ..

BEAUTY TIPS IN QUARANTINE

In these days of quarantine, we must absolutely keep busy to distract the mind, and do something so that there are no strange ideas of walking around on the street ..

So these days, in addition to having done the manicure ten times, I started to tidy up the closet..by tidying up the closet, I discovered that I have a problem with shopping, I have clothes that I don’t know when I will be able to wear .. but I’m fashionable

Another thing I did, are dozens of face masks, peel off every day,

and while I was taking care of my skin, from the impurities of junk food and too much makeup..I thought about my passion for Makeup, more than passion I would call it obsession ..

So I decided to write here a list of must have for a perfect makeup routine!!Every morning you have to take care of your skin based on the type you have, I have an oily skin, so every morning I apply a nivea matte effect cream that corrects blackheads!for the morning I always recommend a Natural look, then a thread of setting powder a, tone on tone, a little mascara and gloss to always be perfect!

if you want to create more elaborate make-up, I recommend you use palette with perfect tones for your complexion, otherwise you risk making a mess, so if like me, you have the slightly apologetic shade, or at least warm, where to use warm colors like these..

Urban decay naked Honey
Fenty eyeshadow n.1

For the lips ,remember an important rule if you tread your eyes a lot then use light-colored lipsticks or glosses, nude, if instead the make-up is light .. well then dare! red, fire red lips are gorgeous! and perfect for everyone !!

Fenty beauty
Huda beauty

My must have in Makeup are :

Huda beauty obsessions for amazing eyes!! ♥️
Fenty beauty for a glamour makeup 😍
My little passion…
A great obsession !!

How you can see, I have a real obsession for Make-up, and in time I have tested many products, good and not, magnificent colors and others a little less. . those who say they are long lasting are not. I am .. so here I will list my must-haves so if you want to do some online shopping in these days of mandatory quarantine you know what to buy ..

Full frontal mascara by Fenty Beauty

This is absolutely my favorite in this moment, my lashes are beautiful and long perfect for a great make-up

Bad gal Bang By Benifit cosmetics

This is the best Mascara I’ve ever bought, perfect, comb your lashes perfectly thanks to the brush!!

Better than sex by Too Faced

I love this, because when I apply this my eyes are intense and look is so magnetic !

The second thing that I love so much for the makeup are foundations ,I have oily skin,so I need to work with a foundation who give me a matte effect ,and I have my three best !

Too faced- Fenty Beauty- makeupforever

these are the best foundations I’ve ever used .. the first one that is too faced, the Born this way, is not a matte effect, but makes the effect so natural that it seems that nothing has been applied, the second is the soft matte foundation of Fenty Beauty perfect because the effect is guaranteed! And then there is the ultra HD foundation, the Forever Make-up is not matte, moisturizing but does not leave a shiny effect ..

a lady I met in a diner in Hollywood, the thing that must never be missing in a woman’s bag is lipstick, she also told me that her friend of many years ago said that better than a man you spoil the lipstick and not mascara, so always bring one with you .. I always carry one with me, and it goes according to my makeup of the day ..I have a record box one hundred between lipsticks and liquid gloss.. I love and I use all of them.. but my favorite are absolutely these..

Huda beauty liquid and Demi Matte
Super stay matte ink of Maybelline NewYork

Of Maybelline I have a big collection this only one of these .. I love it because is a great Long lasting liquid matte lipstick..

Huda beauty lipstick

This is a part of my collection and things that I believe you must have for a perfect beautiful make-up .

Stay tuned on my IG for more photos and reviews about makeup and all cosmetics

SURREAL

I am so sad..I know this city, And i love It so much.. living in Italy I knew that this thing could happening in all around the world.. and looking photos of my two beautiful cities empty is really unbearable, because this war that the whole world is fighting does not have a physical enemy .. and it is the worst thing ever, because this destroys first our physical health, and then subsequently also the mental one .. and I’m afraid, I’m afraid  to see that Milan will not get up, that my nation cannot do it .. but I am afraid also for the whole world and for my beloved New York ..I was born to travel .. and every year in the end I always go back to NY because it’s like a need, the need to be where I’m fine .. where I’m happy .. when on TV they talk about what’s going on in the world I cry, because  when you know what you fight and easier to win .. and then I think of who lost against Covid19, who is fighting it fighting with all their strength, what will happen after when all this is over, who will suffer most in  all over the world, in the western nations surely ordinary people who already make the leaps to get by, after the state will give him the welcome back to freedom, to those who already live in disaster situations like Iran and other nations perpetually at war.  to the countries where they were already starving now the covid devours them … nobody went to see if they needed oxygen fans .. why?why nobody talks about third world countries?  why nobody talks about India?  why nobody names those countries that are already martyred and afterwards they will be even more?

Chicago
Milano
Shanghai
London
San Francisco
Barcellona
New Orleans
Paris
Madrid
Vienna
Cracow
New York

Everything gonna be alright

Here in Milan, we are in compulsory quarantine since Tuesday, it is now 4 days, in the morning I wake up, and it always seems Sunday, the head seems in a witness program, so I decided to write how to deal with this Mandatory Quarantine together, let’s start with positive thinking , I know, sounds crazy, but who says we can’t study the next trip even if we don’t know the dates? how about instead of drawing? write or read?

let’s start by saying that enduring these situations in a group is really difficult because after 4 days that you always see the same faces, the fire lights up in the stomach, so even if we are at home with other people, take some time just for you.

BEAUTY CARE: How many times have you wanted to try some cream mask or anything else but you haven’t been able to do it in time?
WELL! let it !!

How much do you spend on average at the hairdresser for color, bleaching or highlights? I do it alone at home, I started three days ago, a total discoloration, I will go back to work blonde!And the nails? I spent the average of 35 euros per month, now with the kit at home I do everything myself. Today I worked on my nails and it took me two or two hours, time flies that we don’t even notice it and we saved a little bit of money, which doesn’t hurt right?One thing I love is writing, so if you have this passion too, do it, because time goes by which is a wonder ..One thing that I love is writing, so if you have this passion too, do it, because time passes which is a wonder .. if instead your passions are other, cultivate them ..talk to the people you love, read, I still had many books to start and I have already finished one, look at old printed photos, make sweets or creative dishes .. time will pass and we will go back to travel, to go out, to run about and down the city, we will return to meet new places or people .. have patience, we are making a sacrifice that is for all of us. For the health of our whole Italy and beyond!

Pray for Italy..

Italy is experiencing a really difficult situation, which in the era of the new generations, in the era of virtual intelligence .. we have turned into pandemonium, yes because if instead of paying attention to all the things they write on the web and many newspapers poor, you stopped to listen to the only sensible voice in this situation, that of the doctors, who from the first day said to stay at home and live “less” social life now we would not have arrived at the famous “red zone” that was not still decreed, but that thanks to the draft released on the web has finished creating panic and alarmism, so much so that everyone runs to the station to leave for their own homes of origin .. because you never know that we can no longer go down … But you are serious? The only positive thing about this evening could be the money pocketed by the state railways (maybe we put some tracks around Italy) from March 9 maybe Lombardy is proclaimed a Red area, I say maybe because the draft has not yet been approved , and stopping a region like Lombardy means stopping 70% of the national economy, so it is not an easy decision to make especially if you have to think about who and how to protect companies. Red zone means that the Lombardy Region, as said a lady interviewed in the station tonight will keep us “prisoners” for less than 30 days, because it will not be possible to leave and enter the Region .. the rules will remain the same as the aggregation centers, for those who do not know they are Museums, Churches, gyms, cinemas and schools will remain closed, instead activities such as BAR RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING CENTERS will be open! Because we can pick up coffee at the table in the bar in the square, but we only have to be a damn meter away! Pizza with friends if we are in good health we can go and eat it, these places will also have to comply with the rules to ensure that I’m having a bad time .. they didn’t say to barricade us at home to say the Rosary, but to live a little more regulated! It is useless for you to buy the amuchina if you do not wash your hands, just to be clear .. we have trampled on the work that thousands of doctors and nurses have been doing for weeks now, has brought the virus out of Italy and throughout the Italy because we had to go .. as a hardened traveler I say that we have only increased the risk for the Italian population to catch the virus by not being able to break it down and we have brought our economy to its knees .. a nation that already lives in crisis we have catapulted it into a dangerous tunnel for many small businesses .. my thoughts today go to the doctors and I fully agree with the phrase of Elisabetta Soglio, and the thoughts also rest on all those businesses that will face and are already facing difficult moments, full of fear. we will overcome it and come back stronger than before.. be strong Italy !

Coronavirus in Italia..

l’Italia sta vivendo una situazione davvero difficile, che nell’era delle nuove generazioni ,nell’era dell’intelligenza virtuale.. abbiamo trasformato in pandemonio, si perché se invece di dare retta a tutte le cose che scrivono sul web e molti giornaletti scadenti, vi fermavate ad ascoltare l’unica voce sensata in questa situazione ,quella dei medici, che dal primo giorno hanno detto di stare a casa e vivere “meno” vita sociale ora non saremmo arrivati alla famosa “zona rossa” che non è stata ancora decretata, ma che grazie alla bozza uscita sul web ha finito di creare panico e allarmismo, tanto da correre tutti in stazione per partire per le proprie case di origini.. perché si sa mai che non possiamo più andare giù… Ma siete seri? L’unica cosa positiva di questa serata potrebbero essere i soldi intascati da ferrovie dello stato (forse sistemiamo qualche binario in giro per l’Italia) dal 9 marzo forse la Lombardia viene proclamata zona Rossa, dico forse perché la bozza non è stata ancora approvata ,e fermare una regione come la Lombardia significa fermare l’70% dell’economia nazionale, quindi non è una decisione facile da prendere specie se poi bisogna pensare a chi e come tutelare le aziende.. Zona rossa significa che la Regione Lombardia ,come ha detto una signora intervistata in stazione stasera ci terrà “prigionieri”per meno di 30 giorni, perché non si potrà ne uscire e ne entrare dalla Regione.. le norme resteranno le stesse i centri di aggregazione ,per chi non lo sapesse sono Musei,Chiese, palestre,Cinema e Scuole resteranno chiuse, invece attività come BAR RISTORANTI E CENTRI COMMERCIALI ,saranno aperti! Perché il caffè al tavolo possiamo andarlo a prendere nel bar della piazzetta, ma dobbiamo stare solo ad un maledetto metro di distanza! La pizza con le amiche se stiamo bene di salute possiamo andare a mangiarla, questi luoghi dovranno rispettare anch’essi le norme per far si che sto periodo brutto passi.. non hanno detto di barricarci in casa a dire il Rosario, ma di vivere un po’ più regolati! È inutile che ti compri l’amuchina se poi non ti lavi le mani,giusto per intenderci.. abbiamo calpestato il lavoro che migliaia di medici e infermieri stanno facendo ormai da settimane, abbia portato il virus fuori dall’Italia e per tutta l’Italia perché dovevamo andare.. da viaggiatrice incallita dico che abbiamo solo aumentato il rischio per la popolazione italiana di prendere il virus diffondendolo non potendolo abbattere e abbiamo messo in ginocchio la nostra economia.. una nazione che già vive nella crisi l’abbiamo catapultata in un tunnel pericoloso per molte piccole imprese.. il mio pensiero oggi va ai medici e condivido in pieno la frase di Elisabetta Soglio ,e il pensiero si posa anche su tutte quelle imprese che affronteranno e stanno già affrontando momenti difficili,e pieni di paura.. la supereremo e torneremo più forti di prima #FORZAMILANO #FORZALOMBARDIA #PRAYFORITALY