good morning & counting

morning all!!

the countdown has officially started!!
-10 days as from today!
geeeee am I excited about it!!!????

have started to plan my luggage, thinking about the weather….and couldn’t help but to think again about our favorite subject from the last few days….dear my celery! ( I enjoy calling him this way but with all my heart I promise it is with affection!!)

so is the weather in San Francisco really that bad?!?!
believe me people after 10 years of living in London…anywhere else in the world is fine weather!!
I guess I will have that “safe and sure” jumper like our grandmas always tell us to have it on toe, just to be on the safe side eh?!

In the mean time Turin in treating me with a very nice weather these days so I’m enjoying the city with loads of walks around, taking pictures and holding very piece of special moment to my heart!! Turin will always have a special place in my heart and be a homey reference for me!!

last but not least I came across this link earlier and thought it is fair to share it!!!

Have a good Sunday everyone!

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‘ticket to ride….

yeap yeap yeap….i have officially booked my first trip to san francisco!!!
and i tell you what….i have butterflies in my tummy!!!

i can’t wait!

so much to do
so much to see

passaport

i keep imagining the scene me landing (after and loooooong plane ride with one stop on day light….but who cares…i’ll be arriving in san francisco!!!) and taking the BART transport to get to town….suddenly…baaam….there we will be face to face for the first time….”nice to finally meet you san francisco! i’m marcela senise!
(i get the goospumps just on the thought of it!!)

i’ll be hitting town by end of august for 14 days!

can’t wait to share here with you guys all the pictures and experiences!!ps: flying on my own this time!! teo, jasmine and stella are staying in italy!

planning…scheduling…organising…

i haven’t been around for almost a month as i have been a tad busy organising my first trip to san francisco! part of the beginning of the senise’s adventure!
i have decided to, first of all visit the place i haven fallen in love and chose to experience a period of time!
there has been a lot of researching, visiting different sites, blogs, getting familiar with a lot of new information one might need when moving to a different city. well in my case, moving countries, continent!!
but i’m super happy and excited about this first trip!
of course it will be only me this time!! the pets remain in turin this time!!
i have found accomodation with, what it seems, a very sweet host! and hey! we share the passion for cooking which i guess is a total plus!!
for now it’s all!
actually i have tones of things i want to talk about but one step at a time!!
but let’s go step by step!
big bacio from a very hot turin summer evening!

piazza vittorio - turin summer 2013

piazza vittorio – turin summer 2013

…from Turin to San Francisco….

it all started with the urge of change.
not so long ago.
due to one straight simple reason.
a really bad time to live in italy.

gran madre, turin
after a great deal of consideration i decided to push that “google search” button and explore what was out there for work on the fields i have experience.
there was one specific result that “drove” my attention to San Francisco. i got myself hooked on studying about this city. it didn’t take me much  to “fall in love”. with SF and the idea of spending sometime there.
initial aims were diverted and so i chose to literally take some time off and go back to studying (more like updating my year 2000 graduation Degree), taking up some good and cool cooking courses, changing the pace of life a bit, search for new inspirations, initiatives and all the positive things a new experience like this one can give!
i admit it is not the first time i move cities. brazilian born from a half brazilian half italian family, i left Sao Paulo, brazil at the age of 19 to live and study in London. 10 amazing years between studies and a great professional life in the F&B world. with a brief pit stop in Sao Paulo and i moved to Turin, eight years ago. a city well known to me as i have dear friends since the times i used to go to summer schools abroad when i was a child. not only well known but also very dear to my heart. like London i can say Turin will always have that “home feeling”.
but now it’s time to see if SF will have that special sparkle with me too!

painted ladies on a foggy day, credits Tumblr
however i seriously need some “help” here!!
besides the internet with all the blogs and their stories (most of them i have to say pretty positive), great incentive and feedback from some contacts i have in SF (and also LA) and friends that have been or lived, i know very little in concrete terms.
well i know it’s expensive. full stop.
let’s bypass that obvious fact and move on to more specific points.
points which i will breakdown in specific posts.
– a place to live (as you realised the senise’s are in four and three of them are pets…this being the most important post to be published next in great details)
– choice of neighborhood (i have read tones about it but i’m happy to hear personal experiences and suggestions)
– work experiences (sharing, exchanging, suggesting…)
– what to expect in certain situations (again happy to hear personal experiences)
i guess those were just a few ones to start with….
in the next 6 months i hope to share the good and the bad moments (it can’t be all flowers we all know!!) with you, all the planning, steps and developments about the great adventure of the senise’s moving to SF!

thanks for staying with us!