helloooo from SF!

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sunday night.
four days since i’ve landed.
48 hours to overcome jetleg.
time difference is a bit of a deal but not a big one (9 hours with italy and 5 with brazil)

but no major complaints.
i’m afterall in san francisco at last!
my first ever visit!

yeap. yeap. yeap!!!

my host is a sweet darling. her house is top! perfection to every single detail. and alamo square is one block from her doorsteps.
big time recomendation if you’re visiting and need a place to stay. just visit amrita’s page on airbnb.

i have walked so much. i believe it’s the best way to know a place.
to breath, to gaze and wander around together with the residents.

with my start/finish point at mcallister st i have been so far through market st (and side roads), embarcadero (piers and the saturday farmers market at ferry building), telegraph hill, north beach, russian hill, nob hill, chinatown, noe valley, haights, a beautiful bike ride at golden gate park…to name a few.

people smile at you.
been blessed with such awesome weather.
the speed and shapes of clouds fascinates me. i could watch them all day long.
it’s windy but i have my scarf with me.
the city has it’s problem (serious ones but which city hasn’t?!?!) and yet they don’t ignore it and the pace of such renowned positive vibe city keeps it up.

monday is a national holiday. labour day.
happy holidays to all my american friends.

as from tuesday full gear on as i’m visiting the universities, meeting people i have been in touch and work over the networld (sooooo happy about it!) and getting to explore more and more this magical city.

on a dog note: my gosh stella (the dog!) would love to move out here! how dogfriendly is SF guys?!?!? i’m well impressed!

from me to you, right here in san francisco.
lots of love and wishes of a good week

national dog day!

today is national dog day!

so all my love and best wishes to all dogs and dog lovers!!

specially to my beloved Stella!

in the mean time my countdown is pretty much down to -1 to fly to SF!!! can’t wait!!

stay tuned for all my updates on my first trip!

to fly or not to fly

well…how great is it to have your ticket almost booked and a “worldwide alert” issued by the department of state…!?!
all is set for me to fly to SF and i have to admit i’m a bit concearned…the news coming in are not really good, embassies closing, staff being transfered…
i have changed air companies and only flying with airfrance and not delta anymore.
i’m supposed to fly by the end on august and fly back on sept 11th…(nope that date does not worry me…)
so…shall i proceed normally (and not be paranoid!) or be worried for real and postpone the trip?!

pink plane

frankly i would go ahead…but some reassurance is quite welcome!!

please share your opinion with me?!

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

About us

i guess it is time for me to introduce ourselves a bit better, besides the brief intro you can find on the “about” page with the link bellow.

my world is surrounded by food, passion, work with children, work with adults, living experince in three different cities (sao paulo, london and turin).
i graduated in london (marketing & business for the food industry), a long time ago dare i say…(well 2000 seems a long time ago anyway!) have worked with big names in the industry (london based and international), worked with teaching english for italian toddlers, created a children food education blog (mangia che ti fa bene bimbo!), joined as an ambassador the Jamie Oliver Foundation team, created a Foodsitter figure which i use to be more appealing when dealing & writing my blog and in real life work situation. Oh of course, i almost forgot… i have a small activity online where i make, by pre ordering, a brazilian sweet called brigadeiro.
well let’s say i don’t give much space for boredom in my life!

as for Teo, Jasmine and Stella….they are my beloved “zoo”. They became part of my life since i moved to Italy along the eight years i have been here. Teo, the big boy of the family, is 5. Jasmine, the feline lady, is 4 and Stella, the super fun and cuddly dog, is 3.
needless to say how much they are simply super! the energy and great vibe they bring into the house and in my life.
on a very important note (and nope i’m not writing it just for the sake of it….) they are beyond clean and well behaved. really! my friends tell me all the time how lucky i’m! (i know!!) seriuosly, i never had to deal with odours problems, dirt in the house, poo, pee…yes there is one downside….hair!! but hey what are hoovers for?!?! and indeed this is one of the main reason why they will be coming with me (besides the fact that i would not even consider leaving them behind! i’m totally against abbandoning animals). I’m sure they will adapt just fine and live healthly and cleanly just like they live before. the cats are used to being indoors with exporadic outdoors (if there is the possibility).

the zoo

if you have any questions, ideas, suggestions please feel free to share with us!!

About.

big hug x x x

happy 4th of july!

dear american friends!
happy 4th of july!!!
what can i say….by this time next year we will be celebrating such important date with my san francisco new friends! so exciting!!!

4th july 2013music by amy macdonald

please feel free to visit my blog about children’s food education where you can find my dedicated post from last year and today’s about independece day!

here is the link mangiachetifabenebimbo.com/2013/07/04/happy-4th-of-july/

big hug from all of us x x x

( google pictures credits: 4thofjuly2013.com , foodlogsandfeedback.com , uptake.com , askabachelor.com , brusimm.com ) thanks!