Daily luxury_May 💙

May is a beautiful month 💙. Dreams of love and sweetness come to me like the turquoise sea caresses the white sandy beaches. Let’s go with the waves and start a new adventure! Do something beautiful that will make your soul happy. Leave on a trip to Bali, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Capri, learn a new language, learn to dive, swim in the blue sea, follow your dreams and intuition, write, collect photos, and love your life on a daily basis 💙. A little daily luxury in your life is a sweet memory to collect. It can be anything; a beautiful day on the beach, a cute bracelet with turquoise heart or diamant earrings from Tiffany’s, dolci, white orchids, lovely white Liu Jo dress, beige Choo’s, the sunshine through palm leafs, ly’s and hugs from family, seeing Disney’s Moana another time…💙 Dream and love the daily luxury in your life. For daily inspiration on moda, daily luxury and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com
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miamii ayay 💙

Miamii beach is a beautiful place for ocean souls, to escape the winter blues for tropical temperatures, to explore the white sandy beaches, and to swim in the turquoise blue ocean💙. So go with the waves to beautiful Miamii and explore all the lovely beaches, island adventures, and tropical flora and fauna that this city on the beach has to offer. The only daily luxury you’ll need in your suitcase is a bikini and havaianas.

💙 A day on the beach: you can find beautiful beaches in Sunny Isles with oceanside boutique hotels, chique spas and dream apartments like Jade Ocean. In South Beach you can photograph all the colourful beach houses along the coast, enjoy a chique lunch at Nikki beach, and take a bike ride through the art deco district, to the islands on the Venetian Causeway or cycle all the way to Key Biscayne. Secondly, you can go to the tropical Miami keys (try a key lime pie) and beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico (visit sea turtles on Marco island or collect seashells on Sanibel island). 

My daily luxury: a turquoise bikini from Victoria’s Secret (in photo), Kopari‘s organic coconut oil is essential to hydrate summer beauties’ hair, skin and sandy feet, Dior Bronze will give you sun protection and a delicious scent, a Bkr water bottle and Fiji water will keep you cool and hydrated from within. 

💙 Shopping: you can find beautiful shops in Aventura mall, South Miami Beach, and the Japanese inspired outdoor mall the Falls (with Japanese gardens and waterfalls). Also Naples is a chique place to shop. I love the spring-summer collections in white, sand and blue, for example Dream Angels lovely lace lingerie from Victoria’s Secret, knit dresses by Michael Kors, white macramé summer dresses by Twin-Set, striped “Ocean Soul” top (in photo) and white macramé tops by Patrizia Pepe, Liu Jo‘s white and blue denim collection (see mini skirt in photo), cotton off shoulder tops by Sea NY, and customized havaianas

💙 Daily luxury_food: another thing you need to try in Miamii is the South-American cuisine, the avocado spring rolls and Luau salad from the Cheesecake Factory, and a coconut milk cappuccino. Try these nice restaurants, too: oceanside Nikki Beach, brunch at Sense beach house, sushi at Samurai, Italian at George’s, Cuban at Bongo’s.

💙 Beautiful places to go on an adventure outside of Miami are the Keys, Naples, and the Bahamas. Secondly, you can visit the Disney resorts, Seaworld and Universal Studios in Orlando.

Dream and love the daily luxury in your life 💙 For daily luxury, moda and beautiful places, you can follow me on www.nickybianca.com and www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/.

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Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 

Il dolce far niente in Italy 💙 beautiful places in Italy to be lazy_

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes, between summer sadness and winter blues, I need some days to sleep and chill a little. Some lazy days in a beautiful place in Italy would be a good idea! In Italy, il dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, is a lifestyle. It is about living on a Mediterranean rhythm and loving the daily luxury in your life. The daily rituals have become a form of art in Italy, from a beautiful pizza margherita, the perfect cappuccino to raspberry icecream, from spending time with family, l’amore to dressing well. La dolce vita is celebrated in the little streets, boutiques, restaurants and homes of each Italian city. These are beautiful places in Italy to be a little lazy:

  1. Milano and il lago di Como. Even though Milano is known as a busy city, it is a nice place to visit the beautiful white Duomo, and to shop in the monumental Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, la Rinascente and in Via Montenapoleone. For a day away from busy Milano, you need to go to Como at only half an hour distance. The view over il lago di Como is beautiful and you can go to romantic places across the lake, like Bellagio. Il dolce far niente: you can sit on the rooftop of il Duomo to read a book and enjoy the view, visit Armani Casa for some home inspiration, taste the delicious mozzarella dishes and pizzas at mozzarella bar Obicà, and try all the icecream you can find in Como.
  2. The lovely, little places on the 1920s beach in Viareggio all have nice entrances with wooden names. This is where the local Italian families go for a day on the beach. The place has a sweet scent that comes from the orange and pine trees. Along the seaside you will find the chique boutiques from for example Liu Jo, Patrizia Pepe, Intimissimi, and Atos Lombardini. In a two hour walk along the sea, you can go to Forte dei Marmi, another lovely coastal town in Lucca, Toscane. il dolce far niente: don’t miss all the boutiques in Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, go to a spa, and try all the icecream at gelateria Grom.
  3. La bella città di moda_ Firenze is a beautiful city and home to many boutiques, musea, and restaurants. In Via Roma, Via dei Calzaiuoli, Via de’ Tornabuoni and Piazza della Repubblica, you will find the boutiques from Liu JoTiffany and co, Luisa via Roma, Patrizia PepeFratelli Rosetti, la Rinascente, and you can visit the Gucci museoil dolce far niente: drink a cappuccino or cioccolato at Caffè Gilli, visit the Liu jo store, visit il giardino di Boboli, try the mezzelune pasta at Fuori Porta, and pizza a taglio at Pugi.

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Fendi, Fontana di Trevi, luglio 2016

In a beautiful setting, at the renovated Fontana di Trevi in Rome, Fendi celebrated its ninetieth anniversary. The love story between Fendi and Rome has its origins in 1926. As an homage to the ancient city, Fendi has invested in the restoration of the Trevi fountain (Fendi for Fountains). The Trevi fountain, loved for the classic scene in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, is a symbol of Italian civilization, culture and architecture. At the beautiful event at the Trevi fountain, the piazza, filled with the world of moda e lusso, hushed at the sight of Fendi’s collection of fairy tales and legends. The collection by Fendi was a storybook, and each piece had its own story to tell. As made for a princess, the long, flowy dresses were embroidered with flowers and fairies. Come un sogno, the Fendi collection was like a dream. The only link to the cool daywear collection by Fendi, besides the creativity and craftmanship, were the carefully crafted bags (like the monster bags by Fendi). In the online boutique, you can find the inimitable collections by Fendi.

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Photos and images by Fendi, Vogue Italia, Nicky Bianca and Pinterest.

Coco Chanel in Havana, Cuba 🌺

May 3, 2016, Havana, Cuba. While Cuba is opening its turquoise doors to the world, the beautiful island invited not only Obama, the first American President to come to Cuba since 1928, but also the world of ‘moda y lujo’ to enter the colourful and vibrant capital city Havana. In the Paseo del Prado, set between the palm trees and Cuban casas, the street has become a runway for the Chanel cruise collection 2017. In a beautiful mix of old and new, the past and the present, the Chanel couture collection meets the classic imperial style of Cuba. With the Panama hats, coloured tweed jackets and midi skirts, the Chanel cruise collection 2017 is clearly inspired by Cuban history. While the masculine trousers, tweed jackets and midi skirts in the cruise collection are essential to Chanel, the colourful tweed in lime, coral, blue and colonial white, tropical prints and ‘Viva Coco libre’-shirts have been inspired by the Cuban setting. 

Photos and images by Nicky Bianca, www.pinterest.com/nicky_bianca/ and Vogue España.

Liu jo y lujo

Daily luxury is something beautiful that you love on a daily basis. For me, for example, my daily luxury is my family, my home, my illy capuccino, dolci, sleeping in, my beautiful Liu Jo jeans and Choo’s, the Vogue Italia, España and Paris, writing, traveling to the Mediterranea, my dreams and memories. Dream and create a life you love! A dream is a daily luxury that gives inspiration and hope for beautiful things to come. Don’t wait for your dreams to come true without loving your life on a daily basis, too. Love the little things in your life! I’m writing about daily luxury to share all these little, beautiful things with you. Dream and love the daily luxury in your life 💙🌺, Mode en dagelijkse luxe, fashion and daily luxury, moda e lusso, moda y lujo, https://nickybianca.wordpress.com/

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Nicky Bianca Communication

Nicky Bianca Communication: the writing and translation of documents on foreign affairs and fashion in nl-en-it. Storytelling, research, the writing of documents and text, translation in nl-en-it, journalism, media analysis, international communication, PR, branding, the writing of blogs and social media. For writing assignments and translations in nl-en-it, you can contact me on nicky_bianca@hotmail.com. View my portfolio on https://nickybiancacommunication.wordpress.com/portfolio/

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Al mare 💙🌺🍉

In the summer you only need some essential daily luxuries: a beautiful turquoise bikini and a white lace dress (www.twinset.it), a lovely beige dress (www.patriziapepe.it), a Liu jo jeans and tee (www.liujo.it), some havaianas, Acquazurra or Valentino heels and Choo’s. Now you only need a beautiful bounty island to set your summer vacation or a cool city on the beach. Maybe in Hawaii, the Bahamas, Barcelona or Capri. Sun, sea, sand, surfboard, summer… 🌺 Where will you spend your summer vacation al mare, and what are your summer luxuries you will bring with you? Dream and love your daily summer luxuries 💙🌺🍉.

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La bella città di moda Firenze

In the 1920’s a bellboy in a chique hotel started designing beautiful, handmade pieces of leather luggage and travel bags for the chic and wealthy in Florence, italy. Grace Kelly and Jacky Kennedy loved his fine collection of bags. In the course of the 20th century the bellboy, Guccio Gucci, had created an empire with his family business in Firenze (Florence). The beautiful pieces of travel bags, suitcases and the clothing collections designed by Gucci, from the twenties to the present day, can be admired in the Gucci museum in Firenze. 

Gucci is merely one of the inspirational success stories that are set in the bellissima città di moda Firenze. Small scale family businesses in fine leather and wool have grown out to become fashion empires on which the sun doesn’t set. Sergio Rossi is another good example of this. The beautiful quality and design of its leather shoes has made Sergio Rossi an international success. Armani, Acquazzura, Patrizia Pepe, Pucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo are other examples of beautiful, internationally renowned brands that all started in the city of Firenze.

The Via de’ Tornabuoni is the most beautiful and chique street in the city center of Firenze, where you will find the boutiques of Hermès, Pucci, Tiffany’s, Bulgari, Dior and many more. La Piazza della Reppubblica is the historic square of the city and a perfect starting point to explore the boutiques in the small side streets Via Roma and Via Calziuoli, for example Fratelli Roselli, Liu Jo, Pollini, Luisa via Roma, La Rinascente. You may also find little family run shops where the shoes, bags and clothes are still being handmade. 

Even though, Firenze is a perfect place for a shopping trip, you shouldn’t miss the cultural and architectural beauty of the city. Il Duomo, il Battistero, Piazza Signorina, Piazzale Michelangelo and il Giardino di Boboli are beautiful, breathtaking locations to explore in the city. And you have to try all the delicious dolci, icecream and pizza that Firenze has to offer. The beautiful boutiques, architecture and food make Firenze one of my favorite Italian cities 💙🌺.  

Dream a little dream

Don’t you know that a dream is made of love and hope and adventure? A dream is a place you need to go to, because you know and feel with all your senses that this is where you belong. You’ll know where this place is, because you dreamed about it at night and you know about it from your daydreams. It’s that one dream, you dreamed about when you were little and when you were in school. You need to find this beautiful place in the world and follow that dream. And when you feel a little lost, look at the stars, the sea, the trees, the little things. They will tell you where to go. And you will know that dreams in the world are connected, because it all is. So go on an aventure and go with the waves. A dream of love and adventure is a little place in the world that has always been within you 💙🌺 xx   

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