O Pato

When I was little my dad and I played bossanova together. He used to play the guitar so I could sing with my child like voice, which matches perfectly with the style.
Last month he came to visit us and we spent 10 nice days together. We reminisced old times…
Here is a version of the song “O Pato” (immortalized by João Gilberto in 1959) that he played, I sang and Lorenzo mixed and recorded in his computer.
Pure homemade quality!!! Enjoy.

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Billie on Holidays

If there is something I really enjoy about a holiday is how you can start your day in slow motion and simply listen to nice music while preparing breakfast, navigating on the internet or doing laundry. Billie, as her last name may suggest, is perfect for these occasions.
(vc nao acha, mami?)

Aperitivo break

Wednesday evening in Milano… there’s nothing like a nice “aperitivo” after work. It is the charge needed for the ending week! A nice red wine is enough to relax, and take a breath in the middle of the week without compromising it!

First-time snowboarder

It didn’t snow in Milano. No problem at all… last week Lorenzo and I spent 4 days in the montains doing snowboard! It was really cool (pun intended)!
The ski resort: Valchiavenna; and the city: Madesimo, about 130 km north of Milano, in the Alpes, very close to Swiss border.
Snowboard… well, it was my very first time. Almost a week later and my body keeps reminding me that I was a freshman in the sport! Knees and butt painfull and purple.
But I REALLY, REALLY ENJOYED.

Snowmaniac

I’m going to re-start my blog writing about another thing that I go crazy for: SNOW! Being brazilian, I just got really excited when I saw the weather report for next week in Milano: possibility of snow tomorrow and thursday!
For those who don’t know, Milano doesn’t get snow in the winter. But since I’ve been living here (jan 2000), it has snowed once in 2000/2001 and three times in 2001/2002!
My husband Lorenzo, who has lived in Wisconsin and in Chicago when he was a kid, keeps laghing at me every time I get excited about the weather report.

Moviemaniac

I’m going to start my blog writing about something that I really like: the movies! Last weekend I saw “donnie darko” (by richard kelly), an american independent production. It’s a very well constructed thriller, the kind you finish seeing and think you’ve missed something. With a movie like this you end up looking for spoilers to see if you can understand the sequence of the events. The same thing happened to me when I saw “memento” (christopher nolan) and “mulholland drive” (david lynch).

so much to do in so little time