Monday, October 5, 2009

Life in hidding

Ever so often we come across little pieces of history that have gone unseen for ages, until they're brought to light. Such is the case of this little video, the only filmed footage known to date to show Anna Frank.

We may read thousands of books in our lifetime, but only a few dozen remain in our minds forever. This is the case for me with Anna Frank's Diary. Perhaps it's because I kept a diary (or several, really) myself, or maybe it's because I read it when I was her exact same age, but this book or rather, her memoirs, have always haunted me. And this year I finally got to see it with my very own, teary eyes.

It was the first time ever I cried at a museum, but it was a very powerful sight, getting to see her open diary right there in it's acrylic box. A sight I waited for 10 years and then, this year, I finally got to see it.

The museum is a bit disappointing if you're expecting to see their hidden house intact, the only remains are the book case that hid the secret door and Anna's posters and artists' photos on the walls. But getting to put yourself in her shoes if only for 30 minutes, it was experience I'll never forget.

Image credits: here and here
Thnx Mary Loneliness for reminding me to post about this!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It ain't over 'till it's over

Apparently all the Spring celebrations last week meant nothing to the Universe, as it's been unbelievably cold ever since! And I refuse to post cute little summery dresses until the weather decides to act accordingly.

In the mean while, I'm loving this gorgeous grey coat, found by The Sartorialist. I know, I know, it looks dangerously similar to my grey coat, but I'm loving those ruffles!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

You're disturbing my Oboe practice!*

My neigbour has been unbelievably annoying this weekend! It's funny 'cause for the past 12 years we haven't even noticed anyone there, I don't even think I've seen anyone take the elevator to that floor either. And I think it's an eldery couple, but our theory is that their grandkid moved in with them recently, because at really odd hours he just cranks the volume up on the stereo and bangs something... so loud I asumed it was the neigbour upstairs. I got to the verge of almost grabbing a broom and hitting the ceiling *Mr Heckles style...until we realised it's some jerk on the floor below ours. WEIRD!

I was browsing the web when I came across this sign... I loooove it!! I would so totally do that! Rat the brat on the elevator with a similar note! *Muahahaha*

Have a lovely Monday!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Paris daydreaming with P

I've been having a hard time adjusting back to the "real life" (meaning: vacations are over) and I keep having this flash back images going on in my head at random times of places and people and all the things I was doing 3 weeks ago.

Right now I'm totally loving this song, loving the video, and totally loving/missing P who's having the time of his life in Barcelona! Click play to see this gorgeous story (never mind the fights :P). How can you not be totally in-love with life when you get to see Europe with the love of your life?

Have a lovely, love-filled weekend!

French Navy by Camera Obscura, via Black Eiffel.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make a wish

Did you know that today it's been one year since my first post here at Journal de Petits Details? How cool is that, uh? Yeah, I've been on and off for a while, but today is the day when I started writing a year ago, and I think that's pretty big!

And to celebrate I wanted to share with you this wonderful story in the video below. I recommend that you turn on your speakers (it doesn't have to be very loud, it is just music after all) as you watch this story about a couple at war told by this unbelievably talented artist on Ukraine's got Talent, of whom I promise to do more reaserch later on.

I had never seen a story being told with sand, light and music before and I was blown away like the whole audience sitting there watching the show. And it made me think how sometimes we complain that we don't really have any talents in us, that we can't really do anything special enough... After watching this video I started thinking: well... maybe we weren't really looking...

Diecinueve deseos photo by NicaMom.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Men in glasses...

Yes. Men in glasses are hot. And that's all I've got to say about it!!

I guess it works out just fine that my guy wears glasses too ;)

Photo credits: Justin Timberlake and Simon Baker at the 61st Emmy Awards by Kevin Winter / Getty Images, via

Monday, September 21, 2009

Spring time!!

Yes!! It's finally here!! So sorry about you guys in the northern hemisphere, but it was about time we got to clear out our closets to make room for fun, flirty skirts and tanks, strappy sandals and open bedroom windows. Time to move into the end of the year and start planning beach escapades and romantic nights outside (if only in a balcony...).

I don't know about you, but I was waiting for this day like a kid waits for the break during Math class.... and even though it might be cold and cloudy tomorrow, today was just perfect! (even though we're no longer students thus not having Spring Day off).

I had a cute little office picnic by Puerto Madero, how about you?? Are you as giddy and excited as I am about this spring?

Flower shop in Quartier Latin, Paris; Flower shop in Monnickendam, Holland and Flowers at Regent's Park, London all by me.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Commitment issues?

I miss this blog. I miss your comments, and I miss all the other  blogs I used to spend ages on. Would you say I have commitment issues? I mean, after all, I can't seem to be able to keep this blog updated with no interruptions for more than a month.

I came back from Europe a couple of weeks ago, and I still seem to have some sort of ever-going jet lag I never experienced before... what's that all about?? My body doesn't seem to get along with this time zone at all.

But well, I'm back! Back at the office, back catching up with friends, and back trying not to fall back on the old routine, but trying to remember all the revolutionary ideas I came back with. Let's see how long I can keep it up!! But for now, I'd just be content with getting rid of the suitcase that has been lying in the middle of my room ever since I came back. I guess I like the feeling of a half filled suitcase, not really showing wether you're leaving or if you just came back.

Photo by Amanda and Olivia, via Lolita.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Le boudoir

I'm very very sleepy, and that might, in part, be the reason why I'm loving these rooms' pictures so much!! I just had to share. Wish I had a bit of time to fix up my room the way I'd love it. That way I could kiss away my trerrible sleeping habits!!

Bonne nuit!

Awesome photos via Wonder.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Hope you have a tranquil, relaxing and lovely weekend!!


Melancoly by candy-eyed, via Twenty three

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I have this terrible addiction... and I'm not talking about chocolate, nor Paris, shoes or travelling. This is an addiction I can't quite seem to manage (much like chocolate).

The thing is, even if by chance I do happen to hear the 5th alarm go off on time, I always seem to take longer and longer to get ready every morning, and I wind up being unnecessarily late. Don't ask me why, it just happens that way. And "oh, I'm late again" and I hail a taxi on my way out.

Every freakin' morning by now...

And of course it's ridiculous! And I'm totally cheap on other things, but a taxi is never money wasted. There's something in being driven to work, having all that back seat space to yourself. Not having to push your way around a  busy train station. Not holding onto your purse like a life vest, riding with the train's doors one centimetre from your  face.... I know it's ridiculous, and it needs to stop now!!

Still... there's nothing like a good conversation with a nice taxi driver!

Taxi #1: Jake&Sam
Taxi #2: Silvia.R
Taxi #3: michaelsdonovan

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Is she gorgeous, or is she gorgeous??

Sorry about the short absence... but on Monday I fell asleeep with my clothes on, only to wake up at 3.45am and see all my blog finds scattered on the screen, and don't even get me started with workaholic Tuesday!!!

Audrey via How to steal a million?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Pure brilliance

If this doesn't show the true meaning of a wedding celebration, I don't know what does. I'm absolutely loving this vid, and I even shed a few tears. It's absolutely brilliant! And it totally pumped me up for the upcoming summer weddings!!!

Don't you just love it and wish you could break free of all the usual wedding protocol? ;)

PS: If you make me bride's maid I would totally wear sunglasses for you!!

Found it via A cup of Jo

Friday, July 24, 2009

Totally loving it

I'm trying

I'm loving everything about this ensamble!! Too bad it's too cold right now to give it a try, but I seriously love it! A little bit of pink here, some nude there and wrap it all up in black.

Also, I'm adding Scanning's tumbr blog to my "blogs to love" 'cause she always has the perfect photo, her finds are amazing! and I'm sure you'll love it too.

Have a great weekend! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snooooow!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Why, if I went to sleep an hour and a half earlier than usual, did I keep on sleeping?

Why, if I have five alarms strategicalky scheduled at different times for me to get up ontime, I heard none?

Why did I overslept on the day I had important stuff to do before going to the office?

Why did I have to leave the house in such a rush I couldn't even see the weather forecast?

Why did I, on the coldest day of the year, leave the house on ballerina flats and no socks??

And why on Earth is it snowing all over Argentina, exept in Buenos Aires?!?!

It snowed by .bella.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

On being freinds

July 20th is Friends' Day in Argentina, and of course I realise that you don't celebrate friendship, the whole of it, just on one day, but it does give you a chance to get out of your daily routine (no matter if it's Monday, you're tyred, you've got exams, you crashed your car, your moving into a new house or you're psychosomatic about Influenza A) and express, share and care for each other on this day, as you would any other day. But at least like this, with an almost National Day dedicated to friendship, you get to celebrate and gather your bestest friends around you no matter what's going on in the world.

I don't know about you, but I spent it the best way you could: around a big ravioli plate, lots of chocoalte for desert, and all the stories that happened to us from our last reunion (last Friday night)!

Yay to Friends' Day!!

Girls in Manchester photographed by Shirley Baker, from the Mary Evans Picture Library (found here).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chez Pauline

So found this cute little place she took me to yesterday for tea, and let me tell you I just adored it! Chez Pauline in Recoleta, is a maison de thé where you can walk in and buy some really exquisite teas and pastries or sit down at one of their little tables and enjoy a pot of tea and a pain au chocotate, brioche or the day's cakes with a friend.

I tried the Bouquet de Provence tea: black Ceilán tea with lavender flowers from Provence and sliced almonds (to die for!). Unfortunately they didn't have any macarons at the time, I guess that's what happens when you show up for tea time at 7pm... so we settled for home made toast with butter and countryside honey instead.

I loved the look, and if you buy a can of tea, you can get discounts on refills later on, no need to buy the can again afterwards! I deffinitely need to get back for one and give those macarons a try...

Have a great weekend!

Photo from here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I realise I can't keep appearing and disapearing like that... but after the 2 working days week I had, and this Monday being my birthday and all I've been running everywhere and just now got the time to sit down and type.

I had a great 25th birthday! I got lots of calls from far far away, my friends came over, and I got the coolest presents: a day at a spa!, gorgeous clothes, $, and a cool new handbag. But I wanted to post about a particular present that flew in all the way from London, UK, and when I opended it I actually squealed out loud!!

Judge for yourselves:

I can't wait until I get to London!!!!

*When I showed this postcard to my grandma she just looked at it and said that she "can't believe what things are coming to... a prince shouldn't dress like this... it looks like a picture of a movie star rather than the heir to the British throne". LOL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bursting into song

A friend shared this with me today and I just had to show you too. I know it's nothing new by now, a large group of people suddenly bursting into dance and having people "out of nowhere" start daancing along to one song, but it still fascinates me. Specially looking on stander by's expressions going from shock into full smiles. And I admit it, if this happened to me any random day at Retiro station I would most deffinitely join the crowd and start singing and dancing along, I mean, it's The soud of music!!

Click play and enjoy! It gets particularly freakish right in the middle. I dare you not to start singing along in your head while you're sitting at the office!!

Thanx Sof!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

By general request...

And so I'm back
from outter space
I just walked in to find you here
with that smile upon your face!

Yes, I'm back, cause the blog had to be back. It really isn't its fault that I'm working like crazy at the office, and life and whatnot, so it's back! (Although I might start resenting you reader in the short term, when my boss' looking over my shoulder trying to figure out what I'm so intently typing about).

If it makes you feel any better, I haven't changed my Facebook photo since January, so there! Oh!! And before I forget... I'm going to Paris this *Europen* summer!! Could things get any better right now?

PS: It feels good to be back!

Dancing tower by Stephanie.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Culturise thyselves!!

Today I was hit in the face with reality: I'm old. No, seriously, I'm 24, but I'm already old. I needed to get to a doctor's appointment and the train wouldn't come, so I had to fly out of the train station and I hailed, what now is, the most expensive taxi ride I ever took... Why, you ask? Why did I have to get on a  taxi and not ride a bus? Because there was the most ridiculous traffic ever and I was already late.

We din't realy know why we had to come to a halt every other 10 meters....the taxi driver kept promising that past Pueyrredón Av it would be fine and we would speed up, but we never did. Why? I was wondering the exact same thing, until suddenly I vagely remembered hearing about a band that was playing at River Stadium tonight. So who was playing? JONAS BROTHERS.

Yes, readers, I amit it, I have heard the name before, as in I have heard those two words in a sentence... but I just couldn't think of a song I knew they played, or really even picture them in my mind. Judging from the isnanity vibe and screams coming in from River Stadium (2km away) there must be thousands of teenage girls who do know them. You would not believe their screams every 15 seconds or so, carried by the wind into my room.

So who are the? Are this generation's Hanson Brothers? Are they the next Back Street Boys?? I wish I had a 14 year-old reader to explain all this to me and make me feel like I'm not really that old just yet...

To hear more songs by Jonas Brothers (and realise it's not spelt "Jona's" like I thought at first) visit their Official Youtube Channel.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Oid mortales!

Yesterday was our National Anthem's day, and perhaps it doesn't seem like such a big story to post about... but it's our anthem and I love it! And I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm Argentine, it is really good.

On the video above it's being played at Plaza de Mayo, across from the Casa Rosada, by the Regimiento Patricios Military band, who I think are excellent!

Don't really know if this is much of a story at all... but we don't usually make a huge deal of our national symbols and I thought it was a good time to spread the sound!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Bon weekend!!

Mmmm... riding around Paris in a bike... I NEED A VACATION ASAP!! Click here to have the background music and I promise you'll stare at this .gif for hours, I know I did!!

This week has been a bit crazy on this side of the screen, hope yours was a lot better!

Have a lovely weekend!! :)

Amélie animation from The poor dancing girl she won't dance again, via Audrey Hepburn Complex.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Chanel N° 5

For all of you that just love perfum, enjoy a good romantic movie with Audrey Tautou, adore a good Billy Holliday song or simply lust for Chanel N° 5, here's the new film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Have a great day daydreaming of train love affairs, gorgeous strangers and sleeping in trains (which I love!!) I can't seem to get enough of these, with Before Sunrise and all. For another great perfum ad click Miss Dior Chérie.

PS: It's totally worth it to click on the HD (High Deffinition) button if to see it in great quality.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The week started again

(There should've been a photo here but Blogger is being funny today)

I know, I know, I've been very bad these past few days and I've been away from the blog a bit too long, I guess I took Workers' Day too seriously... that and the fact that yesterday I had a French exam, and the schemming about the trip and all...

Anyway, all is well and I'm back in the blogosphere, trying to dish up something you'd love. So stick around for some cute stuff this week! (either that or my usual random thoughts)  :)

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I did it!! I FINALLY finished it!!

I finally finished The name of the rose by Umberto Eco!! Bid deal, right? Well... it is! It's the longest book I've ever read, and I don't mean long as in many pages, I've read longer... but the plot just takes forever to reveal!! I started it in February and just finished it this weekend. I suppose it's a great book for Filosophy and Theology lovers, and I could deffinitely hear, waaaay back in my head, my professor from Senior year in High School mentioning and explaining a whole lot about this book. In those days I had decided that Filosophy wasn't one of the "important" classes and I pretty much ignored it and studied enough for exams... now I kind of regreat not even trying to follow that class.

Anyway, you might think I'm crazy posting about being happy for finishing a book, but I think I'm one of the only people I know who has actually finished it! How about you? Did you even try?? What did you think: masterpiece or stuck-up, presumptuous literature?

Photo from here.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Anette is leaving

She carries a lot of suitcases
but all of them are empty
because she's expecting to completely fill them
with life by the end of this trip
and then she'll come home and sort everything out
and do it all again
- Story people

I saw the photo above with it's text and all and I thought it was perfect to farewell Anette, who's just about to get on a plane and fly off to the land of the Big Ben to fulfill her dream of getting out there and see what happens, and travel, and have the time of her life!

Anette, we're terribly happy for you!! You shall be missed, though, so you'd better send many many many photos from London!!

Photo and text from mainemomma2007

Thursday, April 23, 2009

On the other side of the globe

There's this amazing photographic presetation at the Aliance Française of Buenos Aires going on these days, organised to celebrate Médecins du Monde's 10 years in Argentina with photos by some really good photographers depicting life in some of the harshest places in our planet.

And the serie that caught my eye is "Crisis in Congo" by Andrew McConnell. The photos are unbelievable, the kind that just take your breath away as they open a huge question mark or unleash a turmoil of thoughts in your head. The first thing I thought when I saw the first picture was: "Gosh, there's someone sleeping in those huts tonight". I know it's silly, but it's not a thought that occurs to you when you go about doing your regular stuff. It caught me by surprise as I was going to my French classes. And it made me think of the times when I wanted to work with refugees and the UN in my teen years...

There's a whole world out there, and sometimes I feel like we're completely disconnected from it, from them. And I know there's a lot of people in need right here too, but when you read about the millions of people that are being pushed out of their land into refugee camps due to the political interests of a few... it just makes you think, and not be comfortably seated in a cubicle any more.

To see more mindblowing photos by Andrew McConnell click here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

C'est ça que j'adore

Since I was a little girl I have always secretly wanted a dress like this, with a full skirt to bounce around me everytime I danced, or walked or twirled. Besides, I dare you to walk down the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, and look at yourself in one of the mirrors and not pretend that you have one!

Do you think this Dior gown is too much for a wedding?? I love it!! Oh! And in case the model's face looks kind of familiar to you but you can't quite place her... it's Emily Blunt: Emily from The Devil wears Prada!

Gorgeous Dior gown photographed by Michael Roberts for Vanity Fair (via Tweexcore)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Beautiful strangers

I  thought about posting about Slumdog Millionaire when I watched the movie, and for some reason it was left as a draft in my "to publish" posts and now it became relevant again with Rubiana Ali's (the girl in picture #3) sad news that have been floodding the media. It is so painful to think that a father would (have to) sell a daughter to support the rest of the family... and it's so ironic that an actress who took part in a movie that exposes how hard life can be in the slums of India has to go through this. I suppose I can't really judge this with an occidental point of view, but still, it's just too sad.

I totally recomend the movie, though bare in mind that there are some harsh realities exposed very matter-of-factly, but the people, the places and the colors of India are so beautifully portrayed.

Credits: Photo #1; Photo #2; Photo #3; Photo #4; Photo #5.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Petit mental schock at the cubicle...

Sorry for the absence yesterday... but I'm just now recovering from a petit mental shock that occuered yesterday morning as I checked my e-mail.

I was sitting at the office minding boring, mundane, cubicule stuff business, when I opened an invitation to a friend's wedding in the campagne française in August!!

I wanna goooooo!! I wanna go!!!!! After a turmoil of emotions ranging from utter happiness, dispair, anger at stupid responsibilities, and ambivalencies between being aboslutely certain that I can go and then thinking there's no possible way that I could, I've finally decided to spend my time in a more productive way by scheming ways to convince "the suits" that I deserve a little extra days of vacacion or payless days, and that I can actually do all my work on a laptop from France for a few days... Ah! La vie est très compliquèe!!

And now excuse me while I go and give myself a huge overdose of Paris, je t'aime, merci.

Vallée de la Bouzanne, Château de Chabenet photo by Phil'Ours

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The ladder of success

When you walk up the ladder of success,
don't let the boys look up your dress.

A childhood friend of mine wrote this in my sign book (the 1996 paper version of Facebook) and I it's the first thing that came to mind when I saw this pic. This, and a little undercover promotion that has me extatic, anxious and happy all at once :)

Photo from Anna-Lee, via Audrey Hepburn Complex, via Sabino

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fiona la Mona is back!

For the "fans": Fiona la Mona is back! My sister and cousin are having a great home fair, recieving everyone with a tea party and lovely accessories. If you're interested just let me know and I'll mail you the address. Doors open at 1pm and they'll stay open until 9pm!

I've seen a preview and there are lovely finds along with great handmade stuff.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ideas of romantic love

Ever wonder how we get some ideas in our head sometimes?? Hmmm... love in the times when there was no e-mail, no sms nor instant messaging...

I know the most feminist readers of this blog will gag when listening to some parts of the lyrics, but you've got to admit this whole scene is lovely!! It's so beautifuly coreographed and it almost makes you wanna be sixteen again, sneaking out of the house and kissing your guy under the rain.

I must have watched this movie a gazillion times and still stop to watch whenever it's on on TV. It's weird, once I even watched it in Portuguese because I couldn't figure out how to turn the SAP off from the TV set!!

"Sixteen going on seventeen" clip from The Sound of Music found via Pop and Pretentious

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!!

Hope you all have a great Easter and that you get to spend it with your families and loved ones!!


Bowl of knitted eggs by Little cotton rabbits

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

U r nt tht trndy

Speaking of "the new generation" and computers and such... this is a cute little reminder of how there's nothing new under the sun. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy birthday S!!

I'm totally jaded of hearing "grown-ups" (yes, I still refuse to be one) complain about "this generation" and how we say we're so connected but we're really more disconnected than ever. This concept, or rather this way of thinking, can only come from someone who's absolutely diconnected from everything and everyone and can't quite grasp the whole 21st century concept, in my opinion.

Yesterday was S's birthday, and Anette and I went to her house for a little celebration. Miss Pez has flown back to the UK this weekend and couldn't be here, in the traditional sort of way, but she actually was! Thanks to Skype and a web cam she could even see as S opened her gift and everything in real time!! I'm constantly mesmerised by things like this, you know... when you take a step back and see things from the outside looking in... it's amazing how one of us could take part in it all sitting in a living room in London while we chatted away at the mike on S's dining room in Buenos Aires. And perhaps as you're reading this you're thinking "Well... duh! that's internet for ya!", but maybe, just maybe, you're like me, being amazed by the littlest things in life.

Note: believe it or not this is a picture of a real cake made by Louise from CakeJournal!! Isn't it amazing?? (via Audrey Hepburn Complex).

Monday, April 6, 2009

History in the making

Last week an Argentine ex-president passed away. I wasn't really planning to go to the ceremony that held place along the streets of Buenos Aires basicaly because I didn't feel a very strong connection with him, I mean, I know he was the first democratically elected President in a very long time, and that's a huge thing, but appart from that... I dunno, I'm not taking sides on something that happened when I was a one-year-old, besides the fact that I'm absolutely grateful I lived all my life in democracy.

That being said, I wound up unvoluntarily in the middle of the whole thing on my way to S's house and by fortune I had my camera with me! So you get a little glimpse of the throngs of people gathering up to see the Army escort go by. It was really thrilling to take part of it, even though I did it in my own way: seeing people's faces, reading the flags and banners and looking up at the poeple looking down on us from their valconies.

It was literaly like seeing history in the making, and I loved it.

All photos by me.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Something is very wrong here

OMG... my stress level is reaching unknown levels... I came back to the office from lunch and I realised about an hour later, when I wanted to have some chewing gum, that I didn't have my purse with me. And I couldn't tell if I had or hadn't brought it back with me... we had made a pitt-stop at Zara and I was drawing a blank. I had to go back downtown (yes, we had lunch in a more "central" spot than where we work), with my stomach in a knot and see if it was there or what.

Thank God that when I got there the waitresses had already spotted it, after a co-worker had called they went looking for it. So by some miracle my purse hung on the same chair for about an hour without anyone realising and snatching it!!

I seriously don't know what to do, I mean, this is the first time ever I forgot my bag like this, except for two weeks ago, when I left my wallet at the doctor's office... Like we say here, I'm "in the oven"!

Selfportait by Moth

Friday, March 27, 2009

School reunion

Last weekend we finaly had a proper 2002 class reunion and I think it was a success!! Afert all, 20 out of 30 showed up and I loved it.

Sure, we were not as glamorous as Gossip Girl (or at least not all of us), but we did attend an all-girls, Catholic school and with all the downsides that came with that, we had a lot of amazing experiences too. It isn't easy attending a school of over 900 girls... and yeah, I loved the times when I got to go to a co-ed school. But, looking back, our school was great in way too many ways, after all, seven years after graduation a lot of us still remain best friends.

I enjoyed getting to see how everyone was doing, there are girls I literally hadn't seen since graduation day and it was really nice to see how life is turning out for all of us, what cool things some have been up to. I dunno... it was great to see everyone from a completely new perspective.

I hope there are many more of these, so that everyone who missed out this weekend can join!

Photo from Gossip Girl report

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Guest writers wanted

So, you think you have something to say? Speak up!!

Anyone who wants to pour their ideas into the web, however deep, silly or just plain neurotic ;), get the chance to write a column whenever they feel like it on Journal de petits détails. This doesn't mean that if you wrote once you have to write in here very week. I'm going to keep posting as usual, but I realised that there are many readers who are just too lazy to keep a blog of their own, but who have great ideas and insights for all of us to hear.

Therefore, if in a moment of utter madness you write something you wanna share, send me an e-mail and you'll see it here, whether in Spanish or English, will post it so that everyone can read you!

Photo via AudreyHepburnComplex.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Real beauty

What a weekend!! I've got some nice things to share, but today I'm running as usual so I'll get to the gossip later... but I wanted to share this photo I found on the webs. Is Lauren Hutton totally cool or is she totally cool?? I loooove that necklace! And her mature-sheepish-carless attitude which totally reminds me of Dove's "Real beauty" concept.

I might get handy this weekend and give that necklace a try!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Una notte a Roma...

This is a short (stop motion with 4500 photos!) about a girl who misses her train to Milano and must wait overnight for the next train.

This video has a lot of my favourite things: thousands of photos, traveling, Italian, good music and great scenarios. Because great things happen when you travel!! (can you tell I miss the road?)

Have a great weekend!

Notte Sento, via

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ode to Ireland

I cannot believe this week is almost over! It flew by without me aknowledging it!! And even though the blues from last week sort of crept into this week, I'm going to give it the weekend to let them pass me by and let me be myself again.

In the meantime, all I can say is that I was really sad that I didn't get to celebrate St Patrick's Day this year. I know you might wonder why is it such a big deal to me, 'cause even I can admit that I haven't got a drop of Irish in my background (even though my cousins do). So, why is it such a big deal?? I would have to say it's a lot of things:

- I haven't felt so at home anywhere else on the planet that in the Emerald Island. I don't know what it it about it, but it kept bringing me back memories of my childhood in Patagonia, even though there are thousands of kilometers in between.

- It's the people. Irish families resemble so much our own, the feel of family care and homemade food. It's also the Catholisism: that even though it differs a lot from our Spanigh or Italian root, is so strong and devout.

- I don't really believe in past lives, but if for argument's sake I had to think of where I've been before, then I'm pretty sure that in the past my soul roamed the Irish moors and cliffs among the sheep and the fogg.

- And then of course, it's the Guinness you take with friends atop Gravity Bar in Dublin. That's why I feel free to say I'm Irish on St Patrick's Day! :)

All photos by me.