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The Lust List │Halloween



Spooky English post only.

1 Wizard

Lush Bubble Bar, £ 3.25

With tangerine oil, juniper berry and fennel essential oils, the Wizard banishes stress and helps you recover. Be quick to grab him because he will disappear in a POP after Halloween. :-)

2 Black Halloween Sweet Print Socks

New Look, £1.99

I am obsessed with socks and whether you celebrate Halloween or not, these spooky socks are great for one night or everyday wear.

3 Pumpkin icing shower gel 

Philosophy skincare available at Debenhams, £14

The sweet scent of pumpkin icing of this shower gel is the perfect way to start the day, that should be followed by a slice of pumpkin pie and a latte. :-)

4 Deepest Dahlia & Silver Foil

Pixi Nail Polish, £8 each.

An intense deep burgundy-plum and a metallic silver nail polish to create the perfect DIY Halloween Nails like these.

Disclaimer: this is not a sponsored post and the products above are chosen according to my preferences. Almost all of the products below have an online shop with worldwide shipping available.

Disaronno wears Versace launch party




English version only.

A new collaboration between Disaronno and the luxury fashion house Versace, has been revealed in London.
Versace has dressed the iconic bottle in the decadent style for which it has earned its reputation worldwide.



At the exclusive party at One Mayfair many guest have celebrated the launch of the limited edition bottle: the models Jimmy Q, Chris Perceval, Eva Riccobono and the always smiling Xenia Tchoumitcheva with whom I had the pleasure to chat while in the queue in, the TV presenter Maya Jama and Game of Thrones actress Laura Pradelska.

During the party we were treated to delicious DISARONNO VERSACE Sour cocktails, a dramatic blue and gold cocktail garnished with real gold leaf. You will find the recipe at the end of this article.


The limited edition #DISARONNOwearsVERSACE bottle is available from early October is stores.

DISARONNO VERSACE Sour’ cocktail recipe:

  • 25ml DISARONNO
  • 15ml Vermouth Bianco
  • 15ml lime juice
  • Shake and pour over crushed ice
  • Top with a dash of Prosecco
  • Drizzle with Blue Curacao


#StellediHarrods it’s time for the Cerea brothers



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Once again Harrods, in collaboration with Identità Golose and five Michelin star chefs, honours the excellence in Italian contemporary cuisine.

After Carlo Cracco in September, in October the Cerea brothers are taking over Harrods’ restaurant located at the Lower Ground Floor.


I have been invited at the press night with Enrico “Chicco” Cerea, owner and chef – with his brother – of the Italian restaurant Da Vittorio in Brusaporto, close to Bergamo and I would like to share the great meal we had the chance to try in advance:

• Anchovy from Cantabrico, tuna sauce and hazelnuts from Piedmont – myself and Paolo Marchi have tried to have a bis and a tris of this one :-)

• Soft polenta, Roccaverano robiola cheese, white truffle and Grana Padano sauce


• Gnocco filled with melted cheese with white truffle- my favourite dish


• Sea-bass Mediterranean style with yellow tomatoes


• Avocado cream with caramelised macadamia nuts and yogurt sorbet – a wonderful 5 senses experience (ok maybe 4 senses, not sure if I can include the hearing :))


In November it will be the turn of Gennaro Esposito of restaurant La Torre del Saracino, Vico Equense in Naples, two Michelin stars.

Then Annie Féolde’s Enoteca Pinchiorri from Florence, three Michelin stars, and in January Enrico Crippa, chef at restaurant Piazza Duomo in Alba, three Michelin stars and number 39 in the 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants. With only one restaurant in London being part of the 50 Best, The Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, it’d be a real shame not to try what Crippa has to offer.

London’s best affordable spa



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Are you looking for a SPA in London that doesn’t cost you a mortgage?

Well, I have the right address for you: the SPA London.

SPA London is a completely new concept that revolutionised the SPA market by offering luxury packages that are affordable and accessible to all. I heard about it, but I never had the chance to try myself until a few weeks ago when I went to the Ironmonger Row Baths branch, near Old Street. This charming 1931′s building was built as a public wash house and later upgraded to a Turkish Bath. It’s only one of the 6 SPA facilities that are available across London.


The baths now include:

  • 2 saunas
  • 2 steam rooms
  • Hammam
  • Ice Fountain
  • Plunge pool
  • Monsoon Shower
  • Bucket Shower
  • Hot Rooms (Tepidarium, Caldarium, Lanconium)


I spent more then one hour trying every room – you can read this as “I have done nothing else than relaxing” :) – and then I enjoyed  some time in the relax area, lying down on a super comfortable chaise longue, reading magazines while sipping an herbal tea.


There are also a double treatment room and 3 treatment rooms, where you can indulge yourself with products from Elemis and La Sultane de Saba.

I pampered myself in the double treatment room with the signatures services: the Ironmonger Row Full Body Scrub and the Ironmonger Row massage and I can say that the entire experience has completely relaxed my mind, released my back and after that my skin was really smooth, I will definitely come back again and again. I’d like to mention that, as the name implies, you have to share the double treatment room and this might be an issue for someone. It wasn’t a problem for me or the other girl and I am sure you can discuss your needs with the beautician.

Now the best part, the price! The cost of the massage+ scrub is only £25+£10 and the the price for the 3 hour Thermal Spa Experience varies per location due to size and services available, the rate ranges from £9 for concessionary members through to £25 for a non member. It is really a SPA bargain!
They offer men only, women only and mixed sessions.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of SPA London, but hopefully you’ll trust this post is about an honestly enjoyable experience.
Photos are from Spa London’s website, you are not allowed to take pictures inside the Bath.


15-minute prawn curry – Il curry con i gamberi



English Version below

Dopo la Thailandia mi ero ripromessa di provare a casa alcuni dei piatti che quasi quotidianamente incrociavano la nostra tavola e finalmente oggi vi racconto di un curry, quello con i gamberi.
Il curry è un piatto originario del sud e sud-est asiatico e la caratteristica comune ai vari paesi è la presenza nel piatto di spezie  – tante spezie – o erbe aromatiche.

Nella cucina tradizionali la precisa selezione di spezie per ogni piatto è una questione di culturale nazionale o regionale, pratica religiosa, e, ovviamente, anche di tradizione famigliare.


Ingredienti per il curry

  • 400ml latte di cocco
  • 2 cucchiai di pasta di curry verde thailandese
  • 400g gamberi congelati, già cotti e sgusciati (scongelati)
  • succo di 1 lime
  • 1 cucchiaio di salsa di pesce Thai

accompagnato da

  • 1 broccolo a piacere
  • riso Jasmine Thai
  • foglie di basilico (per decorare al posto del più comune coriandolo che non mi piace)



Mischiare il latte di cocco al curry, fino ad ottenere una pasta liscia. Scaldare la padella e aggiungere la pasta di curry, portare lentamente a ebollizione, quindi mettere i gamberi.
Cuocere fino a quando i gamberi sono pronti. Aggiungere quindi il succo di lime e la salsa di pesce, mescolare e servire il tutto con qualche foglia di basilico, il riso e i broccoli a piacere.

Post in collaborazione con Le Creuset.

English Version


Ingredients for the 15 minutes curry

  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 400g bag frozen, cooked, peeled tiger prawns, defrosted
  • juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce

accompanied with

  • 1 broccoli
  • Thai Jasmin rice
  • basil leaves (as a decoration instead of using the most common coriander, I don’t like it)


  1. Heat a pan, tip in the coconut milk and the curry paste, mix together and stir fry for 1-2 mins.
  2. Bring to a simmer, then add the prawns. Cook until the prawns are heated through. Add lime juice and fish sauce, then spoon into bowls. Scatter over some basil leaves and serve with Jasmine rice and broccoli.


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