Castellina in Chianti
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Bellissimamma Style: The Floral Headwrap

Bellissimamma Style: The Floral Headwrap

Castellina in Chianti
Headwrap

The Floral Headwrap. Last Saturday I went took a bus from Siena to Castellina in Chianti for some “mom-me time”. I wanted to feel inspired and refreshed so I took the “day off” from taking care of my two toddler boys. When I got off the bus, I was excited to see a flower stand selling sunflowers! I bought the flowers, had them cut and wrapped, and went on with my day.

Italian summers can be extremely hot and dry, so my hair was not looking its best. It was all limp and sweaty and sad. So when I found this very lovely headwrap on display in one of the open market stalls, I was excited to try it on! I was very happy to see how much of a difference it made to my look. It is handmade with love by a stylish Italian lady who loves to make headwraps, scarves, jewelry, and pillows. I found her stall in front of a house with a window that looks like this:

Castellina in Chianti
The House With A Lady Peeking Out The Window

My Style Inspiration:

Castellina in Chianti

Just like the statue of the woman gazing out the window, I paired my headwrap with a white off-shoulder top.

Summer Sunflowers

Sunflowers in Tuscany

To complete my Under the Tuscan Sun look, I bought a pair of sunflower earrings from one of the jewelry stands in the mercato:

Sunflower Earrings

Archaeological Museum of the Chianti Area

A Day Well Spent

Castellina in Chianti is a beautiful hill town that is only thirty minutes away from Siena, Italy! I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Ristorante Sotto le Volte, checked out the Etruscan exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of the Chianti Area, visited the chapel, had coffee gelato in the gelateria, and bought my husband a bottle of Chianti wine as my pasalubong (Filipino word for “travel gift”/ souvenir). I went home feeling refreshed and happy and excited to see my kids!

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Gucci Garden Galleria: A Bellissimaximalist Experience!

Photography Challenge

My entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge shows some photos taken inside the Gucci Garden Galleria in Florence, Italy. Fans of the Gucci brand will surely enjoy this immersive experience inside a museum dedicated to the iconic Italian fashion house. Inside the museum, you will find an amazing collection of classic clothing, designer shoes, and vintage handbags. The Gucci Garden also has a boutique where you can shop for unique Gucci pieces as well as a restaurant that serves Tuscan cuisine.  I really enjoyed it, and I would recommend going there if you are a fashionista visiting Firenze!

Take note though that in the past, it was acceptable to wear fur. So although the pieces are incredibly beautiful, in my opinion, it is not worth slaying innocent animals for the sake of fashion. The good news is that Gucci’s CEO Marco Bizzarri announces the Italian brand will remove fur from all its collections as of spring/summer 2018!

Purple

 

Gucci Garden

Gucci Garden

Colors

Gucci Garden

Gucci Garden

Wood

 

Gucci Garden

Gucci Garden

Vintage

Gucci Garden

Gucci Garden

Gucci Garden Galleria is located at Piazza della Signoria, 10, 50122 Florence, Italy. The museum is open from 10 AM to 8 PM. A single ticket costs 8 euros. Students with valid IDs have a special rate. I visited alone without my kids (“Mama’s Me Time”) and I would not recommend going there with very small children. Anyway, I had a fabulous day and it was worth the visit!

Have you ever been to the Gucci Garden Galleria? Tell me about your experience in the comments section!

Want to view more photos and video stories of the Gucci Garden Galleria? Please check out my tiny squares on Instagram @thebellissimamma!

Also, please check out my fashion blogger sister’s Instagram!

Ciao for now!

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So are you traveling to Florence with Small Children? Read this article for some helpful tips!

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8 Clutter-Busting Routines For An Organized Home

8 Clutter-Busting Routines For An Organized Home

A Guest Post by Zowie Ashton of Flat Cleaning London U.K.

Edited by: Carmela Granada 

decluttering tips
If you are always frustrated with the never-ending job of making your home look organized and good-looking, you can follow a few simple routines to make your home less-cluttered and easier to manage.


Don’t stress over the clutter.


Studies show that the thought of decluttering actually increases the levels of stress. The last thing you need is to feel bad for yourself. Instead of feeling miserable, take a look around. Start imagining how the house will look after you are done with the decluttering. Concentrating on positive images and thoughts will relieve the stress.

Don’t do everything in a day.

Decluttering the whole house in a day is not just tiresome but also quite unrealistic. Start from a single place and take a week or even a month to finish with the decluttering of every room in your home. Completing the tasks one by one will make you feel less stressed out and you can pay more attention to your family. Plus, when decluttering one place at a time, you will do it more thoroughly and the results will be better than dealing with the whole house in one day.

Make a to-do-list.

Making a list of the places you must declutter will help you tremendously with the procedures. Every time you complete a chore on the list you will feel a sense of fulfillment and you will be able to see the actual results of your hard work.

Decluttering will help you with the cleaning

It is proven that the less time you spend in decluttering before you clean, the easier, faster and more efficient the cleaning procedures will be. Would you organize books or magazines for half an hour before you start dealing with the mess in the living room? Or you would prefer already having it done and start cleaning right away? If you don’t make it easier for yourself, it is highly unlikely someone else to do it.

Follow the rules for the wardrobe decluttering.

The wardrobe is the place which most people always avoid. There are a few simple rules which will help you to make the decision of which clothes you can keep and which you should throw away much easier. Ask yourself if you have worn the piece of clothing in the last year, does it still fit and will you ever be wearing it again. If the answer to these questions is ‘no’, there is no reason to keep it.

Forget keeping things ‘just in case of’.

We are all guilty of keeping useless stuff. If you are honest with yourself, you can make decluttering possible. Forget keeping items in case of something happens. The chances to actually need things which you haven’t use in the last few years are quite slim. Instead, throw away those useless things and free some space in your home. This will give you a good feeling of an organized homeowner.

Make a box for items you are not sure about.

If you are having a hard time deciding for certain items, and you just can’t throw them away, you can store them in a box in which you can put away all the stuff you are not sure whether you will use again or not. But keep track, because if those items do not leave this box in the following one year, you are better off without them.

Make everything easier to find.

Finally, a true quality of an organized person is to know the place of everything in your home. Moreover, assigning a specific place for your belongings is very helpful and you will benefit a lot from it.

Do you think these eight routines will make your life much more organized? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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