Thursday, 30 July 2015

Parco Sigurtà

The second day trip we did during my parents visit to our corner of Italy was to a park again. What can I say, I have a six year old active boy who doesn't fancy slowly walking through museums inspecting everything without actually touching it.

Parco Giardino Sigurtà is located south of Lake Garda. It is quite large and it's a bit of walking doing it all by foot. Infact my poor mum was exhausted afterwards. I'd been there before, but I didn't remember it to be that big, because back then we crossed the park with the little train that brought us to the tent where our friends' wedding party was held. Yes, you can do a tour of the park by train. You can also rent bicycles or electric mini cars by the hour. And you can hold your wedding with style and a vibe of nobility there.

Casual look and leather backpack for visiting Parco Giardino Sigurtà

The park is popular with families (but not only) for obvious reasons. Besides fancy flower arrangements, ponds etc, it has large curated grass areas where you can sit down, establish base camp and your kids can run off to play. It also has a didactic farm, where you can learn about the common farm animals. Personally I cannot go anywhere near there (allergies), but I figure it's great for kids. What striked me was the fact that despite the park being quite full because it was an official holiday here, it was also clean. If you ever go on holidays at Lake Garda, consider a visit to this park for a change of pace.

I was dressed for casual action, wearing my beloved khaki chinos, a very loose top and the gladiator/slave sandals. And if you are out all day and have to carry a bag, which includes at least a small bottle of water, a backpack is always a good idea. The hair was ... well ...

Red leafed tree

Der zweite Tagesausflug waehrend des Besuches meiner Eltern in unserer Ecke Italiens fuehrte uns wieder in einen Park. Was soll ich sagen, ich habe einen sechsjaehrigen Sohn, der es gar nicht so unterhaltsam findet langsam durch ein Museum zu laufen und auch wirklich nur mit den Augen und nicht mit den Fingern zu schauen.

Der Parco Giardino Sigurtà liegt suedlich und nicht unweit vom Gardasee. Es ist ein recht grosser Park, und alles zu Fuss abzulaufen ist schon ein netter Spaziergang. Meine arme Mama war am Ende ganz geschafft. Ich bin zwar schon einmal in dem Park gewesen, konnte mich aber nicht erinnern, dass es so viel war, wahrscheinlich auch, weil wir damals die Tour mit dem Parkzug gemacht haben bis hin zu dem Zelt wo unsere Freunde Ihre Hochzeit feierten. Ja, in dem Park kann man eine Tour mit Zug machen. Oder aber Fahrraeder und diese kleinen elektrischen Autos die man von Golfplaetzen her kennt stundenweise mieten. Oder eben seine Hochzeit mit Stil und einem Hauch von Adliger Atmosphere abhalten.

Der Park ist aus offensichtlichen Gruenden sehr beliebt bei Familien (aber nicht nur!). Hoert hoert. Neben huebschen Blumenbeeten, Seerosenteichen und so weiter gibt es riesigen Grassflaechen (englischer Rasen) wo man sich hinsetzen und dann einfach mal die Kinners rennen lassen kann. Ausserdem gibt es im Inneren des Parkes noch so einen didaktischen Bauernhof. Ich selbst gehen ja nicht in die Naehe (Allergien) aber ich kann mir vorstellen, dass das fuer Kinder toll/interessant ist. Was mich am meissten erstaunt hat, war das der Park, trotz der grossen Menschenmenge - wir waren an einem nationalen Feiertag dort - sauber war. Falls Ihr mal Urlaub am Gardasee macht und etwas anderes sehen wollt, den Park kann ich empfehlen.

Ich selbst war sehr "casual" und aktionsbereit angezogen. Chinos in khaki, ein uebergrossen Top mit Belueftung, meine Gladiator-/Sklavensandalen. Ja und wenn man den ganzen Tag unterwegs ist, aber eine Tasche braucht, wo dann noch mind. eine kleine Flasche Wasser drin ist, dann ist so ein Rucksack eine feine Sache. Die Haare ... naja ...
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Il secondo viaggio fatto durante la visita dei miei genitori nel nostro angolo d'Italia era ancora in un parco. Che posso dire, ho un bambino di sei anni molto vivace, a cui non piace molto camminare lentamente in un museo guardando ogni oggetto senza provare a toccarlo.


Il Parco Sigurtà e situato a sud del Lago di Garda. È piuttosto grande e percorrerlo tutto a piedi è una bella camminata, infatti la mia povera mamma era piuttosto stanca quando siamo usciti. Io c'ero stata in precedenza, ma non ricordavo fosse così grande, dopotutto avevamo preso un trenino che dopo un breve giro panoramico ci aveva accompagnato ad una struttura dove si è tenuto il matrimonio di un amico. Già, si può fare il giro turistico con un trenino, si possono noleggiare biciclette e auto elettriche. Si possono anche organizzare matrimoni di classe e l'aria di nobilità.

Il parco è meta molto gradita per le famiglie (ma non solo!) per ragioni piuttosto ovvie: a parte le aiuole fiorite molto belle, i laghetti, ecc. ha grandi aree erbose molto ben curate dove è possibile sedersi per riposare o semplicemente come campo base mentre i figli corrono e giocano. Ha inoltre una fattoria didattica dove si possono vedere molti dei comuni animali da allevamento. Personalmente non posso neanche avvicinarmi, causa allergie, ma è bellissima per i bambini. Ciò che mi ha colpito è stato che nonostante il parco fosse piuttosto affollato per il giorno festivo, era allo stesso tempo veramente pulito. Se pensate di andare in vacanza sul Lago di Garda, considerate di visitare questo parco.

Ero vestita casual, indossando i miei chinos kaki, un top molto comodo e i sandali da gladiatore/schiava. Se dovete uscire e star fuori tutto il giorno portando una borsa, con almeno una bottiglietta di acqua dentro, uno zainetto è una buona idea. I capelli ... eh ...


Parco Giardino Sigurtà, Veneto, Italia

Sitting at the Pond, pondering

Standing at the water lilies pond


A gateway between trees

Pink & white water lillies

Herb garden and lion's statue at Parco Sigurtà

My feet, mint nail polish and gladiator sandals

Little palm tree forest

Climbing pink roses

Me and a ball
Of course I took off my shoes at some point. That grass!!! Heaven below your feet.

This post is part of the Blogger Parade "Italy" organized by Tina in the Middle.

The other participants are:  27.7.2015 Elena & Maria || 28.7.2015 Lisa - Lebens Lounge || 29.7.2015 Michelle - Beautiful Fairy & Tina - Tina in the Middle || 31.7.2015 Hanna - Written in Red Letters & Clara - Fashion Vernissage ||
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Dieser Post ist Teil der Bloggerparade "Italien", die von Tina in the Middle organisiert wurde

Die anderen Teilnehmer sind:  27.7.2015 Elena & Maria || 28.7.2015 Lisa - Lebens Lounge || 29.7.2015 Michelle - Beautiful Fairy & Tina - Tina in the Middle || 31.7.2015 Hanna - Written in Red Letters & Clara - Fashion Vernissage ||

Wuerde mich freuen wenn Ihr den Maedels einen Besuch abstattet!



Outfit Sources:

Khaki Chinos - H&M
Top - Mango Outlet (old)
Sandals / Sandali / Sandalen - Maledetti Toscani (old) --- *cute budget option*
Backpack / Zainetto / Rucksack - Gift --- *similar*
Necklace / Collana / Halskette - Fair
Bracelet / Braccialetto / Armband - D.I.Y --- bracelet tutorial here
Sunglasses / Occhiali da Sole / Sonnenbrille - H&M






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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Heatwave Style, Day X - Black Jumpsuit

Woohoo, we've made it to the other side! On Friday the wind changed direction and temperatures have dropped considerably since, with the additional help of a nice little thunderstorm. So now I'm actually not feeling like a cooked vegetable anymore.

Today's outfit however is (still) a heatwave compatible date night look. Once again we have a bustier top, but a covered belly. I actually wanted to wear the jumpsuit as is, with the zipper closed, but too dang hot. I hope I'll get the chance at some point.


Black AQ/AQ jumpsuit with crossed backstraps, Ikwetta clutch


Ce l'abbiamo fatta! Venerdi il vento ha cambiato direzione e la temperatura si è abbassata notevolmente, anche con l'aiuto di un piccolo temporale. Quindi non mi sento più come verdura cotta.

L'outfit di oggi però è un look da serata adatto alle ondate di caldo. Ancora una volta abbiamo un top stile bustier, ma la pancia coperta. Volevo indossare questa con la cerniera completamente chiusa, ma faceva troppo caldo. Spero di riuscirci prima o poi.
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Woohoo, wir haben es zur anderen Seite der Hitzewelle geschafft! Freitag hat der Wind endlich gedreht und die Temperaturen sind merkbar gefallen, auch mit Hilfe eines kleinen, aber feinen Gewitters am Samstag Morgen. Endlich fuehle ich mich nicht mehr wie gekochtes Gemuese.

Das heutige Outfit ist allerdinges nochmal ein hitzevertraeglicher Date Night / Verabredungs- Look. Wieder einmal mit Bustier Top (stehe z.Z. total auf diese Dinger), aber mit verdecktem Bauch. Wollte den Overall ja eigentlich wie vorgesehen mit geschlossenem Reisverschluss anziehen, aber es war einfach zu heiss. Hoffe ich kann das bald nachholen.








Outfit Sources:

Jumpsuit - AQ/AQ via Shopbop c/o --- similar to recreate this look --- shop black jumpsuits
Crop Top - Mango --- exact / similar
Shoes / Scarpe / Schuhe - Bagatt (old) --- similar on sale / less chunky / love love these
Clutch / Pochette - Ikwetta c/o --- exact
Bracelet / Braccialetto / Armreif - Marc Jacobs Skinny Logo Bangle via Shopbop c/o
Choker / Girocollo / Halsband - Gioielleria Grado 18 (old)








Don't forget, you can still make use of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the only sale that offers Pre-Fall fashion items at discounted prices. Runs until August 2. Then they are back to normal.

So now is a good time to add some new styles to your wardrobe for the coming season.




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Friday, 24 July 2015

Animal Print at Lago d'Idro

Last Sunday we tried to escape the heat here in the Pianura Padana by spending the day at the lake. Since neither me nor my son have ever been to Lake Idro - Lago d'Idro, we decided to drive there.

Lake Idro is a mountain lake in the Italian Alpes in Brescia Province. It's certainly less known than it's bigger brothers Lago di Garda, Lago Maggiore, Lago di Como, Lago d'Iseo, but it has it's very own charm. My husband told me that at some point, after the village Vesta (yes like the roman goddess of the hearth) the mountains arrive steep directly at the lake border. Unfortunately we didn't make it that far because our son felt a bit sick from the drive along winding mountain roads, so we stopped at the first beach pretty much.

Giraffe Print Tee, Black Skater Skirt, Studded Bag & Mirror Sunglasses for a trip to Lago d'Idro || Funky Jungle, fashion & personal style blog

I was wearing my new Giraffe print tee together with the skirt you may or not remember from this post from a year ago. The skirt is one of my favorite ones and a big part of that is the fact that it needs no ironing haha. Finished up with the white Feivue Kung Fu sneakers it was a super casual look.
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Domenica scorsa siamo scappati dal caldo della Pianura Padana verso il lago. Siccome né io né mio figlio siamo mai stati al Lago d'Idro abbiamo deciso di andarci. Abbiamo l'imbarazzo della scelta tra i vari laghi da queste parti.

Il Lago d'Idro è un lago nelle Alpi Italiane (Bresciane), ma probabilmente meno conosciuto dei suoi fratelli più grandi Lago Maggiore, Lago di Garda, Lago di Como e Lago d'Iseo. Però ha il suo fascino. Mio marito mi raccontava che a un punto, dopo il paese Vesta (si come la dea romana) le montagne arrivano a strapiombo fino all'acqua del lago. Purtroppo non siamo riusciti andare fino a quel punto, perché dopo il viaggio lungo e le strade piene di curve, nostro figlio stava un po' male, perciò ci siamo fermati alla spiaggia più vicina.

Ho indossato la mia maglietta nuova con stampa giraffa insieme alla gonna che magari vi ricordate da questo post di esattamente un anno fa (meno 1 giorno). Questa gonna è una delle mie preferite e ciò è dovuto al fatto che non c'è bisogno di stirarla! Haha. Abbinata poi con le scarpette bianche da Kung Fu di Feiyue ed ecco un look super casual.

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Letzten Sonntag sind wir vor der (Gir)Affenhitze hier in der Pianura Padana an den See gefluechtet. Da weder ich noch mein Sohn jemals am Idro-See waren, haben wir uns fuer diesen entschieden (wir haben die Qual der Wahl hier).

Der Idro-See oder Lago d'Idro ist ein Bergsee in den Italienischen Alpen, allerdings wohl weniger bekannt als seine groesseren Brueder Lago Maggiore, Lago di Garda, Lago di Como (Comer See) und Lago d'Iseo. Hat aber seinen ganz eigenen Charme. Mein Mann hat mir erklaert, dass ab einer Stelle hinter der Ortschaft Vesta (ja, wie die roemische Goettin) die Berge bis direkt an den See heranreichen und dort dann wohl auch die Strasse aufhoert. Leider konnten wir das nicht begutachten, weil meinem Sohn von der Fahrt ueber kurvige Bergstrassen schlecht war und wir dann einfach am ersten Strand angehalten haben.

Ich hatte mein neues Giraffen T-Shirt an, mit diesem schwarzen Rock an den sich einige vielleicht von diesem Post her erinnern, welches ich vor fast genau einem Jahr veroeffentlicht habe. Trage ihn aber "offline" ziemlich oft, ist einer meiner Lieblingsroecke, was bestimmt auch daran liegt, dass man ihn nicht buegeln muss. Haha. Dazu dann noch die weissen Feivue Kung Fu sSneakers angezogen, und fertig war der super casual look.



Playing in the water


Natural Lego

Collection of stones and Feiyue Kung Fu sneakers
Collection of stones to bring home


Feiyue Kung Fu gym shoes in white || Funky Jungle, style blog
Cheeky socks


Previously on Funky Jungle:

Skirt - Sneakers - Bag


Outfit Sources:

Skirt / Gonna / Rock - H&M (old) --- no iron tulle option
T-Shirt / Maglietta - Romwe c/o - exact
Sneakers / Scarpe - Feiyue --- exact / high top version / more Feiyue
Bag - Boohoo (old)
Bracelets / Bracciali / Armbaender - Mango







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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

June's Favorite Five - What I loved last Month

Time for the monthly Top 5 Favorite "Things" round up.



Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sexy Back - Striped Dress And Fancy Sandals

We are in the grip of a major heatwave here in Italy, or as some people say "a summer how it should be". I don't agree, as I feel at my best between 20°-30° C. Anyway, I sure as all wanted to wear as little as possible lately.

This dress was sitting in my shopping cart for the longest time, as I waited for the sales and as soon as they came around, I pounced. It's perfect for really hot and humid days, as it's not only sporting an ample open back, but is also made from 100% linen. The only thing that's a bit uncomfortable is the knot on the back when sitting in the car.


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