Beauty in a Glass

Beauty in a Glass In our previous article we went on a journey through the history of wine and its uses. Today we want to explore with you the effects that grapes and the “magical drink” can have on our appearances in addition to enhancing our good mood.  Let’s start by taking  a  look at……

Magic Pumpkin – La Zucca Magica (dual language)

(EN) MAGIC PUMPKIN (by CB & Amélie Amande) Leaving the house early in the morning, when  still dark,  coming back late in the evening, spending most of our time indoors … This is what winter is, for most of us. These are the months when we need help fighting the lack of light effects ….

Apple Scent – Profumo di Mela (dual language)

Apple Scent – Profumo di Mela (EN) Scent of apple pie, sugar and cinnamon. Memories of festive atmospheres, my mother and grandmother at home, women gathered around the kitchen table, kneading and chatting … and the heart warming aroma of baked apples rising from the oven. For me, the scent of the Apples awakes memories…

Sugar & Spice- Magic Spell (dual language)

ZUCCA, ZUCCHERO & SPEZIE – Un  BODY SCRUB da Incantesimo “Girls are made of Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice” Un Body Scrub post Halloween e perfetto per le prossime feste? Partecipando ai Workshop Botanici di Essere-per-Te nell’occasione dello Speciale Natale imparerete ricette benessere & bellezza con spezie ed essenze di stagione tra cui anche…

Linden Tree – Tiglio (dual language)

(EN) Linden Tree: The Scented One (by Marì R) I was in my garden, hydrangeas in full bloom, reading one of the books from The Lord of the Rings. My nose into the pages, thanks to Tolkien’s powerful writing, I was transported with Frodo, one of his characters, walking with him into the Lorien woods….

Cheerful Lemon – L’Allegro Limone (dual language article)

 (EN) Cheerful Lemon: Theory & Practice : Yellow is a splash of energy and the colour of Summer and Lemons. I love lemons and even though I am not so lucky to have easy access to the wonderful huge ones from the Amalfi Coast, I still can find and use very good quality organic lemons…

Etruscans & the Worship of Beauty

Etruscans & the Worship of Beauty: It seems that Etruscan women were “bellissime da vedere”: very beautiful to look at, as celebrated by Greek and Roman authors who also severely judged them for being too free and extremely emancipated for their times. They also were highly knowledgeable in the field of herbal medicine and cosmetology. For these many reasons, they…

Melagrana o Melograno? Symbols, Legends and Wellness tips (dual language)

(By Mari Regoli & Camilla Nicoletti) Melagrana o Melograno? Symbols, Legends and Wellness tips – Pomegranates are typically seasonal fruits commonly found in Italy during the cold season and they’re amongst the healthiest fruits on Earth. In Italian Melograno or Melagrana are both correct versions according to the Accademia della Crusca’s Vocabulary. With its name,…

His Majesty The Basil – Sua Maestà il Basilico (dual language)

His Majesty The Basil- Sua Maestà il Basilico (by MR, AO, CH): The most Regal/Royal among the herbs…and maybe the most aromatic one as well! The name of this aromatic plant comes from the ancient Greek basilikon that means “Herb worthy of a king”. This plant has ancient origins, it was already renowned among Romans…

Rosemary: Herbal Remedy

Rosemary: Herbal Remedy (by MR, AO, CH) Arrosto & Rosmarino: I may be taking away some romance but, every time I cut a sprig of Rosemary, my mind goes directly to my grandmother and her unforgettable roast meat (arrosto)  with potatoes. Here and there a few Rosemary leaves gave her dish the unmistakable aroma. So…