Every memory we would have to evidently keep because of the
simple fact that everything was exactly how it should always be.
I treasure every single time I've gotten to find myself face to face
with Adelchi. From the airport to his house I didn't know whether to stare
at him the entire time or stare at the amazing and foreign city of Caracas!
I met his wonderful and outmost welcoming family
who opened their door to me for the following days.
Lots of time was spent playing video games and really just hanging out.
When we weren't home, Adelchi was my very own personal tour guide ;-)
- An afternoon spent at Parque del Este which of course included a stop at the Humboldt Planetarium with it's beautiful 20 meter dome and a Zeiss projector!
- Welcomed a New Year with a panoramic view of the city filled with fireworks, and with a Pandoro filled belly of course!
- Centro Sambil was where Adel and I spent some time at a bookstore and simply walking around in circles through this maze-like mall.
I also spent lots of quality time with their cute cats ♡ Tizòn & Mimma ♡
My ragazzo & I lived in the same city for a year.
Since the day he parted we both day dream about the
next time we'll get to be together again.
After surprisingly no painful parent convincing
we had a set date and flight, 27th of December I would be
on my way back to South America for the second time this year -- however
for a very different reason.
I was extremely anxious in the most wonderful way to greet a new year and meet a new family.
I felt all brave and what-not since, well I was on my way to one of the top 10 most dangerous cities in the world* !
All else aside, an exciting thought to be back in my boys arms.
(I unfortunately lost my photos from the first day)
But more photos from this magical place soon!
I wanted to wish all your lovely selves
a glitter and love filled Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël / Buon Natale/ etc!
December (so far) has treated me extremely well.
There have been so many things going on and many more to come!
My 24th was spent with my mum and sis by the beach this year (oh fl)
sippin' Italian Sanpellegrino and stuffing my belly with corn casserole!!!
The 25th, Ruby and her fam invited me over for a "venezuelan christmas dinner"
hallacas & all! A perfect sneak preview of my forthcoming trip!
And well to you who don't celebrate! Wishing you a wonderful last days of the year!
Once I step into the Convention Center, my mind goes into a state of solitude (the best one at that). The way the Center is structured is what has made me come back year after year, I think. Walking around in circles and turning into something unexpected is exciting (although, sometimes frustrating since you might of missed a thing or two).
Francesca Pasquali - White straws, 2012
White Italian Monochrome / Tornabuoni Art Paris
One of my main goals is to obviously find some of my personal favorite works.
It's definitely fun to think that you
might bump into celebrities or even the artists themselves
but my eye contact seems to always be focused on...well, the art.
Don't get me wrong, even the attendee's are part of the show & that's what
makes Art Basel such a vibrant event.
Fausto Melotti - Virgulto, 1901-1986
Barbara Mathes Gallery New York
It was my first time spending almost the entire day at the Convention Center.
From opening till I couldn't feel my feet any longer...
I even went out to eat and came back (!!)
Alexander Calder, Huit Rondelles Rouges, 1971
Fausto Melotti - La danza, 1972
Barbara Mathes Gallery New York
Piet Mondrian, Composition II, with Red, 1926
Michelangelo Pistoletto, Black and Light, 1976
Tracey Emin, The Last Great Adventure is you, 2013
Retna, He's A Criminal No Different From Me.
One Could Argue I could Be Painted With The Same Brush, 2013
(this one's for you hans)
Ran into this wonderful crystal doorstop once I left the Center.
Chose to go comfy this year (sans heels, unlike last year)