Beautiful Moments & Glimpses of Hope

Naughty but nice!

Ciao Bellas! How are you? How are you holding up?

I’m doing okay, I’m enjoying writing for Romeing magazine and living my funky life in Italy. I know ‘Emily in Paris’ is all the rage but what about ‘Georgia in Rome’? The parallels are uncanny! I feel like I have lots of opportunities to express my creativity and grow as a writer and person here.

I have my ‘wobbly’ days as my friend Bee likes to endearingly nickname ‘down days’, due to the pandemic’s impact but I always seem to find glimpses of beauty around. Luckily Rome is a yellow zone area in Italy, which means it is not in lockdown, therefore I can enjoy a cappuccino in a café or browse in some shops- keeps me sane! So this post is not necessarily deep or meaningful but it captures little, simple pleasures of my current world. It’s full of hope and relaxation. Enjoy! x

Taken myself on little foodie dates!

Like this avocado delight near Piazza Venezia…

One morning I got avocado toast with feta cheese, radishes and seeds sprinkled on the top!

Or when I went for a coffee and a sweet treat with a friend…

Pistachio cream in a homemade biscuit is my weakness…

Enjoyed Rome’s exhibitions

Like when I wandered around art galleries to write an art review later that day…

Portraits of inspiring women.

Stepped down a quiet cobbled street one Saturday morning…

And stumbled across an enchanting gate.

Or spied a vibrant display in Monti…

I was tempted to buy myself a bouquet…

Simply marvelled at my surroundings…

Looked up at the sky and spied ripe lemons, the smart edges of a roof and trees that mimic paintings…

Near Villa Borghese.

Peered into this dusty bookshop bar in Monti…

I expected a gathering of bohemian poets to appear any second!

One Friday afternoon I went to a press conference near the Trevi Fountain, dressed all in black…

Keeping my bathroom spotless for selfies!

My friend who lives near Villa Ada has a shabby chic balcony…

My favourite book ‘Arabian Nights’ on the trunk too!

When the weather was warmer a few weeks back and Trastevere was in full candyfloss bloom…

I don’t usually colour co-ordinate with trees 😀

Weekends are for seafood pasta, as fresh as can be, as fresh as the sea…

Eaten with friends on the outskirts of Trastevere in an authentic Roman restaurant.

Been a tourist whilst there are no tourists about…

The city is quiet because of the pandemic, there was no-one at this viewpoint other than myself and my friend Jess!

So much history!

Allowed the Italian fashion scene to rub off on me!

Bought myself some olive green leather leggings…

From H&M! Other colours available!

Appreciated the natural world, whilst still being in a city.

A flower shop man gave me a free rose…

Apricot petals in the Autumn light.

Villa Ada is super close to where I live…

Always a great place for a brisk walk and fresh air.

Window shopped to fill my mind with aesthetic inspiration!

Admired this vintage sewing machine in a boutique shop…

Also spotted some vintage Louis Vuitton…

Those fuchsia shoes are a gem too.

Got sandy toes at the beach!

Relaxed at Santa Marinella on a warm November day…

No filter needed!

Had lots of hot drinks.

On chillier days my ‘go to’ comfort is salted caramel…mmm!

Salted Caramel Twinings Tea, Salted Caramel Nuts, Salted Caramel Candle from Zara Home and oh, a sweet story on my Kindle ‘Love at the Salted Caramel Cafe’ for the Gilmore Girl’s Readathon.

A magical elixir to keep me going on a rainy Sunday…

Freshly Brewed.

Walks with friends…

There can still be meaningful connections in a pandemic.

Even if I end up lagging behind because of their long legs 😀

Waited at the bus stop with a view of this…

Asked a barman to make me a bitter gin cocktail…

Pink, citrusy, berry, fizzy loveliness!

Watched Gilmore Girls because it ALWAYS brings me joy and comfort.

I can hear the theme tune just looking at this photo!

And Rome has enchanting apartments…

Duck egg blue window shutters like a dollshouse, in Monti.

Despite the very stressful nature of the world…

I’m becoming a woman I really like.

I am perfecting the art of the eye smile…

A leather jacket never goes out of style!

Keeping safe, trying to get daily doses of sunshine and looking after myself.

Strolling in Prati.

Be easy on yourselves readers! Here for you if you ever want someone to talk to!

Speak soon,

Georgia xx

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