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Valentina  Just an Italian girl living in the Bay who eloped in a blue dress. Capsule wardrobe + healthy food + 🌱 beauty Wedding 📷 at @valentinabayphotography

QUICK FISH STEW FOR PICKY EATERS
You know if they’re kids or husbands 🙄😅
For 2-3 pp:
Put some oil in a deep pan with 4 thinly sliced garlic cloves. Put on the flame and switch it off as soon as the garlic starts to sizzle. Let it ready while preparing the fish. Wash and pat dry 3 cod frozen filets (partially thawed). Put the pan again on the flame, low, add the filets and let the fish cook while you prepare the sauce.
Chop into chunks the content of a peeled tomato can (14.5 oz) into a bowl, add some Kalamata olives (I break them with my fingertips, I prefer the texture in this way), some salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir well and add this sauce to the pot, completely covering the fish. Let it cook until tender. Break the cod into smaller pieces using a spoon and let it cook until the sauce is thick and delicious. Add some more extra virgin olive oil and let it rest, covered. Serve and reserve the remaining portion(s) in a glass container in the fridge - it tastes even better the next day!

Last weekend I wanted to go around and shoot some pics with my husband so I’d have something more instagrammable to post and show my outfits, but this cold decided otherwise. So enjoy this super minimal and comfy outfit for my sick Tuesday run to the grocery store 😁
@kotn turtleneck - the softest cotton you can put on your skin
@everlane stretch high-rise skinny ankle jean - it fits like a glove and for my body type I can never find high-waisted jeans that fit me!
@thisisvele bag - small and cute, perfect for my iPhone plus, a small wallet, tissues, keys, chapstick and passport.
@sutrofootwear Valencia shoes - they look amazing (I always get compliments from the bride’s mom when I wear them to shoot weddings 😁), their leather is the softest I have ever felt on my feet and a slip on shoe is always a plus.
@johannaspraguedesign necklace, just to decorate an entirely black outfit.
Now fingers crossed for the next weekend because I really want to go in the city for some shopping and some cool pics 🤞🏻
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#bayareablogger #bayareainfluencer #capsulewardrobe #minimalistwardrobe #blackonblackonblack #comfyasfuck #sustainablefashionblogger #sustainablefashion #sustainablefashioninfluencer

As you may remember, I anticipated that November should be a pretty busy month for me, so I really wanted to enjoy these last weekends before the lifestyle change. I was planning lunches in the city, shopping and ice-cream and instead...I got a terrible cold 🤦🏻‍♀️ So yesterday we decided to skip the motorcycle and just walk for 20ish minutes down to the fourth street of Berkeley since someone told me “I’d like to see the new iPhone” but the truth was that he bought the new Apple Watch online the night before and he had to pick it up 😅 #funnyhusband
We decided then to stop at @iyasareberkeley since I was only in the mood for something healing and comforting...and what’s better when you have a cold than a giant bowl of ramen? Gosh, so good!
What do you crave when you’re sick?
I was also planning a recipe for this morning ‘s breakfast but since my tastebuds are not at their best I decided to postpone it, but it’ll be here next week, promise 😊

This is the last post of this grid adventure. I know some of you loved it and even started following me for it, but some close friends, who even work in the photography field, told me that, post per post, it’s not that clear and that they miss my full images. So let’s say ciao to this fun project and let’s go back to something more basic - and less stressful TBH 😅
Also, last LA post.
I need to forget about that city for a while 💔 #lalover

I heard you.
Thanks so much for responding to my polls, they really helped a ton!
So be patient while I post 2 last post with 0 meaning (😅) and then I’ll be back with some more interesting stuff!
This building was a restaurant close to the Broad museum in LA and I couldn’t stop taking pics. So jealous of LA’s food scene!

Tomorrow is a big day.
We have our immigration medical visit. That means exams and vaccinations (hopefully not for me 🤞🏻) and then the lawyers are ready to send both 2nd and 3rd-step applications for our green cards. What happens then? Around 2 weeks later we’re gonna know if they want more documentation or just approve the second step. And with the approval of the second step...I can request my working permit 😱🤩 I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. So long. Idk how long is it going to take (could be 3 or 6 months to get it) but I’ll keep yo updated!
Btw, if you don’t hear from me for a few days it means that they decided to give me immunization even if I have MTHFR mutation and I developed a fever/flu/something else. Cross your fingers 🤞🏻 Love ya ♥️

Last i’m-in-love-with-LA pic for a while!
Have a wonderful weekend folks 😊 we plan on being couch potatoes until Monday - even if we have a Interpol show tonight 🎶 and that means spending hours in the cold Greek Theatre of UC Berkeley 😴 but I’m trying to be less a grandma and more a young woman so I’ll try not to complain to much 😅
Your plans for this weekend?

Not really, but...
Which are your favorite neighborhoods in LA? Asking for a friend 😏
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#bayareablogger #lalove #losangeleslover #inlovewithla

I love nature, but old looking buildings make my heart skipping a beat. I wish I could live in a loft in a place like this.
Am I really falling in love with LA? 😱
If you love there, let me know pros and cons of the city!
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#losangeleslover #lalover #losangelesbuildings #labuildings #urbanjungle #urbanlandscape

FEELING EMPOWERED.
I’ve never really liked myself. For many years I thought it was my weight, but after being everywhere from 83 to 128 lbs, I learnt that my size wasn’t the issue.
Then I took this almost-self portrait while at the Joshua tree national park (I’m gonna tell you more about it in the stories in a few hours) and when I saw the result I was astonished.
I felt empowered, I felt strong and beautiful.
And that feeling is still with me.
As a photographer, I want to be able to gift this feeling to all the women who are going to book me for a portrait session because I now can say: seeing yourself like this can really change your perspective of yourself and therefore your life.
Are you in?
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#empoweringwomen #empoweredwomen #desertvibes #joshuatreenationalpark #introvertportraitsession #portraitsession #selfportrait #advancedselfie

I’ve been at Griffith observatory twice in 4 months and I’m not complaining about it at all. It’s always so crowded but also stunning and totally worth it. I took this pic while we were looking for a parking spot - yes, there are parking spots so far away from it! - from the window of the car. The golden light was pure perfection. And I now get really jealous when @leefromamerica shares her morning walks in the Griffith Park on her stories. That place is incredible. Even covered with people sitting in every corner to watch the sun going down.
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#letsmovetola #losangeleslover #griffithobservatory #griffithpark

One of the best restaurants I have ever tried, @bacomercat . Definitely going to buy their book ASAP! This is the Hamachi Crudo - raw marinated fish, avocado, and potato croquettes. Everything was delicious, flavorful and so fresh. I then ended my meal with a Caramel upside down cake, featuring a pineapple cake with ice cream.
Can I move to LA, please? 😭
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#rawfish #crudo #bacomercat #bäcomercat #losangelesfoodie #losangelesrestaurants

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