Sunday, February 19, 2017

Vietnam on the road on a vintage sidecar motorcycle

vietnamese people, watercolor illustration 

since we've moved in together, we have a coin jar with "Vietnam & Laos" written on it. 

as wedding present, our lovely witnesses gave us plane tickets to a destination of our choice, so after our lambretta honeymoon in Provence, we started thinking about the next adventure in South East Asia
when we read on the Lonely Planet guide that riding a motorcycle in northern Vietnam is a lifetime experience, that was it. we remembered an old classic, the BBC Top Gear Vietnam special, watched it for the 100th time and booked a flight to Hanoi

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

lambretta en Provence: honeymoonin' on the roads of Southern France

Provence road trip, watercolor map 

this post is intended for:
- anyone curious about details and organization of our trip to Provence, Southern France
- anyone going to visit Provence soon, by scooter or motorcycle or car
- anyone planning a road trip by vintage scooter

I really hope you find it inspiring, pretty and useful. and yes, I woud love to read your feedbacks.

Monday, January 30, 2017

ひさしぶり! I'm back ♥

smells like forest spirit
long time no see! ひさしぶり です, the Japanese would say.
oh, I've been missing this place. I really thought that my blogging time was over, that the constant lack of time and the general incostancy had killed it. maybe they had, maybe not yet.
when I started this diary I was a post graduated student with a steady boyfriend with many dreams and longing for adventure. now, it's difficult to find enough time to go and live the dreams and adventures. but they are still there, along with the desire to tell stories about them, with words, photographs, illustrations.
so here I am, giving it another try. this little blog has given me so much, in terms of connections, inspirations, motivation, (I actually think all of my current jobs derive - in one way or another - from this blog) to leave it like that. (and, I confess, I still think it's really pretty.)
so, I hope you're willing to read i diari della lambretta again.

p.s. picture taken in the Cansiglio forest a couple of months ago

Thursday, August 18, 2016

vintage tour in Val d'Orcia

Val d'Orcia with a rented lambretta

that's on top of my wish list: to be able to travel with a lambretta anywhere we want. yes, we can drive our own or ship it, but we don't aways have the time to do something like that (not to mention the costs). and to rent an original vintage scooter is almost impossible. almost.

visiting Tuscany on a vintage Italian scooter

the dreamer Dario fought the impossible founding Vintage Tours, an agency renting vespas, lambrettas and vintage cars in one of the most beautiful region of Italy, Tuscany.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

moodboard | spring smell

a few things that have been inspiring me lately: 

1. spring is my favourite season. as i have said before, it feels like the opening of lambretta season to me. i can't wait for more and longer rides, outdoorsy weekends and picnics. 
the lambretta picnic picture comes from here.
2. due to wedding planning {i feel repetitive, please let me know when i start to be annoying and i'll cut the wedding talks} i've been spending a remarkable amount of time on Pinterest, where i fall in love everyday with anything that involves flowers, like this tutorial "3 ways to make your home smell like spring", or this lovely lambretta with a flower basket. 
3. i took five calligraphy lessons, for five weeks. when i signed up for the course, i daydreamed about writing the invitations with beautiful italics lettering. then, i found out that hours and hours of exercise are mandatory for the kind of results that i had in my mind. so, i used my own calligraphy for the invites, but still love to browse beautiful calligraphy on Pinterest, like this one.
4. i've met the tear calendar of Flow Magazine from the Instagram feed of Sara, fell in love instantly and simply had to buy it. now the minutes that go from the moment i get up to the moment when the coffee is ready are even more special cause i can discover the new day's lovely illustration and words.

still looking for more spring themed inspirations! have you found anything special these days? 

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