Monday, 20 October 2014

Reasons to leave facebook.

The day of freedom is soon to be here!! 

I was never really a fan of facebook nor what it stand for. When I first opened my first account I soon saw what it was all about, hated it and soon closed it. It was because of a certain nagging group of friends that I opened the second one. And stayed connected till soon.

Do I regret having had a page? Not at all. I met wonderful people and helped me kept in touch with many others. So why am I opting out?

There are no longer good enough reasons to stay.

If I truly want to keep in touch with my family and friends (all scattered around the world) there are MANY ways to remain in contact besides facebook. And you know what? They are far more personal mediums of communication: skype, whatsap, or the old fashioned email writing.  Rather than spend an incredibly ridiculous amount of time browsing for casual events on hundreds of people; make the time to establish more meaningful exchange with the dearest ones. After all, are we ever really ourselves on line?

In my own personal opinion I can see that facebook can easily transform ordinary people into online monsters: those that are so incredibly vain, shallow and damn right superficial, the little cowards who just browse for gossip and check out if the grass is greener somewhere else, the constant complainers, the compulsive instagram lovers...  Now, they do not annoy me as much as you may think, it's more like I hate being part of all that. 

Facebook is open to constant missed - interpretations and can make people (including myself) quite judgmental of others without really knowing all the facts. Plus the self - online - branding just doesn't digest well with me. Life should be personal. Free time should be spent with your loved ones living on the here and now.

So there you go, I am to catch up with phone numbers, email addresses *you know, update the phonebook ;) * and then I will be gone for good. Nothing is bringing me back.

My blogs, page and even my photography facebook account will go on as normal. It is my personal account that will no longer exist.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Street Photography: Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon is one of those cities you don't hear much about like you do with Paris, New York or Milan. None the less, it hides a unique romanticism, a poetic nostalgia that go hand by hand with the great Atlantic Ocean.  There are incredible beaches near by and a lot of little places to discover either in Lisbon itself or just outside the Portuguese capital. Lisbon is quite charming. 

It is also de place where G and I went for our honeymoon. We were there for a week walking around the plazas, the arabic and african market, drinking coffees in different places around the city (including the plaza where the tower's clock doesn't work: as time never passes when you are there), we went to different beaches and went to some quite delightful art craft shops (Sadly everything was out of our price range, but the products were fantastic!) 

And OMG the people! They are both kind and ... very attractive! Never have G and I questionned our self- esteem as badly as then! Without any sense of pretentiousness nor apparent effort; people simply seem to show the warmness of the city everywhere they go.

Oh Lisbon, I wish to see you once again sometime!

Luisa Pascalis Lifestyle & Fine Art Photography

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The incredible art of letting go: How to do it?

There is no other way of saying this: Letting go is really hard.  

Maybe for some us a bit more difficult than others. None the less I know I do not want to end up like my father (or my brother) or many other members in my family who just love to accumulate and keep things stored.  

I know this revelation may just come as a surprise, but really, there is no secret. I love making that remark to them every time I can (and then I wonder the reasons of my bad reputation), though, right hand to my heart I only do it hoping one day soon, they finally do something about it. (But can't see it happening any time soon anyway...).

Being all aware about the situation I am very keen on to keeping things simple. In fact, my ideal me is pretty good with upcycling, recycling  and maintains things properly organised. 

So as a "treat" to myself and my upcoming birthday (which by the way I think is about time I do not spend another special day feeling terrible about getting yet another year older). I want to start fresh. Let go of bad energy flows, old stuff, negative feelings, and other nonsense that I have accumulated and kept in the past.

Question is.... How to do it?? How to efficiently get ride of what you don't need?  My mind is a very tricky place in a very laughable way (but not funny): I keep on finding reasons of why I should keep "X" , "Y" or "Z" item! So I end up spending most of my time just dusting! (I probably need help!)

It is true what they say.. you never know what you have got until you go to the closet!

What about you? Have you ever gotten ride of a lot of stuff? Do you just do it regularly? HOW DO YOU DO IT?? My real me keeps finding excuses to be my ideal me! lol

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Street Photography: Chepstow, Gales.

Once, a couple of latin girls and myself, decided to go for "an adventure" to Chepstow. Chepstow is a beautiful and charming little welsh city that is right on the border with England.  

To cross to Wales you must go over the Bristol Channel, which is by itself something to appretiate. Once you are over "the other side" there is a different language and a spoken english with a very peculiar tune. 

Wales is a very magical place, filled with poetry in their folkor and their language. 

I wish you enjoy this tiny taste of Chepstow. 

If you like any of these images, do not hesitate to contact me to acquire your print ;)

Luisa Pascalis Photography.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Great herbal remedies for everyday issues.

Have you been down lately?

We have here. And as soon as it started we made sure to cover all corners in the house with sage and lavender to heal us quicker. 

Now, the irony of life... I found this really great info just today. The great thing about it is, that being an awesome reference, I now know where to find it with ease when needed. 

For any more information like this one, visit the website:


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Practical guide to make pasta (like an italian).

Welcome to your cooking lesson number...

As like I have (surely) mentioned to you before. My knowledge in cooking is quite limited and my needs to learn such art grow everyday.  

To me, the easiest thing to cook is pasta. Maybe not the most nutritious BUT you can deffinately make it more interesting if you add good healthy ingredients ;) 

So let's go! Let's get cooking!!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Weekend Mood Inspiration: A trip to Guanajuato, Mexico

This week has been very special as my parents in law are visiting Mexico to meet their grand - son for the very first time. These are some of the images that I took while we were at Guanajuato, which, in my very personal opinion and for quite some dear reasons, is my favourite city in Mexico. 

I hope you enjoy this pictures. They belong to the streets in City Centre Guanajuato, the Mercado Hidalgo and the Ex - Hacienda San Gabriel de Barrera.

See you soon ;)

The three generations reunited at the English Garden. 

The little one who had to keep himself moving... and running..


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