Travel in Provence with L’Occitane: Lavender, Beauty, and Pictoresque Villages


Travel in Provence with L’Occitane

Travel in Provence. If you’ve followed me on Instagram, you’d know everything about my latest exciting trip in the wonderful and authentic Provence, in the south of France. L’Occitane guides me in the discovery of this amazing land that offers precious natural treasures, fundamental ingredients for our beauty.

Travel in Provence: hot-air balloon, lavender and Provençal villages!

L’Occitane welcomed us in the best possible way at Le Couvent Des Minimes hotel – SPA , an incredible hotel surrounded by the nature of Provence. Apart from the design of the rooms and of the whole facility, the best part is the SPA by L’Occitane, where beauty therapists give you advice on the best face and body treatments, choosing the most appropriate products to your personal needs. Giova and I enjoyed a treatment for couples of 1 and a half hour, for the face and the body. They recommended me products from Immortelle Precieuse (Anti-Aging and prevention line) and Angelica (Hydration and Vitality) that you’ll see in my video report.

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PH. Giorgio Leone for Think Visual

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Homemade Ravioli Recipe: Irene in the Kitchen! Heeeelp! #ireneCClosetTV


Homemade Ravioli Recipe: Irene in the Kitchen!

Homemade ravioli. Hello my dear friends!! During our staying at “Il Ciocco” in the heart of my Tuscany I definitely put myself to the test. You know that I LOVE FOOD, eating and discovering new places where you can eat good local specialties when I’m travelling. A different thing is cooking: I like cooking, but, since I haven’t got much time I can’t practice it! Because of our jobs we hardly ever eat at home and when we do the menu is: salad, take away, a quick plate of pasta or a steak. To be honest, my culinary skills are extremely basic! So I jumped at the chance when Simone, the chef of Il Ciocco,  gave me a proper cooking lesson. We couldn’t stop laughing! Just chopping the vegetables into small pieces of the same size was a big deal for me: it took me half an hour . Another problem was that my arm were too weak to knead the dough! But, believe me ladies, with only a little help, the result has been amazing and you can see it this video.

So, today, you’ll see my cooking attempts and the recipe of handmade stuffed pasta… that seems a nightmare but is actually quite easy and incredibly tasty! Of course… it was so good ’cause we buy all the ingredients at the local market ;)))

Homemade Ravioli Recipe: Irene in the Kitchen with the Chef! Help!! #ireneCClosetTV

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Natural and bright makeup tutorial!

My morning routine: from alarm to makeup and creating the outfit!

My video report from Expo

Video diary from the Guadeloupe Islands.


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Travel Kit: All You Need for Summer Vacations!


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Travel Kit: All You Need for Summer Vacations!

Travel Kit. Ready…go! Are you excited?! And are you ready to face summer holidays? I definitely am, I can’t wait! :) In the meanwhile, today I’d like to tell you about my ultimate Travel Kit: are you sure that you took everything you need? Didn’t you forget anything???




It doesn’t matter if you’re at the seaside, in the city or on the mountains, my advice is to buy a guide book about the place you’re visiting. It can be nice just relaxing on the beach but it’s always better get to know the place not just a tiny spot near the hotel. You’ll find many ideas to fully enjoy your trip. ;) Are you tired to hold it in your hand all the time, during the tour? Try this smart items!

CAMERA, SELFIE STICK… SMART PHONE LENS! A trip is not a trip if you don’t create lifetime memories. So bring a camera with you. An handy alternative? Lens for your smartphone like this iPhone Camera Lens or lens + cover: but remember to clear the memory of your mobile before leaving!

FOLDABLE FLATS: ALWAYS keep them in your bag in case of emergency!! This pair for instance is very cute ;)

PLUG ADAPTER, very important! :)

PORTABLE LUGGAGE SCALE, fundamental if you travel by plane and you don’t want exceed the luggage weight limits. Organize evenly your suitcases in the hotel before getting at the check-in desk.;)

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Il Ciocco – Reinaissance Tuscany: Resort and Wellness Oasis in the Heart of Garfagnana



Il Ciocco – Reinaissance Tuscany

Il Ciocco. You know when you’re absorbed in your daily routine,a lot of things to do, lot of pression and the only thing you think is “I want to run away from all this and relax for a couple of days!”. That was my mantra, in the last few weeks. My wish came true last weekend with a proper escape toward a wellness oasis, good food and relax in a place that feels like home called il Ciocco, Renaissance resort and SPA , only few steps from Barga, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, located in the heart of Garfagnana, not far from Lucca and Versilia, and only 1 hour and a half from Florence.

Il Ciocco is at the foot of a verdant mountain which is exclusive property of the owners of Il Ciocco and of the conference center, the stables, a SPA, a sport center and much more. Once there, you feel like being in a little Tuscan village where every detail is perfect and from the breath-taking swimming pool you have a n amazing view of the valley where at night other villages shine like stars.

Il Ciocco – Reinaissance Tuscany: relaxing resort in Garfagnana!

We spent three relaxing days at Il Ciocco. I enjoyed to be cuddled in the luxurious
with dozens of private rooms and an actual menu of amazing treatments: for couples (including a private Jacuzzi with rose petals); treatments with natural local products (like wine!), and wellness programs with complete body treatments lasting more than one hour. I tried a complete facial treatment that in 1 hour and a half includes exfoliation, deep cleansing, eyebrow and eyelashes shaping (I’ve nrver tried it before and it was incredible!) and deep skin hydration with ultrasounds.



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Weekend in Versilia: Running Away from My Busy Schedule in the City!



Weekend in Versilia: Running Away from the City!

Weekend in Versilia.  When my Giova surprised me with a bunch of rose roses (sorry for the wordplay!) with a card that said “I’ll take you with me.” I was super happy. I really (REALLY!) needed a break, to run away and hide in a beautiful place, a shelter full of memories. My oasis of relax. So we had a long weekend in Forte dei Marmi, a weekend in Versilia.

Weekend in Versilia: Running away from my busy schedule in the city.

Two days of pure relax, sleeping a lot, having huge meals and hanging with some friends, a tiny bit of shopping (I can’t help it), tons of ice-cream and lying on the beach… a lot. Enjoy the photos we took during this weekend, even some snapshots with the mobile: you’ll find more: on my Instagram @ireneccloset were you can follow my days live :) I send you a big hug and thank you for following! I’m super excited for next adventures: Paris + Lucca + Milan + Provence. Come with me! :)



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