Author: nadia

Cinda-Fricken-Rella!

Photographed by Daniella Guzzo Photography We all know the Walt Disney tale of Cinderella, right?  You know the one involving a fairy godmother, a couple of mice, a glass slipper, a few mean girls and a cute prince who saves the girl.  It’s a lovely story with a happy ending, but this little Italian has a slightly different version with a little more NadittudeTM (Sorry Walt!). You see my story doesn’t have one fairy godmother.  I have an army of charming and encouraging fairy godmother’s.  Women who are supportive, uplifting and have wonderfully magical abilities.  My “glass slippers” are...

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L’Atelier Home, Gastown!

Photographed by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography As home owners, my husband and I are forever updating our home.  We did a major renovation to our place ten years ago by way of remodeling our kitchen and bathrooms, updating our floors and windows, and replaced our roof.  Our latest project is to create better storage solutions around the house and decided to incorporate custom cabinets and draws in the hallway closets and below the fireplace.  We’re in the process now of remodeling our home office (I’ll be sure to share my home tour once it’s all complete)  and have decided on...

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Ciao Bella!

Photography by: Daniella Guzzo Photography Weh gumpa…Happy Canada Day, eh?!  Yeah…I totally went there with the stereotypes, but I couldn’t help it!!  Let’s face it, I’m an extremely proud first generation Italian-Canadian and I feel like I have the best of both worlds running through my veins.  I will be forever grateful to my dad for making the best decision of his life and immigrating to the “true north strong and free” back in the 1960’s!  We moved to Vancouver from Italy, when I was five years old (via Toronto, where I was born).  I grew up in the...

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A Summer Serata…

Photographed by: Union Photographers Earlier this week, we invited our media and industry friends to help us celebrate our company rebrand and new website launch.  In true Italian fashion, we sipped vino, nibbled on delicious desserts, connected with our favorite people to enjoy la dolce vita! Our dear friends at BLD Decor and Flower Factory helped us transform our studio in Kitsalano into an Italian garden, complete with a swing suspended from the ceiling and a lovely floral creation for our mannequin which I like to call “Lady NadittudeTM” !  Dalana from the The Cake and The Giraffe created scrumptious...

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Cherry Blossoms…

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo It’s Cherry Blossom season in Vancouver and I’m loving it!  There are trees in full bloom throughout Vancouver, and everyone is coming out to photograph them and take part in the Annual Cherry Blossom Festive, which runs March 24 – April 17.  Daniella and I have started a new tradition of shooting among the cherry blossoms and this year Daniella scouted the perfect location in Burnaby, under a canopy of what looks like pink snow – so beautiful! With the weather also turning, I am fully embracing the Spring season.  I’m pulling my lighter and brighter favorites out of the...

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