Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week!
I picked four blogs to feature from my last giveaway.
I decided to feature each blog on a separate post this time.
I am really excited to introduce to you

Gaia has a very inspiring blog!
As you can see she is also Gorgeous!
All of these beautiful images used for this post were shot by Gaia!

Tell us a little bit about you and your blog?
First of all, thank you! Thank you Maria for having me here among those other wonderful ladies. I'm a daily reader of your wonderful blog and I'm so happy to be here today!! 

Well... Alice's adventures in Wonderland is my blog, my secret shelter where I go every time I can. 
I've started my “adventure” in January 2009 and even if the beginning has been a little bit hard I  immediately loved to blog daily.

My blog is about me, about all the things I love and about my passions. It's a combination of my favourites things, my life and what I found interesting in life. 
I love to share them! I like to take pics and bake, I like to decor and create things with my hands so that's what my blog is about!

I hope to get better and to improve every day! Now I can't stay without it and without all my readers. Among them I've found some truly nice friends and so many talented girls. 

Where are you from?
 I'm Italian. I was born in Tuscany but I've always lived in Bologna. I have two brother Simone, the oldest and Jonatha the youngest. My mom is from Tuscany and my dad is from Umbria. Two of the most beautiful Italian regions. I've lost my dad 3 years ago and since then I've changed a little. I'm trying to be a good person as he was and I have so much in common with him. He was a journalist and a photographer , a photo reporter... My mom is my example, she's my best friend. I'm a combination of both my parents! I'm lucky because I've a wonderful family!

Gaia shot these beautiful photos of Bologna from her window.

What is your occupation? 
This is a good question. I don't work. I was an event organizer for 4 years and one year ago I quit my job. Now I'm looking to do something in my life.I'd love to be an event/wedding organizer again or to open my own store of the things I love, flowers, decors, stationery and many other things.

How would you describe your style?
I don't have a specific style but it is a combination of different styles. I love French Style and north European Style. I love antique market where I find beautiful old things, I love neutral colors, grey, cream, white with a touch of colors. I love stripes and dots.  

What is your favorite room in your home?
My favourite room is the living room. Actually my home is little and the living room is the biggest room! I've decorated it with white sofas and old furniture. I have a big trucks and a very big cupboard that I've made it all by myself!

Who has been your biggest role model? 
My model? My mom definitely and all the talented women! Since I've begun writing my blog I've met so many talented girls. They are my inspiration and they are my reason to improve my skills and become a good person!

Gaia's beautiful mom

My mom is my hero. She knows how to do everything. She's my strength and my friend! We have a fantastic relations. She's my mom, my friend, she's everything!

What do you hope your readers will gain from your lovely blog?
I don't know. I don't like to be presumptuous but I  like to think that they like my blog . I like to think at my blog as a refuge where to escape and where to find beautiful things. I love to meet people and that's a fantastic way to get in touch with new friends!

I think Gaia is a very talented girl!

Don't you love all of Gaia's photographs??

Thank you Gaia!


debra@dustjacket said...

Oh that was just beautiful. What a gorgeous person and so talented, I love her photographs.

An inspiring post,
xxxx DJ

Anonymous said...

Great feature post, Gaia sounds so lovely and she is obviously very talented! Those photos are gorgeous, thanks for sharing..
:) Flick

Anne Lorys said...

What a lovely girl!
Thank you for introducing me to yet another fantastic blogger, Maria.

How have you been lately?
Crazy busy, I bet! :-)

Big hugs!

paperbird said...

so very lovely- such a beautiful blog to share with us.

Little Emma English Home said...

Hi Maria!! I love Gaia blog and she is a delicious girl, very kind and sweet!! See how many friends you have to MEET in Italy?? We wait for you... ;)

Enjoy a lovely day xoxo

Low Tide High Style said...

Great post, and thank you so much for introducing me to Gaia. Her photography and style is wonderful and I can't wait to look at more of her blog!

Kat :)

Almalu's Place said...

I love Gaia's blog!and I'm sooo happy you featured her here on yours!!lovely post, photos and adroable Gaia!


My Life And Loves said...

What beautiful photographs!

Cant wait to go and visit her blog!

Thanks for introducing Gaia - I love your interviews!

xx Catherine

savvycityfarmer said...

where does it ever end ... I guess it doesn't ...
she is a wealth of understated glamour and poise!

thanks honey bun!
I zipped right over to meet Gaia

FEDERICA said...

Morning sweetie! You already know that I love Gaia's blog :-)
She's my bestfriend and she's a super creative and talented girl! I think that I'm very lucky to have Gaia so close to me.

How are you Maria? Did you get my mails?
Wish you a lovely rest of the week,
your friend Federica.

Irene b said...

I love Gaia's blog but I'm so lucky to know her... she is one of the most adorable person I know... she is real a beautiful soul!!!

Valloittava valkoinen said...

So great photos and an interesting person!
Thanks for this opportunity to "meet" her!

Have wonderful day!

Soulful Mama said...

So glad you blogged about Gaia. I love her blog & read it every day (as I do with yours!).
~ Clare x

Gaia said...

this is fantastic!
I didn't realize it was today! Federica told me about it!
I love my interview...and you made a fantastic post! I'm so happy about it!
Really... you've made my day!
I can't stop from smiling!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a wonderful way to introduce more wonderful bloggers to us all. Great post. Look forward to getting to know Gaia

Unknown said...

Good morning my sweet friend! Lovely interview as always! Her photos are really, really wonderful!!! I will definitely go and check out her blog. You've found yet another amazing blog that I didn't know about...thanks!

Hugs ~

:) T

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

That was great, I love Gaia's blog, it's so happy and friendly and light-hearted.
Thank you for showing us more of her daily life.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

What a lovely post about the beautiful Gaia!! I am already a fan of her wonderful blog :) I love to dream of Italy and all things romantic when I visit her blog. She has a fantastic style and a lovely way with words! Thanks again, Maria, for another great feature! So excited for you and your new store opening soon :) :)

paola said...

Hi Maria! I follow Gaia's blog everyday..she's a very special person! Thank you for posting about her ;)

Lindsay said...

What a great feature! I love these! :)

Pretty Zesty said...

LOVE this. Love Gaia! You both are so inspiring. I feel like such a corporate rat compared to you all.

lisaroy said...

What a lovely feature and her photos are just so beautiful! I'll definitely be taking some time to enjoy her blog. : )

Anna said...

Amo seguire le avventure di Gaia, trovo lei e il suo modo di essere coinvolgente e meraviglioso!!!
Ciao Maria, ti auguro di trovare nel tuo cammino sempre persone speciali!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Maria! Thank you for posting that interview with Gaia for us today. It's so much fun to meet another blogger who shares our same love of white! Her talent in decorating and photography is very evident in the pics. What a sweetie.

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

Cindy said...

Gaia sounds like a wonderful lady. Her photos are really gorgeous, I will go check out her lovely blog.
Hugs, Cindy S

Unknown said...

Hi Maria! I love Gaia's blog! She is a very talented photographer!


Hana said...

Hey Maria!! Just wanted to stop by and say hello!! Haven't been by in a while since I've been really behind in my blog reading...just not enough hours in the day, ya know? Still beautiful as always! I'll have to check out these great blogs. Hope you are doing well!! Happy Day to you!

MomTog Diaries

Sown Comfort said...

It's already been said, but I agree-- wonderful, beautiful photos! Diane

Diane Drake said...

Loved the photos! Great post about Gaia.

Olive said...

Maria, another darling interview. I have traveled to Italy and now love all things Italian. I will definitely visit Gaia's blog.


Debbie said...

What an inspiring post! You are so sweet to feature other bloggers for us to meet, Maria.
I appreciate you coming by and leaving your encouraging message.
Hugs, and have a great 4th of July holiday.

vosgesparis said...

bella storia ed una bella donna..

I love the cabinet she made!
thanks for introducing Maria

Lara said...

I need to check out her blog.. because for one.. GAIA is my daughter's middle name & two.. her blog looks tres lovely! Thanks for another great interview Maria - you're the best! Enjoy your weekend!

Beach House Living said...

Great cabinet she made and lovely photographs which of course we all love don't we.

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

What a great interview and so wonderful photos!
Have a nice weekend,

Ashely Adams said...

Beautiful photos no doubt. But you can get much better picture-designs at


Wow! I love your blog! Great inspiration!! And the photos are just beautiful!!

Anette, Norway:)

Joyti said...

Such absolutely beautiful photography...

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Maria - Deb and I had SUCH a grand time at that antique market!! There was so much eye candy we didn't know where to look first! lol! I think you need to visit Michigan so that the three of us can go treasure hunting together! :)

xoxo laurie@heavenswalk

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thanks so much for the introduction. Her blog is lovely and what beautiful photographs.
xo, Sherry

Pétales de fée said...

I wish you a very wonderfull summer!
I have to change my house to live in a new country and I will be back in september!
Kiss and kiss from France deau Dreamy!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Thank you for sharing her blog. I am headed there now, Thank you!

Charlotte said...

quel message plein de charme et de bonheur de vivre... et quelle chance d'être si proche de sa maman...
Merci pour ce très joli blog sur lequel je reviens toujours avec bonheur

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Such a lovely post and a lovely lady. Her sense of style and her beautiful relationship with her mother are enviable. Thank you for sharing with us all!

Elyse said...

as i began to write, i realized i was typing almost word-for-word what laura @ 52 flea had commented. copy that!


FEDERICA said...

Just a quick note to wish you a lovely and sunny day :-)

Lauren said...

so beautiful!! on my way over!!

mimi charmante said...

isn't she absolutely gorgeous? the most lovely part is that she is fabulous on the inside as well as beautiful~
great interview!

Fay said...

i loved all the images thankyou x

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