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I’ve teamed up with the lovely people over at @bellagracemagazine to give you a chance to win a free copy of their new publication, Field Guide to Everyday Magic. The contest giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. International participants will be eligible to win a free digital edition of Bella Grace. Visit my blog (link in my profile) and leave a comment by September 10th. How do you celebrate August?
A truly magnificent art collection of the aristocratic Doria Pamphilj family. There are masterpieces by Velázquez, Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Bernini... I liked the fact that the ticket price includes an excellent audioguide narrated by Prince Jonathan Pamphili himself. One of my favorite spots in #Rome
Rarely empty, the magical Bridge of Angels, shining in the morning sun... There are no words to describe the feeling of crossing the Tiber River all by yourself early, early on a summer morning, surrounded only by the strikingly beautiful angel sculptures designed  by the artistic genius Bernini. It’s really easy to miss if you’re not looking carefully - all the angels are holding objects related to the crucifixion of Jesus
#Rome - living  La Dolce Vita (making time to do nothing but stroll, discover, eat, linger and enjoy the most beautiful thing that this eternal city has to offer - pleasure)
An exquisite art work by Bernini (1622) at #GalleriaBorghese This marble sculpture depicts the Roman mythological story of the Abduction of Proserpina, where Proserpina is kidnapped and taken to the underworld by the god Pluto. All the stunning lifelike details (specially Pluto's fingers sink into Proserpina's thigh) carved by a sculptor only 23 years old at that time make this piece of art one of the most impressive I have ever seen... Bernini masterfully turns marble into real flesh and emotion
Rome is wonderful early, early in the morning when even the café tables are not set yet...
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Finally, in #Italy again! It's been a while... but they say: contrary to popular belief, summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things happen to quiet, patient people... #Ciao from #Rome (more on my IG story)
Friday at the gallery - my last chance to see #OKeeffeAGO for... well, fourth time. The exhibition is on until July 30! (Also, the newly reinstalled galleries with old favorites and some new surprises look beautiful. What a wonderful job! #agolookforward Looking forward to seeing the entire transformation)
#Repost @bellagracemagazine . . . “I do not want to live a happy life. I want to live a mindful life. Because mindfulness gives birth to happiness. In fact, happiness is not found in external things at all, but it is a power we hold within ourselves.” — @sylviasimplelife | Issue 12 
How do you practice mindfulness?
Read more inspiring quotes: stampington.com/Bella-Grace-Issue-12
Photo by: Lesly Juarez Thank you 
#bellagracemagazine #mindfulness #bemindful #happiness #powerwithin #mindfulliving #inspirationalquotes #published #latestpublication #magazinearticle
this morning – a bouquet of berries with chia seed and flaxseed-meal yogurt & a promise to myself to embrace the slow and do everything at the right speed 🐢
Hello new week! Hello new hope! #muralart