Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Words that don't exist in English

L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”

Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.

Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.

Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.

Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.

Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.

Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.

saudade (sow-da-jee) (Portugese, Galician) the feeling one gets when realizing something one once had is lost and can never be had again

Sgriobn: (Gaelic) The itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky.

{via: Capucha}

Smile today

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I love that little girl's outfit!


Sunday, August 8, 2010


"What do women look for when they see a man? LA Fashionista Daniela Hummel shares tips and tricks at the LA Dating Blog"

Daniela Hummel?! That's me!

I recently helped put together the third article in a series of six called "The Charming Gentlemen" on Eric Horwitz's LA Dating blog. This chapter covers Men's Fashion and is geared towards all those men in Los Angeles who don't know what to do with themselves when it's time to go shopping. My two main goals when talking with Eric were (1) to make sure I gave relevant information to a man on a budget and (2) to show men how to express their personalities through fashion. I gave Eric a ton of information which he had to compress but I will share some of my insights with you all soon!

I know this blog is mainly dedicated to all things girly, but I'm wondering...what is the male version of a bombshell?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love from Shi

I'm back guys! ;)
One of the best love scenes ever...
I may just have to stay single for the rest of my life if I can't find this man..
Matthew Gray Gubler.
This scene makes me happy.. until the sad part.
Also, Amber Heard is sa presh.

or click here
However, the deleted love scene... wow.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower
We will grieve not, but rather find
Strength in what remains behind.
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume.
Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene VI
All grown up and gorgeous!
When I wake up in the sunlight
And look into your eyes
And I hold you for a little while
And I see behind your smile
I remember how beautiful I used to think you are
Now the only love that meant something is gone

I should have let you go when I saw that it was over in your eyes
What do I have to do to get rid of you
I’ll be better on my own
Now, I miss the sun, but as long as I’m with you
It’s just another rainy day in London
-AJ McLean

{Photo: via flickr}:
It's an Italian Love Affair...
{Photo: via Apathetic Genes}
Just found out the woman in this photo died.
Her name was Edith Shain.
She is pictured here at the end of WWII.
Rest In Peace.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

French Fraise-A-Day, Lesson 4

"French Fraise-A-Day"

Today, we are going to do something a little different for our French lesson!  I found this video on YouTube of an adorable little girl telling a made up story in French.  There is a translation of what she is saying so some of it is very easy to follow.  This is a good chance to learn some names of animals!

Can anyone tell me if her name is "Capucine" or if that means something in French?  It sounds so cute, like a little Cappuccino!