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Marina Taddia

Marina Taddia

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Open-air living rooms, an outdoor home

Do you have an outdoor space that you want to enjoy to the fullest, making it an area of al fresco relaxation? Whether it’s a beach house, a country villa, or a town house with a garden and a swimming pool, a large terrace or a small balcony, a “garden lounge” is the perfect solution to make your outdoor space a meeting point with friends, family, guests or to enjoy alone, in peace.

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Tips for fast and effective summer cleaning

Summer has been with us for a while now, bringing its warmth and sunshine with it and… the long-awaited holidays! For many of us this is the time to do a bit of extra house cleaning. Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the summer holidays with fast and effective cleaning of your home! Just remember though, to take advantage of the cooler parts of the day, to avoid sweating (literally) buckets! Tradition Our grandmothers and great-grandmothers used the arrival of summer to clean and dust their homes thoroughly, especially objects and furniture which would…

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3 tips on garden dinner party etiquette

It’s summertime and being outside, especially in the evening, is one of those pleasures which you shouldn’t overlook! Brunch, drinks, lunch… but especially dinner parties! Apart from being a pleasant experience, outdoor dining can turn into the perfect opportunity to organize a relaxing get-together with friends, family or colleagues as the sun goes down.

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Five tropical plants for an out-of-this-world garden!

Whether it’s a grey morning in the middle of autumn or a sunny afternoon at the hight of summer, we’re sure that at least once in your life you’ve dreamed of being in the Tropics instead of at home. There may not be a way to stop day-dreaming about strolling along a tropical beach at sunset, but there is something you can do to turn your garden into a small tropical paradise, and that is to choose the right plants. Obviously it won’t be quite the same as taking a holiday in an exotic location, but if catching a plane…

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No-air conditioning: how do you keep your house cool in summer?

Both a blessing and a curse, air-conditioning can sometimes seem like the only way to survive the hot torrid summer months. It’s important, however, that we consider alternatives ways to keep our home cool during the hot summer months. This is especially true for those of us with no air-conditioning or for those wishing to save on energy bills or keen to find more environmentally friendly ways to keep the house cool on the hottest days. We have gathered some common-sense tips and other less well-known ones to help keep your home livable even on the most scorching days. Do…

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Recycling Communities 2019: the race in Italy is on to save Planet Earth

Have you noticed? Something is changing and no one wants to be left behind anymore. After Earth Day and the huge focus achieved by demonstrations across the globe in highlighting the need to protect our environment, Italy is also taking strides in the race to save our Planet. Legambiente has come up with the idea of a friendly competition between communities, local authorities and individuals, who have achieved the best results in waste management. Starting from the waste you produce, to the investments you make for the future; it is clear that change comes from your choices as an individual…

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