Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe


It's Christmas tomorrow and I decided to bake some red velvet cupcakes for my family. I love everything sweet and these look perfect for Christmas, I think they're good to eat and look lovely too.
Here's what you need!

Ingredients for the cupcake (24 cupcakes):

  • - 250 grams  flour
  • - 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • - 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • - ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • - 100 grams  butter
  • - 200 grams  sugar
  • - 1 tablespoon red paste food colouring
  • - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • - 2 eggs
  • - 175 ml buttermilk
  • - 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Ingredients for the frosting:

  • - 500 grams icing sugar
  • - 125 grams cream cheese
  • - 125 grams butter
  • - 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 
  • - 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • - decorations you prefer
First of all put in a bowl all the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Turn on the oven at 180°.
Next in another bowl cream the butter and the sugar then the red colouring and the vanilla extract. 
Then add a spoon of the dry ingredients then a egg, another spoonful of dry ingredients, the other egg and all the content of the other bowl. Mix it and in the end add the buttermilk and the cider vinegar.

  • Now you're ready to put your cupcakes in the oven for 20 minutes! When they're ready and cold prepare the frosting mixing icing sugar, cream cheese, butter, cider vinegar and the vanilla extract. Mix it till it becomes solid and smooth. Then use the technique you prefer to put your frosty on your cupcakes and decorate them as you prefer.
  • Ta daaaa, your cupcakes are ready!
I hope you liked this post and Merry christmas everyone!

Vero xx


Christmas DIY - Cupcake Ornaments

Christmas is coming and I'm so so so excited!That's why I decided to do a little DIY project XMAS related. I saw this fake cupcake ornaments in a lovely place where I go for lunch and I decided to try to do them myself.
It's very easy and the result is delicious haha
Here's what you need:

A fake cherry, some white paint, strong glue, an ornaments for your tree, cupcake paper, glitter and painting brushes.
Then you can start decorating your ornament doing the frosty with your white paint and then decorating as you prefer, here's the final result:

If you want more details go cheek my video on TheMeneghinGirl's channel and don't forget to subscribe=)

Vero xx


SoundTru event Trussardi

Last night I got the chance to go to the SoundTru event organized by Trussardi, the fashion brand worked with Universal for this project and basically last night the band who won this music competition performed at the Trussardi's Caffé in Piazza Scala in the heart of Milan.
The location was half a bar and half a Trussardi's store, everything was cool, many people from the fashion industry and from the music business were there. The atmosphere was quite relaxed and rock, in fact the theme was glam rock.
Many guests were wearing leather leggings and faux fur gilet, a lot of fringes and also huge and comfy platform heels.
I went for an elegant rock outfit I would say, the party started at 9pm and it was a happy hour, then the band who won, PrettyVegasRock, performed for a while. Around 11pm the party was already finishing, but many many people were present, even too many for a not so big location.
Before leaving the staff gave each guest a bag with a t-shirt and a plectrum with Trussardi's logo, the music was the focus of the night, in fact this project has been loved and wanted by Gaia Trussardi which is not only a fashion business woman but also a huge music lover and it has been nice seeing this fusion between music and fashion.
Here a little gallery of the night and of my outfit.

I was wearing
dress: Sheinside
purse: mum's
coat: Aspesi
shoes: Bershka

Vero xx


Private Burberry makeup session

This week I had an amazing experience, as you know Burberry is one of my favourite brand and the other day I had the incredible opportunity of a private makeup session at the Burberry's corner at LaRinascente in Milan.
Sometimes when you go shopping in these kind of places you may feel discomfort or not in your element, Burberry's corner is totally different, I think that with MAC and Tom Ford the people who work for this brand are really down to earth and very professional at the same time without being snobby at all. This is a very important part, I arrived a bit early to my appointment and I had a little chat with the two makeup artists who were working that day, than Davide arrived, he's the best Burberry makeup artist in Italy and he's very funny too.
I told him to do whatever he wanted!So he started and using all the amazing Bruberry cosmetics gave me the Burberry's model look, a very chic and elegant look.  A strange thing? I think my lids have never felt so soft before, lovely eyeshadows haha. The experience has been amazing so I decided to show you few pictures of this sweet afternoon.

Vero xx


Rum Brownies

Hello everyone! I love food, especially all the sweet things, so few days ago I decided to bake some delicious rum brownies, if you want to bake them too you're gonna need:
- 250 grams of dark chocolate
- 2 table spoon of dark powder chocolate
- 200 grams of butter
- Rum, as much as you want ;)
- 2 eggs
- 5 grams of baking powder
- 200 grams of flour
- 200 grams of sugar

Then you can start cooking!
 First of all cut the chocolate and the butter and cook them using the double holier method, in the meantime stir the eggs and the sugar, then stir the chocolate and the butter till when they look velvety and yummy.

Next pour the chocolate and butter into the sugar and eggs, stir, then add the rum, the flour, the being powder and the powder chocolate, store very well, use all your strength!
Next pour everything in a buttery baking pan and put in the oven for 30 minutes at 180°, then while you're waiting all your house will start smelling of chocolate!
Then when the brownies are ready take them off the oven and wait for them to be cold before cutting them, and you're done!
They're so good, let me know if you bake them and if you like them!
To see me baking them just click here!

Vero xx


HALLOWEEN: Mexican Sugar Skull makeup tutorial

Hello everyone! If you want to know what I used for this Suguar Skull makeup tutorial go to my channel and you'll find everything you need in the description box! Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

Vero xx


Terme di Kyoto spa

Yesterday I spent a lovely sunday morning with my friend Valentina. We used her Smartbox and we went to the Terme di Kyoto at the top floor of the Enterprise Hotel, a 4-star superior design hotel in Milan.  We needed few hours of relax so we picked this option. As soon as we arrived we waited in the lobby of the hotel which was very nice and ethnic, everything was in the red, yellow and brown shades with a lot of design elements. After few minutes we went up where the little spa was, at the top floor. We've been given towel, flip flops and shower cream and shampoo in  a nice bag that we took away of course. The spa area wasn't very big but really cosy. There was a relax zone, a nice turkish bath room with blue led lights, a thermal pool, two different therapy showers and two relaxing areas on the balcony where the view was incredible, It was a sunny day so we saw the Duomo from the balcony, definitely a good point. 
Of course we used and we did everything and we spent three lovely hours till I broke my big toe, but that's another story (lol -.-). Enjoy this little gallery =)

Vero xx


Bomaki, Uramaki in Milan

Looking for a great sushi in Milan? Bomaki is definitely more than that. I saw many pictures on Instagram of this place and as soon as I got the chance I went to see what this was all about. This place is awesome! It's not a traditional snobby sushi restaurant, is an uramakeria, uramaki are their thing! This place is a fusion of the japanese and the brazilian culture, in Milan there already was the Temakinho, but in my opinion Bomaki tastes better and the atmosphere is cool and relaxed. First of all you can decide to eat amazing sushi with amazing cocktails inspired by the colorful Brasil, I got a classic mojito and it was delicious, after that it was an uramaki madness. They have so many variations that there's the perfect sushi for everyone. Everything is well presented, the staff is very helpful and nice. Every table has a jar with thousands of chopsticks and also forks for the beginners, which I think is a nice touch as sometimes people can be "scared" by asking for knives and forks, in this way you can help yourself easily. I had the most amazing sushi and to be honest I was okay but I know myself and I just can't say no to a nice dessert so I went for the mango cheesecake which was incredibly light and beautiful. Speaking about uramaki my favorites have been: salmon crispy, giallo and astice gratinato.
Prices are fair, we are speaking about sushi and cocktail so it can't be cheap but it's reasonable, uramaki are between 8 and 15 euros (8 rolls) and cocktails 7 euros each.
Now I show you some pictures of this amazing dinner!

Vero xx



I think I took this photo at least 20 times and every time I come back to Edinburgh I go to Calton Hill and I think "I love this place so much". I went to Edinburgh for the first time two years ago and since then I always came back, for long or short periods. Everytime I arrive in this beautiful city my heart melts and every time I've to leave I feel that something is not right, that I need more time. This time I came here with a friend of mine who never came here before and she loved it too, of course ;) This place has something that makes it so charming to my eyes, I can't even explain, but if you've never been to Edinburgh book a flight and go.
I spent an amazing week, every time I come back I find something new, I go for a walk on the Arthur's Seat beginning from a new path, I go to Calton Hill at different time, I take a random bus just to go somewhere new and I enjoy my time there.
So here are some pics of my week in Edinburgh, I also post pics from three new places I found to eat, I love food =) haha, which are very cool and original and tasty and yummy at the same time: the first one is The Dogs in Hanover Street, which is a very cosy restaurant where i had a great duck with a sweet sauce, don't remember the ingredients tho, sorry! The second one is The Huxley on Princess Street where I had the best (and not expensive) lobster rool, soooo good, last new nice place I tried was Burger on Fountainbridge which is a  fast-food not too fast-food, if you know what I mean, great food in a modern but not snobby environment for great prices.
I hope you enjoy this little gallery 


Vero xx