Bella figura: how to live, love, and eat the Italian way

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Alfred A. Knopf,
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"She walks down the street with a swing in her step and a lift to her head. She radiates allure as if followed by a personal spotlight. She may be tall or short, slim or pneumatically curvaceous, dressed discreetly or ostentatiously--it matters not. Her gait, her composure, the very tilt of her head is an ode to grace and self-possession that makes her beautiful whatever her actual features reveal." This is the bella figura, the Italian concept of making every aspect of life as beautiful as it can be, that Kamin Mohammadi discovered when she escaped the London corporate media world for a year in Italy. Following the lead of her new neighbors, she soon found a happier, healthier, and more beautiful way of living. The bella figura knows: * That the food that you eat should give you pleasure while eating it. Pause for meals, and set a place, even if you are eating alone. * To seize any opportunity to get moving--be it taking the stairs, doing a coffee run at work, or dancing with abandon. * To drink a spoonful of excellent-quality extra-virgin olive oil four times a day. * To seek out nature, be it a city park, a tree on your street, or some wild place. * And to love yourself. The bella figura --occupies her space, emotionally and physically, with style and entitlement.
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display_description "One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life"-- "One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way"--
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subject_facet Biography, Cookbooks, Cooking, Italian, Gastronomy -- Italy, Italy -- Description and travel, Mohammadi, Kamin -- Friends and associates, Mohammadi, Kamin -- Travel -- Italy, Travel writers -- England -- Biography
title_display Bella figura : how to live, love, and eat the Italian way
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title_sub how to live, love, and eat the Italian way
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