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About adrilupsi

I'm a 20 year old journalism student living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I love chocolate, fashion and the beach.

Thursday Brunch

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Ate this delicious waffle with strawberries, bananas and honey at an amazing tea house/cafe called Tea Connection in Buenos Aires. Orange juice and coffee added for the perfect thursday brunch!

Me comí un waffle divino con fresas, bananas y miel en un café/casa de té que se llama Tea Connection, aquí en Buenos Aires. Es una franquicia que hay por toda la ciudad y es BUENISIMA! Jugo de naranja y café para el brunch de jueves perfecto!


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Mango Goodness

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There’s nothing like a fruit smoothie for breakfast. I learned that from my best friend. Every time I went to her house we had smoothies for breakfast: strawberry, blueberry, banana and my favorite, mango. It tastes like heaven on earth!

The recipe is very simple. Just chop up a whole ripe mango, add some milk and a little bit of sugar (or Stevia, to make it healthier). If you want you can add some ice or some chia/line seeds to make it a power smoothie!

It’s a great breakfast or snack option, make sure to give it a try!


No hay nada como un smoothie de frutas de desayuno. Aprendí eso de mi mejor amiga. Cada vez que iba a su casa nos tomábamos uno de desayuno: de fresa, moras, bananas y mi favorito, mango. Sabe a cielo!

La receta es muy fácil. Solo corta en pedazos pequeños un mango maduro, agrega leche al gusto y un poco de azúcar (o Stevia para que sea más saludable). Si quieres puedes añadir hielo para que quede más espeso y semillas de chia o lino para hacerlo más nutritivo.

Es una excelente opción de desayuno o merienda, no te quedes sin probarlo!


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Sunset from up above

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There are few things in life more beautiful than sunsets. I just love watching the different colors in the sky: it’s like a work of art. I collect sunset pictures: at the beach, in the city, in different countries, and last week I had the chance to watch a beautiful sunset on a plane, up in the sky. I was traveling from Atlanta to Miami… I saw this beautiful Florida sunset and I just had to take a picture.

Hope you enjoy them.


Hay pocas cosas en la vida más lindas que los atardeceres. Me encanta ver los distintos colores en el cielo, son como una obra de arte. Colecciono fotos de atardeceres: en la playa, en la ciudad, en distintos países, y la semana pasada tuve la oportunidad de verlo desde un avión, arriba en el cielo. Estaba viajando de Atlanta a Miami y vi este hermoso atardecer y supe que tenía que tomarle una foto.

Espero que les guste.



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Project Paint-Your-Vans 2

I finally finished my custom-designed ultra-cool ombre vans! It took me only 2 days to do them.. It could have been just one but I started at midnight on Saturday so I had to finish the other shoe on Sunday.

This time I decided on doing something simple – ombre shades of purple. Simple enough for starters (like me), but very nice looking. I used only 2 colors of paint. Dark purple, and hot violet/fuchsia (I don’t really know how to describe it), and mixed them to get the “ombre” effect.

It was SO fun to do. I wore them the next day and got many compliments. They look so fresh and original!

Here are some pics of the process…

First, the paints and the white canvas shoes.

Next, one shoe half done. Notice that I hadn’t mixed the colors just yet.

First shoe done!

 Now the second one..

Final result!

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Project Paint-Your-Vans

Lately I’ve been obsessing with custom-paint vans. I think it’s a great idea to express yourself through your shoes, and sometimes you just can’t find a pair that especifically suits your personality. But that’s no problem! Because you can paint your old Vans, Converse, Keds or similar types of shoes. You just need white tennis shoes, fabric paint, a paintbrush, and a little creativity.

Here I have a few pictures I found on Google while looking for some inspiration. Soon I’ll be posting my own painted shoes and the painting process too. It shall be a fun weekend!

By the way, the shoes I bought for this project are not Vans or Keds. They are a cheap version of those. You don’t need a specific brand to do this! Just buy a pair that fits. The cheaper, the better! (Because you can buy and paint more :))













**These are not my pictures*** I found them on Google :)

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Adri’s Top 10 iPhone Apps

I have to admit that I am addicted to my iPhone. It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up and it’s the last thing I see right before I go to sleep. I probably couldn’t even wake up if it wasn’t for my phone. It just makes life easier in so many ways. Which is why I made a list of the best iPhone apps, according to me, of course, that I know a normal 20-year-old college student would find useful as well.

1. Instagram: Well obviously, Instagram is my #1 app. I just can’t seem to get enough of vintage-looking photographs. It’s so entertaining! I spend hours looking at pictures. It literally changes your life.

2. Twitter: For a social media junkie like myself, Twitter is a MUST. Though I don’t use it as much as Instagram it’s essential when you want to know what’s happening around the world.

3. Song Pop: When I had a 2005 iPod, I used to play this game called “Music Quiz” over and over. Well, Song Pop is SO much better! For music lovers and for everyone -it can help you discover new (and old) music.

4. Pixlromatic: Sometimes you want to edit photos but you don’t want the world to see them. Pixlr-o-matic does that for you. It has many cool effects for your pics.

5. Shazam: Shazam is an iPhone essential! How many times have you heard that song on the radio and fell in love but didn’t know the name or who sings it? Shazam to the rescue! It records part of the song and gives you the name and the singer INSTANTLY, how awesome is that?

6. Google Drive: Just because a pen drive is not good enough for me anymore, Google Drive is. I have all my documents everywhere I go, as long as I have internet connection, of course.

7. inClass: This app is great for college students. It keeps track of your classes, teachers, homeworks, tests and projects. You can even set and alarm. You don’t know how many times it saved me by telling me where my classroom was during the first days of school!

8. WordPress: Because, for us, bloggers, inspiration might hit anytime! So you have to be ready and post from your phone. Oh sweet technology.

9. Logos Quiz: I don’t know about you, but last time I played this I spent hours with a few friends -during class (oops)- trying to figure out the logos. Who knew there were so many brands in the world? BEWARE: It’s highly addictive!

10. Draw Something: I just had to save this spot for my favorite game ever. Even though I suck at drawing and I’m kind of re-drawing the words all over again, I love this game and I can’t get enough of it.

These are my favorite iPhone apps…what are some of yours?

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Color beads


It’s been a while…but that’s because I’ve been busy making these awesome colorful bracelets. Spring is coming here in Argentina so neon and bright colors are SO IN! Which is why I decided to start making these. They are very easy to make and it’s fun to mix and match all the colors. It’s relaxing!
….. take a look.

(thanks to my friend Meru for the photo above)

Much love, peace and colorful bracelets!


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Weekend Favorites


Today I wanna share my favorite moments of the weekend. On Friday, I went to the Maroon 5 concert, which was totally amazing!!! Adam Levine is a great singer (and dancer) and the band in general is really cool.

When I woke up on Saturday, I saw these pretty flowers on the living room table. It was such a beautiful day, and these flowers made it even more beautiful!

Then I went to a fancy restaurant in Puerto Madero with my family and a good friend. I ate meat (we’re in Argentina, so you basically HAVE to eat meat) and had a delicious “dulce de leche” volcano with ice cream. Yum!

And that’s been my weekend so far.

If you like my photos, you can follow me on instagram :) @adrilupsi


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The moon and the sea

I took this picture in Trinidad. It’s a small island in the Caribbean, close to my home country, Venezuela. I was with my cousins and we were staying at a beach house surrounded by nothing but water (and other houses). I spent 2 weeks there and I can honestly say it was the best holiday ever, even though I had no internet or TV or cell phone or ANYTHING! It was so peaceful…just us, the sun and the sea.

This was the night before I left, the moon was so big and shiny I just HAD to take pics of it.



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A piece of Buenos Aires


Since I live in Buenos Aires (and this is were I met my cool friends) I figured I had to show you some pics of this beautiful yet chaotic city. It’s very interesting…it’s a mix of Europe and Latin America. And you can find all kinds of people. By the way, there’s A LOT of people here, which is why it might get chaotic.

Anyway, these are some pictures that I’ve taken…


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