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Paper lanterns

My co-worker gave her 5-year-old the best birthday surprise ever. She got all of her daughter’s classmates and their parents onto a bridge at 8 at night (no small feat) to light Chinese lanterns a set them off into the sky over the Po River, magical. Great future mama ideas.

Furry friends

Massive fur coats on bony Milanese women, ridiculous, visual candy. Excuse the blurriness.

Bersani in Piazza Duomo/lunch on the terrace

Only in Italy can one attend a political event in this fashion… I literally got the best seat in the house to watch the Democratic Party’s rally: perched up on the Aperol Terrazzo, a resto-lounge embedded into the Galleria arcade whose patio overlooks my favourite edifice of all-time: Milan’s Gothic Cathedral in all its 50 … Continue reading

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring ’13

OMG, my jaw dropped when I came across this setup at Ferragamo’s showroom in Milan. White, croc embossed leather with matching strappy sandals. The geometric cut of this mini would totally flatter. I’ve gotta hand it to the showroom dresser, this presentation is so much better than stepping in to see racks of lifeless hangers … Continue reading

Italian Noodles

Italian Noodles Spaghetti Bar Milan -Finally got around to trying this swell little fusion spot in Milan’s Navigli District. Intimate in crimson red with high bar stools and countertops for tables, the owners have some nifty “Italianized” menu propositions for Asian noodle dishes paired with Japanese beers. Given the proliferation of the tiny, yet trendy … Continue reading

Espresso @ Ermenegildo Zegna

You know you’re someone in fashion when you put your brand name on the sugar packet…

youth standards: Canada vs. Italy

“Alessia you’re so young! You have so much time, don’t stress…” This is what I hear ALL the time in Italy from friends and colleagues. As one older and dear friend succinctly put it: “your mouth still stinks of milk,” yep classy… Across the Atlantic, the song has a different tune to it where the … Continue reading