So, after three years of living in NYC, I realized the famous “little Italy” in lower Manhattan was not going to cut it for me any longer. I needed the real deal. So my editor and I decided to add Milano to my (so far) annual Euro trip during Fashion Week. And it comes as no surprise that Italy’s fashion capital, has become the perfect addition. My home, for the week, was a seven minute walk from the famous street in Milan; Via Monte Napoleone. This well-known street is known as the fashion epicenter with haute couture’s favorite names (Gucci, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo) surrounding the manicured Italian streets. But, what I appreciated the most, was that beyond the fashion store fronts, there lived the dark and rough exterior of the buildings, standing in their original state of undeniable history. The architecture lives to tell its story. Authentic italian stone columns. Gorgeous marble floors. As i’ve heard several times, Milan has this dark beauty about it.
..and speaking of food, (because some topics don’t need an actual transition) can I just say this last thing, THE. FOOD. Guys, there are seasonings you’ve never even tasted. Pasta that melts in your mouth. Like.. since when does pasta melt? Well, let me tell ya, it does! It’s as if your taste buds experience this new found cuisine of Milanese delights, featuring flavours, colours, and tastes loved and sought-after throughout the world.
Oh! And some iPhone photos because iPhoneagraphy is a thing, right?! On the days that I left my camera gear back at the flat, I made sure to document it with a quick snap. Whether I was at lunch with my editor, a few fashion week presentations, my living room, or anything in between. Ciao!