All posts tagged: Milano

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MILANO HAUL

So – finally – what found it’s way into my suitcase back from Milano? One word, MAKE-UP. Or is it two? Whatever. It was the only thing I was interested in buying and with huge amounts of self control I selected a few items I had to have. It was a bigger splurge than my usual make-up spendings, but hey, it’s Milano right? To start off, we unexpectedly walked into the first L’Oréal Paris flagship store. Imagine a store, stocked only with L’Oréal Paris products, crazy! They had everything from make-up to shampoo to sunscreen. The thing that caught my eye was the lip liner couture by color riche – in 302 bois de rose – one sophisticated lip liner packaging right there. I use it to colour in my lips completely, not as a lip liner, yet. It’s such a lovely pink shade and I’ve been using this so much it already needs sharpening. Nuf said. Next, the famous Italian make-up brand KIKO. The price is mostly comparable with drugstore items though they have some more expensive products. The …

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MILANO PHOTO DIARY

To give you a better impression of Milano, I put together a photo diary. The pictures are a collection of our whole group of friends so that’s why some are edited and some aren’t. Forgive me for the incoherentness – is that even a word? – but it’s a good representation of our experiences. The two pictures framing this text are taken inside the Fonderie Milanesi -as mentioned in the previous Milano post – the awesomeness radiating from this place is almost too much to handle. Of course we visited some of the icons of Milano like the The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – one of the world’s oldest shopping malls – and the Duomo. In case you were wondering, yes, I was in fact standing on the roof of the Duomo, it was a-mazing. And then, all of a sudden, Milano had its own Arc de Triomphe? And trees sprouted from the roof, covering everything in their wake. The architecture school – below – was an intriguing building. I wish we would have spent more hours there – instead …

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A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO MILANO

Time passes by quickly when you’re having fun! Sorry for keeping you waiting, Milano turned out to be more bussy than expected. So if you read the M(AR)CH TO COME post, you already know that I went to Milano to follow a course at the Politech University. The nice thing was that during this week – apart from following lessons – we went on two trips, one to the centre of Milano, one to Como. The weird thing was that at first my expectations of the city were not met at all, but after a few days it started to grow on me. This was partly because of our fellow Italian student/guide who showed us all the places to be at. We rented a room in a beautiful appartement using airbnb, our host – Valentina – was so lovely! She made us breakfast everyday and made us addicted to Italian coffee. I ended up buying a mokka express from Bialetti, it’s that good. The last day we went shopping, so you can expect a Milano …