Lake Orta

Orta lake is considered one of the lakes of Italy that tourists have yet to discover and is definitely my favorite lake of all. 1 hour from Milan by car and you find yourself immersed in nature, art, and silence. This place has been a temporary home for writers in the 19th century from Nietzsche to Lord Byron and Honoré…

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Under The Italian Sun

Throughout the summer months, I am always eager to show some skin and get my tan on. This summer I decided that I want to prevent my skin from dryness and sunburn, as I always do, as well as gain an effortlessly bronzed glow that lasts. However, when I looked under my sink, where my mountain of bottled hair and…

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Traveling the World through a symphony of Scents

In preparation for our beloved summer months, everyone’s goal is to make memories that will be cherished forever during this time. And the biggest memory trigger of all: scents. We all have certain scents that bring us back to a happy time or a favorite place. Below is a list of this season’s high-end perfumes that will help you decide…

Black for Summer

As much as I like playing with a rainbow of summer colors, I can’t avoid some days the urge to wear black. While it is not considered a summer color if you go with more summery fabrics and designs like lace you can get away with it. The reason that I find myself trying to find black summer dresses is that I…

World Oceans Day

June 8, is World Oceans Day and it came just perfect that the art collective of my neighborhood Artkademy had just repainted the walls for this season, giving me a perfect background to celebrate this day. This year’s theme according to the UN is  “Our oceans, our future”, get informed here.  Graffiti by Korvo aka Korvuz Korax World Oceans Day One of…

Fashion Week

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Fashion Trend Fire Red

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The color red reminds us of many different emotions such as anger, love, passion and more. It also makes us think of a certain feeling; heat. And what better season than the chill of winter to be reminded of this warmth? Countless designers showcased their completely vibrant red looks on the runway in a number of 2017-18 Fall/Winter collections. No…

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Pool days on Lake Como

One month of traveling is coming to an end and I definitely need a relaxing weekend. Hopefully, I’ll go back to CastaDiva Como CastaDiva Como soon and have a long body massage. Followed by day by the pool finishing reading A Storm of Swords from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. That is my only wish right now.   

Must Watch TV Shows (while waiting for Game of Thrones)

I represent that part of my generation that doesn’t watch TV. And no, this isn’t some intellectual decision to bury myself in books. I just don’t watch Italian TV but find myself binge watching tv shows online all the time. No ads, no weekly appointment with a show, and the opportunity to stop and replay whenever. Here are my Must…

Rethinking my Wardrobe

Spring time is dress time for me. Just another reason to not spend time styling tops and bottoms but just throw something over my head and ready to go.  Just last week I watched the documentary Minimalism on Netflix and it made me want to start doing a real spring cleaning this time. The documentary follows Joshua and Ryan, who call…

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CastaDiva Como

One of the advantages of living in Milan, or in a tourists case visiting Milan, is the fact that you can reach so many beautiful places just within 1-hour drive. Como is one of the most famous lake towns, and it can be reached within just 30 minutes. Weekends by the lake are one of my favorite times and especially this…

Quattropiume: The Story of a Bag

It has been an amazing experience getting to follow the design and production of my own creation with Quattropiume. One month after my visit to Florence to get to know the brand and the people working on this innovative idea of having customers design their own clutch, I was invited in Milan to follow the production process. When you buy…

Rahul Mishra From India with Love

Rahul Mishra takes the embroidery trend to a new level with its 3-dimensional hand-made work on dresses. Wearing this dress felt like wearing a pop-up book when with every movement a bird would open its wings and take flight, or a flower would start to bloom.  If you don’t know this new designer that comes from India and just showed…

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