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Lifestyle blogger from Milan, Italy. Writing about art, tech, everyday life, sometimes cooking, most of the time drinking champagne.

Gift Guide for the Holidays

    Holiday Gift Guide I’ve grown up in a family that celebrates everything as far as there is food, gifts and getting together involved. There is no other month in the year like December, bringing together multicultural celebrations and becoming also a teachable moment. This year I learned that the pagans used to celebrate Yule the winter solstice and…

The Tiramisu that started it all

    The Milan experience Shopping, History and Tiramisu   Confession Time: This was my first time in my life making Tiramisu, or let us say the first time ever of me trying to cook something from scratch. I learned how to make Tiramisu in 5 steps: watching a 5-minute video, 10 minutes of shopping, 10 minutes of preparations and just…

Back to the gym: Aqua Spinning

I’m back in the gym after 10 years. It all started during the summer holidays in Albania with my sister continuously training at the beach while I spent the day reading.  She was trying to convince me to train with her in the water, while I was trying to find a waterproof cover for my Kindle on Amazon. She didn’t succeed in her…

5 ( non fashion related) must read blogs

Everytime someone asks what are my must read blogs people get surprised to know that none of them are fashion related. While I follow lots of personal style blogs and fashion news magazines, they are mostly specific to my own taste so not everyone would find them as useful or entertaining as I do. So here is the list of my…

Wedding in Tuscany

Fashion Blogger Wedding in Tuscany It is wedding season and I have RSVP-ed to one invitation only. That one was impossible to avoid because the invitation came from my parents and the person getting married is my brother, so I couldn’t say no. I’ve grown up attending lots of Albanian weddings which are the longest and most intense events I’ve…

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Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

The hard life of a champagne ambassador requires watching a polo match that you had to google before knowing how many players are there in the field, and what the rules are. For me this was a first, and now I get all the excitement of horse sports and events. You get to dress up, have a luxurious picnic on…

Lancia Ypsilon Mya

Lancia Ypsilon Mya is the latest redesign of the most loved car by European women. I can understand the fascination when you have a team dedicated to design innovation while also following trends. The time I visited the design offices of Lancia a few years back I was surprised to find the space arranged the same way you would find…

#TiAmo500 Treasure hunt with Fiat 500

For a day I betrayed my Abarth 595 for a its cuter sister the Fiat 500 going around the streets of Milan in a special treasure hunt. The competitive side of me came out as soon as I met my ‘Ironic Team‘ teammates. We looked at each other and it became pretty clear we were in for the win. Winning is only…

Omega Her Time in Milan

Back in September I attended the OMEGA Her Time event in Milan. I wanted to share through images this beautiful event. “Her Time” exhibition displays many iconic OMEGA timepieces, from early Lèpine pendants to the revolutionary Ladymatic that is still a timepiece of incredible beauty and innovation. Other time periods are also covered including 1920’s Art Déco as well as Jewellery watches…

Sicily Food Wine and Hospitality

Since the start of social media, food has become a trending topic whether its taking pictures of delicious meals or posting about restaurants that find new, innovative ways to operate. “Foodies” has become a word to describe people overly obsessed with food, and eating has turned into a hobby not just a life necessity. There’s dozens of eating preferences like…

3 2 1 Everybody Is Welcome in Sardinia

This summer Aperol Spritz is throwing parties all over Italy bringing their distinctive orange drink to beaches and cities for everyone to enjoy. Spritz is the most loved aperitif in Italy, and I had not tried it before coming to live in Italy.  It originated from Venice, when Venice was under the Austrian Empire and is a derivative drink of the German…

Veuve Clicquot Rich Champagne Picnic

Milan is a city that goes on summer holidays like no other city. Most of the shops are closed starting from the 30th of July 30 and life resumes its course in the first days of September. Work life stops so life in general seems to stop in this hard working city. That is why June and July are the…