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Travel Blogger in Milan, Italy exploring the World with a camera and lots of curiosity. Style traveller since 1984 wishes tourists dressed better so not to ruin her photography.

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Rome: The Old The New and The Religious

The day I got my university acceptance letter I bought a ticket to Rome. Yes, my university was in Milan, but I couldn’t directly settle in the business Milan without first getting as much beauty inside me from Rome. I was so much in love with this city that I figured out if I found a boyfriend from Rome, I…

Vienna the city of my favorite movies

When in Vienna I feel like getting inside the scenes of some of my favorite movies. Think 1934 Hitchcock’s Waltzes from Vienna, 1942s noir The Third Man, 1983s Cannes Festival winner  The Piano Teacher, the love story on 1995 Before Sunrise, and 2006 The Illusionist all had this beautiful city as the background to their stories. And I can understand why. Vienna is…

Anna & Anna in Budapest

On my last visit to Budapest, I got to meet two of my favorite Hungarian designers, Anna Daubner and Anna Amélie. They share a studio together in a very interesting building where many more emerging designers work, making for a big community of talent to exchange ideas. I wished there was such a community of upcoming designers also in Milan…

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…

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.   

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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…

Clicquot In The Snow

Clicquot In The Snow: A weekend of champagne and snow in Courmayeur with Veuve Clicquot   It started snowing really late in Italy this winter, and it has been like this for the past years. If you don’t believe in climate change just talk to the tourism office anywhere in northern Italy. They’ll explain, how the ski slopes resemble more to the green fields…

Dimitri: Discovering a Fashion Gem in Merano

I couldn’t have imagined discovering a fashion gem in the touristic town of Merano, but that was just what happened. I met Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos in his atelier inside one of the historic building in the center of Merano. Rooms were filled with dresses and inspiration and I had the opportunity to wear one of his creations and feel like a…

Visiting Merano Italy

It was a wonderful weekend even though the snow wasn’t there, but this just means that we need to go back to Merano.  I’d heard so much about this little northern town mainly because it has one of the most famous Christmas Markets in Italy. I visited during a sunny weekend in February and got to enjoy the quiet time surrounded…

Merano Traditional Dress

Traveling to discover local fashion throughout Italy has been on my wish list for a while. I love traditional costumes and their history and get saddened to know that the craftsmanship of these dresses is being lost with time as the new generations are not interested that much in tradition. When I visited Merano, in Northern Italy, this past weekend I…

Jet Lag Tips with Darphin

One month of travels in 3 continents seems like a dream but it might have easily turned into a nightmare if I hadn’t managed the physical difficulties of changing time zones while flying. Fighting jet lag isn’t that difficult if you follow just a few travel tips regarding food, water, and skin care while up in the air. Jet Lag…

White Linen Dress

A white linen dress has been my summer uniform for all the recent travels. You can wear it from the morning to the evening and based on how you accessorize it you can dress it down or up. It takes the smallest space ever in your luggage and goes with whatever color or type of shoes. A key piece in…