MILAN TRAVEL TIPS & HIGHLIGHTS: SIGHTSEEING, ITALIAN FOOD & ARCHITECTURE. BRERA DISTRICT, DUOMO GOTHIC CATHEDRAL.


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In the life of a fashion blogger, every day’s a mash-up of work and play. While in Milan, we spent the morning in a photoshoot for our HOPE tshirts to benefit Japan.

This was my first time in Milan. On the other hand, my fellow traveller used to live and model here. So while I was keen to sight-see, he… was less enthused (as you can see in the photo above!).

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It started to rain. We passed an “ombrello” man, and I insisted on the rainbow one. “Che palle! Mah!”

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He took refuge under the less fabulous umbrella of Alice and the Cat, designer of our HOPE t-shirt.

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Milan is certainly grittier than other parts of Italy (such as Venice, Florence). But I was charmed by the Brera district, which had chic restaurants and boutiques on cobblestone streets.

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As always, we were famished. Alice took us to Princi cafe and bakery, to refuel.

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The warm aroma of artisanal baked goods, sweet and savory…

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Focaccia, olives, tomatoes, cheese.

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My favorite was the zucchini and mozzarella flatbread… ah!

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The Duomo is an ultra-touristy attraction, surrounded by boring big-box stores. But this was my first time in Milan, so I had to see the Gothic cathedral in the flesh.

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I had the best tour guide ever. Our conversation went something like this:
LC: Tell me about the Duomo.
SS: It’s called the Duomo, and it’s a biggggg church.
LC: What’s the story behind that pyramid?
SS: Ah yes. It’s a biggg triangle.

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We met up with my cousin, who happened to be in Milano at the same time. I’m wearing a rose hoodie and wolf bag, gifted from Iron Fist.

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Apparently, we are all over Weibo, the Chinese Twitter-like service. You may recognize these photos from the Luisaviaroma fashion blogger event in Florence.

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Want to see more of our Italy travel adventures? All the posts so far are in this blog category.

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PS: Thanks to popular blog College Fashion for including me in their Blogger Inspiration interview series.

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PPS: Hugs to Cait Banfield for the fanart drawing inspired by this photoshoot! I love how cuddly my cat looks. Send your Carmina/Basil drawings to me and I’ll post them on my blog.

Have you been to Milan before? What did you think of the city? Did you have any memorable Italian meals?

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  • Francesca

    You guys look splendid, especially you, Carmina! With Seba, sometimes I can’t tell because he wears his hair in front of his face…. LOL

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      :)

  • Federica

    are you in Milan?? :D

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I was there last month :)

  • Karen

    you did enjoy the time in Milan right? you look so happy there!=D btw, may i know what nationality you are? your cousin is cute<3

  • Sadako

    Awww, cuuute! *^*

  • Katja

     ahah the horses! fantastic

  • Neya

    cute

  • Jessica

    return to Italy?

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I hope to soon!

  • Noriho

    =^-^=HUGS!<3

  • Lavon

    Lookin’ great! And the shoes are fabulous!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      thanks!

  • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

    you always looks so fabulous and beautiful! <3

  • Carmel

    come back to florence ! x

  • Cyndi

    lovely looks fun,the greatest things to look at any place like that is probably their museums,antique stores, you guys should have definitely got pictures from inside the cathedral but I also want to know the meanings behind the art peices…..definitely kinda weird…..haha no offense to the artist or anyone who likes it

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      hehe I was so intrigued too! The upside down horses… :)

  • Ritchi

    @SebaOFFICIAL might not be the best tour guide… but with him you are the BEST looking couple in Italy. So he still gets a A+!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      awwww

  • Fran

    HAHAHH I have to stop reading your posts first thing in the morning when I’m still half asleep, because my brain doesn’t switch to American English that quickly….. ‘Pants’ means man’s underwear in British English *O* LOL

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      hahah!

  • Jenn

    Love it! Have been in Torino for three weeks now myself. Visiting my boyfriend, and don’t want to go home. :(

  • Dalila

    wow! im Italia! ♥ do you like italian food!!?? good!! ♥

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      LOVE it!

  • Kelly

    D’awww <3

  • Fetesha

    Wow. That looks so delicious.

  • Julio

    that looks delicious! :D I want to try it

  • Noriho

    looks yummy! gimme a bite,hon.=^-^=<3

  • Ashi

    now i want to eat something with mozzarella >w<

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Meee too

  • Miss Murderx

    the food looks soooo good XD and as always you guys looked awesome!!!! ^_^/

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thanks darling!

  • Jade

    I absolutely love your Italy posts! I have wanted to go for a while now, this is causing me to want to go even more! I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful posts ♥

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yay that make me happy :)

  • Silene

    nice look :))

  • Jen

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 

  • Stephe

    Very cool!

  • Leon

    lacarmina you are an inspiration to the whole world. youre fashion sense is amazing and you are just an all-round awesome person.xoxoxp.s. Basil Farrow is sooooo! cute ^.^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxox

  • Tiffany

    omg guys :D you’re so stylish! awesome!!

  • http://twitter.com/TanjavanStaal Tanja van Staal

    Love your

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thank you so much dear! I really appreciate it — this keeps me going.

  • Yuki

    So beautiful <3

  • Jrockonhigh

    Milan looks amazing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179079251 Mara Fonta Ana

    you were in milan and i didn’t know about it….i’m from voghera (20 min from milan) *sob**sob* TT.TT

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Awww! I’m sure I will be back soon :)