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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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46 Comments

  1. Francesca
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    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

  2. Federica
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    are you in Milan?? :D

  3. Karen
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    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

  4. Sadako
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Awww, cuuute! *^*

  5. Katja
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

     ahah the horses! fantastic

  6. Neya
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    cute

  7. Jessica
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    return to Italy?

  8. Noriho
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    =^-^=HUGS!<3

  9. Lavon
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    Lookin’ great! And the shoes are fabulous!

  10. lacarmina
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    you always looks so fabulous and beautiful! <3

  11. Carmel
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    come back to florence ! x

  12. Cyndi
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:38 am | Permalink

    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

    • lacarmina
      Posted August 11, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

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

  13. Ritchi
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    @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+!

  14. Fran
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    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

  15. Jenn
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

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

  16. Dalila
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

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

  17. Kelly
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    D’awww <3

  18. Fetesha
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That looks so delicious.

  19. Julio
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    that looks delicious! :D I want to try it

  20. Noriho
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

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

  21. Ashi
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    now i want to eat something with mozzarella >w<

  22. Miss Murderx
    Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

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

  23. Jade
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    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 ♥

  24. Silene
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    nice look :))

  25. Jen
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 

  26. Stephe
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    Very cool!

  27. Leon
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    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 ^.^

  28. Tiffany
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 6:17 am | Permalink

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

  29. Tanja van Staal
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Love your

    • lacarmina
      Posted August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

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

  30. Yuki
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful <3

  31. Jrockonhigh
    Posted August 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Milan looks amazing.

  32. Mara Fonta Ana
    Posted August 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

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

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