Thursday, July 2, 2009

What's in the Water?

It seems everyone in Milan has modelesque good looks & height, what's in the water?! It's my last night in the city and I've thoroughly enjoyed the action pack couple of days we've had here. Today we went to la Teatre de Scala (Scala Opera House workshop), where we got a behind the scenes look at the sets and costumes for production. We also went to the Zucchi museum, which houses the world's largest collection of printing blocks and printed our own bags!

One of the things i've enjoyed most is just hopping on the metro and exploring the city. We've stumbled upon wonderful shops, hip bars and restaurants, and the most beautiful scenery ever. It's been a fantastic start to our trip!
surrounded by old printing blocks @ the Zucchi museum!

hand printed fabric from the blocks! (so beautiful!)

all the colorful spools of silk for weaving textiles (in Como)

remind me why we don't serve gelato in the US?!

heart shaped margherita pizza at dinner! I love Italy..

Tommorrow we have a pleasant 6 hour train ride to Paris through the Swiss Alps! I'm having an amazing experience already and can't wait to share my adventures along the way!

xoxo, lauren


MizzJ said...

Those printing blocks are so cool and that pizza is too cute. Sounds like you're having an amazing trip :)

Little Red said...

That hand printed fabric is amazing! Very pretty!
And the heart-shaped pizza is too cute!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love your vest in the first picture - and how you seem to be color coordinated with the old printing cute!

I agree, why don't we serve gelato in the States? Actually, there's a gelato shop at a mall about 35 miles from where I live - it's heavenly.

Glad you're having a great time! :)

Carlotta said...

welcome to milan!!! isn't the weather too hot those days??!

Stefanie Grace said...

The heart-shaped pizza is so cute! and now i'm even more determined to go to Milan after seeing the fabrics! x

lisa said...

Whoa, there's no gelato where you're from?! Seriously??

Looking forward to reading more trip updates!

AudreyAllure said...

mmm that heart-shaped pizza looks yummy!

Chickygirl said...

Love the print!!

Maddie said...

Mall at Millenia in Orlando has a gelato place in the food court and it's amazing!

Kayla Bon said...

A little behind in the commenting, but I hope you LOVED the Swiss Alps. They're so beautiful!

Also, there is a gelato chain here (at least in Texas) called Paciugo that has gelato that's just as good as Italy's, I promise!

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