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Weekends away – Villa D’Este Lake Como for The festival of elegance.

Just a 40 minute trip from Milan and we are home, aka: Nonnas’ home (grandma’s)on the beautiful lake of Como. I love going to Nonnas’ house and I’m especially looking forward to it this weekend. I imagine the children and … Continue reading

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Melting in Milan and thinking about my blogger nomination..

The thing about Milan is, it’s not exactly your child friendly city. Yes, there are many places you can take your kids however, it’s nothing like where I grew up. In Milan, you need to be organized, (book ahead) clever, … Continue reading

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No Attila this Monday, I’m done, I’m through, addio, arrivederci..

Actually the truth is Attila canceled me today, sort of. The thing is I called her to ask if I she found my Attila Fidelity Card from the last time I was there and she was like really busy, way … Continue reading

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Weekends away: Varese and wrought iron tables.

Antique markets in the Italian countryside..sound like fun? Well, what might sound like a perfect way to spend the weekend for some, is not exactly what I consider my ideal weekend. ( as in I would prefer to have my … Continue reading

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Tangled balloon strings in my bicicletta, fruit vendor to the rescue!

This morning after I did my usual round as the mommy taxi, I came home grabbed my bike and shot off towards a meeting for work. I was only 5 meters from my doorstep when my bike started making a … Continue reading

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Warm weather, flowers and dinner at our place..did someone get dinner?

Italians are typically known for being extremely social. Before we had children we were out on most nights: gallery openings, cocktails, restaurants as well as quaint dinners in the Milanese homes of our friends. Thinking back I don’t know how … Continue reading

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The curious disappearance of the over achieving alien in me

There comes  a time in our lives when we feel like we need a break. A moment of down time. Time for yourself to do a lot less of whatever it is you usually do. I’m talking serious take it … Continue reading

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Ski week? Well you might get one if you are under 6 years-old and live in Northern Italy!

Now this is something I definitely do not remember having back in school. Maybe some of you can help me out on this. Did we have a week off in February for the sole purpose to go have ourselves a … Continue reading

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My week at a glance..

Well it’s been quite the week here in good ol’ Milano! First of all I woke up on Monday morning and my little 3-year-old had a serious fever, as in pull out the cold wash clothes and call the pediatrician … Continue reading

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The big move part 2: our happy home.

There was one minor detail that I didn’t tell you. I decided to move into our new apartment even though it was not quite finished. My husband asked me several times to reconsider this and my sister-in-law thought I was … Continue reading

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