Last week I arrived in Milan for the summer, settling in for an internship in between my first and second year at business school. I am working in fashion tech, specifically luxury, and couldn't be more excited to experience the Italian way of life at work and around the city. Though I have traveled extensively (23 countries), I had yet to work abroad for more than a month, having previously worked with a NGO in Panama for a few weeks.
This weekend, fine settimana, was my first opportunity to really explore the neighborhood, and take in the atmosphere of the city. Coming from New York, I liken it to the East Village. Restaurants and small shops line the two canals, with nightly aperitivo offering up a drink and full buffet for a mere 8 - 10 euros. A lovely way to start, and continue, the night.
The picture above is of my (nuova) friend Sonja, from Frankfurt, who works at my company and just started in PR. Her apartment is absolutely adorable, the greenery is almost too perfect, so had to snap this picture.