Dear reader, the first place that I’ve chosen to launch my “Coffee Break” project is Gogol&Company Café – essentially a book store in disguise.
You would wish you lived across the street from it but no, it ain’t downtown Milan, not even close to it. But in spite of the location, it is worth a visit and, if needed, a long ride on the tramcar, rest assured of it.
For if you are looking to a nice and restful venue in Lorenteggio neighbourhood, where to have your morning latte and read the last effort of your favorite author, this is the place to be.Tasty coffee and good selection of wines mix with an array of soul food to nibble: homemade sweets, donuts, bagels and bruschettas.
The surroundings feature a vintage and fashionable design, an outdoor seating and, in the back, a tiny corner where twin sofas face a window with a breathless urban view. Who wouldn’t hang out there sipping hot latte, reading and staring at the buzzing city? As for me, i could spend hours there.
So let me tell you something: This café represents your sweetest escape from roaring Milan, period. Ok then, get yourself a nice book and a cup of the finest Italian cappuccino and relish your stay.
For hot summer day in Milan i have chosen to wear:
H&M striped shirt
H&M denim ripped shorts
Atos Lombardini leather sandals
Ph: Ksenia Ivanova
Location: Gogol & Company Café
Milan is one of my favourite city in Italy. It’s bustling, frantic and busy with its tones of different urban-animals going around: models, bloggers, professionals and whatnot. I’m currently living here for a project and do like it. Forget about Rome and its siestas, here you have to catch up with a business living pace.
Milan does never stop moving and neither do I!
Milano è una delle mie città favorite. Vibrante, caotica e sempre in movimento, ha tanti diversi protagonisti: bloggers, modelle e professionisti. Sviluppare i miei progetti in questà città, mi ha fatto apprezzare il suo fascino metropolitano. Roma con i suoi ritmi rilassati è lontana, qui bisogna stare al passo con i tempi!
Милан является одним из моих любимых мегаполисов Италии. Он будоражит, подгоняет и торопит тебя. Такой вечно занятый и суматошный, но в то же время в абсолютной идиллии со своими главными героями в виде моделей, банкиров, юристов и блогеров. Неудивительно, ведь Милан – это экономический центр Италии. Здесь действительно можно найти все. В настоящий момент я живу здесь, и должна сказать, что мне очень нравится местный ритм и лайфстайл. Я уже и забыла что такое римская сиеста, здесь нужно идти в ногу с заданными темпами.
I was wearing:
Adidas Originals sneakers
DW Daniel Wellington watch
Louis Vuitton bracelet
Ph: Ksenia Ivanova
Location: Piazza Cordusio, Milan
I fell in love with Rome 5 years ago…it’s been growing on me ever since… I can’t have enough of strolling that maze of cobblestones, immersed in its unique atmosphere. Every time it feels like the first time, always….
Special thanks to the most elegant woman Eleonora Sebastiani whom, with her skilled hands on the camera, has been of invaluable help in making this project of my life come true.
Everything got started in 2010 when I visited London to polish my English. It was there that I would meet my Italian soulmate and, next thing I knew, one year later I was in his country visiting. Who’d have ever imagined that my life’d have been somehow bound to this quaint country in Europe? Not me for sure! But I’m so glad about it for each day is a new chance to work on myself as a person and as an artist.
You know what they say, right? Quote: “All roads lead to Rome” and guess what, it was during that journey that I really found mine. Eternal City, I’m so into you and will be forever grateful for this opportunity to write and for inspiration to create. Rome with you i’m feeling something..
Because, I couldn’t have chosen a better place where to learn what should really draw our attention and give us soul inspiration.
Already almost 9,000 followers on Instagram have proved my right, now it’s about time to start this blog for I still have a lot to share with you my dear reader.
From Rome with love..
I was wearing:
H&M white shirt
Zara laced skirt
Zara blue trousers
Zara black&white patterened dress
Jimmy Choo nude pumps
Zara burgundy pumps
Location: Rome: Villa Borghese, Via Borgognona, Via di Ripetta, Terrazza Caffarelli
Ph: Eleonora Sebastiani