All the Ps in Milan

April 8, 2015 · 5 comments

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Piaggio in Milan

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Milan architectureEn route to Milan a few weekends back I realised that pretty much everything Italian I love to eat and drink begins with the letter P … pasta, prosecco, pizza, Peroni, panzarotte, pancetta, paninis, prosciutto, pistachio gelato, penne, pepperoni … you get the p-icture. It’s also a (definitely not exhaustive) list of everything I managed to eat and drink on at least one occasion whilst I was there and, in defence of my gluttony, I’m citing the fact that it was my very first visit to Italy and well y’know, when in Rome. Milan actually, but same-same but different and all that. I have the amazing folk at Deichmann to thank for the extra tummy wobbles I came back with; last year they ran a competition on Instagram to win flights and a hotel stay in Milan and the photo that I took of a big bowl of pasta and that iconic Milanese landmark, the Duomo won me the competition! Coincidentally we ended up staying within kissing-distance of the Duomo during our stay, at Hotel Straf and if ever you happen to visit Milan I would highly recommend it. More of that in a forthcoming post though along with some handy tips on where to eat, shop and go.

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For now let’s talk about another word beginning with P. Pedals. Particularly pedals on Piaggios (try saying that after one to many Aperol spritzes!) When we went to Goa over Christmas and New Year Mister Ruffles and I hired a moped and much to my surprise as a self-confessed scaredy-cat, I absolutely loved zipping around on it whilst clinging onto the back seat. Before our trip to Milan I’d got it into my head that we’d be able to re-enact our moped adventures with an altogether more Italian flavour, however I had to reluctantly forgo that fantasy as neither of us had brought our driving licenses. Another thing I’d also been a little delusional about had been the weather; having checked my weather app before we left and seeing a temperature forecast in double-digits I thought “hurrah! Sun! Bare legs! BRILLIANT”. Despite Mister Ruffles protests otherwise (yes darling you were right … again) I packed a suitcase of outfits more appropriate for a summer holiday in July than a warm weekend in April. Yeah. Silly me. Anyways I knew I wanted to wear this Miss Selfridge dress and despite it being gorgeously sunny, bare legs plus sandals weather it certainly was not. My only option was to team the dress with jeans and as much as I am definitely calling this a panic-outfit, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. It also managed hide a multitude of sins, and by sins I mean those aforementioned foods beginning with p so it was winning on both counts. And I even got to pretend that this Piaggio was actually mine by posing in front of it. Perfect! OKay I’ll stop with the Ps now …. promise …

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All the Ps in Milan-16Bandana Beyond Retro – vintage leather jacket – Topshop sandals (similar here) – Weekday jeans from ASOSMiss Selfridge Denim dress c/o House of Fraser 

 

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