Just a few photos (from +1000 !!) of my trip to Milan last week to celebrate Sarah's birthday. This is our second trip to Milan now, and it definitely didn't disappoint second time around. I've spoken to well traveled friends who continue to see Milan as one of their least favourite places in Europe... and I continue to argue back! To me, Milan is an exciting city, with new fashion/art/culture popping up everywhere, yet still steeped in tradition. It's smart, serene and chic in a way that I'm forced to believe only Italian can do.
day 1 was spent mostly traveling and settling in to our apartment, which we booked through Airbnb and couldn't have been happier with. It was right off of the Naviglio Grande canal, and literally next door to a gelateria, so couldn't have been more idyllic. The sunday market was in full swing as we arrived so, after inhaling a much needed pizza, we browsed through the stalls in the sunshine and then spent our evening watching the sun set over this fabulous city from between the spires of the Duomo

day 2 we ventured out to Lake Como. Following the instructions of Mr & Mrs Romance, which were brilliant, we spent the day floating from coast to coast, wandering through picturesque side streets and paddling in the lakes. Although there wasn't really that much to do, aside from spend spend spend in tourist trap souvenir shops, the lakes were heavenly and would make the perfect weekend getaway to wind down and relax

day 3 was Sarah's actual birthday, and so we treated ourselves to the u l t i m a t e pamper day at QC Terme, Milano. This spa was recommended to me by a friend, and when I visited it last year I couldn't quite believe that it actually existed, so had to go again to make sure. I've been to spas in England before, and while they are a treat I just feel as though other countries do it better. QC Terme is heavenly, and our day was complete luxury. From the incredible massages and all over mud treatments, to dipping in and out of the underground maze of pools and tanning and snoozing in the sun, it was the perfect way to see in 24 with Sarah. Then we headed down to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele ii to indulge in one of the most amazing dinners that I've ever had. I've learnt that in Italy if you stick to simple food choices you will never go wrong... and I've been dreaming about this tomato spaghetti ever since

day 4 was spent exploring Milan's galleries, museums and of course shops. We started our morning in the Duomo di Milano, I feel as though you could get lost trying to take in all of its wonders, and the accompanying museum will leave you in awe. After shopping, so much shopping, we spent our evening drifting down the canal of Naviglio Grande, wined and dined to a state of bliss

day 5 meant home time, slowly saying goodbye to what is easily one of my favourite cities in the world. Although I've already been to Milan twice now, I don't think I will ever get enough of this city, I'm still putting photos up on Instagram to try and convince myself that I'm not really home yet


  1. Imagens maravilhosas amei

  2. Millan looks beautiful!! Great post!

  3. im so glad i bumped to your site i must say great pics and content, i would really like you to guest blog on my fashion blog for me to show my reader your style too


  4. Great photos! I always wanted to go to Milan sometime! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

  5. Lovely pictures!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  6. Looks like you had a very fun time! And it's always hard to convince yourself that holiday are over, especially if you go to other country during them :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  7. This sounds like the perfect holiday, you managed to fit so much in! Going to Milan would be a dream :)

    Velvet Blush

  8. wow!! what a fun filled stay!!! it looks amazing there based on your pictures!
    thanks for sharing!

    Animated Confessions

  9. Such amazing travel adventure
    Love it
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  10. Beautiful photos!


  11. Lovely photos! I'm glad you had a fab time, how strange people don't rate it that much because it looks great! x

    Josie’s Journal

  12. love your photos, i really want to go one day!

    danielle | avec danielle

  13. this is a dream!

  14. I have spent all evening reading your blog, thanks for the great post, lovely as per usual! xx

    My Little “Fashion” Box Review

  15. Wow 5 days in Milan? I was there for one day and already found it a bit boring after a few hours :/

  16. I passed through Milan when I was in Italy but didn't get chance to look around, looks stunning
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

  17. Milan! I was there this holidays and felt in love. Especially love the cathedral, perfect architecture!

  18. Sounds like you had the best time in Milan <3

    Rebecca Coco

  19. You're quite a traveller! I love Italy but I haven't been to Milan yet :)


  20. Wow! Nice pics! I love Italy and the culture, Renaissance history, food, art, etc. I've never been to Milan but I most definitely want to go. I've been to Florence and Rome though, I wish I could've stayed in Florence for more than 1 night because I just adore all the art there!