VARENNA

VARENNA

Hot Sundays always leads to short but necessary getaways. Like the one I had today, when I drove to Lake Como ( you surely know it), that’s less than an hour away from Milano. Varenna was the final destination, a little city full of colorful-faced houses, cafés that directly looks in the lake and lots of green corners.

BREAKFAST AT SONNY

BREAKFAST AT SONNY

Where I would love to be right now!! 

Sonny is a cozy and welcoming café right in the center of Copenhagen. I’ve seen a lot of people posting about going there, so I was pretty curios to try it out… went there on a snowy morning and sat down in one of their comfy bench with check huge cushions. Ordered what can be considered as a typical danish breakfast, that consist in soft-boiled egg, rye bread, butter and cheese.. delish! Also went for a matcha Granola with yoghurt, apple compote and Aronia! All of this with a cappuccino that is always present during my breakfasts.

In the pics you can also see an espresso cake and sweet roiboos tea; all recommended.

Flowers and candles are everywhere in the place, so there’s a constant and relaxing hygge athmosphere there. It made me sit there enjoying my time. I get it why it is so well considered and popular, it is surely a place I will definitely spend more time once I’ll be back!

LUSIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

LUSIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Located 40 kms north of Copenhagen (just about 45 minutes by train) in the city of Humlebaek, the Luisiana Museum of Modern Art is set in an amazing location that looks directly at the Øresund, the stretch of water that separates Denmark from Sweden. It’s a very peaceful place where everything’s connected: the buildings to the landscape and to the hundreds of art pieces.

Founded by Knud Jensen in 1958 owes it’s name, Louisiana, to the original owner Alexander Brun’s three wives. They were all called Louise. Don’t you think that’s a funny coincidence?

As I was making researches for what to visit while being in the danish capital, one of the things that everyone kept recommending was this place. I spent a whole afternoon there and I can say that it’s definitely one of those places that should be top of your list when you visit Copenhagen.

Louisiana has an extensive permanent collections that include the Giacometti Gallery, Asger Jorn’s work, Warhol pieces and the amazing installation Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Yayoi Kusama. This last installation is really an amazing experience that makes you get into an amazing world made of lights and shadows.

Until the 27th of May you can also admire an extensive collection made of160 pieces from Picasso’s original ceramics that represents a late, fortunate and highly imaginative part of his work. I was also lucky to see the The way I think collection by Georg Condo. An amazing mix of input from artists such as Velazquez, Manet and Picasso, together with elements of American Pop Art.

A must-see that you cannot miss!

A place I will gladly come back to, maybe in the summer time, to enjoy its amazing gardens even more.

KØBENHAVN

KØBENHAVN

Just back from easter holidays! Went for a full 5-days-escape to the beautifully cold Copenhagen. We checked-in and then went straight  to explore the centre, I can say it is how I always expected it: cozy, full of nice streets, parks and places where to enjoy a coffee with a pastry or some traditional food.

It has exquisite shopping spots, marina life (I would recommend a boat tour to explore the canals), royal attractions and really fine art with a side of amusement thanks to the infamous and always full of people Tivoli Gardens. There it’s all about having fun with rides, musicals, ballets and food stalls.

Moreover you just have to take a 30 mins train ride to enjoy the countryside that’s full of treasures, such as the Frederiksborg slot or the Kronborg Slot, also known as the Amleto’s Castles. These are just two of the thousands things that can be visited of course 😉 Being Copenhagen just a short distance to Sweden, it’s nice idea to spend an afternoon strolling in Malmö.

Have you ever been to Copenhagen or Denmark? I will totally post more about some of my favorites spots in København!

CORSO MAGENTA

CORSO MAGENTA

After running around the city for quite a bit the best wait to chill a bit is going to Corso Magenta for a sandwich at the pretty known De Santis, that’s a little cozy place in which you can eat their panini almost at any time! These days keep being quite gloomy and rainy in Milano, that’s not actually appropriate for my camel coat but it’s so cosy I really cannot leave it hanging in the closet. Paired it with stripes, black pants and black boots too. Moreover you can also see my brand new haircut! I went for a short one, following the moodboard you already saw a couple of weeks ago and it’s so fun! Really loving it.

HAMBURG MEINE PERLE

HAMBURG MEINE PERLE

Hamburg meine Perle, Du wunderschöne Stadt!”

Germany has been, for a long time now, one of the countries I love to visit the most, from their little villages in the south to their amazing, cosmopolitan and full of treasures capital that’s Berlin. Going there is always a pleasure, something I do every-time I have the chance.. that’s actually still not enough. Anyway, every time I land somewhere there my heart is full of joy.

Today I’d love to give you a little guide, or better just a little list to share my top 6 places, cafes and restaurant I enjoyed so much during my last stay in the maritime city of Hamburg, situated in the north of the country by the river Elbe. Hamburg it’s also called as “meine Perle” ( my pearl ) by it’s inhabitants, isn’t that cute?

You won’t probably know about the city just thanks to its famous harbor but totally for the Reeperbahn, the infamous street located in St. Pauli, the city’s major red-light district! But of course Hamburg is not just that, it has lots of places and corners to visit in which you can fully enjoy your time there!

PLANTEN UND BLOMEN  –  Marseiller Str. 7

If you’re looking for a calm and green space where to stroll for an afternoon, then do not hesitate to visit Planten un Blomen, one of the many many parks in the city. In the park you can visits its various kind of gardens, such as the Japanese one and the botanical garden of the university of Hamburg. If you are there during a hot summer day, you can also sit and enjoy an ice cold drink in one of their little bars.

SE7EN OCEANS  Ballindamm 40

A couple of drinks with a nice view is the perfect way to end your full day exploring the city. This place, that’s not just a bar but also a gourmet restaurant and a sushi bar. is located right next to the Binnenalster, the smallest but most central part of the artificial lake right in the center of the city! Then if you feel hungry you can always have some rolls, that’s what we had directly from their sushi bar.

HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE  – Glockengießerwall 5

Being an art lover will totally lead you to visit the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The amazing place is near the Binnenalster and shows a variety of art pieces that goes from  old masters to contemporary art. Here you can also admire the most famous icon of the German Romanticism: the “Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer” (Hiker above the Sea of Fog) painted by Caspar David Friedrich in 1818.

THE COFFEE SHOP – Poststraße 6A

 

This café is such a cozy place. Went there on a Sunday for breakfast and enjoyed a cappuccino with blueberry muffins, while looking at one of the city’s beautiful canals.

HAUPTKIRCHE SANKT MICHAELIS – Englische Planke 1

Arrived in the city, dropped all the bags and this church was the first pit-stop of the sightseeing. Probably the most famous church in the city, and the reason is that it’s 132-meter high spire totally is a prominent feature of Hamburg’s skyline! You can have such a nice view of the city at 360°.

OTTO’S BURGER – Grindelhof 33

Eating a hamburger in Hamburg can’t go wrong! We went for lunch in this little pretty, almost boheme place that really makes amazing burgers and fries. In the summertime you can also enjoy your meal in they outside patio! Recommended!