Milano

For our first weekend trip, we headed to Milan, the fashion capital of Italy.  It didn't take long for me to realize that the city was not as glamorous as I had expected. After a rough hostel experience, we had a lovely day visiting the Il Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.  Lunch (followed by authentic italian gelato!) was also fabulous.

Il Duomo - There was something so awe-inspiring about the intricate details inside and outside of this gorgeous cathedral.

Galleria - With stores ranging from Louis Vuitton, to the Gap, the shopping in Milan was absolutely outstanding.

Galleria (Interior) - Only designer duds could be found in this ornate section of the Galleria.

Italians really get me, pizza without the cheese is a staple on the menu.  Plus, the sauce (my favorite element) has been incredible over here. 

My first trip to Italy would not be complete without some coconut and wild berry sorbetto.  

I fell in love with the simplicity and charm of this dainty gold arrow bracelet from Brandy Melville.

It was very interesting to experience shopping in a different culture.  I was shocked to see stars and stripes plastered over various clothing items. Who knew Europeans have a fascination with the American Flag? I was also surprised to see graphic t-shirts splashed with "NYC," "LA," "Santa Monica," and even "Colorado." I can't wait to experience yet another culture when I head to Munich, Germany on Friday