Isabel and I met last year at Central Saint Martins College in London. I decided to reward myself after my Vogue India Internship and booked a flight to Milan to see her and to explore Italy a bit more. I’ve been to Milan before two years ago but this time was different. I already knew all the tourist attractions and was just enjoying the city and walking around a lot. I booked a very early morning flight and got up at 4.30 am to enjoy Milan in glorious sunshine the whole saturday.

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele is always impressive. It is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls and named after the first King of Italy.

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Lemons are a symbol of wealth, adoration, purification, fidelity and love. I am clearly not the only one who loves them.

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I bought this Topshop dress last week without even trying it on as the fitting rooms are always too busy and I knew it would be absolutely perfect for my trip to Italy.

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After our stroll, we were looking for a calm place and decided to go up to the roof top terrace at La Rinascente next to the Duomo…for an overpriced coffee.

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Isabel lives near the parc Sempione and we walked home to get changed.

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Arco della Pace, the Arch of Peace, is the Marble Arch in Milan and its origins can be traced back to a gate of the roman walls of Milan.

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We went to the Navigli district for dinner. It’s absolutely beautiful and reminds me of Soho in the evening. The bars and restaurants are great, it’s full of young hipsters and people who enjoy jazz music or just being out with lots of people for the evening. AND the best thing is: APERITOVO. Happy Hour from 6-10.30pm and you only pay for a drink but get to eat some pretty nice small plate food.

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The day after we headed out to lake Como to pay George Clooney a visit…