Milan

Hello! 
As you will know if you follow my Instagram, I am now back from my travels and settling into Denmark again. I adore being away, but there really is nothing like climbing into your own bed on a night! After such a hectic few weeks away, I have been treating myself to quite a few late mornings and pyjama days, but I am refuelled and ready to make the most of the couple of weeks I have left of my time off! 
Anyway, as I mentioned previously, I have been on a mini European road trip, starting here in Denmark and snaking my way down to the French Riviera. Our first stop (and by first stop, I mean the first place I had time to explore/hang out/take blog pictures) was Milan. I was SO EXCITED to be back in Italy again after spending some of my summer in Rome and Levanto in 2013. Italy just seems to have such a warm, friendly vibe compared to so many other places I have been. The great weather, amazing food and beautiful surroundings may have something to do with that though…










We spent around two days in Milan, wandering, shopping and sightseeing. Our first day took us to Duomo Di Milan, an absolutely amazing building. Everything is so intricate and delicate yet on such a big scale! I must admit, seeing the Duomo was the highlight of Milan for me. We didn't buy tickets to go inside the church (but we luckily got a glimpse of this on our way out anyway. If you take the lift up to the ‘roof’ but take the stairs down you get to briefly see inside too) but instead chose to go to the top, where I spent a good while admiring the gorgeous views and incredible architecture before forcing asking Ellie to take some outfit photos for me. A large majority of the time my blog photos are taken by Ellie to be honest, so if you read this Ellie (And I know you will ) THANK YOU. Sorry for making you take photos of my sunglasses in the blistering heat. 
The rest of the day was spent shopping on Milan's main shopping street. Unless you go to Copenhagen, it is quite difficult to find stores like & Other Stories, Zara and Sephora when in Denmark , especially all in one place, so I made the most of the opportunity! I also popped into Pull & Bear before heading to the Duomi Di Milan and picked up the leopard print belt I am wearing for €8.00. You may start to notice in the coming months that I have a growing love/obsession with leopard print that may or may not be getting out of control. Whenever I see anything remotely leopard-y I get the strangest, strongest urge to buy it right that second, and that is exactly what happened with this belt. I had been looking for a belt to wear with my black midi shirt dress from Monki anyway, and I knew that this would help pull my look together. I'm repping Monki quite a bit in this post actually as that's where my blue lens sunglasses are from too. I couldn't not buy them when I saw the different colours shine through their pearlescent frames! 










The next day, we decided to visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the most beautiful arcades filled with cafes, bars, restaurants and, of course, shops. They lay just off the Piazza Del Duomo. Everything looked incredible (and by everything, I do also mean the handbags in Prada, as well as the amazing glass roof and the paintings on the walls).  We then left to do more exploring and to get some lunch. Going to Italy and France seems to have sparked a new (though I feel it may be short-lived) love of iced coffee and I have not yet found somewhere to get iced coffee here in Aarhus that's quite as good as it was in Milan! I also had the loveliest smoked cheese, pesto and aubergine baguette that I think might of been one of my favourite sandwiches in the world. That night, we went back to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele for our last meal in Milan, tucking into mushroom risotto and seafood pastas before getting some sleep in preparation for the long drive we had waiting the next day. 

I should have 3 more travel posts coming soon, from Cannes, St Tropez and then Luxembourg, and I cant wait to show you more of my little adventures! I have some gorgeous pictures to share with you. I hope you are doing well and have had a lovely few weeks! 


Bethany x

33 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous as always as does Milan! x
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  2. Wow! These photos are great! They are making me so nostalgic for Italy. And your sunglasses are fab! :)

    Looking forward to your next 3 travel posts!

    -Lindsey
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  3. Looks like it was a fantastic time, you look marvellous doll xx

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  4. Milan looks amazing. I've had to turn down offers to go in the past due to health but one day I will make it. These photos are so stunning and are making me wish I could go even more!

    Emma Xx
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    1. I hope you get there sooner rather than later, it is wonderful! Thank you Emma! x

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  5. ahh!!! i love these photos plus they're making me even more excited for italy trip next spring!

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  6. gosh, these photos are gorgeous. i miss italy a bunch now!! :"( milan is such a beauty. oh, and so are you.

    hannie,
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  7. Such lovely shots. I want to go to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele so badly.

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  8. Really enjoyed this post! Such great pictures! I adore the black outfit with the pop of the leopard belt! Lovely!

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  9. OMG, everything looks amazing!! That sandwich is making my mouth drool. I love your outfit Bethany. Haha, even with a camera hanging around your neck you look like you totally belong there and aren't a tourist! That shopping mall!! Galleria Vittorio Emanuele!! OMG, I want to go there...that is amazing!! And there's even a fresh flower market?! I wish our malls looked like that in the USA.

    Regina
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    1. Thank you! It was so tasty, and thank you for what you said about me looking like I belonged haha. It was a beautiful shopping arcade! xx

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  10. I like you in this elegant black outfit and you took the pictures on an impressing place <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  11. Milan looked so beautiful! I hope i could go there someday! :)

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  12. Milan is such an amazing city and you looked really awesome and very elegant dear! Well done! :)
    Simimaus

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  13. Milan looks amazing. I hope to visit one day. You look lovely and I'm digging the sunglasses :)

    Bex x

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  14. Milian seems super dreamy!!
    ♡ Dulce

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  15. oh I absolutely loved Duomo di Milan! it is such a beautiful piece of artwork! :D

    xoxo,
    Winn | ♥
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