Perfection is probably the best word I will use to describe my trip to Milan last week. The weather was perfect. My travel companions were perfect. The food was perfect. The Italians were perfect. The vino was perfect. I couldn’t have wished for a better trip and yet I journeyed along with no reservation or expectations. A big huge THANK YOU to BLANCO for inviting me and other Blanco Design Council members on this endeavor. I took many pictures and saw many things. Destined to revisit this magnificent country and see more of its hidden gems, I left Italy enriched and inspired. Still tired and missing Milan, I share with you some snapshots of my travels. Image captured by Kelly Morisseau during our one-day visit to Como Lago or Lake Como before the remainder of the BLANCO crew arrived in Milan. Although my time there was short, it was refreshing to see the beautiful countryside and get some shopping done [very important task]. Image captured by a Leicht representative: Blanco Design Council members with Blanco’s Marketing Communications Manager, Christy Emens. From left to right is Gloria Graham-Sollecito, Me, Kelly Morisseau, Grace and Ken Kelly. Image captured by me of Como Lago – this place is truly beautiful. Look at all the wonderful colors. I stopped and gazed at my surroundings every chance I could. I don’t get to see scenes like this living in the flat lands of Florida. A great place for a quick bite and delish cappuccino and pastries in downtown Milan. Simply delicious!!Image captured by me of the delicious food at the ACHEO showroom with Blanco Design Council members and the Blog Tour Milan group. We were on site to learn more about BLANCO’s new Steel Art, which I’ll share with you later. More delicious food at the ACHEO showroom.And of course one cannot consume delicious food without tasty vino. One of my many cappuccino escapades. I drank so much of this tasty beverage; I could not resist. I need my own cappuccino machine. Saw so many inspiring artistic displays at Salone del mobile 2014 including this one that stopped me dead in my tracks. So many inspiring designs and colors. I was really testing my camera in preparation for Salone del Mobile. Pretty good shot I think. So much better up close, the Duomo di Milano is nothing but amazing. This is one historical architecture I really wanted to see up close. BLANCO treated us to a walking tour of the inside. I’m still sorting through images – stay tuned.
After all it was Milan Design Week and, to celebrate, one will find structures such as this one launched throughout the city. It was really cool to turn the next corner and see some random colorful artistic display. Image captured by Gloria Graham-Sollecito.
I’ll share more in the upcoming days, weeks and probably months as I sort through thousands of images. Just in case you did not see my live updates while in Milan, be sure to flip through my Instagram images and relive the moment with me.
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