This weekend was so much fun I thought I would do a little post about it. Friday, we took a field trip to Como for our History of Textiles class where we were able to see and learn about beautiful silks woven in Como from the 17th and 18h centuries. It was a wonderful trip, and Lake Como is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy. Unfortunately I forgot my camera on the trip. We arrived back from Como around 8 at night exhausted from the long day. Sydney and I were tired, cold, and lethargic, until we walked up from the subway stop at Porta Genova to see that they turned on all of the hundreds of Christmas lights on over the canal! It is the most magical thing. Now i feel like Christmas time is really here!
|The lights on our street, Via Pasquale Paoli|
|Christmas lights on the canal!|
|Roommate Christmas card potential?|
|Me and Jacki in Corso Como|
Saturday we woke up and meet all of our friends from the program at the American style bagel shop down the road from us. After eating a delicious bagel and cream cheese and slurping down a large hot American style coffee, we all headed to this amazing thrift store that Michael has been raving about for weeks. It was such a blast. This thrift store is in the basement of some random building but it is filled with hundreds of treasures. Each of the 12 of us managed to do a bit of damage, but with prices from 5-10 euros we thought it was worth it! I will definitely be returning soon for more vintage sweaters and coats.
|Having a little fun dressing up at the thrift store.|
|Beautiful embroidered pillows we got for the apartment for only 3 euro a piece:)|