Il mio returno a Milano

As I am sure all of you have heard by now, I am back in Milan for yet another year!  I enjoyed my experience here so much that I was not ready to say Arrivederci.  Sydney, Kourtney, and I (the three  returning knitwear students) along with the help of Lisa our program director were able to get the 4th year knitwear program up and running for the first time ever in Milan.  I am so happy to be back and cannot wait to see what the year has in store:)
Opening the door to my new apartment located on Ripa di Porta Ticinese (aka the canal).  This year I moved a whole two buildings over from my apartment last year.  I am living in an adorable apartment with two Italian girls (Margharita e Chiara).  They are both studying at Universita Cattolica in Milano. 

The walk from the train station at Porta Genova to my apartment. 

This is the breathtaking view from my new apartment.  I am lucky enough to have a window overlooking the bellisima canal!

The view when you step out from my front door.  Che bella!

Margharita and I all dressed up for a nice Japanese dinner at the restaurant where she works.

The amazing sushi dinner we had at Margharita’s restaurant Kiyo. Amazing food! I am taking everyone and anyone that comes to visit me this year:)

Sydney, Margharita, and I at the restaurant.

My other roommate Chiara and our friend helping me attempt to build a desk from IKEA!  This was a first and hopefully a last.

The finished project:) I am quite proud of us.  It turned out great!

The beautiful campus of Universita Cattolica.

Sydeny and I took a day trip last Saturday to the beautiful town of Sirmione (about an hour and a half outside of Milano) where we spent the day walking around the ancient castle and lounging on a dock at Lago di Garda.  The following pictures are from that day… I will let them speak for themselves:)

Il mio returno a Milano


As I am sure all of you have heard by now, I am back in Milan for yet another year!  I enjoyed my experience here so much that I was not ready to say Arrivederci.  Sydney, Kourtney, and I (the three  returning knitwear students) along with the help of Lisa our program director were able to get the 4th year knitwear program up and running for the first time ever in Milan.  I am so happy to be back and cannot wait to see what the year has in store:)


Opening the door to my new apartment located on Ripa di Porta Ticinese (aka the canal).  This year I moved a whole two buildings over from my apartment last year.  I am living in an adorable apartment with two Italian girls (Margharita e Chiara).  They are both studying at Universita Cattolica in Milano. 

The walk from the train station at Porta Genova to my apartment. 

This is the breathtaking view from my new apartment.  I am lucky enough to have a window overlooking the bellisima canal!

The view when you step out from my front door.  Che bella!

Margharita and I all dressed up for a nice Japanese dinner at the restaurant where she works.

The amazing sushi dinner we had at Margharita's restaurant Kiyo. Amazing food! I am taking everyone and anyone that comes to visit me this year:)

Sydney, Margharita, and I at the restaurant.

My other roommate Chiara and our friend helping me attempt to build a desk from IKEA!  This was a first and hopefully a last.

The finished project:) I am quite proud of us.  It turned out great!

The beautiful campus of Universita Cattolica.


Sydeny and I took a day trip last Saturday to the beautiful town of Sirmione (about an hour and a half outside of Milano) where we spent the day walking around the ancient castle and lounging on a dock at Lago di Garda.  The following pictures are from that day... I will let them speak for themselves:)









Photo Journal: Arrival in Milano

I packed what I could of my art supplies and clothes into my two large suitcases and left New York on a beautiful Friday evening. It was sad to leave the rosy setting sun but exciting to imagine
 all of the adventures that are yet to come.  I arrived in Milan on to a cloudy and rainy
morning in Milan. My flight was eight and a half hour, but thankfully 
without any layovers.

I arrived at the dormitory dead tired since I could not sleep on the plane. Instead of napping, I dropped my suitcases off in my room and set out to explore the city. I wandered for a
while without finding any landmarks, but one hour later, I found the Duomo!
(Later, when I obtained a map, I discovered that the Duomo is actually very close to the dormitory, I just happened to take an extremely indirect route to the cathedral.)
Il Duomo
Though I tried to stay up the entire full first day in order to adjust to the new time zone, I could not make it. After exploring the area, and meeting some of my classmates, exhaustion took over.
 I decided to nap for a half an hour.....which turned into three hours........
Desk, Wardrobe, Refridgerator
Still Unpacking
During my time in Florence last year, my classmates and I had terrible problems with mosquitoes. I did bring with me my cintronealla plug in, called Vape, but to my surprise, I have not had a 
need for it.  The person previously living in my dorm must have also engaged in the war
 between man and mosquito because, to my great joy and relief, they taped 
a mosquito net to my window!
Protection From Predators

 My classmates and I discovered the hidden treasures of the dorm:
View from the Top Floor
The Duomo from the Dorm

It has been an great first few days packed with city tours and orientation information.  I have learned so much already by taking walks around the beautiful city but there is definitely more to come.
Alla prossima!