Bellagio by Photo

There are so many places in Italy to travel, but my first little trip was about an hour north to the small town of Bellagio on Lake Como. It was picturesque- exactly what you’d imagine in a small Italian lakefront town and more. The buildings, the flowers and the food were all fantastic!

IMG_7146 copy IMG_7147 copy IMG_7150 copy IMG_8021 copy Lunch was at the Hotel Florence Bellagio, offering an incredible view for the backdrop.  IMG_7152 copy IMG_8017 copy According to Rick Steves, Gelateria del Borgo has arguably the best gelato in the town. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The crema and stracciatella flavors were the best I’ve ever tasted! IMG_7153 copy IMG_7155 copy IMG_7156 copy IMG_7159 copy IMG_7172 copy IMG_7176 copy IMG_7177 copy IMG_7186 copy IMG_7187 copy IMG_7190 copy IMG_7193 copy IMG_7196 copy IMG_7198 copy IMG_7201 copy IMG_7204 copy IMG_8035 copy IMG_7163 copy DCIM101GOPRO

Arrivederci Bellagio! We’ll definitely be returning…

First Days in Milan

It’s hard to believe I’ve already been in Milan for just over a week. Although the first week moves slow between jet lag, unpacking, and adjusting to a new city, I can already tell the city is special. A little exploring over the course of a couple of evenings left me with these snapshots…

The Duomo



Inside of the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele II IMG_7967e

Standing outside the Castello Sforzesco IMG_7938e

A small courtyard inside of the castle IMG_7980e

Gelato IMG_7990e

Two of my favorites IMG_7991e

Evening walk IMG_7947e


A quick up-to-speed post of the past few months boiled down to a couple bullet points:

-After an incredible trip to the Greek Islands of Santorini and Mykonos, Trent and I said goodbye to Paris as our home and moved back to the States for the summer.

-Over June and July, we spent a large amount of time in the car visiting family and friends all over the Midwest. I also managed to open an Etsy site, which I’ll be adding more and more of a selection in the future.

-In early August, Trent signed with his new team EA7 Olimpia Milano in Milan, Italy. We took off for Milan on August 19th and after a few delays and missed flights, we’ve made it!

Now that the choas of summer is over, I’m looking forward to keeping up a little better with the blog…new explorations in Milan soon to come!