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The weather is getting a lot warmer in Milan… we couldn’t help going to buy some flowers and plants for our balcony. One of my favorite places is “Botanic”. A big store, which sells plants, flowers and all kinds of gardening tools, located in Rozzano (suburb of Milan, Italy).

 

Let’s go to “Botanic” store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many kinds of outdoor furniture.

 

 

 

Plants’corner in front of Botanic

 

 

 

Plants on our balcony; sage, oregano, basil
(Italian = salvia, oregano, basilico)

 

 

 

Rosemary and Mint
(Italian = Rosmarino, Menta)

 

 

 

Gerbera – orange is beautiful!

 

 

 

African Violet (Italian = Saint Paulia)

 

 

 

Gerbera — bright yellow!

 

 

 

3 plants — so bright and beautiful on our balcony

 

 

 

One of my favorite icecream shops in Milano— Gelateria Marghera (Via Marghera 33, Milano). This place is quite small but full of people everyday!

 

 

 

Beside ice-cream, they also make ice-cream cakes.

 

 

 

Homemade gelato! So yum, so good!

 

 

 

Gelato – Minth chocolate chips and white chocolate (plus whipped cream)

 

 

 

Have a wonderful week!!!

Milano Food Week

May 7-15, there was an interesting event in Milan, Italy, “Milano Food Week”. There were many cooking shows and courses organized in several places around the town. We had a chance to participate in one of the events at Piazza San Fedele (near Galleria Vittorio Emenuele II). The sponsor was “LeProtto”, a big brand of “Saffron”. Yes… “Saffron” (or Zafferano in Italian) is one of the most expensive spices in the world. LeProtto gave some free samples to attendees… how lucky we are! We took home some saffron from the event!

Let’s see some pictures!

Cooking show – making dishes with saffron (Piazza San Fedele, Milano)

LEPROTTO – the sponsor of this event

LeProtto gave out some free sample of “saffron” to the audiences

Chocolate Muffins with Saffron

Sedanini Pasta with Saffron

LEPROTTO printed some recipes to give out! Nice!!!

Piazza del Duomo – there was an art show around the plaza

Official store of AC Milan – near Piazza del Duomo

May 15th, AC Milan Fans celecrated the victory of “Campioni d’Italia”

We are “Interista” ( Inter Milan’s Fan)… so sad, let’s go eat some gelato, shall we?

“Cioccolati Italiani” near Piazza del Duomo. We decided to buy some gelato from there!

“Colmato” – bread and ice cream with white chocolate sauce, yummy!!!

Happy weekend everyone!!!

Last weekend (May 7-8), we had so much walking along “Naviglio” canal in Milan, Italy. There was an event called “Arte sul Naviglio”, which was an open show (and market)… illustrated different paintings from artists mainly in Milano. It was fun… the weather was nice, bright and shine… wish we could have enjoyed more than just a weekend!

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Photos from “Arte sul Naviglio” during May 7-8, 2011

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Different paintings were put outsite… for sales.

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“Shoes” – this is one my favorites.

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Transportations in Milan: Scooters, Fiat 500, Trams

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Trams in Milano

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Paintings of nature, flowers, forest, etc.

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Another view of Navigli Canal

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Paintings from Florence (Firenze)

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Spring is here! We see flowers blooming everywhere!

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Peace Lily

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Flamingo Flowers

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Holly branches and Hydrangea

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Coffee shops and restaurants at Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (near Piazza del Duomo)

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Flowers are everywhere.

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Gelato shops are open again for Spring/Summer.

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A book I am ready, Summer and the City… It is very fun! I enjoyed getting to know “Carrie Bradshaw” back in the 80s… she was so cool… can’t wait to see SATC 3… will it be coming soon????