After rubbing shoulders with the rich and fabulous at the Teatro Alla Scala we had a bit of a taste for the high life. The next day we decided to take a look at 10 Corso Como, a trendy mix of fashion and design with a sprawling garden bar where you can escape the heat of a Milanese Summer. Opened in the 90’s 10 Corso Como is the brainchild of Italian Vogue editor Carla Sozzani and houses some of the most exciting and outrageous fashion and home decorating pieces i’ve ever seen. It’s the kind of place that only people who are Croesus-rich could shop at and I had so much fun imagining the kind of person who could wear velvet loafers studded with gold spikes of varying lengths, sporting a four figure price tag. If you’re on a budget (like we were, after splurging on the opera!) but still want a keepsake, there is a huge range of fashion photography and biography books. Some are in Italian and many are in English and there are also some cookbooks in the mix too. I ended up buying a cookbook of Milanese recipes written in Italian so that I could keep practising my language skills.
If you’re far too broke or don’t want to use up valuable baggage kilos on a heavy book, you might just want to chill in the garden with a cool cocktail.
Cue picture of two delicious, icy cocktails!
I had a ginger and lime with dark rum and hubs had a gin fizz. I think it’s a bit of an Italian trait that the gin cocktails come with a maraschino cherry on top. Not that i’m complaining! The drinks came with the standard generous bowls of aperitivos which were salted nuts and chips. Not quite the olives I was hoping for but again, i’m not complaining!
We were also joined by a little sparrow guest who kept us entertained by hopping around on all the tables and fluttering through the surrounding greenery.
10 Corso Como is a short walk from the Garibaldi metro stop and also quite close to Eataly which is why we didn’t eat more when we visited. If you want to get out of the very busy center of Milan, this is a lovely, quiet district to wander through. You can also indulge in a little people-watching as you relax.
10 Corso Como
Address: 10 Corso Como, Milan
Nearest Metro: Garibaldi
Opening Hours: Friday – Tuesday 10:30am -7:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30am – 9pm
And in other news, this week saw the craziest storm I think i’ve ever seen in my life. They forecast snow. In Sydney. It was a Stormageddon. When I was on playground duty I legit thought the metal roofing was going to pop off the building I was patrolling. Thankfully, we survived relatively unscathed. Nevertheless, I feel that todays favourite needs to be something a little bit frivolous to lighten the mood and soften the blow of the fact that there are still eight weeks of term before the next holidays. So, I thought i’d share the newest addition to my headband collection.
but first, can we please talk about how cute this hat is?
Pink and warm and just the cutest freaking cloche hat ive ever seen.
But its a hundred bucks and therefore over budget.
still… maybe it will go on sale?
But this is what I ended up purchasing from Alannah Hill for $20
Too cute right?
I wore it to dinner that night and got asked for ID. I’m taking that as a compliment!
This was the outfit plus headband that got me carded.
Clearly too cute for an adult!
So what are you loving this Friday my lovelies? Are you a headband fan? Got any recommendations for me? Please share!
I think that Friday is the day of glitter. Its the last day of the working week so its full of excitement for the weekend which shimmers, just out of reach and its also the most exhausting day of the week because you’ve just slogged through the previous four days. Both very good reasons to wear glitter. A sign of bubbling excitement for the weekend and a flash of joy to get you through that very last day. And really, who doesn’t get a kick out of glitter? If you’re sitting there, shaking your head thinking “no Katie, glitter is for fools” then I think you’re reading the wrong blog. So, without further ado, here is a Favourites post about something that always cheers me up – these fab little gold glitter brogues.
Who could be sad while wearing these babies?
Exactly. No one.
I bought these about a month ago in Target while I was looking in the kids section. Kids shoes to be more precise. I have ridiculously tiny feet which is mostly a blessing because it means that I can sometimes pick up some bargains in the kids section. These shoes are often a bit cheaper and cuter than adults shoes. I take a size 36 European or a 5 1/2 in Australian sizes (or 3 in UK!) which is fun to say and see people’s reactions.
Imagine my excitement when I rifled through the rack and not only found a size large enough for me but found that these (already reasonably priced) shoes were reduced from $25 to $10! All I needed to do was replace the ugly beige laces with these sweet black ribbons and voila! Sparkle brogues for friday.
So how do you lovelies feel about glitter? Fridays?
So I know its not actually Friday but I have a super good reason for not being able to post anything yesterday. I was away on camp this week and spent all last night in a dark room trying not to move on account of my all over muscle ache and roaring headache. Staring at a bright, back lit screen was the last thing my body was able to do. Clearly i’m getting too old for this! (quickly though, I freaking love Year 7 camp. The kids are so eager and friendly and we do some sweet activities – surfing anyone?)
Today is a quick favourites post to get me back in the loop. Also I have a sweet cupcake recipe coming up next week so if you’ve been hanging out for a new recipe, you’re in luck! But today its all about accessorising in my favourite way – quirky pins.
I love wearing pins like this sweet little jewelled bumble bee on the collar of my shirt or the lapel of my blazer. I think it gives my outfit a little quirky kick and makes it interesting for any students i’m boring as I chalk and talk in the classroom. I imagine a little brain here and there dozing off into day dream going something like this – blah blah blah Shakespeare blah blah beware my lord of jealousy blah blah wait. Bumblebee?? Then clearly they will be so intrigued they’ll be listening to what i’m saying. Right? Right? Maybe.
At the very least, it can be a subversive way of working around a restrictive dress code. Although, I must say that while the pin above is a favourite of mine, I don’t think i’d get away wearing this one at work! I’ve built up a whole trove of these babies over the years and now im making it my business to bust them out left right and centre. After all, whats the point of having nice things if you don’t use them? A resolution of mine this year is to stop letting things like these collect dust but use them as much as I can.
So how do you lovelies like to accessorise? Or what would you do if you could be bothered? Lets face it, sometimes just rolling out of bed and putting anything on is such a challenge on a Monday morning…