Milan, Italy
Barbara, 38
Food Blogger
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a bit about Barbara

What are you working on these days?

My ultimate housewarming party.

What drives you mad these days?

Not having enough personal time to spend with my beloved ones.

What makes you happy?

A stranger smiling back at me while biking to work early morning.

When was the last time you cried?

Every time they put me in front of a romantic happy ending (no matter if it is fiction or real life).

What’s your latest musical obsession?

The Second Act from La Traviata (Verdi) – left the loop mode on this one!

What was the last movie you watched? Was it any good?

It was few months ago when I “climbed” to see Everest. Touching and extreme.

When it’s time for a new wardrobe, where do you go?

I must admit online carts made me an addict but I like to combine those with some proper physical shopping and when that comes, I definitively go to Imarika.

What’s your go-to café in Milan?

Bar Martini by Dolce & Gabbana – the atmosphere makes me immediately feel relaxed.

What’s your favorite street or neighborhood to wander through?

The brand new Porta Nuova district is somehow fascinating with its tall buildings that we are not used to see in Milano.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in Milan but never actually do?

Going to the movie on Saturday nights.

Who’s your hero (dead or alive) and where would you take them to show them a good time?

A cup of tea and a cupcake with Audrey Hepburn at Di Viole Di Liquirizia.

If it’s been raining outside for days and you’re sick of staying in – where would you go?

Definitively at Fondazione Prada.

What’s that place in Milan you feel like only you know about?

Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro. It is a hidden gem in a crowded shopping street and one of the first places my husband walked me in.

If tomorrow was your last day in Milan before you left for good, how and where would you spend it?

I would start walking from my neighbourhood to get to Brera district and then on till my feet are sore.

Given the choice, mayor of which neighborhood would you be?

The colourful and multi-ethnic Porta Venezia.

What’s the spot in Milan you wouldn’t be caught dead in?

Saturday afternoon in Corso Vittorio Emanuele – too crowded to think!

You’ve just received the best news ever. Where would you go to celebrate and with whom?

At Wicky’s Wicuisine Seafood. She loves Japanese cuisine and chef Priyan personal touch is one-of-a-kind.

What’s the thing you love doing that isn’t work, relationship or family related?

Cooking!

When you feel like a night out, what’s your go-to place and why?

Il Patuscino, looking for that traditional Milano 80s flavour in the centre of Brera district.

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