Milan, Italy
Ilaria, 38
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a bit about Ilaria

What are you working on these days?

I’m a journalist, and I’m working on some new articles for Italian magazines.

What drives you mad these days?

The weather: It’s raining a lot and I would like to have more time to relax and travel looking for the sun.

What makes you happy?

My friends and the little house I’m building.

When was the last time you cried?

I cried because my close friend had a baby. But they were tears of happiness.

What’s your latest musical obsession?

Paul McCartney and Die Antwoord.

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

An Italian movie: “Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot”, very very nice.

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

I used to go to vintage market.

What’s your go-to café in Milan?

I have a few, one is called “35”, another is “Caffè Martesana”.

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

I love “Lambrate” district.

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

Working at the park.

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

Frank Sinatra, anywhere in Milan.

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

At the cinema or going around to discover new little music stores.

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

I would spend my day relaxing at the park, having a picnic with my friends.

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

Lambrate – Città Studi.

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

With my boyfriend close to the sea.

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

Hanging out with my close friends.

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

The little bar just downstairs. It’s close to my home and familiar to me.

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