Milan, Italy
Linda, 38
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm getting my hair cut ... the hair dryer sound is the most relaxing song ever!

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

"IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE" (Roxette) It must have been love, but it's over now. / It must have been good, but I lost it somehow / It must have been love, but it's over now. / From the moment we touched till the time had run out. "ROLLING IN THE DEEP" (Adele) We could have had it all, / rolling in the deep. / You had my heart inside of your hand / and you played it to the beat.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Choosing the greatest TV shows of all time means taking into account the best TV dramas, the best TV comedies, the best cartoons, and even the best TV miniseries. However, if you're looking for the top ... my favorites are House of Cards, Lost, Suits, E.R., Narcos, American Horror Story and Black Mirrors.

Name some spots in Milan that are good for a Tinder date.

I'm not on Tinder, but dating should be fun! Take a coffee walk in Brera: sitting at a coffee shop can be a little drab, but picking up a coffee and walking around the neighborhood can make it that much better. Pretend to be a tourist, no matter where you live and how long you’ve been there. Visit the Castello Sforzesco: visiting a historic site may not be the sexiest thing you’ve ever done, but you’ll never know until you try! Sitting down for a long meal can feel stuffy—especially on the first date. I suggest you a wine tasting at Gran Cru, Corso Magenta 32 - where you can taste the best wine and really good home made tapas!

Who’s your hero and where in Milan would you take them out for a serious hang?

I'm not sure I have a hero... If I had one, I would invite him/her at my place for dinner! I love cooking for friends and there's nothing more intimate than eating with someone you really care.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

MaxMara. In 1951 Achille Maramotti created one of the largest, if not the largest, Italian ready-to-wear labels for women. Nowadays, Max Mara symbolizes the best of Italian ready-to-wear!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

I hope I won't be caught dead anywhere. I have still a lot to do!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Milan? Which one do you like?

Dry in via Solferino 33 ... the best gin tonic in town!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Spuntì, Buondì Motta, Rossana Candies and Fonzie ... the best one! "Se non ti lecchi le dita, godi solo a metà"

What are the Milan spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Duomo di Milano, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Castello Sforzesco, Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, Arco della Pace, Teatro alla Scala, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Pinacoteca di Brera.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I have many dream destinations and to be honest I wish to travel all around the world. However, the one that always comes to my mind first is... Ko Lipe Island, a dream island. Ko Lipe is the place, where you can forget about everything: worries and everyday routine issues, and enjoy white sand, beautiful lagoons covered with different exotic plants and flower, and rich submarine, clear water, soft breeze touching your face … it is amazing!I have been to Ko LIpe, I believe and I can assure you it is an unreal and at the same time real dream destination!

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