Lago Di Como

Como was unreal...I mean that was the view from our hotel window (do I need to say more!?)

We took a boat ride out on the lake to beautiful town of Bellagio. We passed by million dollar villas, including George Clooney's home. 

The boys waited in this small alleyway in Bellagio to avoid car traffic in front of them. We had to be careful walking down the street because the streets were so narrow that there was not enough room for you and the car to pass.

We rode to the top of the mountain for dinner on the Como-Brunate funicular and experienced this incredible view of Como.

The Duomo in Como was one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The details were exquisite (the pictures say it all).

Como was perfection. We enjoyed slow mornings, aimlessly walking through the small cobblestone streets, shopping while all the stores were closed, trying to find the stores we liked when they were open (which is so hard when the streets are like a maze and the buildings look the same), trying to order in Italian (my dad and Elliott spoke like a pro, the rest of us did a great job of pointing and smiling). We experienced so much in Como, but little did we know we were going to see that much more in the cities to come. Next stop, Verona and Venice! Ciao ciao xo

Ciao Milano

Oh hey, I'm back! I recently traveled to Italy and couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it with all of you (after so many requests, of course). First stop, Milano!

The floors in the Duomo were insane! I hope to have something similar in my house one day. Reminds me of some inspiration I've seen on Pinterest like this, but a thousand times more beautiful.

Yes, as you guessed I am dating that guy. He is such a ham, but that is exactly why I love him.

Puddle jumped my way to the Galleria and Duomo (in ballet flats, yikes). Italians were unfazed by the poring rain and looked flawless as ever in their loafers and suits. If it were to rain in California (don't worry, it won't), we'd all be wearing rainboots and raincoats not quite as fabulous, but much more practical. 

After exploring all day, we weren't quite sure where to eat. Then turned the corner and saw Luini's with a long line out the door, so we knew we had to eat there! It was the first time Elliott ordered in Italian (he spoke perfectly). Our panini's melted in our mouths - it was simply the best.

After continuing to walk all day (after finding ourself at a free outdoor jazz concert, seriously wish I had pictures of this you guys, it was amazing!), we stumbled upon a fricken castle. It had the cleanest public bathroom I've even been in and we counted about ten feral cats wondering below the castle bridge. 

We walked all day and explored Milan at our own leisurely pace. Milan is so beautiful, but the cities I visited next were even that much more beautiful. Next stop, Lake Como! Ciao, ciao. xo

Steals & Deals: Cotton On Blouse//Target Cheetah Pants {on sale}, $10.98//Pumps {thrifted}, $7.50//Sunglasses, $10.00//Chloe + Isabel Necklace, $34.00

If you haven't noticed, I cut my hair! Back to short hair and I love it. It was the change I needed.

This last week we have been having great weather in California reaching the 80's. I totally took advantage of the gorgeous weather and spent the entire weekend outdoors.

As for my outfit, I went bold. And a little bit cheetah print crazy. But for a going out look, I thought it was appropriate. Going bold is always more fun anyways.

I hope everyone is having a great week! xo