L.O.V.E. MILAN

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All photos by ingridesign
All photos by Ingrid Opstad

Yesterday we spent the day in sunny Milan. We had a wander around in the main shopping street which was quite full even for a Tuesday.

INGRIDESIGN duomo milan

For lunch we went to the Brian & Barry Building (again), for a piadina at Eataly on the -1 floor. I had the classic prosciutto, squacquerone cheese & rocket, and it was very good! If you haven’t had a piadina before then I recommend trying one in Italy as it is a nice lighter option to a sandwich. It reminds me a bit of a tortilla, but the difference is that it’s made from flour instead of corn for a softer flavour.

INGRIDESIGN brian&barry building  milan

INGRIDESIGN no logo tee

(The NO LOGO top is from Pull&Bear!)

INGRIDESIGN piadina at eataly

INGRIDESIGN eataly milan

Then we went to Piazza Affari to look at this 13 feet tall sculpture of a massive middle finger in front of the stock exchange. It was designed by Mauritzio Cattelan who pokes fun at popular culture, history, and religion with black humor. The sculpture is called L.O.V.E. which is an acronym of libertà (freedom), odio (hate), vendetta (revenge), and eternità (eternity), but is popularly known as just “The Middle Finger”.

“Officially it’s name is L.O.V. E. – so it stands for love – but everyone can read between the lines and take away the message they see for themselves.” – Maurizio Cattelan

INGRIDESIGN L.O.V.E. sculpture milan

The day ended with a coffee at the Juicebar, a nice place but I might have to go back to try one of their juices next time.

i love you a latte INGRIDESIGN

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Hi there! My name is Ingrid Opstad, I am originally from a little town in Norway but currently living near Milan, Italy with my boyfriend & dog. I have a Master Degree in graphic design, but I am also working as a freelance journalist for Scan Magazine and a social media manager. That Scandinavian Feeling is a place for me to share my knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle and hygge.

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