Italy has some of the most expensive, most luxurious, and downright beautiful designer brands and stores. Although I couldn’t afford even a keychain, window shopping was enough satisfaction for me. Prada and Louis Vuitton from the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Chanel always keeps it classy.. Dior, Gucci and Tiffany’s signs… some Valentino mannequins… Stairway to Heaven (aka Louis V)… and dazzling Dior from the Spanish Steps… xx, Ciera

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Ciao! Arrivederci! My Italian adventure has finally come to an end, two weeks and two long plane rides later, I am left with a bittersweet taste of wonderful memories and excitement to sleep in my own bed. This trip has taught me so much about who I am and who I want to be. I have learned to appreciate all that I have back at home- wonderful family, friends, air conditioning, variety of food choices,…

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If you already didn’t know, the Lizzie McGuire Movie was one of my absolute FAVOURITE movies growing up. Hilary Duff was my idol and role model (I used to want to be a singer and actress) and she inspired much of my fashion and hairstyles growing up. I can remember the day the movie came out, my mom took me out of school early to watch it with my BFF and for about the next…

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Choosing a restaurant in Italy is actually more difficult than it looks. Even though most places sell relatively the same food, in terms of quality and price, not everything is equal. The streets near the Westin have so many cafes, bistros, shops, and other hotels nearby that it’s hard to know even where to start. Plus, there are people standing outside every restaurant begging you to come try their food. My family’s strategy was to walk…

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