Welcome back to Six Weeks of Summer: Postcards from Italy where we take you on a journey to our favorite and most captivating destinations in our home country of Italy. This is our tribute… our love letter. We hope that you feel inspired and that this series instills that magnificent sense of wanderlust that always leads to the best adventures.
As an added bonus, over the next 6 weeks, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections will be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak.
“Milan is a true metropolis: strong an fearless, but welcoming too.”– Giorgio Armani
Milan is a bit of a ghost town in August. Locals escape to the seaside or countryside whenever possible, so really the city is left with less people. The evening atmosphere is quite amazing… quiet, no traffic… only the laughter of people enjoying the end of their day.
Ice cream is an absolute must… a real tradition in the Summer. We head to Parco Sempione for a gelato, surrounded by a bit of greenery and fresh air.
We saunter over to the Navigli District for an aperitivo. Constructed over a period of hundreds of years, with input from Leonardo da Vinci himself, Milan’s system of canals gave the landlocked city more access to the outside world. Today, the areas around Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Pavese feature a plethora of bars, restaurants, and cafés that pulse with activity on weekend nights.
We end our evening from a perch on the open terraces of the Duomo, the perfect spot to admire the city from above and seek out the constellations in the night sky.
There are pink flamingos in Milan! Romeo Invernizzi, owner of Villa Invernizzi, brought the pink flamingos there all the way from South Africa in the early 70s. The birds adapted fairly well and thrive to this day!
Our Milan set features 3 shades of 50wt thread in 2600, 2610, & 5004. They coordinate perfectly with the Zen Fog, Platinum, & Etchings Charcoal Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics shown above. For a bit of creative inspiration, make sure to grab the Italian Color Builders EPP Pattern (shown above) by Aurifil’s own Kate Brennan and the Milan block (shown below) by Blair Stocker via the buttons below.
As a reminder, over the next few weeks, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections will be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after the close of the series.