I find it hard to believe, but people write in and say they miss the blogs.
I know I have backed way off blogging the last – yikes – year. But I have been working hard on a TV project and frankly, in line with my Kardashian blog the other day I started to think blogging was a form of both bragging and at times oversharing. And what was that line? Did I over step it? Did people really care? Had I been at it too long? Did I really have anything worth saying? By the time I started pondering all those questions, I just turned on the TV and thought forget it.
And perhaps the answer to some of those questions is yes, but I guess overwhelmingly it might be no as people seem to miss them. So, I will try and blog more and always when on the road.
Truth it we have not been on the road much this year. We have been working and putting dogs to sleep and raising puppies and taken a few business trips.
But yesterday we arrived in Milan.
We come here with some frequency, like every 19 months. Glenn has business in the South Tyrol which I have blogged about over the years.
In fact, he just took off for there. This year Lucy and I opted out as unless you hike, one or two trips there is really enough. And there is so much to do here.
In the last two years I have become obsessed modernist and contemporary design with a focus on 60’s and 70’s Italian design. Furniture, objects and architecture. I have been studying it, buying a little and looking at a lot.
And Milan is the mother ship as far as that is concerned. So there are many things here I now find very interesting that I never paid any attention to before. Like there are sixty Gio Ponti buildings. Two of which I will be lucky to get to, as if I tell Lucy – guess what no Mosques, but we are going to look at sixty post war Italian modernist buildings, she will lock herself in her room.
So yesterday when we got in we changed clothes and went straight to the Triennale di Milano which is a design museum that holds shows and has a permemant collection of important modern and contemporary Italian design from the 1930’s through the present.
We then took a very long cab ride to a place called Spazio 900 which is both a contemporary design museum and store in one! Like you can look at the stuff and buy it — HELLO!!!
Well, I was so excited by this you cannot imagine. But I did not look at the times well enough and while it was open while we ate lunch, but the time we got there it was closed for two hours. So we will return tomorrow morning.
So following our normal travel patterns, we drag the kids, in this case only Lucy, to something cultural, usually followed by a meal, then we go shopping. We ended up on the Via Monte Napoleone and then worked our way over to the world’s first indoor mall, The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Dinner was at our favorite place here, Bebel. A small restaurant in a working class neighborhood, but amazing.
By then jet lag hit. We got in a half hour of CNN and the latest goings on in the election and then passed out.