I don't know why I can't motivate myself to upload my pictures from my adventure in the mountains, but alas! I'm on vacation mode still, so they will have to wait. Instead I give you pictures of Castel Gardena in Trentino-Alto Adige, taken by a professional! I'll add this place to my check list of places-I-will-retire-to-in-fourty-or-four-years. It's true the mountains, as seen above, in the Dolomites are different. The peaks sort of explode straight into the heavens.
Oh how I miss my wood stove! The dampness here kills me. And to think I'm Irish? The people I stayed with had a tiled stove similar to this one, minus it being centuries old. As you can imagine I was never two feet from it.
Today I was the first day of January sales, and I survived! Not without getting the wind knocked out of me twice by a gigantic Prada and aerodynamic Alexander McQueen shopping bag, though. I can honestly say today was the first day I had to fight for my life while shopping...with all men. Today was living proof that Milanese men care more about the way they look then any other. I did manage to claw away (it wasn't easy, honestly) two coats to help me survive the rest of the winter.