Monday, March 2, 2015

On the Street…Across from the Duomo, Milan


I love sharing the little details of Italy. The sugar mountains on the bar of most Italian cafes each morning is really a metaphor for the Italian outlook that “more is more and more can be sooo sweet”


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  1. Fashion Snag

    March 2, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  2. mosaic_world

    March 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    lol, it is the cathedral of sugar.
    cattedrale di zucchero

  3. Liz

    March 2, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    love how they displayed the sugar

  4. Milex

    March 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    But sugar isn’t good for anyone. Even for me and I am so skinny…

  5. LIZPR

    March 2, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I love this, the ebullience of the zucco!

    I agree – this is indeed a mirror of the Italian approach to life.

  6. janie

    March 2, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    So so sweet.

  7. Simone Fraser

    March 3, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Italians even do sugar sachet vessels better.

  8. WOWS

    March 3, 2015 at 1:10 am

  9. Cis

    March 3, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Thank you for sharing this moments !

  10. wispy dandelion s

    March 3, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I love how the Italians refuse to read the world’s memo about how bad sugar and cigarettes really are. Brilliant

    • Lis

      March 3, 2015 at 9:12 am

      I think it comes from a time/tradition where sugar was a luxury. It was, especially during the war(s). So they create mountains out of it, paint pretty pictures all over it, silver plate it, and last but not least, add the fine linen. Sugar was one ‘time’ ago, one of the most ‘coveted’ items in the world. WE take it for granted now…because its cheap and easy to get. So we give it the cheapest paper, writing and everything else. We have better fish to fry. Which is O.K. to some degrees pertaining to your existential & ethical ‘situation’. I know that in many german speaking countries giving chocolate as a gift is the most treasured kind of gift. Smuggling chocoalate was a pastime during the wars. tomatoe….tomato… ( louis armstrong) =)

      Scott, nice eye candy…. =) xo

    • LIZPR

      March 3, 2015 at 10:35 am

      And yet the US is one of the world’s most obese nations.

      • Lis

        March 3, 2015 at 11:27 am

        You know Europeans are VERY skinny due to genetics & enviromental causes: harsh winters (nothing to eat…die of starvation), disease of crops caused famines ( mold or fungus( can’t remember any more) for example…Irish Potato famine) and lack of harvest or money. All this and more caused ‘skinny’. That’s why europeans douse butter, fat and sugar over everything. Meat and potatoes ONLY type meals. Fear prizes fat. NOW, we have a surplus in our modern times. WE waste it, chuck it, eat mounds for pennies…hence : curves. Plus, the States is ‘chubby’ do to neurological/existential factors and 24/7 all you can eat buffet. But, Everybody can choose, right? I mean fat and skinney people exist in reality everywhere. Intelligence is not a good factor to ‘judge’ with either. The States is highly intelligent, creative and innovative too. Curvey vs. skinney….so the story goes. Plus, the new luxury item in the States to tug around is no longer starbucks…’s the Über green ‘detox’ juice. The NEW luxury status symbol. ”Look at me” down this chlorophyl maca powder probiotic slushee. lol =)

  11. spicchiodiluna

    March 3, 2015 at 2:59 am

    non l’ho mai sentito questo modo di dire…

  12. tallulah

    March 3, 2015 at 3:51 am

    Maybe this cafe is in the employ of the local dentist! Looks madly aesthetically chi chi ‘though.

  13. JessieBerlin

    March 3, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Looks so luxurious, all that sugar! I also love the tarnished silver and the doilies – that they are cloth, not paper.

  14. Rhea

    March 3, 2015 at 5:05 am

    Haha! This is cute! Seems like my kind of place. :)

  15. Charlie

    March 4, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Lovely!! Makes me feel sympathy for the italian mindset. I also like the silver bowls, very pretty.

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