Fondazione Prada

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Two months ago, I get a message from my best friend saying we need to go on holiday together and that she'll call me later to book it. We decide on Berlin but find out it's a bit too big to cover in a laid-back weekend trip (and the flights weren't cheap enough). We go through a couple of European cities before settling on Milan. Reasons: the Duomo, the fashion, and Edna Mode.

We landed on a Friday afternoon and within about 15 minutes of being at the hotel I was lying down on the bed surrounded by crumbs from snacks I meant to save for when we actually went out exploring. So, tired and hungry but happy, we soon left for the first spots on our itinerary: Fondazione Prada and Bar Luce.

Fondazione Prada is Prada's modern art gallery located in a former gin distillery. It was walking distance from our hotel, so it was the perfect first stop. My rumbling stomach meant we went straight to Bar Luce when we got there, the restaurant designed by Wes Anderson. Unsurprisingly, it was very Wes Anderson. Even down to the staff - we had a friendly, short waiter with glasses who took our order and then a tall, muscular, impersonal waiter bring us the food. 

Afterwards, we went exploring. It's free to roam around but both the permanent and temporary exhibitions are ticketed. Luckily (or unluckily), we got a discount because the lifts were out of order. Climbing the 500 flights of stairs to see everything was worth it though.

The art highlights had to be Damien Hirst's 'Tears for Everybody Looking at You', an installation with an umbrella and rain that reminded me of London, and this room filled with giant spinning mushrooms hanging from the ceiling that felt like something out of Alice in Wonderland. I definitely recommend visiting Fondazione Prada if you go to Milan - the whole site is incredible.

Top - Monki
Dress - Asos
Choker - & Other Stories (old)
Shoes - Next (old)

Photos by me and Becky

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