March 21st • Posted in Lifestyle
Exactly one week ago I was up and about for a trip to Milan on my very own for the first time in what seems like ages. I had my camera with me because I was heading to a Lush blogger event, and it took me half a second to realize Spring was finally showing its precense for the first time this year and that this precious moment and those beautiful trees covered in blossoms would be worth to be photographed.
There’s something about Spring that makes everything special, even a pale city with a small amount of greenery involved. And there’s something in spotting trees covered in pink blossoms that fills my heart of joy and excitement for the new season, new plans, new opportunities and all the beautiful colours of flowers!
I thought it would be a good plan to seize the opportunity and, since I needed to be in Milan for a good half of the afternoon, head there a bit earlier to catch up with some well-deserved shopping, however I ended up staring and trying to take some nice shots of every beautiful tree I could spot for half of the time I was there. And the rest? Just casually sipping an extra sweet chai latte from 12oz, while contemplating if it was OK or not for me to purchase fresh flowers from the street if I had just bought a bunch of tulips the previous day. Oh, and also stocking on Muji pens – because that’s what I usually do in Milan.
I was happy I decided to not indulge in a too overpriced small brownie once I walked into Lush and spotted the cutest rapeseed-flowers-themed cupcakes & brownie bites instalment courtesy of Vanilla Bakery! The event, which also involved all kind of Easter themed bath goodies (think of bunny-shaped shower jellies, glittery golden eggs bath bombs, violet scented bath bubble baths, chick shaped bath bombs inside egg shaped bath bombs & more!), revolved around their #ForFukushima campaign to spread hope across Japan and raising money for the FunDing project.
It was amazing to discover how Lush is supporting Japan by buying rapeseed oil from there for their soaps and products, which is a plant full of hope for Fukushima since it’s been discovered it can actually absorb and eliminate radioisotopes from the soil without showing any trace of contaminants in the oil produced from its seeds, becoming also a big source of recovery for people living in that area. They’re also promoting their Rainbow Fun and all the products from the Fun line, to support and donate to communities working in the area to protect children’s health and happyness (totally worth checking out, they will also make your baths beautiful and colourful!).
This is such a good time to step into Lush, with so many awesome campaigns and pastel coloured products (I love my pastel baths!).
I hope Spring can stay around as long as possible – it’s (not very) secretly my favourite season
to visit the city and just in general!