It's interesting that one of my bestfriends has always told me on how she believes that "life starts at 40". I didn't get it. I never did. But I think I kinda do now. The early thirties is when you kinda question yourself about a lot of things; whether you've done enough, whether you're on the right track, whether you've saved enough, what are you gonna do next. I think the thirties is that decade of contemplating about your life in every tiny detail - all that while you're juggling your other life, be it motherhood with naughty toddlers, your mid-level management job, your ever changing passion, your marriage. And when you eventually reach 40, you sort of graduate, and start a life with more stability - mentally, financially, emotionally. But one thing that I also read and will always remember, is that the age of a human's productivity is between 20-60 years old. So you have 40 years in life to be productive with no excuses. So if I'm still thirty today, it means I've only spent 25% of my productivity years and still have 75% more to go. Now isn't that just motivating AND awesome? I LOVE THAT THOUGHT!
It was a very lazy Sunday...all of us woke up so late. Didn't really feel like going out, but it's always good to let Shahmeer play outside, sooooo we took him to this tulip park called Parc de l'Indépendance in Morges.:)
Today we drove all the way to a village in Posat to eat in a famous small restaurant called Auberge de la Croix d'Or that serves.....fried chicken! Woohooooooooo! The area was so lovely that not only did we have great food, we also spent time walking around. Shahmeer was so happy too! :)
Shahmeer really really loves to play outside, totally an outdoor kid, so it's becoming a regular thing everyday to spend the afternoon either in the park, the forest or in the playground hehe..and mommy will always dress up! :D
Easter holiday is quite long over here in Europe, so hubby decided that we should spend the long weekend in...Italy! :)
We decided to go to two cities; Milan for shopping, and Bolzano specifically Val Di Funes to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the valleys and mountains.
Milan was of course amazing for its high-end brands (and I definitely drooled in Prada and Miu Miu), but I personally felt that the city was rather chaotic and messy, especially with the crazy parking happening on every inch of the streets, and the vandalism that is happening on every single wall that it really turns you off from taking street pictures. Of course there are cleaner places, but just some. Or maybe it's just me heheheh. And they really stare at you uncomfortably. But food is cheap here! :)
My favorite in Milan was Via Della Spiga; a charming street to walk down and admire the shops in. Expensive brands, but it has this really nice vibe and good for window-shopping and a nice stroll. Another favorite of mine was 10 Corso Como; a shopping and dining complex which shows and sells works of art, fashion, music, design, cuisine and culture. The items they have here are highly curated and definitely feeds an artsy soul. And oh, Fondazione Prada is definitely a must-visit! It is an institution chaired by Miuccia Prada dedicated to showcasing contemporary art and culture.
On the nature side, Val Di Funeswas ah-ma-zing. Surrounded by the fascinating and world-famousDolomites, this valley isdefinitely one of those places you guys should have on your bucket list.