Finally, the second installment is here! During this adrenaline-filled coast-to-coast adventure, I tried to imprint in my mind moments that I would most like to share with you, those moments that won me over completely. I looked at everything, tasted every food and let myself be transported by the local atmosphere, imagining what the perfect soundtracks could be for this fantastic summer film of mine!
There are three stops that I want to tell you about today, and I hope I will be able to convey the same emotions that I felt when I was there. How’s you like to do an experiment? After reading this post, listen to the music that I write about, leaf through the photos that accompany the text and try to imagine yourself with me during the trip. What do you feel? Does the music help you feel like you are part of my vacation?
I think we should start big with Las Vegas! A city that is almost not a city at all, but a huge, enormous amusement park. Glittering lights, every kind of music imaginable, limousines and people in the most original styles – all this will draw you into a game beyond time. There, I finally found the perfect definition: a city without time and without space, suspended, always the same and always wonderful. What’s the best way to experience it? With a classic tour of the city’s magnificent hotels! You will pass by boutiques of every kind: high fashion, street style, vintage and dark style. No crazy shopping? Don’t lose your enthusiasm! Put on your headphones and play «Primadonna» by Marina and The Diamonds at full blast. A little irony never hurts; in the end we all want to be prima donnas, at least once in our lives!
Let’s continue to the heart and soul of the American journey, CALIFORNIA! What better place to start than the City of Angels? Los Angeles, the city where people from every part of the world come filled with hopes, dreaming of becoming the next Julia Roberts or De Niro. We’ve been here a few times, but this time we tried to experience the city like real locals: all-out surfing classes (except for me, I am not particularly suited for this, but Ricky was incredible), horse races, rollerblading competitions and most important… a mega taco binge! The sensation I had listening to Cheryl Cole’s «Call My Name» while gliding on my rollerblades near the ocean was unforgettable!
Now, let’s move on towards one of the most European cities in the U.S., San Francisco! The city of revolutionaries, where every person can be him/herself, a place where freedom of expression is practically a religion. Can we say something negative? It’s freezing cold! My friends and I withstood the weather by wearing one sweatshirt on top of another! The perfect setting is below the Golden Gate Bridge, where the saltiness and slight fog lend a touch of magic and mystery to the urban scene. I admit that I felt like a young girl again, like Bella in Twilight! The perfect song? No doubts, sweeties. Get immersed in the magic of the moment by listening to «Euphoria» by Loreen. If you feel sad, Janet Jackson’s «Every Time» is perfect!
Well, unfortunately I have to go now so I can pack and return to Milan, but I’ll be expecting you for the next installment! The last part of my adventure! Sending you a big kiss, and remember, always share the love, babies!