My name is Nina and I am German. In Germany I studied fashion design and worked as a buyer for a department store. Now I am a fashion blogger. During my studies I did an Erasmus year in Como/Milan, Italy, and I got to know Lugano and its lake. The city is very beautiful and affluent; all the world-famous luxury brands have a branch here, such as Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier, Bulgari, Gucci, Brunello Cucinelli and Moncler. There are also individual stores, which I prefer, and which I’ll let you know about. Since the city is so close to the Italian border, you see a lot of Italian influences and similarities – as in the fashion, food, the language, climate and mentality. Summer is great by the lake, with a lot of events and concerts taking place.