Italy

Rome: Change is Good!

Posted on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 01:31 PM

by Julie Lenhard

Life is a journey, full of twists and turns and forks in the road. The key to discovering who you really are, or who you want to be, is how you react to these obstacles.

For me, 2015 was full of ups and downs. Last year, I learned a lot about myself, and what I truly value in this world.

In 2016 I realized that change is a good thing, and extremely necessary. If you are stagnant in life, you are not moving forward.

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Tags: Rome, Italy, Lush Cosmetics, semester abroad

Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Jennifer - The First Week

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

LIM College has a long tradition of partnering with leading companies throughout all sectors of the fashion and retail industries to provide students with life-changing, real-world work experiences. Jennifer Cohen and Erica Pierson were chosen for a month-long Visual Merchandising internship at Grottini Retail Environments in Porto Recanati, Italy.

by Jennifer Cohen

During my first full week at Grottini, I began to transition into a part of a team dynamic. I was working alongside and receiving help from Erica Pierson, another LIM College Student and the other employees at the office and reporting back to Keith, the head of design, to get feedback on ideas for actual real world projects. 

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Erica - First Days at the Office

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

by Erica Pierson

My first day on the job at Grottini I arrived at the office around 8:15. I felt a little nervous about where to go and what I would be doing, but definitely very excited for what was to come.

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Jennifer - Working on a Point of Purchase Display

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

by Jennifer Cohen

At Grottini I also began working on the 4-Chetta project. For the 4-Chetta point of purchase display I was challenged to create a 3D model on Google SketchUp that represented what the product was, who the brand was, and what their charitable contribution was. 4-Chetta makes these really cool bracelets which look like actual forks bent into a circular shape and come in bright colors as well as metallics. 4-Chetta also has a charitable selling point that for every purchase they would donate 5% of the profits to a charity to end childhood hunger.

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Jennifer - Castles, Pasta, Customers, Pets and Butterfly Twists

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

by Jennifer Cohen

One of fondest memories that Erica and I have of our time spent in Italy was going out to dinner at the restaurant that is on the premises of the Castle that Keith, the Head of Design lives in. The castle was in a town called Vestignano, which was about an hour away from where we had been staying.

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Jennifer - Meeting with Barilla

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

by Jennifer Cohen

I worked on completing the Barilla presentation, as we would be meeting with the people from Barilla later during the week. The Barilla meeting took place at their Customer Collaboration Center in Parma, Italy, which is about three hours away from where we were staying in Porto Recanati.

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Erica - Hanging out in Porto Recanti

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

by Erica Pierson

After traveling from JFK Airport to Berlin, with a transfer flight to Milan, I took the train from Milan to Ancona. When I arrived at the train station I was picked up by Stephano, a Grottini employee.

From there he took me to a bike store to pick up a bicycle that I would use to ride to the beach and the town of Porto Recanati. After we picked up a bike, we went to the grocery store so I could stock up on groceries for the week and have food to cook in the kitchen at the apartment. 

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Grottini Retail Environments Internship: Erica & Jennifer Head to Rome!

Posted on Thu, Sep 03, 2015 @ 03:09 PM

by Erica Pierson

The weekend came around and Jennifer and I headed to Rome! We took the train from Ancona straight to Rome.  In four hours we arrived that evening just in time for a perfect Italian dinner with wine and cheese to start.

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A Day in Siena

Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:19 AM

by Lindsay Nunnery

We stopped in Siena for the day and it turned out to be one of my favorite cities. 



It was such a quaint village located in the countryside of Italy. 



The sun was shining and we climbed the top of the Duomo, where we were able to see stunning views of the town and countryside.

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Tags: LIM College, study abroad, Italy

Haivng a Lizzie McGuire Moment

Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 @ 03:06 PM

I took an AP European History course in high school and remember learning about the ancient art Italians created and how famous they are for their architecture. 

It was surreal being able to stand in front of Michelangelo’s David in Florence (I had to sneak a picture!)...


and having my Lizzie McGuire moment making a wish in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

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Tags: study abroad, art, Italy