Lauren Bianca Lopez

Living Italian Style Montreal

Passion

Art History

Clothes
Dress – Mango, shoes – Spring

Make up
YSL

Favourite designer
Ralph Lauren

Boutique
Moramarco

Restaurant
La Bottega

Favourite dish
My mom’s pasta e rapini

Absolute must in the pantry
Nutella

Type of wine
Gallo Rosé wine

Favourite Italian saying or quote
Chi critica compra

Last time you went to Italy
11 years ago

Place you must go back to at least one more time in your life
Istanbul, Turkey

Dream car
Fiat 500

Favourite band or singer
U2

Best Italian movie
Malena

What you like most about our magazine
I love how Panoram Italia keeps people up to date in Montreal’s Italian community. As well how it offers a platform for young people in the community

514 or 450
514

Mare o montagna
Mare

Thing about you that would surprise most people
That I made the cover of the Gazette the day I was born

Best coffee in Montreal
Caffè in Gamba on Fairmount

Crescent or St-Laurent
St-Laurent

Most common name in your family
Domenico e Pasquale

Pet peeve
Ignorant people

Dream
To own a gallery

Sexiest Italian
Monica Bellucci

You know you are Italian when or if
You cannot help but talk with your hands!

Best nightclub in Montreal
Koko

Best pizza in Montreal
Il Foccolaio

Your fashion idol
Penelope Cruz

Favourite thing to do in Montreal
Walk around Little Italy

You know you were raised Italian when
When every nonna’s cooking beats any restaurant dish

Favourite colour
Navy Blue

Spaghetti o penne
Spaghetti

Favourite Italian song
Elisir – Paolo Conte

Italian artist or actor you would like to meet
Roberto Benigni

Favourite Italian city
Florence  

Best memory growing up as an Italian
Every Sunday, getting together with my entire family at my nonna’s for lunch.

Favourite flavour of gelato
Gianduia

Favourite thing about being Italian
The history