I created this design depicting summer time spent on the coast of Italy. I chose a compilation of photos that provide beauty to our world and legitimately provides “La Dolce Vita” to the eye. Using a contrast of warm and cool colors, ‘the sweet life’ to me, means spending time with those I love most while sharing an Italicus cocktail! As an Italian-American, I was raised to appreciate my heritage and Italian culture. Ever since studying abroad in Milan, Italy, in 2017, my appreciation for Italian culture has only intensified. I am hopeful that this artistic piece will enable the viewer to share some of the passion that I have for Italian culture and art. I am excited to be able to incorporate some of the photos I took during my travels in this design. Everyday I look forward to my return to the greatest place in the world.