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Beautiful Brera and Dresses in Via Della Spiga

Finally! I have written, edited and submitted my entire contribution of approximately eighty articles for the new shopping guide to Milan’s Via Montenapoleone. Whoop whoop!! Now I can breathe and focus on my next trip to Italy in time for the launch of the guide which coincides with Milano Fashion Week planned for the 22nd – 28th of February 2012. With all this focus on Montenapoleone, don’t for a minute think that I did not make time to soak up the rest of the excitement that Milan has to offer.

My friend, Francesco, introduced me to the quaint Brera district where we explored the cobbled streets and eventually dined on pizza and coffee-flavoured gelato. I was in shock that I had not discovered this enchanting area on one of my previous trips. With exclusive luxury apartments resting above the restaurants and boutiques below, it has got to be one of Milan’s most expensive districts. Francesco pointed out the design academy and also made me promise that I would not fall prey to any of the fortune-tellers who offer their palm-reading services. I cannot wait to return to Italy next month to see more of Brera during sunlit hours.

The morning of my interview with Daniele, the store manager of Montblanc, I arrived early. The store was still locked and I had at least forty-five minutes to pass so I turned the corner at Via Borgospesso and proceeded to admire the dresses in the store windows along Via Della Spiga.This street may be the less important sister of Via Montenapoleone but it still is a vital family member of the Quadrilatero Della Moda playing host to Roberto Cavalli, Gio Moretti, Byblos, Blumarine, RoccobaroccoMoschino, 7Camicie, Pretty Ballerinas and many more…




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