Travel and Destinations

Reasons to Smile in Milan

Every trip to Milano brings it’s own set of fabulous reasons to smile… Italian people may have an inherent style gene, but meeting genuinely amazing people who display stylish behaviour as well and who make me feel welcome, is just more great reason to return again and again…At the same time, as a tourist, my eyes still find those fascinating little sights of the city that Milanese take for granted.

These are some of my most memorable moments with special people in a special place…

1. Coffee and carrot cake with my stunning Slovenian friend, Tjasa, on the 6th floor of La Rinascente

2. Andrea captured the moment when Daniele took a close-up photo of my Jimmy Choo shoes which I wore to   the launch of the Montenapoleone shopping guide… He titled it ‘Men at my feet’

3. Chiara from the Pisa Orologeria gave me a tour of their store. I promise to blog the entire experience soon, but for now, I included this bird’s eye view of Via Montenapoleone from their 4th floor… I am so lucky to have seen this view 🙂

4.  I attended the presentation of Bulgari’s ‘i Serpenti’ accessories collection where I met good friends and danced the night away… I left the party with this special bracelet.

5. Caffe Verdi, a short stroll from La Scala theatre, was such a treat! It was ‘pizzeria meets art gallery’ with old portraits of Hollywood stars stacked up inside and arranged along the outside window. Brilliant!

6. I met my lovely blogger buddy, Carli, at Pasticceria Bastianello near Piazza San Babila… With Carnivale in full swing, we took advantage of the cream pastries made especially for the occasion

7. I was walking behind a little girl and her mum and I just had to take a picture of this little fashionista in training. She walked with complete confidence, chin up and bag in hand

8. At this time of year, Milanese cannot wait to get out of their boots as they anxiously await the return of spring. I know how tough it is to buy something gorgeous and have to wait weeks to finally wear it. A teenager on the tram couldn’t wait to get into her summer sandals, so she clad her feet in tinselled stockings and wore them anyway!

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