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Preparing for La Dolce Vita

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It’s official, I made it through my last week of being a spectator of life, watching the outside world pass from my office desk, through the lenses of my limited edition Bulgari glasses. I am taking time away to follow … Continue reading

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Turkey delights at the spice bazaar

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Today was our last few hours with our tour guide, Zekiye, taking in the views from the Bosphorus bridge and the highest hill on the Asian side of Istanbul, marvelling at the opulence of the Berleybeyi Palace and then cruising … Continue reading

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Pisa Horologerie events for Salone del Mobile 2013

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I am so sorry that I missed the Pisa family’s annual events held at their boutique stores during the Salone del Mobile. Unfortunately, this year’s Design Week clashed with training required for my day job. On the bright side, my … Continue reading

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YSL Purple Attitude and a night at Tara

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At this point I cannot reveal much except to say that the world is indeed my oyster. Today, I hijacked time in my super-cool, ‘anything is possible’ publisher, Andrea’s busy schedule to introduce him to Saul, the South African Consulate … Continue reading

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Luck in my life and love in the air

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Luck must have a lot to do with where I find myself staying. The consulate’s residence is a warm, welcoming apartment on the top floor of a quaint, palatial block in an affluent part of Milan that’s a brisk 15 … Continue reading

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Next stop: Paris!

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I must apologize… It’s been a while since I last blogged but I was so busy writing and editing the Fall issue of the Montenapoleone shopping guide, and between that and my demanding day job as an online copywriter, spare … Continue reading

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Burano: Lace and colour-blocked buildings

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From Murano, we decided to head off to Burano Island to shift our retail focus away from glass and onto a more delicate matter: handmade Murano lace. Our private water taxi sped off, cutting through the choppy water to approach … Continue reading

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Marvelling at Murano glass creations

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When your train pulls into Venice and your water ferry arrives at your stop, whichever route you lug your suitcases down, you are sure to notice almost immediately that the little shops which line the narrow alleys are packed with … Continue reading

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Venini wows with Art Glass and Art Light

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The Venini store on Milan’s Via MonteNapoleone is one of three stores on the street that turn glass into works of art and a visit to this glass paradise will inspire a redecoration project inside your own home. The exquisite vases … Continue reading

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Milano Day 8 – My last few hours and the Salone ends

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It seems as if every furniture enthusiast who was in Milan for the Salone Del Mobile had exactly the same idea as me; to rise and shine bright and early and make the most of the last day in the … Continue reading

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Milan Day 7- My day with Carey and lunch at the Jarach’s

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Carey, the blonde translator, who also does work for the Where Milan publication, spent the entire afternoon with me. We planned to meet outside the Camparino bar/ristorante in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele at 1pm leaving us just enough time to … Continue reading

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Milano Day 5 – Meritalia couches at the Rolex Pisa Orologeria party

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When Chiara Pisa first gave me the grand tour of their four-floor store that deals exclusively in Rolex time pieces on Via MonteNapoleone in February, I got a breath-taking view of the world-class shopping street from the top terrace and … Continue reading

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Milano Day 3 – Design Experiences and HOT summer fashion

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It’s ironic that I go crazy buying shoes in Milan and yet it’s the one place where I completely massacre my precious pairs walking the cobble stone streets and uneven sidewalks, but trying to gather all the information I need … Continue reading

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Milan Day 2 – Faraone interview and the eve of the Salone

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A crazy day… I started the day rushed off my feet and it ended no differently. I woke up an hour later then I had planned to, I could not decide what to wear and to top that off, I … Continue reading

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My temporary home in Segrate, Milano 2

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A week ago, I was in a complete panic because I had no clue where I was going to stay when I arrived in Milan. My usual room was snatched away very suddenly leaving me with the daunting task of … Continue reading

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