Category Archives: Tour & Shop in Italy

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Climbing up to the Duomo rooftop

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Now more than ever, I just cannot believe that Milan’s majestic Duomo – the fifth largest church in the world – was built by mankind. I thought that having stepped inside the gothic cathedral and taken a dozen photos outside … Continue reading

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The month-end Sunday market at Naviglio Grande

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On the last Sunday of every month in Milan, there’s one place you have to be – not only because there’s so much to see but because there really is something for everyone. The market on the banks of Naviglio … Continue reading

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Classic & colourful designer courts

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A shoe shape that looks splendid with any outfit; skirts of all lengths, skinny or flare trousers, denims, leggings and evening gowns… Court shoes are strapless, easy to slip your feet in and out of, and the heel flatters your … Continue reading

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Make a difference with a Tommy Hilfiger limited edition bag

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The Tommy Hilfiger boutique in Milan’s Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan was my port of call. The reason? To literally jump while holding the Tommy Hilfiger limited edition bag; a campaign supporting breast health – in collaboration with Elle Italia and supermodels, … Continue reading

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How to spend a day in Como paradise

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Every time I am accompanied by friends from abroad, I insist that we set aside one day away from the bustling streets of the fashion capital to take in the splendour of Lake Como and the quaint towns that dot … Continue reading

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The Black Booties Search 2013 is on!

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The thing with black boots is that they’re more than a fashionable item but rather an absolute survival tool. The challenge is find a pair that’s practical and in-style all at the same time, so that your cost per wear … Continue reading

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Facelift time for Audemars Piguet on Montenapoleone

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What a week it’s been for the luxury Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, who have been hosting events every night of this week on Montenapoleone to proudly show off their newly renovated boutique – the second of their worldwide branches, after … Continue reading

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Draw attention to your ‘Neckplace’

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After studying to become an architect, Giovanni Raspini decided to sidestep the industry’s bureaucracy and limitations 25 years ago and instead began pouring his passion for silverware into his own designs – a career move which we must be grateful … Continue reading

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Going for GOLD… And the winning shoe is…?

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When the sky turns grey and the mercury drops, black is always the basic style shade with mood-enhancing colours adding contrasting bursts. Trawling the Quadrilatero Della Moda, I found shoes and bags by Sergio Rossi, Casadei, Roger Vivier and even … Continue reading

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Postcard ‘selfies’ at Parco Sempione & Sforzesco Castle

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I did a very bad thing today. I shovelled down – not one – but two cups of gelato! And while these two wrongs definitely don’t make a right, I did manage to cancel out calories by avoiding Milan’s easy … Continue reading

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An orientalised Indian dinner at the new Dawat Ristorante

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I feel like a slug. A second night of eating spicy Indian food but this time, completely on the house thanks to my friend, Ashwindar, who invited me to sample the dishes at his newest restaurant, Dawat, only a few … Continue reading

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Get a masala fix at Tara Ristorante

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What started off as a gorgeous sunny day in Novate, ended with a rainstorm in Milano. I was almost tricked into leaving my umbrella behind, but I have been in the fashion capital long enough to know that everyday could … Continue reading

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Even rain couldn’t keep me away from La Vendemmia…

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Wow! Where do I start? I am soaking wet from the pouring rain but slowly defrosting after spending the most memorable night out yet on Milan’s main vein, Via Montenapoleone, Via Verri and Via Sant Andrea. Fashion Week has nothing … Continue reading

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Queen of Cartier Diamonds – and Desserts!

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I don’t know if the universe is trying to tell me something or not, but for as long as I strolled through Via Montenapoleone and Corso Matteotti, my attention was drawn to all things bling from shoes and dresses to … Continue reading

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Exploring sleepy Saronno on a Sunday

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If you plan on visiting Saronno on a Sunday, be warned, this quaint little town does not wake from its slumber before 2pm. I arrived (with my umbrella in hand) around midday and I was rather regretful that I had … Continue reading

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