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Business is a pleasure at The Westin Palace

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Only after I had checked in, did I realise that I stood out from the rest of the valued guests staying at the Westin Palace Hotel. Most of them were businessmen with briefcases in-hand huddled in small groups calculating their … Continue reading

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10 of your Expo Milan 2015 questions answered

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                1. What is Expo 2015 all about? This is the Universal Exposition which takes place every five years, each time in a different country. Expo 2015 will take place in Milan from … Continue reading

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Living the suite life in The Four Seasons

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Fashion, frescoes, five stars and first class service. Chances are that you’re in Milan to shop until you drop or tour galleries and museums, but with a luxury suite at The Four Seasons Hotel’s prestigious address in the heart of … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to visit La Rinascente – again and again!

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Smaller than London’s Harrod’s (in size only) but equal in brand selection and exclusivity, La Rinascente at the centre of Milan is much more than a shopper’s paradise. I consider it the essence of the Fashion Capital housed under one … Continue reading

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My new blog: U in Milan

It’s been a while since my last update but I guess life happened between the time I quit my job and started out on my own. It was a bold move and it still feels really bizarre when I wake … Continue reading

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Riad Yacout – A magic carpet ride from Milan to Morocco

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From the pavement outside, I teleported from the fashion capital’s Via Cadore to a street in the centre of Casablanca. The scene was set with cushions and couches on the veranda, a trickling water feature and glass lamps lining up to … Continue reading

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Restaurant Lyr – fine Lebanese food served in a lavish lair

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Variety is the spice of life so I headed off to Restaurant Lyr for something to eat other than pizza and pasta. Walking through these doors is like travelling straight to the heart of Beirut with a rich setting of … Continue reading

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My newest Braccialini art bag: ‘Bouquet’

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It was love at first sight; a perfectly-shaped ‘Bouquet’ black rose-textured leather model with gold metal rings which can be removed allowing the bag to extend for a little more packing space. And even though I am an impulsive buyer, … Continue reading

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Get more for less at Vicolungo’s 150 style outlets

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While I was playing tour guide to three of my SA friends, they kept expressing interest in visiting some of the outlet stores where last season’s leftovers could be bought at a much reduced price. There wasn’t a lot of … 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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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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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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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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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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