Located on a side road off of Naviglio Grande's busy pedestrian area, Belè is our latest bistro find. This trendy little restaurant caters for a varied clientele: parents with children, rowdy 40 somethings having fun and courting couples necking in the corner (to the envy and/or disgust of other diners).
This buzzy little ...read more
Tucked away at the beginning of Via Volta is a shop front that resembles a boutique or design store, with a large glass store window, dark concrete walls, a brass counter, low lighting… and cannoli.
Homemade by the Bottone family in Sicily, these crisp, fragrant cannoli with their signature red button (bottone) are ...read more
For the first time ever Mary Poppins is coming to Italy. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this musical has already delighted audiences around the world and thanks to the work of an amazing creative team, has ...read more
If like us, you find yourself trying to be the perfect alpha female: juggling a job; personal life; home; partner and maybe even kids, while trying to look your best, then we have discovered something that will make your life slightly easier and infinitely more pleasant. Madame Miranda is an online service that sends highly qualified and carefully selected beauty ...read more
Chi ama i locali molto modaioli, gli eleganti cortili dei palazzi d'epoca, lo stile un po' eccentrico, sicuramente conosce il Bar Martini.
Questo locale nasce dalla collaborazione tra Martini e Dolce & Gabbana, con l'intento di unire modernità e tradizione. Il total black è il colore dominante del Bar Martini, con l' ...read more
Gastromonia Yamamoto: a taste of Japan without a Californian sushi roll in sight.
I admit that when it comes to Japanese cuisine I rarely advance beyond the "sushi and sashimi" section on the menu, and am therefore ignorant of the delicacies that dwell beyond it. Gastronomia Yamamoto therefore proved to be a relevation, vastly enriching my gastromical knowledge of Nippon cuisine. ...read more
[English version will follow shortly] Per gli amanti del golf, ad un quarto d'ora di auto dal centro di Milano, nell'area est della città, troviamo il Molinetto Country Club. Costruito negli anni 80, immerso nel verde (all'epoca tutta la zona attorno a Vimodrone era prevalentemente campagna), il Molinetto deve il suo nome al vecchio mulino che funzionava ...read more
[English version to follow shortly] Oggi vi raccontiamo il nostro brunch da Les Pommes, piccolo bistrot aperto dalle 12 fino alle 24 in zona Isola, l'area di Milano tanto in voga attualmente e recentemente celebrata con un articolo "ad hoc" dal New York Times! Tutta questa attenzione sul quartiere Isola a noi ricorda un pò il clamore che si era creato una ...read more
Bagni Misteriosi offers a welcome respite from the scorching summer heat. Situated a stone's throw away from Porta Romana, this stunning venue allows you to kick back and relax. Whether you splash around in one of the two pools, sunbathe on the floating platform, lounge around on one of the white hammocks or enjoy lunch or an aperatif at the bar; you can't go wrong ...read more
Jewellery may not be novel concept, but Dafni Gioielli is. Ilia and Barbara, the women behind this relatively new brand, design different collections of jewellery to suit every budget. Whether you want to buy a trinket for yourself or blow the budget on some serious bling, Dafni offers it all and will personalise it to boot. Each item is designed and hand made by ...read more
Although Galdina has been around for a decade, this amazing pasticceria has proved to be a new discovery for us. Run by owner and Cordon Bleu patisserie chef Galdina, this small shop is situated at the end of a courtyard tucked behind Corso Magenta. Here you can find a small selection of freshly prepared cakes in various sizes as well as biscuits, quiche ...read more
Passeggiando per le stradine di Brera, forse vi sarà capitato di fermarvi davanti alla sua vetrina e di rimanere incollate ad ammirarla o forse, se siete appassionate di bijoux come lo siamo noi, già conoscete questo brand di gioielli. Se invece Gas Bijoux vi è sconosciuto, ma siete comunque curiose verso le novità, qualche dettaglio sulla storia di questo marchio ...read more
Looking for somewhere quiet to sit? Want to immerse yourself in culture but also watch the world go by while either sipping a coffee, nibbling a sandwich or enjoying an aperitif (with the added bonus of free wifi)? Then, Verso is the place for you!
This small independent bookstore offers a wonderful selection of novels by ...read more
CAP may seem a strange choice of name for a restaurant, but as it’s an acronym for “just caught” ("cucinato appena pescato", it suits it perfectly!
We discovered this restaurant a while back when looking for somewhere new to eat, and CAP is proof that if you know where to go in Milan you can eat excellent fish. In fact, we liked ...read more
Don't let the name fool you. Giancarlo Morelli's Trattoria Trombetta is not a simple trattoria. Sleek, urban and Milanese chic: Trattoria Trombetta serves up delicious traditional dishes with a modern twist. Chickpea puree with crunchy octopus and rosemary oil (crema di ceci, olio di rosmarino e piovra croccante); caramelised artichoke heart with toasted ...read more
Last night we had the honour of keeping stellar chef Matias Perdomo on his toes with our complicated dietary requirements. Our team of foodies took it upon themselves to sample the 10 course "specchio e riflesso" menu which is basically a surprise. We were asked for a list of what we don't eat, can't eat or won't eat - which between the three of us was surprisingly ...read more
Via Salasco might strike you as an odd location for a trendy florist cum restaurant cum coffee shop, but as soon as you walk through the door you can understand why the owner Rosalba Piccini fell in love with it. This large space is artfully divided so that it is both versatile and spacious yet incredibly intimate. Vases brimming with flowers; ...read more
Great fun is to be had by all at Paint Ball Milano. Whether you want to go on a manhunt in the woods or slide and jump around the speedball field, Paintball Milan offers the perfect adrenaline rush.
Little ones (7 to 12 years old) have access to Kids Field (although they must be at least 110/110cm tall). The rules here are the ...read more
I must confess that I've never really given pilates much of a chance, but Marta Mazzola has made me re-evalutate my exercise regime.
Marta Mazzola runs this pristine, boutique Pilates studio in the courtyard of beautiful building from the turn of the last century. Marta offers clients individual or group lessons both on mats or ...read more
My mother often accuses me of not being very observant and in the case of Suite 123 I am inclined to agree with her. Well to be fair, even if Suite 123 is just around the corner from my home, I don’t usually cycle along the last part of Corso di Porta Romana near Piazza Medaglie d’Oro, and if I do I’m too busy trying not to get run over or prevent my bike tyre from ...read more
I have a thing about food in the same way some women have a thing about expensive bags, and I'm not just talking about the finished product that ends up on your plate. Food is my kryptonite; one thing that I'm willing to spend money on regardless. Having been brought up in a country where we only grow root vegetables, apples, pears and plums, the endless variety of ...read more
The other day an English friend who recently moved to MIlan asked me where she could buy contemporary Milanese style jewellery; something special that won't break the bank....
Giolina e Angelo in via Solferino immediately sprang to mind!
This small, family owned boutique with its discrete ...read more
Some say it's not easy to appreciate good ice-cream, that it depends on personal taste. Some people love their ice-cream rich and creamy, others prefer it light and not too sweet, others prefer fruit flavours... in our opinon, if you love good ice-cream you recognise it at first lick!
Pavè's ice-cream is exceptional! Many of you ...read more
Did you know that Lombardy was once famous for its aircraft industry? It was companies like Caproni, Agusta, Aermacchi and Siai Marchetti, pioneers in this industry, that put Lombardy on the map. That rich history can be admired today not ten minutes walk from Malpensa Airport at Volandia: the biggest aircraft museum in Italy.