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antica barbieria colla - mosaic 2

I’m in love with a Barber Shop. But not just any barber shop, Antica Barbieria Colla. First opened in 1904 it pretty much embodies everything I love about Italy: history, quality, attention to detail… Walking into the store is like walking back in time. But while sometimes that can seem awkward, or ill placed or […]

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mangiari di strada - entrance

I have a tendency to be a little obsessive. Fortunately for me it’s usually about a new ingredient or a recently discovered restaurant. “Mangiari di Strada” is my current food obsession. After all the food is spectacular made with wholesome organic and biodyanimic ingredients. They also have a massive selection of items. But they only […]

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al garghet - stemwear

Since we are quickly approaching Valentine’s Day, I can’t help but think of Al Garghet. As far as I am concerned it could be the most romantic restaurant in Milan (if I find something that competes you’ll be the first to know). Located on the rural outskirts of the city just getting there is the […]

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c'era una volta una piada - una piadina

So I’m all about eating well. I do not believe in sacrificing quality just to have a budget meal. After all as my dad says “cheap thing ain’ good and good thing ain’ cheap”. Except every so often, someone or something comes around to break the rules. The following restaurants have come up with winning […]

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turkey citrus herb

For some reason people get all worked up about making the turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m guessing its because it’s usually the dish central for the whole affair. So I guess a lot of people get performance anxiety. Fortunately, I’m here to say, no need to worry. Baking a turkey is really actually quite easy. […]

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dining table bw thanksigiving all'italiana

Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming! People I am super duper excited. Why do I love this holiday so much you ask? Because it’s a time for people to get together with their loved ones. And it’s a holiday about giving thanks. It doesn’t matter what color, creed or anything else you are. In honor […]

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Sign at the market saying  he's the "King of the Porcini"

15$ worth of worms. That’s how I learned that porcini mushrooms should not be stored in plastic bags. At the time I was working organizing a fashion conference in Milan. There was a weekly market just a few blocks from my office. On clear fall days my colleague and I would grab some rosemary and […]

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cenaconme-focetola-11

The flash mob dinner party has returned to Milan! And as one would expect from the Milanese/Italians it comes with a heavy dose of style. Accordingly, this years edition of Cenaconme  (“Have dinner with me”) is all about the hats, Chapeau!  The slogan being “se non potete essere eleganti…siate almeno stravaganti!” “if you can’t be […]

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It’s August in Milan and the city is empty. I think it’s fair to say about 70-80% of the stores are closed, especially over the central weeks of the month. The only people still around are a hand full of people in the essential services (like a few nurses) and tourists that didn’t know any […]

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incognito_5

This year’s Villa Arconati Music Festival ended with a bang! The dancing began with the incredibly talented African American artist Gregory Porter. Seeing him perform on stage makes it hard to imagine that this dream job as a child was an office job with the government. L’ultima serata di Villa Arconati ha regalato vere emozioni. […]

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