Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 Corso Como, Milan, Italy

Those who've already been to Milan, will definitely know... but if you go to Milan for the first time... let me tell you: 10 Corso Como is the place to be!

10 Corso Como started off as a gallery in 1990 and is now a modern day 'department store'. The store by Carla Sozzani (sister of Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia) sells everything you'll ever want.... from clothes to shoes, hats, fashion jewelry, bags.... from CDs (they have their own compilations) to books, beauty products, perfumes, tableware and on and on. Oh and what about those lovely scented candles by Diptyque, Astier de Villatte and L'Artisan parfumeur...?!

Brands include Prada, Martin Margiela, Roger Vivier, Comme des Garcons, Marni, Paul Smith, Lacoste, Borsalino, Freitag, Timberland (the famous boat shoes) and Fornasetti. But actually there's just too much to mention...

I could easily spend a whole day here! Especially in the book department or in the rooftop garden. But also in the cafĂ© and restaurant, since the whole fashion scene comes here, as well as travelers 'in the know'. It's all about 'seeing and be seen'!

Before you leave, don't forget to buy one of those 10 Corso Como CDs. It will make you think back and smile every time you listen to it.

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Easter 2011... eggs, bubbles and beach

Easter 2011 was wonderful!!! Warm weather, lots of bubbles, eggs (real ones and the chocolate variety), BBQ, beach, close friends, etc. As good as it gets!

Metallic Easter eggs by Lifestyle:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Buona Pasquetta!

Cheers to a Happy Easter! Or as the Italians say "Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi". Which means something like Christmas with your parents and Easter with whom you like!

By the way, the cocktail on the photo was the best pina Colada I ever had... Rum, fresh pineapple juice and coconut cream... ahhh!
The photo was taken in Cuba.

Friday, April 22, 2011

People... in stripes

Lucy, a furniture designer from Hong Kong, looking good in stripes!
I like the fact that she combined the striped shirt with flower print shoes.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Missoni Home Cocktail Party

Here are some photos of the Missoni Home Cocktail Party, which was held at their showroom. And I was so lucky to be invited! 
The cherry on the cake (for me) was when Rosita Missoni walked in...! She is such a nice lady. I really admire her and her family for building such a thriving business and at the same time staying true to their roots.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mippies jewelry, S/S '11 collection

The new spring/summer '11 collections by Mippies and Mippies Deluxe are just gorgeous! Beautiful green and blue tones to match your summer dresses and.... your tanned skin. The latest collection is called "Bohemian Moods".

Mippies is a Dutch brand by creative designer Mip van de Pol. After living and traveling abroad for many years she started up the contemporary accessories label "Mippies" in 1998.

I have to admit.... I have been a big fan since she started! Why? Because you can really see that Mippies is designed and made with love.... Authentic pieces that will last a lifetime.

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Photos courtesy of SO PR for Mippies.