When we developed the new website of Pièces Uniques, I wanted to dedicate a space where it would be possible to communicate with you about the life of the brand and interact directly with you. This is for that reason, I created the Journal and this section called « Voyages ». Since I travel a lot for my work, I thought it could be nice to share with you some good tips from these business trips. For this first post, destination : Italy!

This month, I went to Milan for a few days to meet one of our designer guest Ganezzi. The city is simply magical, the architecture truly majestic, the milanese lifestyle so glamorous and the food absolutely delicious. Despite its modernity, Milan has a great cultural and artistic history, and this is probably this good combo which gives the city such a fantastic energy!I brought back for you in my suitcase 3 good tips:

Shopping…

Photo credit: Tearose

I recommend the Quadrilatero d’Oro for some of the world’s best luxury, fashion and jewellery boutiques. The 3 floors concept store  Tearose on Piazzetta Croce Rossa is my absolute favorite with a unique combination of fresh flowers arrangements, interior design and high fashion.   www.tearose.it

 

For anyone really interested in fashion, “Milano Unica” is a bi-annual trade fair dedicated to clothing and accessories made in Italy and Europe and is a unique opportunity to see the most exclusive designs in the fashion world as well as upcoming designers.

 

Eating…

Photo credit: Giacomo Bistrot

When I am in Milan, my days are pretty busy with lots of business meetings. Therefore, it is nice to enjoy a quick, simple but delicious meal at any time. The Bistrot Giacomo is a good place for that.

www.giacomobistrot.com

 

 

 

Enjoying…

Teatro alla Scala is one of the most important opera houses in the world and host world-class performances. I cannot imagine going to Milan without attending an opera. It is an art form which I strongly connect with as it can make me perceive the world in a different way.

Climbing early in a morning to the Duomo’s roof is a good way to enjoy the best view of the city without the crowd, especially if you buy your ticket the day before.

What to bring back in your suitcase?

Food…

I found some incredible smocked mozzarella and pancetta along with many other artisanal products at Eat’s. I am planning to use them with fresh home made pasta.

Photo credit: Gianvito Rossi

And shoes…

A beautiful pair of purple Portofino sandals from the Milanese shoe designer Gianvito Rossi.

I have been wearing the shoes designed by his father for a decade, (“Sergio Rossi”, ed. ), but I have to say that I am drawn to Gianvito’s designs because they are alluring, feminine and strong.

What’s next?

Next month, I am going to France visiting my family in Lyon. It is not a business trip but Lyon is a great source of inspiration for me. Let me know what you would like to know more about this city in the comments below…

A bientôt,

Sandrine

 

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