Lifestyle & Parenting

Mad about Milan

September 10, 2009

We spent a weekend in Europes other" fashion capital living la
dolce vita

AC chain of hotels is to southern Europe what The Standard is to the
U.S.modern design at retro prices. From the transparent bathroom sink
countertops crafted from a solitary piece of glass to the stylish
cocktail lounge downstairs, its Milan outpost is fit for a
Donatella-in-training. Other posh perks include a complimentary mini bar
and breakfast (not to mention a cute and attentive concierge). From 120,
Via Tazzoli, 2, Milan, +39 02 20424211,

No need to dash to Florence for your Elio
Ferraro fix. The store thats renowned for its unparalleled collection of
vintage couture and décor has opened up shop in Milan. Conveniently, its
just around the corner from the AC, so you dont have to carry your bags
of Valentino very far. Via P. Maroncelli, 1, Milan, +39 02 43113202,

10 Corso Como isnt just a shop, its a destination. The brainchild of
Carla Sozzani, look-alike sister to Vogue Italia
editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, it takes up an entire palazzo housing a
book and music store, gallery, boutique, outdoor café and indoor
restaurantall of which bubble over with a bounty of beautiful people all
hours of the day. Corso Como, 10, Milan, +39 02 29013581,

The elegant old-style eatery Osteria Stendhal
offers good vino, tasty Italian fare and Milanese specialties like
saffron-infused risotto. We feasted on a decadent dish of gnocchi with
veal ragout and truffle oil that almost made us forget about the Armani
bag we touched, but couldnt take home. Via Ancona, 1, Milan, +39 02


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