City Guide: Milan
Discover our new City Guide series where our favourite bloggers from around the globe share their insider knowledge on their city. From perfect brunch spots to luxury boutiques, buzzing bars and brand new bistros, these aficionados of style and will share their local secrets with us, as well as tips on how to wear their favourite AP pieces.
Introducing Milan is Erika Boldrin from http://www.myfreechoice.net/
Restaurant: L’Incoronata (Corso Garibaldi 157)
Two women managing this intimate restaurant. Fresh and original dishes.
Everything is white as I like, a few diners and a couple of tables outside, on Corso Garibaldi. The bizarre handmade lamps from recycled materials and rustic utensils hanging on the walls. The cream of potato and zucchini ravioli of pumpkin, shrimp risotto and zucchini, the skewers of meat, tuna carpaccio and pork knot. A list other then for the homemade desserts, ranging from cheesecake with berries in the middle meloncino drowned in Porto. The toilet is in the inner courtyard outside the restaurant, as in the homes of the past: a bathroom flavored with lavender and retro accessories.
Shop: Agent Provocateur (Via Verri 3)
Intimacy point in the choice of the store.
Sensual with elegance and a touch of irony. You could call it the style of Agent Provocateur, a brand that since 1994 makes happy lingerie fans. The British brand is present in Milan with a centrally located boutique.
For sale culotte, transparent wrap dresses, kaftans and home kimonos, babydoll, panties with garters divided into various lines. The classic, sexy but suitable to the life of every day, focused on the distinctive tones of Agent Provocateur: pink and black. I’ve just been there, in the photos you see my latest purchases.
Happy Hours: Fonderie Milanesi (Via Giovenale 7)
Recently found out unfortunately.
To find the “Fonderie Milanesi”, you have to go into a courtyard covered with gravel, onto which garages and workshops. It’s like a walk back in time, into a century ago Milan. After all, almost hidden, a former artistic foundry transformed in 2013 in a magic place, the result of a recovery job that has safeguarded rather upsetting. Exposed brickwork, the rooms into each other like a maze and the beautiful courtyard garden are the frame to dinners, cocktails, brunch on weekends.
Florist and bars: Florist Bianchi coffee (Via Montebello 7)
famous Milanese bistro French allure and Italian flavors which for more than forty years living in the heart of Brera, changing over the years and while remaining faithful to its true essence.
Essence which over the years has blended the scent of flowers aroma of morning coffee when you go from ‘Florist’ to have breakfast with hot croissants and chatter, but also the wonderful flavors of a cuisine that bases its menu on seasonality and It serves designed for everyone, from meat to fish, from vegetables to main courses.
Design Shopping: SPACE Rossana Orlandi (Via Matteo Bandello, 14)
You can not really be trendy without having to this court in San Vittore area, to enter the ‘world’ of Rossana Orlandi: here you will discover all the innovations in design! If you happened during the Salone del Mobile, when this space becomes a real ‘place of worship’. But at any time of year you visit, the journey between collections of furniture, unique pieces, limited editions of Creative established or young promises will be lovely!