Open, more than just Books

Open is a brand new bookstore in Porta Romana, and as you can read by the tagline it’s really more than books. The cool thing about this super “hip-ster” place is that it’s a mash between a coffee shop and bookstore; it’s a place where one can chill alone or brainstorm in groups.  There are huge tables where you can plug in your […]
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10 Corso Como

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10 Corso Como is an institution of Milan! The store is located in the Garibaldi area (downtown), one of the most hip and chic areas of town, especially for shopping and nightlife. In fact, the store in itself is a showcase of good taste and elegance. 10 Corso Como is so popular that it has opened some stores in Seoul, Tokyo […]
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Oplà!

Oplà! is probably one of the most original and funky bijoux and accessories shops in Milano. I’ve personally shopped here since its first store opened in Arco della Pace back in 2000. Today the store is located in Paolo Sarpi, the so-called China Town of Milan. The store itself used to be and old caretaker’s […]
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Hangar Bicocca Museum

The Hangar Bicocca’s story in a nutshell: the Hangar was an ex airplane deposit located in an industrial area of Milano, in the Bicocca area. It all started with what was supposed to be a limited time installation by the German artist Anselm Kiefer, called The Seven Heavenly Palaces. Due to the extreme positive impact of the show (back in 2004) […]
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Navigli’s Flea Market

The Navigli’s Flea Market is held on the last Sunday of every month on the Naviglio Grande, the oldest canal in Milan, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. It’s HUGE!!! Almost two km of fun! Here you can find everything from antiques to porcelain, jewelry, games, collectibles, books, furniture, vintage clothes and modern antiques. It always attracts a large number of visitors, especially if the […]
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Gaya Korean Food

Gaya is my favorite place where to eat “authentic” Korean food in Milan. I just love it! Some of my suggested plates are: Bibimbap (Rice mixed with meat, vegetables, an egg, and chili pepper paste), Bulgogi (Grilled marinated beef), Japchae (sweet potato noodles, stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables, sometimes served with beef), Korean barbecue called Gogigui that literally means “meat + roasting”. Other than […]
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XL Combines

XL Combines
XL Combines is a 600-m2 store on two floors, dedicated to Design, Fashion and Art. The concept behind this shop is that of creating a polyfunctional space where all these things can live together in harmony, a spot where once a month a new exhibition is welcomed with a vernissage and music. Definitely a place where to stop by if you are looking for an […]
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Triennale Design Museum

Triennale Design Museum
La Triennale is probably one of the most suggestive Museums of Milan, it’s located next to Parco Sempione and of course offers a variety of things to do. Inside you find: ever-changing Temporary Design shows, a wonderful bookstore, and an eclectic coffee shop where all the chairs are different from one another.   Triennale di Milano […]
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Di Mano In Mano Flea Market

Di Mano In Mano is a neat flea market located next to the new American Consulate of Milano. I love this place because of what it has to offer: “a little bit for everyone”. Here you can find everything from original Design pieces, Vintage clothes to everyday second hand things like books, furniture, DVDs, beds, random objects, up to entire […]
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Corraini Design Bookstore

Corraini Design Bookstore
Corraini Edizioni is a “MUST KNOW” publishing house from Mantua, that thanks to their original and exquisite taste, got to be know internationally, discovering and collaborating with some of the most well known Illustrators/Artists around the world. One of my all time favorites is Bruno Munari, whose children’s books I grew up with. Other important names are:  Steven Guarnaccia, Italo Lupi, Milton Glaser, Daniel Eatock, Esther […]
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