Is the prospect of spending Valentine’s Day alone depressing you? Do not despair. Milan knows how to satisfy your every need. This year, revolutionize Valentine’s Day by making it your own. Thanks to the city’s untold number of fashionable nightspots, you can dance the night away, enjoy its great shops or take advantage of its numerous Spas and wellness centres. Millions of people everywhere are showing their lovers how much they care. Why not show yourself how much you really love you?
Pandenus. From lunch to an evening cocktail, this is more than just a well-stocked bar.
Pandenus is a meeting place for gourmets: each speciality, from its bread to its desserts, are prepared on the spot to seduce even the most discerning foodies. Small, welcoming and trendy, this location has all the right numbers to make your visit a special one, either alone or in the company of others. Open 7.30am-9.30pm.
Via A. Tadino, 15. T: 02 29528016. M1 Porta Venezia.
Gay Odin and Richart. Whatever your plans are for this Valentine’s Day, why not treat yourself and indulge in some premium chocolate by Gay Odin or Richart. The former is a traditional, time-honoured Neapolitan chocolatier while the latter is a luxury French brand which considers chocolates on a par with haute couture clothing, available in 2 different yearly collections: springsummer and autumn-winter.
Gay Odin. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-7.30pm; Sun 9.30am-1.30pm.
www.gay-odin.it. Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 19. T: 02 39663509. M1 Cairoli.
Richart. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7.30pm.
www.richart.com. Via V. Monti, 36. T: 02 36520676. M1-M2 Cadorna FN.
QC Termemilano. There’s no better way to spend Valentine’s Day than treating yourself to a day of total relaxation. Saunas, fountains, whirlpools, heated swimming pools, massages and an array of wellness treatments, all set against the splendid backdrop of a Liberty-style building in the heart of the city. Open daily 9.30am-11pm.
Piazzale Medaglie d’Oro, 2 corner of via Filippetti. T: 02 55199367. M3 Porta Romana.
Mac Cosmetics. For women, any occasion is an opportunity to look beautiful. At Mac Cosmetics, the line of professional make-up loved by make-up artists and stars worldwide, you can find more than 100 shades for eyes, lips and face, in short, everything a makeup addict can’t live without. Also offers personalized make-up sessions (by reservation only) .
Open Mon-Sat 10am- 7.30pm; Sun noon-7.30pm.
Via Torino, 18.
T: 02 89096591.
GoldBlack Style. Whether you’re fashion addicted or simply not sure what to wear on that special occasion, GoldBlack Style is available to satisfy your every whim. An exclusive personal shopping service and an absolute “must” for trend-setters or those who wish to stand out in a crowd. www.goldblackstyle.com
Showroom & Office. Galleria Strasburgo, 3 (Piazza San Babila). T: 02 39680604. M1 San Babila.
Tennis Club Lombardo. Founded in 1946, the TCL is one of Milan’s oldest clubls. For those who love wellness and sport © particularly tennis – this is a great place to visit at all times of the year. The Club boasts a number of facilities including a gym, massage parlour, club house, billiards and bridge rooms (in summer – from May to September –the swimming pool, featuring a 200 sq.m. solarium terrace, is open to the public). Also houses a good restaurant/bar.
Via G. Sismondi, 8. T: 02 70126512.
Cubo. This light glass building – midway between a green house and a sophisticated design space – hosts Caffetteria degli Atellani. Enjoy a moment’s relaxation, far from the frenetic rhythm of city life, while sipping a glass of good wine or browsing through this small bookshop’s innumerable publications devoted to the world of cinema. Also open in the evening, with a bar bistrot option.
Open: Mon-Fri noon-6pm.
Via Moscova, 28. T: 02 36535957. M2 Moscova, M3 Turati.
My Pet Folies. Are you looking for a gift for your four-legged friend? At this boutique, dedicated to animals, you can find any number of elegant gift ideas. A charming venue, decorated in pink and white, offering glam accessories and highclass food and hygiene products for dogs and cats. Open Mon 3.30pm-7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10.30am-7.30pm.
Via Cerva, 6. T: 02 39680542. M1 San Babila.