Right now I’m in Milan, Italy for the Micam shoe event – a whirlwind 4 days of meeting with vendors, customers and exhibitors in the footwear industry. While I love connecting with my customers and getting their feedback, I also love to get out and enjoy this beautiful city as much as I can!
One of my favorite shops in Milan is 10 Corso Como. Their collections are impeccably curated with my favorite designers but I also love discovering new ones who I haven’t heard of yet. I can always count on finding a handful of strong and bold jewelry to salivate over.
However, the real hidden gem is the 10 Corso Como outlet. It’s a little difficult to find but once there, I always score plenty of amazing pieces at a good price: Rick Owens leather jackets, Alaia shoes, Margiela coats and unusual sunglasses.
My restaurant highlights: Ribot, which is a charming little place by a horseracing track. I highly recommend sharing the Antipasto for two and the T-Bone Steak Fiorentino.
My other favorite restaurant is Da Giacomo. Here you can count on seeing a mix of fashion insiders from other cosmopolitan cities, as well as beautifully dressed, sophisticated Italians. I love how this restaurant brings its guests a slice of their fresh out-of-the oven anchovy pizza and the waiters are always so helpful and charming.
No trip to Italy is complete without gelato, and in Milan, there is one place in particular that is not to be missed: Cioccolati Italiani. They are famous for their chocolate gelato, but the coffee flavor, Caffe Bourbon, did a number on me! I’ve been dreaming every night about it since my first visit, and I have to be honest: I have skipped dessert at quite a few restaurants to make a special trip to this place as my night cap.
Thanks for showing me an amazing time, Milan! I’ll be back soon – I hope! Ciao!