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Merci – Shopping for a cause in Paris

Shopping wasn’t a priority on our recent trip to Paris but I did manage to finally visit a shop that I had been wanting to see for a while. On the edge of the Marais,  Merci, has a reputation as a shop with a cause. Whilst running their famous children’s wear label, Bonpoint, the owners, Bernand and Marie-France […]

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Secrets of the Brera

The Brera is one of my favourite areas of Milan. Found just beyond the Duomo and La Scala, it is an area full of fabulous art galleries, fun shops, excellent restaurants and small B&Bs. The Pinacotera di Milan, Milan’s famous art gallery is in Via Brera. The gallery houses a world renown collection of renaissance […]

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Visit Eataly in Turin

Eataly in Turin is one stop shopping, Italian style. Opened in 2007, this former vermouth factory was the first its kind showcasing the principles of the slow food movement. There are now branches in New York and Bologna. Often described as a “megastore with a high end food court and learning centre”, the ground floor […]

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Happy Birthday, 10 Corso Como

On Friday, 9th September, 10 Corso Como in Milan celebrates it’s twentieth birthday. For twenty years, Carla Sozzani’s stylish emporium has been an inspiration to aficionados around the world. This former garage is not only home to the latest fashion for men and women but is also a cafe and restaurant, art gallery, design store […]

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