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Giorgia Tordini

Milan's sectret treasures

Giorgia Tordini is a real jetsetter, freelance fashion designer, famous it-girl, fashionista, blogger at italian Grazia magazine. We’re following her choice and totally trust her taste! Giorgia is a true insider! 


If you want a real shopping experience the best botique in Milan is Antonioli. Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang are just some of the selected brands they carry. The store created inside an ex mechanic's workshop is a dark and minimal open space, with metallic and black shiny geometric surfaces. The best deal is Bahama Mama: vintage shopping and manicure! This place is run by my friend Gaia, it's a beauty concept store and nail bar. You can have your manicure or pedicure done while listening to good music, watching a movie, drinking a good fruit shake or shop some cool vintage pieces from Prada, Ysl, Chanel. Like it?


For the perfect food tour i'd start from having breakfast at Pasticceria Sissi. It's close to where i live so i love to have a walk in the morning to get there. They do the best salted pastries with ham and cheese and orange juice. The owners are from Senegal and the place is in typical colonial style. In the summer you can enjoy the little garden they have in the back, read your newspaper and have a cappuccino. For lunch i suggest Giacomo Bistrot. The atmosphere is elegant, bourgeois, parisian. The food is high quality and the canteen boasts excellent wines. The feeling is like to be in a Manet painting at the "Folies Bergere": soffused lighting, mirrors and black boiserie, marble, velvet and brocades. To start ask a Vivaldi cocktail with mandarin orange and champagne and live a little space for the dessert! Delicious. My favourite spots for dinner are El Porteno and Langosteria 10. If you like meat the first one is the place to go . The restaurant is argentinian as all the waiters, in a bit you feel in Buenos Aires. The place recreates the typical argentinian decoration, the floors have old coloured tiles, rustic-chic style. The food is from the argentinian tradition combined with sauces and tasty side dishes. Don't miss the empanadas and a good red argentinian wine!  If you prefer fish go to Langosteria 10 Bistrot. You can enjoy a plateau of crudité with a glass of champagne Ruinart. Main courses are remarkable. linguine with fresh lobster or shrimps tempura with safron mayonese are worth to try! The location is retro as a french brasserie, it's also fun to eat at the counter. 


One of the best museums in Milan is "Museo del 900" where you can admire the italian art from the xx century. It is located in the beautiful Palazzo dell'Arengario in the Duomo square. The view from the last floor is just incredible, you can see the Duomo, the big square and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. Do not miss Pac, Triennale and Palazzo Reale for the best temporary exibhitions.   If you like books Milano Libri is definetely the best bookstore in town for inspiration. The floor upstairs is dedicated to fashion, design, textile, photography and art. I like to spend my afternoons here and then have a walk in the Brera area and stop for coffee in one of the little cafès i find along the way. Brera is also close to Parco Sempione, it's perfect for a break during the weekend to lay down with your friends and read a book.

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