Issue 19 - Spring 2011

Spring is just around the corner as the days get longer and the temperatures rise. Milan’s winter fashion and accessories sales have given way to next season’s fashion weeks. First menswear, then fabrics and finally women’s fashion and accessories.

Off and on for almost two entire months, Milan is the center for international buyers and models. You can’t miss noticing it. The streets are buzzing and traffic is in “tilt”. Even taxis are hard to find when the runway shows are on.

As soon as the fashion events are over, the home furniture, lighting and accessories events begin. Have you ever been to Milan during the “Salone del Mobile” week? This is Milan’s huge international furniture exhibition that brings thousands of manufacturers, buyers, designers, and architects to the city in a week full of events, installations, exhibits, concerts, shows, cocktails and more.

The “official” trade show is in the Milan Fair in Rho, but the “Fuori Fiera” events: those taking place all around the city in various showrooms, temporary shops and special locations are just as interesting and they go on till late at night. Bring some comfortable shoes as walking is a must!

So what is new on MY-MILANO.COM?

My-Milano.Com has added some new restaurants & bars, specialty shops, boutiques, museums and new places to stay, just to name a few.

Do you like fresh polenta paired with a wide selection of wines? Come to ENOTECA BOSCOGROSSO a new wine bar and restaurant with a warm cozy feel.

Are you looking for a fun, unique outfit or accessory? Check out ENNJI a little boutique with one of a kind fashion pieces. Great items for a birthday gift or treat yourself to something new and unique!

In our SHORT TERM RENTAL section, we have a new elegant apartment, ideal for the sole traveler who wants to feel at home. MY HOME AWAY ” is conveniently located in Corso Sempione and walking distance to numerous local restaurants.

Wine and olive oil at its best. Come to LA VINERIA to choose fantastic red and white wines “on tap”. Bring your own bottles, or choose from their glass bottles or “Bag in Box” version, which by the way travels well. They also have three varieties of extra virgin olive oil to choose from, each from a different region of Italy. Salad will never be the same after you try their olive oils!

Do you want to be a “Director” for one of the new cities in our Insider’s Guide? The project My Insider's Guide for various cities around the globe is growing quickly. . If you are interested in becoming “our Insider” for your city, please contact us and we will give you full details.

On-Line Shop for Special Services

If you are coming to Milan, or even live here, you can book some fantastic events through us, access services and get excellent advice through our specialists. See our SERVICE PROVIDERS listed on MY-MILANO.COM.

Why not give a gift or treat yourself to a day with a Personal Shopper What better place than Milan to get that new wardrobe from head to toe of the most fashionable Italian brands. Your personal shopper will guide you to the some of the finest atelier and showrooms and will give you advise on what suits your style the best.

You can experience some unique Culinary Experiences, like a coffee ceremony on an island in Lake Como, or a special exotic meal in Milan.

What is Italy without wine? We can offer you Your Personal Sommelier to help you select from Milan’s finest enoteches for your own wine cellar. We can also arrange for a trip to the Piedmont region, for example, where you can visit the wineries themselves and taste the finest red, white and sparkling wines.

Our Photographers & Artists are at your disposal for a portrait of your family or a special request for photographic services or paintings for your home, office or business.

It is easy to shop and order special events and services through the MY-MILANO.COM shopping cart provided by the internationally accepted PAYPAL circuit. You can use your credit card or pre-paid card on this safe-site, without giving out your private credit card information.

New "MY-MILANO.COM Coupon" Campaign

Staring in April, the “My-Milano Coupon” campaign will begin. Look for the page of coupons to download and print. There will be monthly discounts and specials exclusively for our “My-Milano.Com readers” from our shops, restaurants and service providers, so don’t miss it.


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The New Museum in Milan

The “Novecento” Museum has finally opened its doors after an extensive renovation project, headed by Italo Rota and Fabio Fornasari, which has lasted several years. But the wait was worth it!

Come and see this immense collection of Italian art from the Avantgarde period at the beginning of the XXth century to the 60′s. The works belong to both public and private collections including among others, the house museum Boschi Di Stefano and the Jucker collection.

The museum includes over 400 works of art from paintings to statues, in chronological order, from Pellizza da Volpedo to Futurism, from ”Spazialismo” to “Arte Povera” (Poor Art) through the works of Carrà, Soffici, De Chirico, Sironi, Morandi, Fontana, Manzoni, Kounellis.

The space is on five levels joined by escalators, elevators, but above all by a huge spiral ramp which connects the floors and exhibition space. The museum will include a library of books related to this historical period, a restaurant and bar as well as a museum shop for catalogs and souvenirs.

Looking forward to hearing from you!