Tuesday, 25 April 2017


We nipped off to Italy again for Easter, 
this time to Milan, completely different from last year in Florence.  

My young assistants both had a tonne of homework/revision which they insisted on taking.  Fortunately for me they had plenty of highlighters, I started Siri on the flight.

On our first morning we had a tour with Andrea from Art Discoveries Milano.  I learned the value of a good guide on my solo trip to India where Nand saved the Jaipur leg of my tour and gave me much advice on the rest of my travels.   If we go to a place we don't know, on the first morning we get a local guide to show what we wouldn't know we were missing and set us up for the rest of our stay.   In Florence Elisabetta gave us the low down on GOOD gelato which was has stood us in good stead. 

Andrea pointed out so much that we would have missed, I particularly liked the laundry.

Magnificent buildings, this is the very up market Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Walking through the Accademia di Brera to get to the hidden Botanical Gardens
we found the students hard at work.

Good gelato, we may have had one every day.

The Fashion District, of course.


Fendi, these boots are knit with a lace pattern.

D&G spools.

Sewing was everywhere, Milan Fashion Week was just the week before.

In Palazzo Morando we found out everything we could possibly want to know about sequins and there was also a pretty comprehensive Manolo Blank retrospective.  Sadly my people felt about shoes in Milan the same as they had about chairs in Copenhagen.


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