It takes only 3 hours with a direct train to get from my hometown Lausanne to Milan. My overnight stay last week at this charming Italian city made me wonder why I hadn’t gone there more often. Emilie, my friend photographer, and I arrived in the late morning. We dropped our luggages at the hotel and set off straightaway to enjoy the warm sunny day. We strolled the streets and stopped occasionally to window shop. I like to plan my food destinations on my travels. So, on the strength of the positive online reviews, I picked on Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone for our lunch.
I was at once enchanted by the atypical courtyard terrace with tiled floor, small tables set with white tablecloth, and chairs covered by taupe fabric. Chicly-dressed waitresses guided to our table. For an indecisive (or curious) person like me, the short menu was a blessing. It didn’t take long for me to opt for the gnocchi with cream sauce and mushrooms. If you like gnocchis, this is one to die for! Add this to your must-go places in Milan (along with our other Blaast Places).
We continued to look around the city, but not for long though. We had to get ready for the special cocktail event hosted by Cosentino in their downtown boutique on occasion of the Milan Design Week. You might have noticed through my Instagram or Snapchat how I care as much for interior design and decoration as I do for fashion. Here, I actually got to learn more about the materials used in kitchens, bathrooms or other surfaces. We were shown the various shades and textures of Silestone® and its stain-resistant and easy-cleaning qualities. The lovely evening then flowed over to the mandatory pizza dinner, in a restaurant along Navigli street.
We got up early the next morning to head out to the huge “Milan Design Week” fair. Like Baselworld and its many sections. we only had time to visit the bathroom section where Cosentino had its stand. This small glimpse into the brand’s collections got me really busy on my train ride back at noon… imagining how I will design certain parts of my future home (with for example a Silestone white marble-look kitchen worktop). Follow me for a few more years, you may actually get an update with a picture!