Fashion, Food, Travel

Milano, che bello!

The Style Scruple - Milano

Since moving to Paris in July I have been very quiet on the blogging side of things, mainly because I’ve started a new job (which I’m loving) and because I was writing my thesis at the same time (wasn’t loving that so much).

The Style Scruple - Milano

Last Friday I finally finished my master thesis – 2 minutes before the deadline, it was tight – and after an eventful night of losing my keys and having to pay someone to break into my apartment, I finally had time to take little breather before heading to Milan Saturday morning.

 The Style Scruple - Milano

A city I’ve been lucky to discover more and more in the past year; Milan is somewhere I would definitely like to live in the future. Although it’s not known for being the most beautiful city in Italy (in fairness, there is tough competition), it has a certain charm with the old architecture meeting the new, more industrial and structural forms.

The Style Scruple - Milano

I find the fashion in Milan is also representative of this contrast, with noble materials being cut in sharp angles and the laid back street style still having a touch of luxe in that signature Made in Italy style.

The Style Scruple - Milano

Top discovery of the trip in terms of food was definitely Carlo e Camilla, a restaurant hidden in what appears from the outside to be a factory. In fact, it’s an old sawmill which has been stripped down and decorated with large chandeliers and long banquet tables.

The Style Scruple - Milano

The concept is that you share your table with everyone else at the restaurant, although there’s lots of space and it remains intimate.

The Style Scruple - Milano

The food is to die for and on request of a vegetarian anti-pasti, the chefs whipped something up in no time. The cocktail menu is full of surprises, with the Pink Chihuahua taking gold for me.

The Style Scruple - Milano

Combining the trip to Milan with something cultural/artistic was of course at the top of the list, with the Prada Foundation taking up the majority of our Sunday evening.

The Style Scruple - Milano

You won’t find a Prada handbag in sight and the actual structure itself is reminiscent of a prison. I can’t admit to really understanding what the whole concept was about, between the haunted house and hard ware art. I guess that’s modern art!

The Style Scruple - Milano

Getting lost in the Fondazione Prada is actually quite scary – the building has a very heavy yet empty atmosphere which is heightenened by the art – perhaps the achievement of creating such an ambience is an art in itself.

The Style Scruple - Milano

So yes, my first blog post from Paris is indeed about Milan. Let’s just blame the thesis for that one! :)

Ciao,

Ashley