Front Runners October 2015: To Tie For

Although not well known in the United States, Italy’s Bigi Cravatte Milano ( has been producing some of the finest handmade ties since 1938. Founded by Luigi Draghi, the company today is run by his grandchildren Stefano and Paola Bigi, who oversee the production of every necktie—from the selection of premium Italian and English fabrics […]

Palazzo Parigi Introduces the Ultimate Afternoon Tea

Palazzo Parigi Hotel in Milan has collaborated with Ladurée, the chicest patisserie in Paris, to offer a daily traditional afternoon tea through December 31, 2015. Comfortably seated in Caffè Parigi, the hotel’s cozy lounge,  guests will have the opportunity to taste the iconic macarons paired with a selection of Ladurée’s signature teas. To sweeten the experience, […]

The Miracle of Milan

In the wake of Expo Milano 2015, Italy’s epicenter of style is finally becoming a fashionable destination.  It is morning in Milan, and the place to be is Pasticceria Marchesi, the venerable pastry shop on the Corso Magenta. As usual, it is standing room only at the café, packed with attractive men and women—at least […]

View More