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We recently returned from an exciting and very inspiring trip to Milan and the island of Sicily. In Milan, we rented
an airbnb apartment in the Isola district and used that as our base for exploring the city and enjoying a vast array
of art, design and cultural experiences.

Our first stop was the ultra-chic Ceresio 7 (pictured at top) which is one of Milan's hotest restaurants and bars.
Ceresio 7 is a partnership between our favourite fashion brand Dsquared2 (it's situated atop their headquarters)
and executive chef Elio Sironi and the result is simply spectacular. We had the pleasure of experiencing many
delicious meals there as well as indulging in a few afternoons by the pool. Milan based, Dimore Studio is
responsible for the stylish design that has the fashion crowd waiting to get in.

Another highlight was visiting Dimore Gallery (second from the top) which has the feeling of stepping into an old, Milanese
apartment with each room arranged in an eclectic and imaginative fashion. Dimore Gallery is created by designers
Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran of Dimore Studio. 

The new venue of Fondazione Prada (third from the top) was recently completed by architecture firm OMA led
by Rem Koohaas and is a must see for any trip to Milan. The compound is a collection of architecturally distinct
buildings with each one exhibiting a portion of the foundation's varied art collection. The show-stopper is the
"Haunted House" which is currently the tallest structure and is clad in a metallic gold finish. 

One full day was spent at the Expo Milano 2015 (bottom image), which is a global showcase where more than
140 participating countries where given the theme of feeding the planet. The highlight for us was the breathtaking
UK Pavilion designed by Wolfgang Buttress that looks like a giant beehive in an English meadow. 

This particular visit to Milan is over  – we are now home and are back to our daily lives, but the jolt of fun,
creativity and inspiration we received there will fuel our minds for many months to come.




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