Milan: addresses that are such well-kept secrets that you won't even find them on the Internet, passed on only by word of mouth. They're utterly reliable because they've been tested personally by 50 extremely chic ladies from Milan.
A valuable Art-Nouveau sofa that needs restoring, a button missing on that haute couture suit that was so difficult to find … and panic reigns! Who can I call? Where should I go? Who can I trust? No amount of advertising or classified ads can convince us or reassure us. When it comes to something we really care about we will only accept a recommendation from someone who has tried it out personally, preferably a friend, even better if it’s a close friend. So why not gather together all those useful addresses that are unknown to most of us? Sharing them means rediscovering the pleasure of local things in a global age. The book is dedicated to people who want to live in Milan and allow themselves – always or even just now and again – the very best…and blow the expense! Each one of the 50 Milanese signore has written a chapter in which, as well as introducing herself and telling us a little bit about herself, she gives us her personal suggestions, from her favorite hairdresser’s to the furniture shop she prefers. Part of the proceeds from sales of the book will go to Dominique Lapierre’s humanitarian foundation, created in 1982, through which the French author has always shared his commitment to helping the children of the slums of Calcutta.
Milan: addresses that are such well-kept secrets that you won’t even find them on the Internet, passed on only by word of mouth in whispers because they are so special. They’re utterly reliable because they’ve been tested personally by 50 extremely chic ladies from Milan.