VALENTINA SCAMBIA

OCCUPATION: Nonprofit events organization

MY STYLE: I consider fashion and the home extremely related to one another. A house always reflects the owner’s personality. I believe that quality, comfort, and taste are the essentials both for my house and for my way of dressing. I can’t wear or have in my house something that is very comfortable but bad looking.

I LOVE MILAN BECAUSE: Milan is cozy, energetic, and never boring. It has all that is required for a happy family!


Bellora

World-famous for its luxurious linens, Bellora has been producing textiles since the late 1800s. In addition to linens, the premier Italian line carries chemises and robes, as well as aromatic candles and linen sprays that lend a clean, fresh scent to any household. Best of all? Despite their luxurious look and feel, all Bellora textiles—save for cashmere and wool items—are washable.

Palazzo Reale

Once the center of government in Milan, this former palace now functions as a museum and cultural center. Period furniture, décor, and other artifacts provide an interesting look into court life inside the palace. The palace’s open-air square, which often features larger exhibitions, is the perfect spot for taking in the building’s impressive architecture.

Punti E Fantasia

This artisanal home store specializes in textiles and offers a wide selection of linens for every room in the house. Family-run for three generations, the boutique is the perfect spot for picking up unique housewarming gifts. We also love the toys (surprise surprise), robes and towels, many of which can be customized.

Tessabit

The flagship location of Lake Como’s ever-popular boutique, Tessabit carries a wide selection of clothes and accessories from the world’s biggest fashion houses. Family-run since the 1950s, the boutique feels friendly and warm; a welcoming seating area gives shoppers a space to enjoy tea or coffee. The Tessabit family also includes Tess Junior and Agrati Junior.

Bianco Latte

The décor throughout this cheery café is almost entirely white—just like its go-to ingredient, milk. Enjoy Bianco Latte’s delicious gelato, or sip on the frothiest, tastiest caffè lattes in town. Behind the main room, there’s also a small café that serves up delicious made-to-order sandwiches.

Pasticceria Marchesi

One of Milan’s oldest bakeries, Marchesi offers delicious baked goods that have garnered quite a following over the years. Located in a charming and beautifully maintained 18th century building, the shop feels warm and welcoming. In addition to tempting pastries, there’s an extensive variety of gourmet chocolates, and delicious panettone that locals order weeks in advance during the holiday season.

Rosalba

The beautiful children’s clothes  at Rosalba are handmade by the shop’s expert ateliers. The store also carries home accessories, including many hand-embroidered linens, as well as an impressive collection of items specifically designed to make your yacht feel a bit more like home.

Nichola Hunt

Cocktail aficionado. Large dog breed lover. Fondness of summer dresses. Hater of pickles. Born in London, based in Bali.

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