Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Aspesi
The Milan outpost of Aspesi is firmly ensconced in the famous Quadrilatero d'Oro (“Golden Rectangle”), offering high-end clothes in chic surrounds.
Mag Cafè
A popular bar in the Navigli district, Mag Cafè serves drinks and light bites day-round, but it shines in the evenings thanks to expertly mixed cocktails.
Ada e Augusto
A gourmet farm-to-table restaurant found south of Milan in the historic Cascina Guzzafame, Ada e Augusto serves dinner several nights a week.
U Barba
U Barba is a warm, welcoming Genoese restaurant with its own boules court and quirky style, found in the Calvairate area of Milan.
NonostanteMarras
The concept store of Antonio Marras, NonostanteMarras is a chic gathering place for the Milanese fashion set and an atmospheric boutique.
Morgante Cocktail & Soul
Morgante Cocktail & Soul is a cocktail bar and kitchen found near the canals in Milan, which serves up drinks and food until the early hours.
Bicerin Milano
Bicerin Milano is a wine bar and shop found in the Lazzaretto area of Milan, offering hundreds of bottles to drink, buy, and enjoy.
The Yard Milano
A stylish hotel in the Navigli district, The Yard Milano is strewn with old-school furnishings and retro curios in keeping with its vintage sports theme.
N’Ombra de Vin
A wine bar and shop with an illustrious history, N’Ombra de Vin offers extraordinary wine, food, and live music in the Brera district of Milan.
Al Pont de Ferr
Al Pont de Ferr is a Michelin-starred osteria in Milan’s canal district serving up superlative tasting menus in an atmospheric setting.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
Corsia del Giardino
Found a short stroll from La Scala, Corsia del Giardino is a classic Italian restaurant with garden-inspired interiors and a peaceful ambience.
Bar Luce
Bar Luce is the cafe-cum-art installation at Milan’s cultural institution, the Fondazione Prada, offering light bites and Life Aquatic pinball machines.
A Santa Lucia
A Milanese institution as much as a restaurant, A Santa Lucia recently celebrated 85 years serving classic Neapolitan cuisine in Italy’s capital.
TownHouse Street Milano Duomo
Comprised of seven one- and two-bed studios, a stay at the TownHouse Street Milano Duomo is like having the run of your own stylish Milanese pied-à-terre.
ME Milan Il Duca
Collonaded and grand, the ME Milan Il Duca occupies a prime position on the Piazza della Repubblica, with a unique rooftop bar and sleek accommodations.
Fondazione Prada
Offering year-round exhibitions and events, the Milan outpost of contemporary art giant Fondazione Prada in Largo Isarco was designed by Rem Koolhaas.
Emporio Armani Caffe
The cafe to go to see and be seen, this cafe has the edge when it comes to atmosphere and opportunities for people watching.
Skiing
Joia
Hollywood
With eight clubs and plenty of warm up bars the short pedestrianised Corso Como is Milan's club-ville and Hollywood its reigning kingpin. Visit to see the Milanese in all their glamorous glory...
Horse Racing
Golf
Chatulle
Those that make the trek down Corso Sempione to Chatulle are rewarded with a whole evening of fun. Start with aperitivo at the classy and hugely popular Roïalto dine at Chatulle and move onto chic sister club Gattopardo to dance the night away..
San Vittore
Prison are not normally associated with fun let alone slick interiors cocktails and chilled lounge music. But this is Milan so head to San Vittore for some relaxed drinks with an interesting crowd and gaze on the prison in front...yEventWat
Scimmie
The relaxed spirit of this grass-roots jazz club is perfectly in keeping with the alternative Navigli spirit. A perfect stopping off point during an evening of bar-crawling along the canals...
Armani Prive
Stylish and exclusive, this club feels like Nobu had been set in science fiction. A great place to drink and dance side by side with Milan's fashion slaves.
Teatro 7
The epitome of hip and happening Teatro 7 is where cool creatives congregate to talk art design and fashion. And eating creative Italian fare between conversations of course. yEventWat
Castello Sforzesco
This fortress-museum in Parco Sempione houses collections of art and atrefacts through the ages.
Cova
Milan's most celebrated pasticerria. Expensive but delicious, it's confitteria does a delectable selection of sweets to go - perfect for presents!
3Rooms
Located in Milan's uber-cool concept store 3Rooms is in the heart of Corso Como's decadent fun...
Boccondivino
Set aside a whole evening to really linger over a decadent dinner at Boccondivino. The constant stream of food is matched with appropriate wine so the odds are that a trip to clubbing mecca Corso Como won't be top of your agenda afterwards...
DesignLibrary
A cafe paired with a library! With wifi throughout this is a very cool place to be seen checking your email.
Anderson
To stay at the Anderson is to step into a black lacquered Wallpaper*-style world. With 106 chic rooms and every practical facility provided it's a great option for business travellers...
Ex Mauri
This venue perfectly encapsulates the alternative laid-back vibe of Isola. Mediterranean-influenced food is served to a crowd of regulars at Ex-Mauri. =display:"
Hotel Straf
A pioneer of the 'unfinished industrial' look the Hotel Straf is popular with professional creatives. Modern, minimalist and very hip.
Karma/Borgo del Tempo Perso
From privé club Karma an oriental inspired space accessible by reservation only to the more eclectic Borgo 'get lost' with 10000 fellow partiers...
Maison Moschino
Elegant, minimal and very original... great if you are in the mood for something a little different.
Sadler
Located just off Naviglio Pavesi Claudio Sadler's small simple restaurant is rather at odds with the alternative bohemian vibe in Navigli.
Via Brera / Solferino
Running almost from La Scala in the Centro due north to Corso Como the character here is much more individual with unique boutiques selling younger more affordable fashion...

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