Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Milan

Vietnamonamour
A peaceful spot in a posh part of Milan's Chinatown. A great place if you enjoy North Vietnamese cuisine.
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.
Townhouse Galleria
Located within easy distance of the Duomo, la Scala and the quadrilatero d'oro this seven star hotel is the height of elegance and luxury...
Townhouse 31
Part of a nascent chain of family-run hotels a stay at Townhouse 31 is something akin to a house party...
The Last Supper
Booking weeks in advance for just 15 minutes of viewing time might seem excessive but this atmospherically ethereal fresco is worth the wait. Nearby cafes Biffi San Carlo and Chocolat provide essential sustenance...
The Gray
With 21 very fashionably designed rooms, this hotel is the perfect place for the style minded. The perfect place to stay during Fashion Week.=display:none"
Terrazza 12
Found on the rooftop of the Brian & Barry Building in Milan, Terrazza 12 offers sweeping city views and a menu of cocktails, snacks, and more.
Teatro alla Scala
A superlatively sumptuous building, tickets to the Teatro Scala are usually booked up two months in advance....
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
Smoking Kills Club
Party-focused nightclub where music rules the day and alternative is okay.
Ristorante Berton
The Italian restaurant Ristorante Berton showcases the chef's talents, marrying bold techniques with traditional flavours to create sensational dishes.
Pisacco
Pisacco serves simple and sophisticated modern Italian cuisine in its airy, art-filled, two-floored space north of Milan’s Brera district.
Pavè
A bakery, bistro and chic aperitivo spot rolled into one, Pavè in Milan is all things to all diners – with some truly moreish pastries thrown in for good measure.
Noy
Brave the high-street hell of Corso Vercelli to visit stylish bar/restaurant Noy.
NonostanteMarras
The concept store of Antonio Marras, NonostanteMarras is a chic gathering place for the Milanese fashion set and an atmospheric boutique.
Motor Racing
There's a lot more to Monza than men and motors; the forested park also contains a golf course pool hippodRome and museum and the town is well worth a visit
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.
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.
Maison Moschino
Elegant, minimal and very original... great if you are in the mood for something a little different.
Magna Pars Suites Milano
Magna Pars Suites Milano has a fragrant history that it channels into its decor and identity, with an on-site perfume laboratory.
Magazzini Generali
Housed in an unprepossessing industrial estate Magazzini Generali is one of the few clubs in Milan that takes music seriously. Go late prepared to dance the night away...
Luminal
Stylishly decorated this monochRome be-chandeliered club just off Corso Como is another option for a night out.
Le Jardin Au Bord Du Lac
Milan's clubs often move to summer venues taking the beautiful people out-of-town to party under the stars. Part restaurant part club Les Jardins is the summer home of Jetlag Magazzini Generali's best night... =displ"
Just Cavalli Café
A glamorous restaurant favoured by Milan's most fashion forward dress in the quadrilatero d'oro's finest to visit Just Cavalli Cafe.
Joia
Il Vicolo
It might be a bit of a trek to reach Il Vicolo but this small charming modern Italian restaurant more than repays the effort.
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia
Despite its location to the west of Navigli diners regularly make the pilgrimage to sample Aimo e Nadia's innovative cooking.
Hotel Spadari
Friendly, low key and family run, Hotel Spadari combines style with a homely atmosphere.
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...
Galleria d’Arte Moderna and PAC
Spread over three floors the Galleria d'Arte Moderna shows mainly 18-19th Century European art, while the smaller  PAC exhibits an array of conceptual art.
Fresco Art
Stylish warm and popular Fresco Art is a great pre-clubbing venue. Head here after dinner at nearby Giulio Pane e Ojo or Dar el Yacout before heading to Plastic and Cafe Atlantique...
Fragile Milano
A contemporary art gallery with a yen for 20th century designs, Fragile Milano is a colourful space filled with a curated collection of pieces.
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.
Finger’s
The sushi is not the only thing with excellent taste in this chic restaurant - the same could be said for the decor and the clientele.
Excelsior Milano
This 7-storey concept department store takes Milanese shopping to new heights.
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.
Eda
Although located a little hike from other Hg2 recommended venues the perennially chic Eda is well worth a visit.
Dry Milano
A cocktail bar and pizzeria in Milan's Porta Garibaldi neighbourhood, Dry Milano is a laid-back, industrial-chic spot to while away the nighttime hours.
Dolce & Gabbana Barbiere
This designer barbershop puts a spin on the classic cut throat shave.
Coffee Design
The perfect place to take a break from exploring Parco Sempione Coffee Design is a credit to its contemporary heritage - from the working exhibition of iconic 20th century chairs to the chic crockery...=display:none"

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