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The Milan City Journal

Design week 2017: let’s start!

The design week is now on in Milan and the whole city is fully packed with people from the five continents. From the 4th to the 9th of April 2017 the Salone del Mobile ( the furniture tradeshow) takes place at the Fiera Milano facilities. More than 2000 exhibitors form 165 countries and an expected attendance of 300.000 people. These are the numbers of the 56th edition of the most prestigious design event. The official opening of the design week will see the participation of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella who will be speaking at the inauguration…

Art Week 2017: the full calendar of events

The Art Week in Milan takes place from Monday the 27th of March to Sunday the 2nd of April. Several venues and museums will be opening their doors for special events dedicated to contemporary art. These are the side events to the main art tradeshow which will be taking place at the Fiera Milano City’s pavillions. The MIART, this is the name of the main contemporary art event,  opens on Thursday the 31st of March under the artistic direction of Alessandro Rabottini. The selection of the exhibiting art galleries at the MIART includes established global names like: Massimo De Carlo (Milan-London-Hong Kong), Kaufmann…

Why NOT to buy Instagram followers

Every now and then we read in the papers how rich some web celebrities have become thanks to their Istagram or youtube accounts. Some guy posts a video on the Google’s videosharing platform and all of a sudden becomes a celebrity. A young and good-looking girl gets thousands of comments to a picture of her in a bikini. This is when companies start to get interested in you and your precious profile. These followers are a potential client base for them and the only way to get to those people is to use those accounts. This is the reason why the…

The world’s best chefs to gather in Milan

From the 4th to the 6th of March 2017 the MICO Milan Convention Centre hosts the 13th edition of “Identità Golose” the International Chef Congress. The program includes several events dedicated to the Italian cooking tradition. On Saturday the 4th cheese and gelato will be the main topics discussed in the meeting rooms of the convention centre and in the afternoon a special appointment with champagne connoisseurs to learn how to match the right food with this signature french drink. Sunday the 5th the main session will take the audience to discover how the most famous chefs take inspiration from their…

Tigerlily in Milan for a DJ Set and performance.

Tigerlily is about to take Milan. The Australian Dj will be at the Club Haus 80’s on Thursday the 2nd of March. Born Dara Kristen Hayes in 1992 she started studying music at an early age and she was only 18 years old when her career as DJ begun. Tigerlily competed in the 2011 edition of the DJ’s talent show YOUR SHOT and that gave her the national recognition that brought her to tour the whole Australian country. The international popularity was not long in coming. Tigerlily started playing her music in the most important clubs in cities like Las Vegas, Seattle…

Vintage Milan: what did they wear?

Milan’s fashion week is taking over the entire city. It is not just about what you get to see on the catwalks! Milan’s streetstyle is a phenomenon too. We took a look to what happened in the streets of Milan a hunderd years ago and this is what we found out! Enjoy this interesting gallery of the Milanese’s streetstyle.

Matcha is the new thing: 3 health benefits of the japanese green tea

Matcha is a unique to Japan green tea. It grows only in the Nipponese islands where has been celebrated for centuries. It is said that the Japanese warriors, the samurais, used to drink it before going to the battle camp due to its energizing and reinvigorating effects. While the preparation of traditional teas consists of an infusion of the tea leaves, matcha requires a different process.  In order to enjoy a good cup of this japanese tea it is necessary to pulverize the leaves and then add hot water to the matcha powder. The health benefits of this energizing drink  are various…