Interesting places to eat, drink, primp, chill — and shop — during fashion week.
HEAD TRIP: While manis and pedis are a beauty necessity for fashion week,hair salon Metodo Rossano Ferretti is also pitching a new treatment for those stressed-out tresses: scalp massages with nutritive oils. The 30-minute therapy is a relaxing and relatively quick antidote to any hair issues brought on by Milan’s smog and fog. Meanwhile, the salon’s new spa is one of only a handful of places in Milan where hot stone massages are available.
Metodo Rossano Ferretti Hair & Spa, 30 Via Turati; Phone: 39-03-29-060-017.
GET YOUR LICKS IN: Lollipops, decked out as a French boudoir in shades of pink, is teeming with accessories: shoes, bags, scarves and jewelry, all vying for space atop dressers and pouf chairs. This season’s collection is especially girly and features bows on everything: in pink on a pair of black velvet flats, in pale blue on the handle of a chocolate brown leather doctor’s bag and in black on a pair of pearl drop earrings. Lollipops, 9 Via San Pietro dell Orto; Phone: 39-02-365-6789. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-7 p.m.
APERITIVO HOUR: The new hotel opened by the fabled Roman jeweler Bulgari is not only considered one of the most luxurious places to stay, but also the chicest place to sip a cocktail. The hotel’s lush grounds, a part of Milan’s Brera Botanical Garden, is home to the bar. Woven rattan couches with chocolate brown organic cotton cushions sit between perfectly manicured trees and hedges. Cocktails are presented with plates of Italian nibbles, and if those aren’t enough, a more bountiful menu is available. It’s best to get in early to ensure a garden seat, as Milan’s chic set has already decided it’s the place to be seen holding a Manhattan.
7B Via Fratelli Gabba; Phone: 39-02-805-805; Bulgarihotels.com. Open from 7 p.m. for aperitivo.
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