Eat, drink, dance, shop between the shows.
Byblos Milano, a new eating-drinking-dancing spot, is inspired by North American architecture and created by the fashion brand’s art director, Manuel Facchini, in collaboration with architect Andrea Langhi. On the top floor, the ultrachic restaurant Nove is surrounded by a big dance floor with two bars, which turns into an exclusive VIP space after dinner.
Outside, two more bars and another VIP area frame a glass dance floor floating over a swimming pool.
38 Via Messina
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
Bright colors and catchy music are the main ingredients of Glitter’s latest outpost in Milan. DJ 412, DJ Barbarella and the Glitz Girlz welcome the crowd at Il 56, Glitter’s new location, at 56 Via Tucidide. Founded in 1999, the club was formerly housed in the HD nightclub and is known in Milan for its stylish and ironic mood, and as a favorite haunt for people from the music and fashion biz. But don’t blink — Glitter sparkles only on Saturday nights.
Glitter @ il 56
56 Via Tucidide, Milan
Hours: Saturday from 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
The French tea brand, originally founded in Russia in 1867, has opened a new space in Milan’s chic Brera neighborhood. Visitors can choose from a wide selection of green, black or white flavored teas and try them while still in the shop.
Moreover, all the teas come packaged in fanciful colored metal boxes that can enjoy a second life as storage containers once the leaves are used up.
24 Via Fiori Chiari, Milan
Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
TINE K HOME
Anyone who missed the temporary store set up near the Duomo during the Christmas season gets a second chance with the opening of the 3,550-square-foot Tine K Home showroom in Milan on Jan. 25. Founded in 1999 by designer Tine Kjeldsen and her husband, Jacob Fossum, this interior design brand is characterized by its Scandinavian minimalism blended with an Oriental flavor.
Tine K Home Showroom
68 Via Rembrandt, Milan
Diners looking for a home-style atmosphere with typical Italian cuisine can find it at Basement Restaurant, just steps away from Castello Sforzesco. But there’s nothing dingy about this basement: Located in a surprisingly bright space with huge windows that open on a charming private garden, the menu offers Milanese-inspired fare for business lunches or elegant dinners.
6 Via Giulini, Milan
Hours: Thursday and Friday, lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 3:.30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, dinner from 8 to 11:30 p.m.