Scene: Sephora’s Eye on Milan … Rockin’ Moroccan … Eating a la Gucci …
SEPHORA’S EYE ON MILAN: French perfumery chain Sephora has finally opened its black-and-white striped doors in Milan. Set in a piazza of a busy central shopping street, the store is a few steps from Zara and H&M. Lined to the...
SEPHORA’S EYE ON MILAN: French perfumery chain Sephora has finally opened its black-and-white striped doors in Milan. Set in a piazza of a busy central shopping street, the store is a few steps from Zara and H&M. Lined to the rafters with must-have beauty products, the 1,900-square-foot store stocks brands including Korres, Dessert and Eisenberg. Angles of the store are dedicated to Sephora-style attractions: there’s an express nail bar, makeup point and the chain’s latest concept, a brow bar complete with a professional on hand to shape eyebrows with just the right amount of curve. Other services are also available, including those of an iridologist — who studies the iris of the eye for indications of bodily health and disease — and a lymph-draining facial massage available by appointment.
5 Piazza Argentina; Open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., closed Monday morning. Tel.: +39-02-673-84013
ROCKIN’ MOROCCAN: Restaurateur Antonio Moscara’s intention in creating his new Moroccan dining palace, Dar El Yacout, was “so you could walk inside and forget you are in Milan.” After four years of construction, his idea has finally come to fruition. Enter the gilded doors of Dar El Yacout and the heart of Marrakech seems to beckon. Spread over three levels, the restaurant has a tiled water feature on the ground floor, where belly dancers undulate to the strumming of a Moroccan band every night. Atop the glass staircase is a smoking room, where customers can enjoy cigars from the restaurant’s humidor and Moroccan pipes. The dining and bar areas are wrapped in handmade wooden and leather furniture, decorated with glittering stained-glass lights and embroidered tablecloths. Dar El Yacout offers a menu that includes couscous, spicy tangerines and delicate honey and almond pastries to be nibbled with peppermint tea. Milan’s latest eatery has already clicked with the fashion crowd — it’s where GQ magazine hosted its men’s wear fashion week party and where Versace plans to hold a party during the women’s shows. Dar El Yacout is open for tea and pastries from 5 to 7 p.m., cocktails from 7 to 9 p.m., dinner from 8 p.m. to midnight and after-dinner drinks from midnight to 2:30 a.m.23/25 Via Cadore; Tel.: +39-02-546-2230; darelyacout.it
EATING A LA GUCCI: Once a colonnade of overpriced, stuffy cafés, Milan’s Galleria Vittorio Emanuele has a stylish new look, thanks to the addition of luxury brands and the marbled Park Hyatt hotel. Square in the center of the stained-glass ceiling promenade is the Gucci café, a petite smattering of tables adjoining the new accessories store. The café has the best people-watching vantage point of the gallery, and it also provides a well-needed cappuccino break when the decision between floral print bag and taupe tote becomes too much. The café’s handmade chocolates with the trademark double G design are just as desirable as the gold peep-toe sandals that shine from the shop’s windows.
Open 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Tel.: +39-02-859-79932
TURKISH WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS: Styled on the Turkish hammam that are an Istanbul institution, Moresko has divided its baths into women’s and men’s. Holistic, relaxing treatments are available, including massage by candlelight, waxing with a traditional Moroccan recipe of sugar, lemon and honey, and manicures. The spa has even sourced some volcanic mud to be used as a purifying hair mask. A bar specializing in Turkish cuisine also serves cocktails at happy hour.
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight; 19 Via Rubens; Tel:. +39-02-404-6936
LIGHT NOISE: New disco/bar Luminal’s name is fitting. The arena-shaped circular main room with its black chairs sits under a glass dome roof that reveals Milan’s mostly murky night sky. Champagne-colored crystal chandeliers glitter over the entrance and main bar. Smoky gold-tinted laser-cut glass paneling sections off the VIP room. The baroque locale has already hosted the Dolce & Gabbana’s men’s wear show party.
Open for cocktails from 6 to 10 p.m.; nightclub starts at 11 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; 14 Viale Monte Grappa. Tel: +39-02-626-4841SUSHI, ITALIAN STYLE: Sushi and noodle bars are a big city staple, but the concept took a while to catch on in Milan. The wait was worth it, because Maru is a much-needed, popular addition to Milan’s culinary scene. The roomy restaurant has a long bar that stirs up irresistible classic and house-created cocktails — especially the tipple Fuji Yama, a mix of lemon-grass vodka, sake, lychee juice and ginger beer. Patrons sit in comfy booths at long, shared red tables and stools and watch the conveyor procession of freshly made sushi. By night, the scene turns into a buzzing, friendly crowd of young and stylish Milanese. Maru is open for lunch from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. weekdays, and for cocktails from 6 p.m. There are two dinner seatings, at 8 and 10 p.m. The kitchen closes at 11:30 p.m.
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