There are many reasons to visit Milan, Italy’s fashion and banking hub. If you are there this weekend, head over to Terrazza Aperol. With a view of the Duomo di Milano’s gargoyles, it is the most spectacular terrace in the city. The prices are also excellent, with Sunday brunch starting at 10 euros. Piazza del Duomo, tel. 39.02.8633.1959
A meeting place for the fashion elite, the bar of the Sheraton Diana Majestic is one of the few city hotels where locals like to congregate. The private garden is particularly remarkable. Viale Piave 42, tel. 39.02.20.581
Antiques are the order of the day at Spazio 900, where there’s an extensive selection of furniture and furnishing accessories from the ’50s through to the ’80s. With two permanent exhibits, the choice is wide and the pieces sophisticated. Viale Campania 51, tel.39.02.7012.5737
Artcurial is auctioning the 1956 EJS Climax Special, the pioneering work of Lotus founder Colin Chapman. The car is fitted with a 1,100 cc engine and marked by exceptional quality. The highly exclusive auction will take place in Paris on Sunday November 2. Bids are estimated to start at €125,000.
Los Angeles-based artist Helen Rebekah Garber’s new exhibition “Numbers” will be unveiled tomorrow at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco. The installation will include thickly-layered, nearly monochromatic oil paintings and hand-drawn works on paper that explore hidden mathematical relationships within aesthetic symbols. Runs until December 20.
Celebrating the style icons of the moment, the British Style Award 2014 is just around the corner. Last year’s winner, Harry Styles, is nominated once again and he’ll be competing with contenders like human-rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Kate Moss and David Beckham. Voting closes on November 5, so cast your ballot here. May the best-dressed win.
Tonight’s the night! Be on the prowl this Halloween with this Céline leopard-print maxi coat from the fall/winter 2014-2015 collection.
Go bold or go home – fall is all about mixing up patterns.
Dries Van Noten, Diane von Furstenberg top, Charlotte Olympia heels, Sara Battaglia bag, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Marni, Altuzarra, Balenciaga
A futuristic spin on luxury yachts, world-renowned designer Igor Lobanov has raised the bar with his new Star model. Measuring at a massive 132 meters in length and 60 meters in height, the design includes a helipad and an elevator that connects the underwater viewing deck to the eight-floor viewing platform.
With only one day left until Halloween, take inspiration from Master of Suspense’s femme fatales with this sophisticated Bottega Veneta look.
According to Karen Chekerdjian, design emerges from the familiar and the ordinary. Dubbed “TransForm,” her latest exhibition draws inspiration from the rhythm of routine. Opening today at the Beirut Art Center, the show runs until November 29.
The belle of the ball’s playful glamour comes out in “Ballroom blitz.” Photographed by Marco Pietracupa and styled by Amelianna Loiacono, the shoot takes place in the storied La Balera di Porta Venezia in Milan. See the 14-page shoot in A magazine here.