THIS WEEKEND: MILAN
Take a break from Milan Fashion Week with jewelry from Pellini, the gardens of da Vinci, and dinner by Jean-François Piège.
This elegant boutique showcases jewelry designs by Donatella Pellini, famed for her unique, handcrafted pairings of precious and semi-precious stones. An authentic glass and-steel Viennese counter is used to display the pieces.
Via Morigi 9, tel. 39.02.7201.0213, pellini.it
La Vigna Di Leonardo
Set in the gardens of Casa degli Attelani, a 15th-century Milanese palace, this new museum explores the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci, who famously painted “The Last Supper” in the nearby Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Corso Magenta 65, tel. 39.02.481.6150,
The Doping Club
Harking back to the heady days of Prohibition, The Doping Club exudes a ’30s, vintage-style feel. Barman Massimo Stronati amazes clientele with an array of bespoke cocktails that meet the individual requirements of each one’s tastebuds.
Piazza XXIV Maggio 8, tel. 39.02.8941.5901,
There is a convivial air at this bistro opened by chef Jean-François Piège, who owns the eponymous, two-Michelin-starred restaurant in the Hôtel Thoumieux. Head chef Shinya Usami’s cooking is a welcome reinterpretation of old-fashioned bistro menus.
5 rue Perronet, 7th arrondissement,