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Musts for Venice ~ Carnival of Venice

February 17, 2014Column: The Musts

The annual, world famous Carnival of Venice is a great excuse to adorn yourself in a mask and colorful costume while basking in live music and great food in the main squares of the city. An open-air festival where everyone can join in, take the time to discover fantastic costumes, dining, shopping and classic historical sites.

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1. Roam San Marco Piazza for St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace and Torre dell’Orologio. / 2. Wine tasting in Venice – si! Enjoy light and bubbly drops with toasty and elegant aftertastes. / 3. Glide down the city’s waterways in a Gondola and take in the architecture and romantic ambiance / 4. Take a boat to Venissa for lunch, dine on fresh fish and explore the on-site vineyard / 5. Get into the spirit with a masquerade buffet dinner complete with dancing, music and a burlesque show. / 6. Visit the Gallerie dell’Accademia for 14th to 18th century murderous intrigue and forbidden romance. / 7. Order a Campari and soda and culinary delights at Harry’s bar on the waterfront. / 8. Follow Casanova’s footsteps on a walking journey back to the Venice carnival of the XVIII century.


The Musts: Milan

September 18, 2013Column: FeaturedColumn: The Musts


In honor of Milan Fashion Week beginning 18th September, we suggest that if you’re in town, you must conquer these ‘musts’ in true Milanese style. As the second-largest city in Italy, Milano boasts cutting-edge international design, stylish and localized cuisine and breathtaking historical sites. Pack your best Dolce & Gabbana blood-red ensemble or chic accessory and sit sidewalk style with a short black. Appearances matter.✈ Milan Musts from Jet Set Candy's Blog, the Charming Jetsetter ✈


 1. Shop at 10 Corso Como – Discover a diverse and exciting mix of books, homewares, jewelry, fashion and design. Immerse yourself in style. / 2. The First and Last Supper – See Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century masterpiece “the last supper,” and then enjoy a meal at “the first supper”; a new restaurant featuring a fresh farmhouse feel and eclectic décor. Think tortelli stuffed with pumpkin topped with sage butter, pecorino and cookie crumble. / 3. The fashion forward drink great coffee at Trussardi – Enjoy a salad or an Aberdeen Angus Burger and bask in the scenery. FYI: Milan is the city in which Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz first formulated the concept of launching us espresso bars, where the public can work, meet and relax. / 4. Shop in one of the oldest malls in the world – During show breaks, shop in one of the oldest malls in the world. Luxury beckons you at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Known as ‘Il Salotto Di Milano’ (Milan’s living room), you must look up to find ceiling vaults decorated with mosaics representing Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Pop into Prada and Louis Vuitton, even just for a look! / 5. You must seeVillas, monuments, modern-architectural buildings, churches and abbeys all underpin the rich, historical fabric of Milan’s past. You must see Duomo di Milano, Basilica di Sant’ambrogio, Central Station, Castello Sforzesco and so much more. / 6. Watch: ‘Vivienne Westwood 40 Years in Fashion‘ – ‘Vivienne Westwood 40 Years in Fashion’ plays this September at Via Montenapoleone, the main avenue of Milan’s haute fashion district. Described as ‘eclectic, transgressive, wild and revolutionary,’ Westwood’s influence on the fashion world has been epic.