In all the crowds, rush and sensory-stimulation of Design Week, I think one of the best things one can do is simply to sit outdoors in Milan’s April sun, to have time to contemplate and reflect - while enjoying an aperitivo of course, preferably an Aperol Spritz.
Each year, more than three hundred thousand creators, designers, architects, creative geniuses and global media descend on the Italian city of Milan for the city’s annual Design Week, combining the Salone Internazionale del Mobile design exhibition and the Fuorisalone’s events and installations across the city’s different Design Districts. Lauded as one of the world’s most important design events, it’s the inspiration for the products, people to watch and trends that will be dominating the world of interiors over the coming year.
Palm Springs . . . you were amazing at every turn! Two hours from Los Angeles, it’s been a favourite getaway for celebrities since the early 1900s. And after visiting in November last year, I can see why - it really is the perfect desert oasis and Rat Pack retreat: colourful, hot, fun and an intoxicating combination of laid back cool and full on glamour.