Lifestyle Journalist

M. Astella Saw writes about travel, food, retail, design and trends in the lifestyle sectors. Contact me at m.astella.saw (at) gmail.com

Ready, Jet Set, Go! – Milan

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Fashion comes close to religion in Milan, a city where the Duomo stands surrounded by the façades of fancy stores. Some 900 steps up a stone stairway, from the top of this large and imposing Gothic cathedral, you can see all the way to the Alps – that is, you can see all the stores all the way to the Alps.
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Ready, Jet Set, Go! – Paris

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Whoever said that Paris was the city of lights must have been talking about that particular glint in a woman’s eye when she first encounters the area around rue Saint-Honoré, with its seductive shop windows lined up like so many see-through giftboxes. This is where chic Paris shops, and this is where, minutes from the Louvre, the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smirk is likely to be reproduced by the saleswomen in any number of Parisian boutiques.
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