With the Gucci shake up and the anticipated spring job shuffle, the air in Milan is tense and the buzzword coming out of the city is holiday, of the getaway kind. For gift giving then, tending the mind and body — whether you’re staying in or leaving the city — is in order. Collistar dermosplastic bath with sea algae is the style setter’s secret weapon for livening the body and freeing the mind from today’s frenetic lifestyle. A passionate scent of holiday is the aim of Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicily fragrance, where the essence of black velvet rose is the heady intoxicant of the sultry southern Italian Island; available at Dolce & Gabbana stores, 100 ml bottle for €84. Etro‘s perfume collection evokes the sensual pleasures of travel and sweet memories. Prices vary. Pianegonda‘s cosmic silver jewelry at Corso Como is the statement jewelry for the woman prone to making out-of-this-world statements. Prices vary. Bottega Veneta‘s zip around wallet in a variety of colors for men and women is the hold-all-precious-small-things solution for the sand or cobblestone streets, €150. A gift that doesn’t cost a thing is Rodeo Magazine, Milan’s latest free fashion publication. It can be picked up from numerous outlets and it’s perfect for stocking stuffing. In the wearable department, give a resort gift that jumpstarts the printed chiffon trend set to explode in spring. Look to Pucci, Versace and Missoni for fluid dresses, caftans and holiday skirts.
- James Whiteley
Photo: Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicily fragrance