the little Blue Box all over Milan.
Tiffany & Co. is a luxury American multinational jewelry and silverware corporation, with headquarters in New York City. With over 100 stores world wide, this classic American jewelery shop could not be missing in the city of fashion and luxury, Milan.
The Tiffany & Co store in Milan opened its doors in april 2000 in Via della Spiga 19. The 65 square meter shop is of great scenic effect, located on two levels, which deserves a visit like a museum to admire the elegance of the place itself. The store has the same design elements of the famous Tiffany store in New York, with cherry-wood furniture, stainless steel details with fiber optics. The windows on Via della Spiga, which are more than 4 meters high, allow a complete view of the interior space. Tiffany & Co. offers a wide range of articles, including the new patented diamond engagement ring “Lucida”, classic and elegant jewelery, exclusive models of Paloma Picasso and Jean Schlumberger, a large assortment of watches and table, frames, gifts for babies and children for all occasions. A special section of the store Tiffany & Co. is dedicated to the unique patterns of Elsa Peretti, internationally known designer, who has had a partnership with Tiffany & Co. for over twenty-five years. Tiffany & Co. is a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Tif).
During the Christmas season of 2010 Tiffany & Co. opened a temporary boutique of 200 square meters in the center of Milan, right in the middle of Piazza Duomo under the massive 48 meter high Christmas tree. Milanese citizens and tourists warmly welcomed the not-so-little blue box under the tree.
“We wanted to choose Milan - said Raffaella Banchero, CEO of Tiffany & Co - because is the capital of design and fashion.” the proceeds of the transaction went to the Italian League for the fight against cancer.
Recently Tiffany & Co. has also opened a counter in the very new Excelsior shopping mall in Galleria del Corso, perpendicular to Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Italian players in the US and US players in Italy.
People believe that soccer is a purely European or South American sport, in fact it would never be considered “American” because it’s not as physical as football and basketball and also because it’s considered a level too inferior compared to that played in the rest of the world.
Recently, the American Soccer League, known as the “Major League Soccer” (MLS), is slowly evolving and no longer remains a mystery…
The progress of MLS consists in the fact that players, after a long and intense career spent in Europe, decide to end their adventure in the USA Soccer Championship improving the quality of their game with new techniques and experiences, although they aren’t in their prime years.
Some of our very own Italian football players have tried this new challenge. Lets take for example two ex-soccer players: Marco Di Vaio, 36 year old player and Bologna’s historic ex-captain, and Alessandro Nesta, who is also 36 and a Senator of AC Milan. These two, after a long militancy in the Serie A, have recently decided to move to America.
In addition, the U.S. has contributed to our own Championship. In fact the American businessman Thomas Richard DiBenedetto, has become the new owner and president of AS Roma since April 2011. Lately the company would want to have on their team Micheal Bradley, midfielder of good quality who is an important player for the U.S. National team.
J4 Milan, Independence Day Celebration.
Every year, for 19 years, the United States Consulate General in Milan and the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy host an event in occasion of the Fourth of July.
This year, marking the 236th anniversary of American Independence, for those Americans who work, like or study in Milan and for all lovers of the stars and stripes world, the Fiat Open Lounge organized a big party, with an “American Happy Hour”! Easy Milano help spread the news throughout the city with an announcement on the cover of their magazine.
It was held in their Executive Lounge in via Di Tocqueville 3, in the Corso Como area. With only 10€ you could enjoy a drink and a wonderful American inspired Buffet, with a Flag Cake dessert and surprises throughout the night. The invitation was open to everyone, Americans or not. Also, Americans could register to vote at the event for upcoming Presidential Elections. Two birds with one stone! ;)
Can’t wait for next year’s Independence Day!!!
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Red White and Blue Desserts for Independence Day!
I am so fascinated by how people make their desserts into anything that reminds us of the Flag’s colors! So I collected a bunch of images with all sorts of American Flag and red white and blue sweets and treats to celebrate this special occasion. Happy 4th of July!
4th of July in Milan.
Independence day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. In the US, just like other summer-themed events, Fourth of July celebrations often take place outdoors.
Many families celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the holiday to gather with relatives. Decorations like streamers, balloons, and clothing are generally colored red, white, and blue, as the colors of the American flag. In some American towns parades are often in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.
In Italy however not a lot of people know about the existence of this day. In fact those who do know about it and celebrate it are the Americans that have moved here. According to my experience this happens also in Milan.
Usually American families living in Milan get together to celebrate this occasion just as if they we’re back in their country, with barbeques or cookouts.
I recall when I was younger having 4th of july parties in my backyard with my family and other American friends. We would have barbequed hotdogs and hamburgers, and the dessert always was a cake with white icing, red strawberries and blueberries, forming the Flag.
So basically in Milan people who do celebrate do something that is somewhat intimate with their family and close friends, often inviting non-americans just to bring them into their patriotic spirit and share this day!