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04.17.2014
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Scene: High End Renewal... Where the Elite Meet...

A few new places to hit for a little R&R during a hectic show week.

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The jewel, however, is the Belle Epoque restaurant on the first floor, which highlights Savini's long culinary tradition. The menu features classic Milanese fare, with dishes like saffron risotto and ossobuco. Private dining rooms for parties of up to eight put the power back into power lunches, and a wine list of more than 500 vintages rounds out the offering.

Savini, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II; +39-02-7200-3433.

An Intimate Affair

In the trendy Corso Como area, Farenight isn't the city's newest nightspot, but it's certainly one of the most exclusive for intimate, discreet parties and fashionable events. Last year, YSL, Gucci and the Estée Lauder Cos. all picked the club for events, while Beyoncé Knowles also hit Farenight's dance floor.

Sophisticated and modern, the club carves out a restaurant, a lounge and dance floors that, after midnight, become one large dance area where experts can even pirouette on the sofas.

And if New Yorkers love to sip their Manhattan cocktails, Farenight offers Milano, its signature cocktail with a strong ginger flavor.

Farenight, 10 Via Giuseppe Ferrari; +39-02-8969-0457.

Marras in Milan

Mixing work and pleasure, Antonio Marras will inaugurate his first Milan flagship with a cocktail party on Wednesday.

Located in the heart of the city at 14 Santo Spirito, opposite the Balenciaga outpost, the 1,076-square-foot space will sell the men's and women's collections as well as accessories displayed in antique wood showcases.

"As soon as I saw this space, I recognized it as my new perfect wünderkammer because aside from the clothing lines, I can collect and display all sorts of antique objects, fabrics, drawings, papers and books," said Marras.

That's because, just like an archaeologist rebuilds history from fragments of the past, Marras turns to past artistic influences for inspiration for his collections. The flagship incorporates vintage furnishings such as antique stained-glass interior doors, hand-picked by the designer on various trips. The floor is old French oak parquet combined with stucco decorations illuminated by a drop-crystal chandelier.

Antonio Marras, 14 Via Santo Spirito; +39-02-7628-0191.
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