Last week we hosted a presentation for Plan C and jewelry brand Aliita at our Munich home. While Plan C founder Carolina Castiglioni and Alita’s Cynthia Vilchez Castiglion presented their collections, we chatted about their favorite things to do in Milan this summer.
IRMA: A reason to visit Milan this summer.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: the salone del mobile from June 7-12. I’m presenting Aliita Land, a special set in collaboration with Mutina. A selection of our jewellery reproduced in a big scale to create an ideal playground
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: during summer Milan’s opens up many open air space such as gardens and courtyard for summer theatre and cinemas and music
IRMA: Where do you find inspiration in Milan?
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: I love the geometry and the materials of many halls of milanese palazzi.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: always find great inspiration. At Hangar BicoCarolina Castiglionia and Fondazione Prada. They have elevated the quality of art exhibition in Milan
IRMA: Your favourite place in or out of town to let go and relax.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: apertivo at Villa NeCarolina Castiglionihi, in the beautiful hidden garden, you don’t feel to be in Milan.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: aperitivo at Enoteca Naturale, a new winery with garden with an alternative selection of bio regional wines.
IRMA: The book you want to read during your summer vacation.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: Great Escapes USA by Taschen. I’m planning a road trip with my family in US this summer.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: i Leoni di Sicilia di Stefania Auci.
IRMA: The dish you associate the most with your summer vacation.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: vitello tonnato.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: ice cream from Gelateria Concordia in Piazza Risorgimento.
IRMA: Your favourite shop in Milan.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: the flower market Potafiori
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: I like to shop in the district where there are the stores of Aesop, Taschen e Marchesi. And also a place where I buy pyjamas for my kids at La Casa del Bianca.
IRMA: The Must style essentials in your wardrobe for summer.
CYNTHIA VILCHEZ CASTIGLIONI: flat sandals and a cotton overall.
CAROLINA CASTIGLIONI: bermuda and a striped shirt.