Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018

Over the last years, once a year, the Salon du Chocolat Milano makes Milan a sweeter city and a great place for those who love chocolate and cooking. I’ve been to the 2018 edition of the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan and I loved the experience, because I love cooking, specially sweets.

Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018


From 15th to 18th February, Milan hosted the Salon du Chocolat with so many events and brands exhibiting their amazing chocolates at the Salon. During the four days of the event, we had 47 showcooking events,  36 presentations, and more then 105 brands and degustations of chocolate and sweets.


• Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018:

Chocolates in Milan

It all started with the opening night on the 15th February and with a fashion show inspired by the king: the chocolate. The dresses always had a story behind it and they were created by fashion designers collaborating with chocolatiers and chefs, creating a very interesting final result.

Check some of the dresses that were in exhibition after the opening fashion show at the Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018:

Salon du Chocolat Milano

Salon du Chocolat 2018


I love cooking, so I checked many of the showcookings during the Salon du Chocolat and I definitely learned a lot from italian chocolatiers and chefs.

Nicolò Moschella Showcooking

Nicolò Moschella Showcooking at the Salon du Chocolat Milano 2018

Nicolò Moschella is a young pastry chef that I already heard about, because once I walking around Milan I ended up in a place called Just Love, it’s a coffee shop, but you can also have lunch there, as well as the famous italian aperitivo by the end f the day. The place is very cute and fashionable (I guess you now understand why I liked it.), but food is also great. I already tried from sandwiches to sweet croissants, tart, fish and even a veggie lasagna, all was always very good and with a nice ambience.


Chocolate Cake at the Salon du Chocolat Milano

Showcooking with Alessandro Comaschi, monumental chocolate cake decoration.


Simone Salvini Showcooking at Salon du Chocolat Milano

Simone Salvini Showcooking at Salon du Chocolat Milano: Indian Kheer.


Emanuele Valsecchi cookingshow Milan 2018

Emanuele Valsecchi creates macarons inspired by Japan.


One of the brands I meet during the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan was Italianframe, a multisensorial shop opening here in Milan. I tried one of their cookies with a crystalized violet, it was such a good combination! Italianframe defines itself as a place where art, pastry and flowers meet, the end result could be just a great combination.

Italianframe in Milan

Italianframe cookies in Milano

Italianframe cookies in Milano


Check more photos of other brands and chocolate I saw during the Salon du Chocolat here in Milan:Salon du Chocolat - Italy


Cremino at the Salon du Chocolat


Crystalized roses in a chocolate

Can we say crystalized flowers are a trend in chocolates already?


Delicious chocolate with cranberry by Slitti.

Delicious chocolate with cranberry by Slitti.


If you are around Milan around this time next year and you love chocolate and sweets, the Salon du Chocolat could be a great time to enjoy and appreciate good quality chocolate and sweets. Be it a program for italians, milanese or travelers.

Milan: Pasticceria Marchesi (Pastry Shop)

A must-see in Milan for those who love gastronomy and want to get to know one of the most famous and traditional pastry shops in Milan: the Pasticceria Marchesi. Created in 1824 and acquired by the Prada group, the pastry shop has now three addresses in the Italian city.
Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan


• Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan

Where to eat in Milan: Pasticceria Marchesi
A very traditional pastry shop in Milan, Pasticceria Marchesi was founded in 1824 and today it stands at the same address, being a historical pastry shop in Milan and even a symbol of the city. With so much tradition, as soon as I was around, I had to stop by at the traditional address to check it myself.

The pasticceria (Italian word for “pastry shop”) really began only with sweets and after 1900 also became a coffee shop. The traditional address on Via S. Maria alla Porta 11 / a, is the same since its opening and this address is more like a “fast coffee” kind of place with no place to sit or just to take something home / hotel (which by the way, when you take away, its wrapped in this lovely packaging of the beginning of this post).


Sweets in Milan: Pasticceria Marchesi

About the sweets from the Marchesi pastry shop: delicious! Marchesi really has the tradition it deserves, I went to visit the traditional address and tried some traditional sweets and I also couldn’t resist to take others for later. (Yes, I love sweets.)

About the prices, I would say it’s a very normal price, just so you can have an idea, the sweets on the photo above had a price by weight and they cost only € 5. (And they were delicious indeed.)

So, when thinking about where to eat in Milan, if you’re craving some sweets, stop by at one of Marchesi’s address.


• Pasticceria Marchesi Addresses:

Pasticceria Marchesi
image: Pasticceria Marchesi

• Traditional address: Via S. Maria alla Porta 11 / a, 20123 Milano (It does not open on Mondays).

• Second address: Via Monte Napoleone 9, 20121 Milano.

• Third Address: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

The second address is the new address opened in 2015, after the brand has been acquired by Prada. Unlike the traditional address, the new addresses have a space with tables and seats and a beautiful design chosen by Miuccia Prada herself.

Esxence Milano and my TOP 5 Fragrances

A whole fair dedicated especially to the fragrances market, this is the Esxence Milano that took place here in Milan, also know as the fragrance week. A beauty fair with amazing scents from all over the world, where I met new brands and several irresistible fragrances.

Esxence is a perfumery fair dedicated to artistic perfumery and in this edition, it has brought perfumes from Italy and 16 other countries: France, United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco.

Esxence milano perfumes

Esxence Milano 2017


• Esxence Milano 2017:

Esxence Milano

209 brands participated in this edition of perfume week here in Milan, the theme of this edition was the Garden of Eden (Giardino dell’Eden in Italian), seeking to create a “magical” place between reality and imagination.

In addition to presenting various brands of perfumes, in this edition were 190 brands of fragrances and 19 of skincare and makeup, Esxence Milano also hold some events and conferences about the world of perfumes.

Esxence Milano is a fair dedicated to various audiences: professionals in the field, press and even the general public who is passionate about perfume.

With so many fragrances, choosing just 5 of them was not an easy task, but I chose the ones that personally pleased me the most with their mix of scents.


• TOP 5 Perfume at Esxence Milano:

• Les Amoureux de Peynet – Molinard:

Perfume Les Amoureux da Molinard

Do you know when it is “love at first sight,” I mean, at the first smell? This was one of my favorite perfumes at Esxence Milano. One of Molinard’s new launching, Les Amoureux perfume de Peynet is a fresh scent, with delicate spicy ginger notes. And it was created as an emotional tribute from the perfumer to the artist, the illustrator of Les Amoureux!

Top notes: Orange bergamot, tangerine, grapefruit, money

Middle notes: Petitgrain, Ginger, Nutmeg, Jasmine
Base notes: Woody, Vetiver, Amber, Musk


• Seduction 2 from AK Parfumerie France:

Seduction 2 - AK France


With such a pink packaging, AK Parfumerie’s Seduction 2 perfume is a sweet fragrance. In general, sweet perfumes are not my favorites, but this one brings a combination that pleased me, probably because it also has some citrus notes.

Top notes: tangerine, raspberry, orange blossom, cinnamon

Middle notes: sandalwood, cedar wood, pink, violet

Base notes: vanilla, biscuit, benjoin, white musk


• Jolie from Bahoma London:

Jolie - Bahoma London

With a woody floral fragrance, the Jolie Eau de Toilette from Bahoma London was one of the brand’s new launching for this year.

Top notes: bergamot, orange leaf and peach

Heart notes: peony, violet, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, rose, jasmine and galbanum

Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, cedar and white musk.


• Vanille-Benjoin from Affinesence Paris:

Perfume Vanille Benjoin da Affinessence

With a combination of two types of vanilla, the Affinityence Paris’s Eau de Parfum Vanille-Benjoin is part of a special collection created just with base notes.

With Tahitian Vanilla Absolute and Madagascan Vanilla Absolute, the fragrance gains a blend with Siamese Benzoin, a fragrance from Laos that has high balsamic value and notes of almonds.


• K2 from Bahoma London:

Bahoma London

Bahoma London has some feminine and other unisex fragrances, as its the case with K2. It is a fresh and very citrus Eau de Toilette.

Top notes: lemon, mandarin, cardamom and petitgrain;

Middle notes: neroli, mint and sage;

Base notes: benzoin, patchouli and musk.

Swiss CellVibe arrives in Italy

With Swiss technology, arrives in Italy a new treatment for cellulite that promises good results in a short period of time and it’s called Swiss CellVibe.

I’ve been to the launching event here in Milan at the White Medi Spa to know more about the CellVibe, how it works and what are the results of this innovative treatment.

A lot is said about cellulite and how to get rid of it, being one of the biggest complains when women talk about their bodies. Therefore, any new treatments on this subject are always welcomed by the female public!

Swiss Cellvibe
To find a solution, more and more women are turning to aesthetic medicine experts, dermatologists and / or wellness centers to have additional support when eating healthy and exercise are not enough anymore in combating the cellulite.
In this sense, real and effective help comes from the Swiss technology company Electro Medical Systems SA, which, with its 30 years of experience in the production of precision medical devices for more than 100 countries worldwide, has also chosen to launch in Italy a non-invasive solution designed by medical research and designed for beauty professionals: Swiss CellVibe® is a shock-absorbing device that not only reduces cellulite, but also improves skin consistency and elasticity, while it stimulates the cell metabolism and promotes blood and lymph circulation.


Swiss Cellvibe Milano

A recent study about the Swiss CellVibe® treatment found that applying the device for 30 minutes in just 8 sessions produced an average reduction in a stage of cellulitis – from III to II or II to I – and the reduction Of 2% of the thigh circumference.
Swiss CellVibe® – clinically proven (Schladraff et al., 2014) – is the result of years of EMS research and analysis on shock waves, which allowed the Swiss company to produce some of the most popular medical devices for treatment of kidney stones and osteoarticular pain. With this expertise, EMS has chosen to propose its patented technology to beauty professionals for the treatment of cellulite.

CellVibe Milano

E.M.S. Electro Medical Systems S.A was founded by Bernd Bühner and Pierre Mabille almost 35 years ago in the Joux Valley, Switzerland. It is in the heart of this valley, famous for its clockwork masterpieces, which E.M.S has forged its reputation by developing unrivaled quality medical devices and clinically proven treatment results. Today E.M.S is present in over 100 countries and has expanded its activities to 8 branches around the world. With strong expertise and experience, E.M.S is a leader in dental prophylaxis, intracorporeal lithotripsy and radial extracorporeal shock waves in the treatment of muscle tendon pain.

White Medi Spa event in Milan


• Swiss CellVibe is available at  The White Medi Spa in Milan:

Address: Via Sebeto, 1, 20123 Milano MI