Before telling you all about our fun time in Los Angeles, I’d like to share with you an exclusive lifestyle story and project we had the chance to work on with Disaronno during Milan fashion week. You might know how obsessed I am with lifestyle experiences, I can talk about food and drinks for hours. When I go to a restaurant, I don’t only look for a savory meal, I look for an experience of taste, but also a visual journey. From the presentation to the service, every detail counts. The same goes to drinks (I had some incredible coffee experiences in Italy for example) and of course : cocktails.
Now, I am not a big drinker, in fact I took the resolution to stop drinking in 2014, if only for very very special occasions. And I can tell you that this was definitely one of them. My friends and I decided to meet up in Milan during fashion week around a cozy dinner in a lovely little restaurant. After the meal the waiter comes up to our table and says “you are the chosen ones, would you like to experience a unique adventure in a private member’s club bar?”. Of course we were super intrigued and said yes right away. We ended up with a piece of paper in our hand with just an address and name on it in front of a little empty shop lost in the city. But once we entered the shop and showed the paper to the only person alive standing there, a mysterious back door opened and we jumped back in the 30ies and entered this incredible private cocktail bar… and had the best night ever.
Turns out, the next day, the Disaronno team wrote us (they know how obsessed I am with finding treasure gem spots) telling that they wanted to bring us to a super secret spot in Milan and we ended up going back there again, feeling like the luckiest folks ever. This time we really needed to make picture and share this journey with you. And lucky enough, we are the very first bloggers in the world to speak about this place!
Their cocktail menu changes constantly, but their drinks are a pure experience, with funny names and especially original concepts. But the one I personally liked the most was the one they created with the Disaronno liqueur because if was super sweet and yummy. I usually always tend to prefer the sweeter cocktails. The drink is served with a delicious little pot of tea, that you have to drink before in order to enhance the flavor of the cocktail.
I am so excited to share this exclusive place with you, and as much as I’d love to tell you exactly where it is located I unfortunately can’t as their wish is to keep this bar secret : it is a quest for everybody to try to find it and that’s what makes it so fun and exciting. I am not even sure that I will be able to go back there. Because going once, doesn’t mean you can return any time you want. Every time it’s a unique experience. Hope you guys will enjoy the story!
Name of the cocktail: Goodnight Holly
Cocktail inspired by the film “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
20 ml DISARONNO
45 ml bourbon infused with almond and dry fruits flavored tea
15 ml camomile
20 ml lime
3,75 ml honey
Before tasting the cocktail, sip some almond flavored tea to prepare for the unique aroma of the cocktail.
Cocktail created by Flavio Angiolillo of “1930”
Thank you for sharing this story. It's really cute, actually. :)http://www.spectrenoir.com
And the photos match the 30s theme perfectly.
Wow! I've just read about it on The Style Pusher:
What an amazing place!
INTERESSANT ET VRAIMENT JOLI ! :)
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Great pictures black&white
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Cool photos, something different..
This pictures are beautiful! By the way I'm still in love with your bag!
I really like the special effects of the photos.
Magical. As always, your photos captivate me! Thank you for your inspiration every day. <3
How absolutely fabulous an experience to be had. You must share the name of the restaurant where you had dinner. I will be touring Italy this summer and Milan is one of my must see cities. Shari
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That's a nice experience, but you both don't think it's a little bit dangerous to go to a private bar?
Anyway, thanks for sharing the story. Let me know the Disaronno liqueur and try a cup of tea before enjoy your cocktail!
I love the pictures! xx
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This location is amazing! It is full of charm and atmosphere!
I love your makeup and your hairstyle.
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This is so cool! :)http://www.mikkelweiss.com
I am a big fan of James pictures!
WOW! That sounds very exciting! ;)
Most amazing post of a lifstyle experience so far! Love your passion about it.
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I'm usually a big fan of yours but this time I find it a little hard and unpleasant to read these superficial bragging about your love to luxury. I mean why did you think we should know about this experience from marketing point of view? What did it do to your blog? It's not like we can have this experience too and you just recommending this place!
Anyone else reminded of "Midnight in Paris" movie? These photos do have a mysterious vibe to them, especially the one where you look into the mirror. The secret bar is a very nice idea, but does that mean that they choose who goes there?http://daspirer.blogspot.com
Lovelly photos and curious experience! May we change places?? ehehhehttp://walktoclick.wordpress.com
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Great collaboration... still very you :)
This must have been a wonderful experience! It is so mysterious and I love the photography.
Waw Kristina you always surprise me with the most original ideas!! Love it!!
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Such beautiful pictures and seems like an amazing bar! :)
Quelle expérience extraordinaire! Ca valait la peine de dire oui et de faire une petite entorse à ta résolution de 2014 pour vivre ce genre d'aventure!
As an Italian lady, I love myself a glass of Disaronno from time to time.
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Great black and white pics! :)
Wauw that's an amazing experience! Sounds like a movie! amazing!!!
The pictures are amazing, so 30's. And your hair look so great !http://scarves.comtesse-sofia.fr/
What a great experience! Beautiful post!http://www.lechicchedipaola.it/
You look different in this pictures. Anyway, story is cool, I like the mystery and I think its pretty cool they idea of that place.
wow, gorgeous pictures.
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Like you, I also love discovering hidden gems in big cities. James took some amazing photos! They capture the mysterious atmosphere of the bar perfectly. Somehow you manage to look more and more gorgeous with every shoot <3 The shiny material of your skirt really adds an edge to your classic outfit.
Thanks for sharing your adventures!
OMG! Lovely pics!!!!!!!
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Wow that sounds so mystical. Like I'm in a movie or something like that:D. Here in Munich there is also a Club like this. You get a code and only with this code you can enter this club. It's also hidden like this bar in Milan.
I love your black and white pics.
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How cool! And these pictures are so gorgeous!
Lovely photos. Wish I could drink alcohol again. Haha
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Such a cool experience ! Woaw I wish I knew where it was ^^ The pictures are great !
love this post!!
It sounds like it's taken out of a fairy tale, wow, nice to know these kind of places actually exist!
Your pictures look amazing.
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There is something so romantic about black and white shots... you look stunning.x
very cool photos
I love the pictures they are amazing! Loving the black and white!
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Cool photos!! What a swanky place. Looks like they know what they're doing. I love the classiness of the whole place. A great hangout!
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You are perfect!
Wow this place sounds a lot like Narnia hahaha Would love to experience it!
Great inspiration, good story, miracle places and - of course - beautiful pictures...
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Love these pictures and of course your outfit:) <3
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So intriguing ! Seems like an amazing placehttp://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.fr/
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Love those black and white photos, they are very nice and you look so goodhttp://www.itsaboutla.fr/
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I love the effects , lovely shots !
You look phenomenal and thank you for sharing your wonderful time with us.
love your blog, keep it up <3
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Wow, I love the vibe of these photos! You look so beautiful! <3
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J'adore ces photos en noir et blanc!
wow, as they say you were in the right place at the right time :) what an experience, feeling privileged to see this bar first and making a beautiful presentation on your blog must be giving you extra adventure vibe as well! the photos are gorgeous in monochrome hues :) have a lovely week! <3 xoxo
Oh I just love these photographs, secret bars are such a romantic idea!
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Amazing photos! I love that they are in black &white :)http://pialunja.blogspot.com
A secret little place, perfectly capture in these black and white prints! I absolutely love hearing about your lifestyle experiences, and every place seems like such a dream, and always somehow end up on my to-go list. So glad you had a great time!http://www.mlmues.wordpress.com
These photos are STUNNING. Such a lovely feel. You are beautiful.
I always love black and white pictures. They always add an air of mystery to pictures. I love these.
Nice pictures! The fact that it's in black and white makes it even more beautiful!
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