Michela Susanna Maier

Milan

Spotter since 2016

My spots (21)

Tenoha Milano – Looks like Nippon, feels like Japan

"Tenoha Milano" has Nippon minimalism. No fluffy puff, no chichi, no HelloKitty. This place oozes craftsmanship, period. You'll wanna come back asap.

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Art & culture
bars
Bars
restaurants
Restaurants
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Shopping

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Orsonero – For coffee connoisseurs

"Orsonero" is a new coffee shop in Milan. It's different, new, fresh -- also when it comes to interior design, but the quality coffee is central here...

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Enoteca Vino – Hidden refuge for wine wanderers

"Enoteca Vino" in Milan is a relaxed bar that encapsulates everything you need to enjoy a fine Italian glass of natural/biodynamic wine, incl. great food.

bars
Bars
music
Music
snacks
Snacks

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Meet2biz – Fashion & design with an attitude

"Meet2biz" is a concept store in Milan full of authentic, special, up-quality and unconventional items. I immediately felt embraced by it heart and soul...

shopping
Shopping

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Mario's Barber Shop – Moustache or full beard?

"Mario's Barber Shop" in Milan epitomises the traditional barber shop look 'n feel. The idea is simple: a salon for gentlemen. My boyfriend looks amazing!

relaxing
Relaxing
shopping
Shopping

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Michela

Susanna Maier

C + R Head Spa – Hairy dreams

"C + R Head Spa" in Milan is a hairdresser that proves my theory that the shop's interior design is indicative of the quality of its services!

relaxing
Relaxing
shopping
Shopping

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Don Pietro – Pietro's little wine universe

"Don Pietro" Milan is one of the many wine places in the Porta Genova area. This spot I feel stands out, as it offers an intimate atmosphere...

bars
Bars
snacks
Snacks

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Michela

Susanna Maier

Stravagario Bistrot – Way more than a simple bistro

"Stravagario Bistrot" - a hidden Milan gem, one of my most interesting discoveries. The menu: 21st century Italian classics. The atmosphere? Unpretentious.

restaurants
Restaurants

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Michela

Susanna Maier

About me

About me
Hey, I am Michela Susanna. Originally from up North I've lived and worked in Milan for quite a bit of time. As a designer and urbanist I love wondering while wandering, spotting new places and things and immersing myself into the urban hustle and bustle. That's my lifeblood, that's how I tick and where I get my inspiration from.

Being an urban 'nerd' from head to toe I have been very lucky to call some really cool and very diverse cities my home, such as Brussels, Helsinki, London, Berlin and Hamburg. Add in some project work in Stockholm, the US and Amsterdam and the picture is pretty complete.

When not walking around cities I am frequently found jogging, listening to jazz and electronic music, reading books, photographing or enjoying myself in the theatre, the opera or the movies. In case I am not skiing, hiking or baking sweet stuff.

Why Milan?
Milan and I had a bit of a bumpy start together since Milan is not really a pretty or green city. Milan is a bit like a diva, wants to be discovered, asks for your time, attention and curiosity. That's why at the end of the day Milan is a city just made for me, uncovering so many hidden gems when you get off the beaten track and immerse yourself into 'la vita Milanese'.

Apart from that, there is a lot happening design-wise, not really bad conditions for a designer. It was love at second sight. And at first sip, since Italy is the only place to get a really good cappuccino or coffee.

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