My good college friend who now lives in Stuttgart, Germany, has also started a fabulous travel blog called Spice of Life.
Please check it out and check him out too...he is an incredibly intelligent and stylish individual with flawless taste in all he does.
His recommendations are better than any boutique travel book out there.
For more fabulous haunts, I'll be traveling to Milan this weekend and I'll be back with some more surprising delights from a city that people often pass over...I love the 'happy hour' scene in Milan and the shopping cannot be beat. The canal area ( zona naviglia ) although the place to hang out in the warmer months, has a unique charm in the colder months and many great restaurants to indulge in. Check back next week and find out what I discovered.