Last year was a truly momentous year, what with changes of government, the passing of key figures whose inventions changed our lives, environmental catastrophes and a formidable Mayan prophecy hanging over our heads.
Here in Italy, 2011 was not just a year of political upheaval and global economic crisis, we also spent 365 days packed full of challenges, exciting experiences, targets fulfilled and unexpected surprises.
And even though we don't know what lies in store for us, we'll still be embracing the new year with the same enthusiasm as ever and perhaps plying the days with a pinch of feel-good factor might make the experience just that little bit easier. Just as it's vital to be fully aware of the severity of events unfolding around us, it is equally important that we don't forget how to take pleasure in the little things: a glance, a smile, a song, a treat…
Michelle Hunziker must have been thinking along these very lines when she spent an afternoon shopping in our Milan Boutique.