Bar Luce, Milan, Italy

“While I do think it would make a pretty good movie set, I think it would be an even better place to write a movie. I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in.”
Wes Anderson


Around this time last year, I read this article in Vogue about a new cafe in Milan, designed by artistic genius Wes Anderson and housed in the gorgeous Fondazione Prada.

If you don’t remember Wes, a list of his quirky yet visually stunning movies may jog your memory: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Unlimited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.


I kept the cafe, Bar Luce, on my Pinterest board and patiently waited for my next trip to Milan. Well, my friends, I finally made my way to Bar Luce did NOT disappoint.

It’s a pastel wonderland, and really would be a dream place to write a movie.


We arrived in Milan on Saturday afternoon, went to Bar Luce on Sunday morning, and proceeded to have several rounds of coffee there every single morning we could until we left. We passed probably 30 other coffee spots on the walk there, but when Wes Anderson pastels call, you answer!


Plus, they make a mean latte, one that rivals my beloved Gucci Museum cafe in Florence (which is a huge statement!).

My favorite part was probably the pink vintage ice cream cart…


Or maybe it was the pink cake slices…


Oh, maybe the pink jukebox…


Ok, obviously a trend there! And even the bathrooms were gorgeous.


Do you think they’d notice if I hid out down there until they close and had my own Wes wonderland every night? BRB tryin’ it.


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