Paris

A walk around MARIE DAÂGE’s Parisian atelier! The Luxembourg Gardens, in French Jardin du Luxembourg, is a breathtaking public garden, among the largest in Paris. First inaugurated in 1612 by Maria de’ Medici, the park is a lovely ideal place for those who want to spend a few relaxing hours outdoor. Besides the rich vegetation, the garden is also …

Marie Daâge

Imagine walking into a gorgeous Parisian Atelier in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods, next to the Gardens of Luxembourg, and getting captured by a multitude of colours and shapes of the finest hand-painted porcelain dinnerware. For a “table setting” freak like me it was the most exciting experience, better than shopping in a haute-couture …

Bologna

PAOLO CASTELLI’s story is a wonderful one,and it originated in an extraordinary territory and among the streets of BOLOGNA. The history, the aesthetic taste, the intellectual excitement and the dedication to create beautiful things characterize Bologna and its province, and the company of Paolo Castelli is a perfect example of how a territory can give …

Paolo Castelli

Discovering PAOLO CASTELLI, for those who do not know the brand yet, is a must, since it’s truly an example of Italian excellence that is being appreciated worldwide. PAOLO CASTELLI was born from hard work, talent and passion passed on through family generations and has become one of our Italian realities that is preserving the …

La Casa del Rum

Meeting FRANCESCO RUFINI, independent selector and bottler, to talk about RUM was such an interesting and exciting experience that I had to write about it. His story, and his quest to excellence, made me fall in love with his job even before tasting the fantastic RUM blends he created. The story begins in 2006, in a bar on the beach …

Giobagnara

It was back in 1939 that the Bagnara family started producing accessories for the home, a three-generation passionate story that brought Giorgio Bagnara to his calling at a very early age. In the late Nineties, after noticing that leather from the fashion industry was not considered enough as material for home accessories, Giorgio founded …

Portofino

PORTOFINO is one of the symbolic places of Liguria, with its colourful houses overlooking the sea, synonymous with elegance and grace. The small village can be reached by car or also by boat that leaves frequently from Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure, or from Camogli and Genoa, and can be easily visited on foot. The village of …

Baccarat

One evening, I was observing the beauty of a BACCARAT glass that was handed to me. The way it reflected the light, like a diamond, and the extraordinary design. It was so light, and I remember feeling the rare sense of pleasure I get in front of a unique, elegant, tasteful object, created with impeccable craftsmanship. It was not until …

Casadei Family

A Family, a Lifestyle. FAMIGLIA CASADEI is above all the story of a family that strongly chose a healthy entrepreneurship approach, following a patented BIOINTEGRALE decalogue of important values based on respect for nature, their own land and traditions. Stefano and Anna Casadei work passionately and far-sighted with …