December 31, 2015

Piatto Milano Blue and Rococo Milano Blu Ceramic Tableware



Who: Italian retailer Artemest brings you these handprinted plates from Italian artisan Paravicini, prices range from 180-220 euros.
What: Ceramic dinner plates and soup bowls with hand painted chinoiserie designs
Where:  Perfect for your country house.  A few years ago I was working on a summer house in Southampton and this collection would have been perfect for their breakfast room which was located off the most beautiful glass conservatory.
When: Your more formal breakfast engagements ... flute of Mimosa required!
Why: Even in the most contemporary of times, having pieces that reference classical designs are a good way to round off your table settings....and hand painted, providing a truly unique collection?  Che Bello!

Image courtesy of Artemest.com

December 29, 2015

Le Bain Soaps



Who: Hermes
What: An assortment of three small hand soaps, retail price of $63
Where: Perfect in your guest powder room or guest bedroom as a thoughtful finishing touch
When: When shouldn't you???
Why: With the ability to choose your fragrance, having the wonderful scents of Hermes literally at your fingertips makes for the perfect hostess gift .... or your own simple indulgence!


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