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Sunset at La Lodola, photo by N

Sunset at La Lodola, photo by N

Warm welcome, refinement, relax and beauty of Tuscany countryside, its colors, scents and flavors are the alchemies featuring in my stay at La Lodola, suggestive 18th century villa placed in Foiano della Chiana, hosting a guest house made of five rooms, joining suggestions from past and comforts of present, emphasized by the catchy décor of interiors. The smashing place includes also the “Osteria”, restaurant where the master chef Carlo Porcu expresses and successfully makes concrete his genius I was pleased to appreciate during my Epicurean interludes including the breadsticks, a pastry made of potatoes and truffles, the ricotta served with a basil sausage and the best chocolate cake I ever have eaten in my life – which is soft, but at the same time structured and filled with the dark chocolate  ganache, a sublime experience – and many other delicious dishes. A place to go and where to come back for enjoy the caressing atmosphere of Tuscany countryside.

RAFFINATEZZA, RELAX & EPICUREISMO IN VAL DI CHIANA A LA LODOLA

Sunset at La Lodola, photo by N

Sunset at La Lodola, photo by N

Calda accoglienza, raffinatezza, relax e la bellezza della campagna Toscana, i suoi colori, profumi e sapori sono le alchimie protagoniste nella mia permanenza a La Lodola, suggestiva villa del 18° secolo Foiano della Chiana che ospita una guest house composta da cinque camere che uniscono le suggestioni del passato ai comfort del presente, enfatizzate dall’ accattivante decoro degli interni. Il formidabile luogo include anche l’ “Osteria”, ristorante in cui il master chef Carlo Porcu esprime e felicemente concretizza il suo estro che ho molto apprezzato durante i miei interludi epicurei comprensivi di grissini, un tortino di patate profumato al tartufo, la ricotta servita su salsa al basilico, il miglior tortino al cioccolato che abbia mai mangiato nella mia vita – morbido, ma strutturato e con la ganache di cioccolato fondente al suo interno, un’ esperienza sublime – e tante altre delizie. Un luogo da visitare e in cui tornare per apprezzare la carezzevole atmosfera della campagna toscana.

Me, myself and I at La Lodola, photo by N

Me, myself and I at La Lodola, photo by N

 

La Lodola, photo by N

La Lodola, photo by N

 

La Lodola, photo by N

La Lodola, photo by N

 

 

La Lodola, photo by N

La Lodola, photo by N

 

La Lodola

La Lodola

 

La Lodola

La Lodola

 

La Lodola

La Lodola

 

La Lodola

La Lodola

 

The room of secrets featuring Carlo Porcu at work, photo by N

The room of secrets featuring Carlo Porcu at work, photo by N

 

A soul kitchen moment, photo by N

A soul kitchen moment, photo by N

 

A soul kitchen moment, photo by N

A soul kitchen moment, photo by N

 

 

Epicureanism made in Tuscany, photo by N

Epicureanism made in Tuscany, photo by N

 

Carlo Porcu and the delicious breadsticks he makes, photo by N

Carlo Porcu and the delicious breadsticks he makes, photo by N

 

The delicious dished by Carlo Porcu, photo by N

The delicious dishes by Carlo Porcu, photo by N

 

The delicious dished by Carlo Porcu, photo by N

The delicious dished by Carlo Porcu, photo by N

Me, myself and I in the soul kitchen, photo by N

Me, myself and I in the soul kitchen, photo by N

 

 

 

www.lalodola.com  

The golden age of Russian avant-garde", by Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke

The golden age of Russian avant-garde”, by Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke

The genius of Peter Greenaway strikes back and comes to Moscow at the Manege Museum where it recently opened “The golden age of Russian Avant-Garde”, multimedia exhibition which will run through 18th May 2014. This multimedia installation, created by Peter Greenaway and – his wife – Saskia Boddeke which has supported by British Council  – is one of the main projects of the Uk-Russia Year of Culture 2014 –, will display the most important works of the Russian avant-guarde of the 20th century (over 400 artworks from the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Schusev Architectural Museum, the Bakhrushin TMuseum and provate collections) as well as “Black square” by Kazimir Malevic, which  is used as basis and central metaphor of exhibition. A not to be missed happening to enjoy the art and the work of a legendary artist.

“THE GOLDEN AGE OF RUSSIAN AVANT-GARDE” DI PETER GREENAWAY AL MUSEO MANEGE DI MOSCA

Il genio di Peter Greenaway colpisce ancora e giunge a Mosca presso il ManegeMuseum in cui è stata recentemente inaugurata “The golden age of Russian Avant-Garde”, esposizione multimediale che proseguirà fino al 18maggio 2014. Questa installazione multimediale, creata da Peter Greenaway e – sua moglie – Saskia Boddeke con il sostegno del British Council -, uno dei principali progetti dell’ anno Anglo-russo della Cultura 2014 -, esporrà le più importanti opere dell’ avanguardia russa del 20° secolo( più di 400 opere provenienti dal Museo Russo, la Galleria Tretyakov, il Museo di Architettura Schusev, Il Museo Bakhrushin e collezioni private) come anche “Black square” di Kazimir Malevic, usato come base e metafora centrale della mostra. Un evento imperdibile per apprezzare l’ arte e l’ opera di un artista leggendario.

Kazimir Malevic, Black Square

Kazimir Malevic, Black Square

 

http://ukrussia2014.ru

 

Everly

Everly

It features in Kickstarter, virtual platform to raise funds and make concrete independent ideas, Everly, brand of haute couture inspired bridal gowns, created in New York by Coco Ochwada. High-end materials as silk and lace, floral patterns and decorations, a fine Italian hand-craft, timeless volumes and lines are the main feature of this catchy bridal collection which needs and deserves all of your kind support, dear FBFers. Thus let’s join with me and give your modest contribution to support an independent project joining fashion and poetry!

SOSTENIAMO LA COLLEZIONE DI ABITI DA SPOSA DI EVERLY SU KICKSTARTER!

Everly

Everly

É protagonista di Kickstarter, piattaforma virtuale per raccogliere fondi e concretizzare idee indipendenti, Everly, brand di abiti da sposa che si ispira all’ alta moda, creato a New York da Coco Ochwada. Materiali di alta qualità quali seta e pizzo, motivi e decorazioni floreali, una raffinata manifattura italiana, volumi e linee senza tempo sono i principali protagonisti di questa accattivante collezione di abiti da sposa che richiede e merita tutto il vostro gentile sostegno, cari FBFers. Pertanto unitevi a me e date il vostro modesto contributo per sostenere un progetto indipendente che unisce moda e poesia!

 

Everly

Everly

 

 

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/675449209/everly-creations-modern-dresses-for-a-modern-bride

France de Griessen wearing the t-shirt she made by teaming with Naco Paris

France de Griessen wearing the t-shirt she made by teaming with Naco Paris

Art and fashion shines in the capsule collection of t-shirts made by two friends, vibrant creatives. visual artist, author and song-writer France De Griessen  along with the brilliant fashion designer Naco Paris (considered as the Robin Hood of fashion, denouncing the consumption daze promoted by the luxury industry). The t-shirts, available in three different colors – black, white and grey -, feature the enchanting drawings by France that are also in “Saint Sebastien”, the new smashing album she made, joining indie-rock, romantic punk, blues and folk suggestions.

ARTE & MODA: LE T-SHIRT DI FRANCE DE GRIESSEN & NACO PARIS

France de Griessen wearing the t-shirt she made by teaming with Naco Paris

France de Griessen wearing the t-shirt she made by teaming with Naco Paris

Arte e moda splendono nella collezione capsule di t-shirt realizzate da due amici, vibranti creativi: l’ artista, scrittrice e cantautrice France De Griessen e il brillante fashion designer Naco Paris (considerato il Robin Hood della moda, in quanto denuncia l’ ottundimento consumistico perpetrato dall’ industria del lusso). Le t-shirt, disponibili in tre diversi colori – nero, bianco e grigio -, hanno quali protagonisti gli incantevoli disegni di France che si trovano anche in “Saint Sebastien”, il suo nuovo formidabile album che unisce suggestioni indie-rock, punk romantiche e folk.

France De Griessen - Naco Paris

France De Griessen – Naco Paris

 

France de Griessen

France de Griessen

 

 

Naco Paris

Naco Paris

 

Naco Paris Spring/Summer 2014

Naco Paris Spring/Summer 2014

 

Naco Paris Spring/Summer 2014

Naco Paris Spring/Summer 2014

 

san sebastien

 

 

France De Griessen and me, photo by François "Shanka" Maigret

France De Griessen and me, photo by François “Shanka” Maigret

 

 

 

www.naco-paris.com

http://francedegriessen.com

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

I visited Arte e Preziosi, renowned antique store in Pienza, owned by the brilliant Beatrice Caratelli where are available the creations by Anna Porcu, smashing jewelry designer who renewed and made contemporary the concept of cameo. Anna made two different collections, including necklaces, cuffs and earrings, unique pieces made of antique cameos, like the Wedgwood ones along with another series which is hand-made, featuring animals and natural patterns, successfully making concrete the excellence of craftsmanship and a refined, timeless elegance.

OLTRE IL CAMEO: I GIOIELLI DI ANNA PORCU DA ARTE & PREZIOSI

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Ho visitato Arte e Preziosi, rinomato negozio di antiquariato a Pienza, di proprietà della brillante Beatrice Caratelli che ospita le creazioni di Anna Porcu, formidabile designer di gioielli che ha rinnovato e reso contemporaneo il concetto del cameo. Anna ha realizzato due diverse collezioni che includono collane, bracciali e orecchini, pezzi unici realizzato con cammei di antiquariato, come i cammei Wedgwood unitamente a una serie di gioielli realizzata a mano di cui sono protagonisti animali e motivi naturalistici che felicemente concretizza l’ eccellenza artigianale e una raffinata eleganza senza tempo.

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, the jewels she made and me, photo by N

Anna Porcu, the jewels she made and me, photo by N

 

 

www.arteepreziosi.it

www.annaporcu.com