The Tearose World: when a shopping experience becomes emotion

Tearose Boutique Milan

Tearose is a boutique that la Corte Fiorita rates as truly unmissable when you come to Milan and take a stroll in the heart of the Fashion District. By delving into the Tearose world just for a while you will be enthralled by dazzling glass vases awash with seasonal flowers, exclusive scented candles, elegant tableware, chic fashion accessories and clothing sourced from the finest designers all over the world.

Tearose Boutique Milan

At Tearose everything is glamorous and tastefully chosen, here living a shopping experience becomes emotion. Alessandra Rovati Vitali, interior and set decorator, is the founder of Tearose. She is a chartered event planner as well as a style and trend trailblazer.

Tree made of crystallised gorgonias

Today Tearose is one of the leading and most beloved flower boutiques in the city. On the occasion of the annual Salone del Mobile furniture fair, from Tuesday 17th to Sunday 22nd April, 2018, the designer Natasha Baradaran will preview her furniture collection, totally handmade in Los Angeles and consisting of  elegant accessories, upholstery and lighting. Part of her artwork draw inspiration from Italian style. One more reason to discover Tearose in these bustling days. See you soon!

 

Carnet d’Adresse

 

Tearose logo

Piazzetta Croce Rossa

20121 Milano

Tel. +39 02 86998767

www.tearose.it

Creative Tutorial: Eggs and Flowers for Easter table setting

Composizione floreale Pasqua

Easter is around the corner, so let us unbridle our creativity, while preparing the tablescape on this special occasion. Besides textiles, tableware and obviously food, a floral touch can not miss. Food surely plays a leading role, but, however, decoration is worth. For this reason the creative tutorial offers a centerpiece with spring flowers of fluffy and soothing hues that you can arrange quickly and, moreover, at the end it may be very much appreciated by your guests. Are you ready? Shears at your fingertips and let us start.

Here is everything you need:

🌸 1 and a half floral foam

🌸 moss

 🌸 metallic pins to grasp moss

 🌸 2 dusty pink-hued anemones and

3 fuchsia anemones with ruffled petals

🌸 1 branch of cherry blossom pink wax flowers

 🌸 2 branches of blush pink broom

🌸 some branches of varied pittosporo, twisted hazel,

arrowwood and strawberry tree

🌸 6 handpainted eggs on a wooden stick

🌸 2 bunnies

🌸 50cm green cotton ribbon

🌸 a glass cake stand to place the floral arrangement.

 

As first step you have to dip the foam in the water and shape a cube by rounding its edges. Subsequently, you have to cover every side of the cube with the moss by helping yourself with metallic pins. Later insert branches of arrowwood, varied pittosporo and strawberry tree. Depending on your taste, you can create at the bottom a game of twisted hazel branches, as if you want to reproduce a bird’s nest. Last but not least place flowers according to a graceful movement of shape and color. Every element should be as spontaneous as possible. Embellish with a green cotton ribbon and two smart bunnies. The most beautiful floral arrangements and, above all, the ones that surprise more do not follow rules but the emotions of their creator. Happy Easter and see you soon!

 

P.S.

Before saying goodbye, have you any doubt about how to setup your Easter table? Here are some pictures La Corte Fiorita selected for you from Pinterest to get inspired.

 

Easter Table Setting

 

 

Spring in one colour: pink cherry blossom

 

Cherry Blossom

But Japanese nature, with its daintiness, is another thing.

           Banana Yoshimoto

Spring has started for eight days and everyone is happy to welcome this season with a milder climate and brighter days. In Japan, a country rich in millennial traditions, spring is celebrated as a token of rebirth of nature and all beings. This period is usually associated with the hanami.

Hanami literally means “cherry blossom viewing”, but in practice it gathers for just a couple of days (thus also depends on the geographical location) a lot of Japanese as well as international visitors to sit, admire and chat under the cherry blossom trees.

Streets, river banks and gardens near shrines are veiled in a cloak of pink when cherry flowers (sakura) are in full bloom. The landscape is painted with pink-hued buds and their delicate, dainty petals are very aesthetically-appealing to see. Apart from the attractiveness that cherry blossom season exudes for its scenic beauty it also influences art, fashion and lifestyle.

A Japanese street artist recently painted a new mural depicting four beautiful Japanese women wearing traditional kimonos with seasonal flora patterns including cherry blossoms. It is entitled Four Seasons and it is part of the project Emotional Bridge in his hometown.

Emotional Bridge

(Photo Credits: https://streetartnews.net)

Cherry blossoms and their shades of dusty and powder pink are often used in interior design. Soft branches with silky petals can decorate the walls of a room, collectible porcelain can embellish the table for the ritual of Afternoon Tea and other home accessories can give a touch of blissful charm to your home.

 

Let’s get a glimpse of some pictures with this shade of sophisticated pink that La Corte Fiorita selected for you and inspiration will be on your doorstep.   Last but not least, the tourism sector has been also enthralled by this magical natural wonder. In fact a lot of tour operators are offering jaw-droppingly breathtaking cherry blossom trips to Japan. Hurry up to book your flight and see you soon!

 

Luxury Tour in Japan

(Photo Credits: www.jacadatravel.com)

Fridamania: everyone mad about Frida’s style

Frida Kahlo Addiction

Who has not heard from Frida Kahlo yet? Nowadays I believe nobody but a very small handful of people living in the middle of nowhere without magazines, tv or technological devices. Undoubtedly, Frida Kahlo was the greatest and most talented Mexican painter of the early twentieth century.

As far as her popularity in Italy is concerned, in recent months a real Fridamania has taken Milan by storm. From February 1st, 2018 to June 3rd, 2018 the city is staging at the Museum of Cultures (MUDEC) Frida: Beyond the Myth, the most important European exhibition ever dedicated to this intriguing artist with a particularly multifaceted identity. More than one hundred works are on display, including oil paintings, self-portraits, drawings as well as pictures and archival materials coming from the two largest collections of Frida Kahlo in the world (the Museo Dolores Olmedo of Mexico City and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection).

Frida Kahlo’s exhibition at Mudec

Oftentimes Frida Kahlo was more judged for her private life, rather than for her artwork. For this reason the aim of this new tribute is to offer an exceptional perspective on her Frida’s challenging personality and unveil more in-depth her belief, her vision of politics, sexual freedom, maternity and feminism. The success of the exhibition has been unbelievable and now it is undeniable that Frida is a world pop icon.

Her life inspired in 2002 the biopic Frida with the Mexican actress Salma Hayek. Her face, her unique, long, dark unibrows, her red lips and her flowers hairband have been featured practically everywhere, from cushions to wallpapers, to emojis and dolls.

Frida Kahlo Accessories

Fridamania

Frida’s signature style has also influenced fashion and interior design. A lot of magazines regularly publish articles depicting homes of stunned beauty with bright colors, e.g. red and blue, typical of Mexican tradition, floral embroidery, tropical patterns, prints with pet monkeys and hummingbirds, exotic motifs, pottery, painted majolica and bamboo or rattan baskets.

Mexican style

Mexican Home Interiors

These features defined Frida’s home philosophy she adopted in her house, the Casa Azul in Coyoacán, now a museum and pilgrimage site. If you want to be on trend and exude a bit of Frida’s vibe at home, unbridle your creativity and do not be afraid to dare.

Last but not least always believe in the power of interior design and never forget that your home is a reflection of your soul. Frida Kahlo already learned it very well a lot of years ago. See you soon!

 

In Modena for Petra. A unique showcase for outdoor furniture

Petra Fair Modena

Now at its 20th edition, Petra is one of the most representative fairs dedicated to the landscape and high-quality antique art for outdoor spaces.

Petra Modena February 2018

It is really awe-inspiring for savvy collectors, memorabilia hunters as well as architects and designers who can scour for one-of-a-kind solutions and receive original tips for creating prestigious environments. Exhibitors present hundreds of exclusive items, ranging from antique garden planters to wooden benches, from wrought-iron gates to glass jars, from brilliant fabrics to cast-iron chairs.

Petra Modena February 2018

Petra Modena February 2018

Petra Modena February 2018

Petra Modena February 2018

Petra Modena February 2018

Taking a spin among exhibitors’ stands you can easily realize why Petra is different from other traditional fairs. Here every stand perfectly recreates a living space, to which exhibitors give a heart as well as a soul with their signature style. Petra is really a “trunk of collectables” where you can always find something authentic which surely goes beyond the banal. See you soon!

Petra Modena February 2018

The new Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection at Christmasworld

Christmasworld 2018

January is usually the month of international trade fairs concerning home design and seasonal decorations.  Among those ones scattered  across Europe, this time it is worth focusing more in-depth on Christmasworld, which took place in Frankfurt am Main from 26 to 30th January, 2018.

It is the world’s largest new trends inspirational platform for the international decoration sector. Here everything commercial buyers (e.g. wholesalers, retailers, interior decorators and visual artists) need is at their fingertips, because a limitless number of exhibitors from different countries present their latest products collection. Goodwill, a Belgian brand La Corte Fiorita has been having a deep passion for, was there, too.

World renowned for its wide range of accessories for Christmas and other festivities, Goodwill introduced new top themes for 2018. Flower Ballerina, The Great Gatsby, Frog Prince, Golden Lace, Coral Reef and Silver are just some of the highlights. Getting access to its stand every visitor could dip into a world of enchanting decoration among artificial Christmas trees and flowers, ribbons, dolls and figurines, wreaths and garlands, dazzling tassels and mercury glass ornaments.

The constant innovative design, the sophisticated elegance as well as the attention to every detail of its products made Goodwill a top-notch company for more than thirty years till now. La Corte Fiorita sure that its success will last for a very long time and its manufacturing team will strive to do better and better. Enjoy some pictures of Goodwill stand at Christmasworld and see you soon!

 

            Flower Ballerina

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Top theme Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

     The Great Gatsby

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

                                             

            Frog Prince

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

 

           Golden Lace

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

         

           Coral Reef 

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

 

            Silver

Goodwill Christmas 2018 Collection

(Photo Credit: A very special thanks to Giulia Del Mazza)

Ease into 2018 with a brushstroke of Ultra Violet. The color of the year

Ultra Violet

Last December The Pantone Color Institute announced the color of the year 2018, a color which will inspire and influence every creative sector around the world, from fashion to lifestyle, from design to art.

It is Ultra Violet (hue number 18-3838), defined by the executive director Leatrice Eiseman “a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade”.

It will not just be a color but something more. Admittedly, a way of life. Purple is a characterful hue associated with courage, spirituality and royalty. Violet can be paired with classic furnishings and neutral hues such as milk, ivory, light grey and sand.

Ultra Violet

Hints of Ultra Violet can be on pillows, throws, lampshades as well as chairs, coffee-tables and sofas.

Ultra Violet

It can also be used as a perfect backdrop to enliven a wall and not overpower it.

Ultra Violet

In celebration of this, La Corte Fiorita is thrilled about taking a closer look at this vibrant and perky hue to show how to not only incorporate it into our homes but also insert it into floral  arrangements. Have a look and see you soon!

Ultra Violet     Floral design for table setting.

Ultra Violet

Bridal bouquets comprised of: lavender, anemones,

freesias, lilac, delphiniums, mini callas,

roses and sweet peas.

(Images: Pinterest)

Blog restyling of La Corte Fiorita

La Corte Fiorita Blog

 

 

I had been thinking of kick-starting the blog La Corte Fiorita with a complete restyling for a very long time but it never seemed to be the right moment. Every month I postponed because I was really scared to death to leap in the dark. A new template, a new layout and multilingual contents were for me a great deal of effort. Anyway, after a full-immersion job I am really eager to get started. I know that a couple of tweaks will still be required but I strive to do my best.

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