Thursday, March 1, 2012

La Vie en Rose

Feeling inspired? Be sure to check out the Parisian-themed post over at Girly Obsessions. Our friends there are showcasing the Petite Patisserie plates and a delicious macaron recipe! Girly Obsessions is a wonderful blog about all things pretty, cute, and fabulous - what's not to love?

Last month I had the immense pleasure of exhibiting at the Maison Objet Show in Paris, France. It is one of the most influential design shows in the world and designers exhibit their wares by invitation only. Being invited to the show was an incredible honor and compliment to the Rosanna brand.

We had a fantastic booth set up in a French style showing off all our new Spring and Summer lines.

One of the best parts of the show was getting to meet people from all over the world who really understood the Rosanna mission and philosophy of tradition, love, and connecting with others. Some of the customers we spoke to were from places such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Austria, and Portugal, to name a few. It was wonderful to hear about our products are being sold in such culturally diverse places. I am fluent in French, too, so being able to communicate with France's people directly was a treat.

Of course being in Paris in and of itself is always amazing. I have a handful of shops and cafes that I go to every time I visit. There's a bakery called Poilane that has the most incredible bread - it's all whole grain, hand-made, real artisan-crafted bread with no additives. I love the concept of eating soulful, healthy food wherever I am. I also spent a whole day in the Paris flea markets taking in the culture and being inspired by all the lovely items the merchants were selling. I took back suitcases full of treasures!

As luck would have it, we were there the week before Paris' Fashion Week, and got to peek at the trends to come. For most of the time we were there, Prada had paper covering the display windows so no one could see in. On the last day, they tore down the paper to reveal a beautiful display full of bright, colorful tones and lots of pastels. Spring had certainly sprung at Prada!

I'm always overflowing with creativity after a visit to France and the City of Lights. Everywhere you go there are beautiful pieces of inspiration: the food, history, ambiance, and fashion of Paris are unparalleled.

J'Adore Paris!

With love,

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