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Be Swept Away by the Romance of Italy

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Friday was an incredibly special day for Eat Sleep Live as it saw our founder Mark, marry his stunning bride, Leah, in Italy.  One of our team and honoured guests was Helen.  "It was a hot day as we climbed the many flights of stairs up to the castle and the gentle breeze of the lake was most welcome.  Leah looked elegant and glowing as she walked down the aisle, Mark said later that she had taken his breath away.  The service was very moving and you couldn't help but shed a tear. Mark and Leah Wedding After the photographs, we headed for our favours which were delicious ice creams from the local gelato before indulging in a couple of Proseccos on the terrace where we could enjoy the gorgeous view.  The reception was a small journey away, we expected a coach ride but instead were surprised by a boat trip instead.  The whole day was purely magical and you couldn't help but be swept away in the atmosphere as well as the romance of Italy." Mark and Leah Wedding Mark and Leah WeddingMark and Leah married in one of the most romantic countries in the world, so we couldn't help but celebrate this incredible place.  We have found a wonderful collection of home accessories that will add a touch of amore.  If you have ever been to Italy, you will know that the architecture is just simply, breathtaking.  This architecture is the inspiration for this extraordinary stack of Florentine Renaissance plates, it is a masterpiece. [caption id="attachment_5582" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Signoria Palace Stacking Plates and Bowl, Present Indicative £125.00 Signoria Palace Stacking Plates and Bowl, Present Indicative £125.00[/caption] Bringing the Italian streets and canals alive is the wonderful set of sophisticated prints, which would be the perfect art to bring a taste of Italy to your home. [caption id="attachment_5579" align="aligncenter" width="563"]The Italian Collection By Alan Blaustein, Houseology £184.00 The Italian Collection By Alan Blaustein, Houseology £184.00[/caption] One of the most famous Italian landmarks is the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  This unique spaghetti storage takes a fun twist on this monument with its authentic tilt, and aptly named "Leaning Tower of Pasta". [caption id="attachment_5577" align="aligncenter" width="613"]Leaning Tower of Pasta, Cuckooland (Was £29.95) Now £24.95 Leaning Tower of Pasta, Cuckooland (Was £29.95) Now £24.95[/caption] From landmarks to landscapes, inspired by the Italian countryside, this beautiful blue and white collection was initially launched in 1816 and has been manufactured ever since.  You can see this being displayed in your kitchen or adding decoration to you dining table when you entertain [caption id="attachment_5574" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Spode Blue Italian Dinner Plate, John Lewis £16.00 Spode Blue Italian Dinner Plate, John Lewis £16.00[/caption] If you prefer a more demure pattern on your dinner set, then this set of plates is full of Italian spice with a quirky and artistic design. [caption id="attachment_5573" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Italian Antipasti Plates, John Lewis £16.00 Italian Antipasti Plates, John Lewis £16.00[/caption] Italians are also known for their range of fragrant wines, and take a glass of your favourite in one of these Italian style wine glasses featuring unique floral illustrations. [caption id="attachment_5583" align="aligncenter" width="620"] Floral Italian Wine Glass Gift Set, Liberty £40.00 Floral Italian Wine Glass Gift Set, Liberty £40.00[/caption] Add a little something extra to your dinner table with this traditional Italian glass bottle, made from recycled glass it's ideal for oil, vinegar or water. [caption id="attachment_5576" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Assisi 72 cl. Italian glass bottle with cork stopper, JasmineWay £12.00 Assisi 72 cl. Italian glass bottle with cork stopper, JasmineWay £12.00[/caption] Helen described Mark and Leah's wedding perfectly and I could just imagine tasting the freshness and flavours of the gelato as the sun beamed down warming my cheeks.  This moment can be embodied in this vibrant Italian styled print, add chic and colour, the essence of Italian Ice Cream, into your kitchen. [caption id="attachment_5581" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Gelateria - Italian Ice Cream Print, Not on the High Street £10.00 Gelateria - Italian Ice Cream Print, Not on the High Street £10.00[/caption] This Gelateria print has a real retro feel, but if you are looking for something with a touch more vintage then how about this handmade Italian postage stamp shade.  With historic designs inspired by historic events and legends, they will be a focal point in any room. [caption id="attachment_5580" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Italian Stamps Lampshade, Not on the High Street £31.00 Italian Stamps Lampshade, Not on the High Street £31.00[/caption] As it is the summer, we maybe spending more time outside than inside.  This Italian designed vintage inspired gold lantern would be the perfect accessory for a evening relaxing in the garden. [caption id="attachment_5578" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Italian vintage style Gold Lantern, Made With Love Designs £79.95 Italian vintage style Gold Lantern, Made With Love Designs £79.95[/caption] Candles and relaxing go hand in hand, especially those that are scented, they can bring an elegant ambiance to your home.  Evoking summer days on sun-soaked Mediterranean islands, this scented candle with notes of lemon, bergamot, galbanum and samphire will show you Italy through your senses. [caption id="attachment_5572" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Fornasetti's La Notte di Capri scented candle, Selfridges £115.00 Fornasetti's La Notte di Capri scented candle, Selfridges £115.00[/caption] If you have never been to Italy we can highly recommend it as we know for sure that we will be swept away by its romance and passions.  Congratulations again to Mark and Leah, from everyone at Eat Sleep Live.    


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