Sunday, January 23, 2011

Atlanta High Design

Again we were pleased to participate in the
Atlanta Gift Show this January.
Thanks to all who visited us and inspired us to the next show

Bella Cucina ...all delicious

Always very nice to meet our friends at Bella Cucina
and feel a little taste of Italy.

All delicious!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

All New on High Design

A new year begins it is always nice to start fresh.
We will be presenting a new look at the Atlanta Gift Show,
new designs and trends for the new season.

La Regata

The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual "Voga alla Veneta" rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. Scores of typically 16th century-style boats with gondoliers in period costume carry the Doge, the Doge's wife and all the highest ranking Venetian officials up the Grand Canal in a brightly coloured parade. An unforgettable sight and a true reconstruction of the glorious past of one of most the powerful and influential Maritime Republics in the Mediterranean. The Regata Storica dates back centuries, probably as far back as the mid thirteenth century when the Serenissima needed to train the crews of its huge navy in the art of rowing.
Today there are four races divided in terms of age and type of craft. The best known and most exciting of these is the "Campioni su Gondolini" race, where a series of small, sporting gondolas fly down the Grand Canal to the finishing line at the famous "machina", the spectacular floating stage located in front of the Ca' Foscari palace.

The Champions

This sailing boat is part of our new collection, we Introduces in January at the Atlanta gift show 2011

A regatta is a term used to describe either a boat race, or series of boat races. Although the term typically describes racing events of unpowered water craft, some powerboat race series are also called regattas. Most commonly, a regatta is either a series of rowing, sailing, canoeing, gondola races or yacht racing. A regatta often includes social and promotional activities which surround the racing event, and except in the case of boat type (or "class") championships, is usually named for the town or venue where the event takes place. However,the term originated in Venice. Some maintain it is derived from the Italian "riga", line, for the starting line; some say it comes from the Latin "aurigare" which means to race; others consider it derived from the Latin "remus", oar,...

Vigneto Italiano

Italian wine is wine produced in Italy, a country which is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Etruscans and Greek settlers produced wine in the country long before the Romans started developing their own vineyards in the 2nd century BC. Roman grape-growing and winemaking was prolific and well-organized, pioneering large-scale production and storage techniques like barrel-making and bottling.
The Italian Vineyards are set amongst some of the most spectacular landscapes in Italy; even if you're not into wine, don't miss a chance to see this beautiful part of the country.