When there’s something to celebrate, nobody does it more stylishly than the Italians. And whatever the occasion, most often their beverage of choice is bubbly, effervescent Prosecco. With several chilled bottles of this sparkling wine on hand, all you have to do to get the party started is pop the cork.
Take our featured Wine of the Month Ca’ Bolani Edizione Limitata Prosecco NV. This widely acclaimed, limited-edition stunner is light and lovely with a delicate fizz on the finish. On the nose are aromas of blush pear and delicate floral notes that deepen on the palate into a richer, fuller flavor of almonds and ripe orchard fruit.
|The Wine:||Ca’ Bolani Edizione Limitata Prosecco NV|
|The Maker:||Gianni Zonin of Ca’ Bolani|
|The Acclaim:||Wine Enthusiast 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award|
Ca’ Bolani comes from the renowned Zonin family – whose visionary leader, Gianni Zonin, was awarded Wine Enthusiast’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 for being what the magazine called “one of the most influential personalities in the Italian wine world.”
Ca’ Bolani is the family’s single estate that lies in the very heart of Friuli – top Prosecco country. Unlike many other producers, the Zonins use only fruit grown in their own vineyards, so they oversee every stage, from vine to bottle, along with longtime winemaker Marco Rabino.
In recent years, Ca’ Bolani Prosecco has won gold medals galore – at home in Italy (Vinitaly), in Germany (Mundus Vini) and in the UK (The Experts’ Choice). It’s also a regular winner at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, where in 2014 judges rated it “Silver Outstanding.”
There’s nothing like a fantastic glass of fizz to kick off any summer celebration. It’s delicious on its own, and it’s outstanding in a Blood Orange Mimosa.
In the May issue of Elle Decor, designers Amy Lau and Brad Ford critique several variations on the Greek klismos chair. Their findings? The design, as seen in the Athens Dining Chair, transcends time.
The klismos chair is a classic design by ancient Greeks. With its rounded backrest, a vertical splat and curved, tapered legs, the klismos is one of the most influential and successful furniture designs of all time.
“That the Klismos is still relevant says so much about how well designed it is,” decorator Brad Ford says in the article. “Its lines are incredibly graceful, and it stands up to any number of interpretations.”
One of those interpretations is Athens, Frontgate’s generously scaled cast-aluminum chair made for outdoor living. Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines capture the Hellenic passion for order, beauty and symmetry.
“This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum.”
But don’t take our word for it. Ford calls it impressive. “This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum,” he says. “The nailhead details are a nice touch.”
Amy Lau admires the hand-rubbed finish. “It almost resembles weathered marble,” she says in the article. “The proportions are just right. And the price point is remarkable.” See how Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines captured their fancy. Shop the full Athens Collection.
Palm Springs. Think desert air. Jewel-like pools. And a legendary kind of cool.
Once the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood, the city is a mecca for all things midcentury modern. Even today, the city channels the luster of the Rat Pack and the chiseled, cocktail party vibe of Mad Men.
Wherever you live, you can create an outdoor living room destined to sweep you off your feet. With serene lines, captivating color and lively prints.
The chaise lounge is synonymous with Hollywood’s bathing beauties. It’s timeless. And it’s the perfect place to while away a summer afternoon.
Palm Springs is known for its buzzworthy parties. Set the stage with fanciful outdoor furniture and accessories, and an outdoor dining table set with splashes of color that make it look good enough to eat.
Legendary Palm Springs. It’s the perfect setting for our stellar summer collections.
Get more inspiration from our Pinterest board.
We identified the trends. You voted for your must-have style of the summer. And this year’s top outdoor trend is … Hollywood Regency.
Every vote counted as an entry into the sweepstakes, and four people were picked to bring their favorite look home. Now, our skilled Design Consultants are hard at work helping the winners create their own rooms with a view.