There was champagne, witty or lighthearted conversations, there was style and elegance.
The setting was absolutely impeccable and decorated with perfect Astier de Villatte good taste.
And there were dancers from the Moulin Rouge to add some pepper.
We had a great time with our friends at Astier de Villatte, proudly showing off our new kilims.
The perfect place, absolutely. Some things are made to be together.
Resi is a good friend of Drande’s family -Drande is the owner. She is young, she looks young, she has energy, a feature one often sees in female characters in this area; she can look at you in a way you know you have done something wrong even though she is bearing a thin smile. She will forgive, of course, because she is good natured, but there will be a price.
In fact she is old enough to stay home and take care of her salad in the garden, or even the roses. There is a saying in the east that goes more or less like this: “it you want nice flowers, have your worst enemy prune your roses.” That might be reason she leaves her husband take care of that and, instead, she gives a hand in our partner workshop in Albania teaching the younger pupils.
Yarn, looms, wool, bare no secrets for her and her authority is undisputed for miles around.
And she loves colours.
It took us some time -and some recklessness- to convince her that symmetry is not always essential, and here we are: random colours at last.
We are also doing carpets with this technique. When they arrive you’ll be first one to know.
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