Design: News from Italy

My dad is currently nearing the end of a vacation in Italy. He was there to reunite with his highschool friends whom he has not seen or spoken to in 50 years. 50! Last year, one of his highschool friends found him on Facebook. Facebook! They chatted online, then over email, then on Skype. So cool. When his friends told him that the highschool friends were having a reunion this year, Dad booked his flight. Can you imagine – a reconnection after 50 years? I think it’s absolutely amazing.

While he was away, my dad texted me almost daily photos of La Dolce Vita. He succeeded in making me jealous, that’s for sure. He’s such a little blogger-in-training! He sent photos of food, countryside, and even a Thonet-ish bentwood chair. He also sent specific photos for White Cabana. Gosh, I feel so proud! He actually reads my blog…and listens to me when I talk about fashion, design, and art!

Here’s a bit of Italy through Dad’s iPad/iPhone, if you’d like to see.

The Richard Ginori brand is well-known in Italy, and dad must have been listening to conversations between my mom and me about the brand. In preparing this post, I learned that the company was going bankrupt in 2013, and it was bought by Gucci. The Richard Ginori collection on display in a window in Firenze (Florence) are very White Cabana worthy.

White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-8White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-9Dad texted this photo from Gubbio (in Umbria), and at first, I wondered why there were two holes in the back of the chair.White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-1But then he sent this one, and I understood.   White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-2He also sent along a few fashion photos (he listens to me, he really listens!). It seems to me that white is the colour of Italian fashion this summer. The photos are from Firenze (Florence) and Sansepolcro (in Tuscany). Bravo!White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-6White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-4White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-5 White-Cabana-Dad-Italy-3A few more photos might trickle in. From what I gather, dad’s been having a grand ol’ time (I’ll spare you the daily gelato and pasta photos).

6 Comments

  1. silvia del rosso June 17, 2015

    WOW!!! Way to go!
    Your dad should become a regular contributor to White Cabana.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the photos and the reunion story.

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    • Jordana June 17, 2015

      Ha ha…could you imagine? He did pretty well on this trip, that’s for sure. He certainly had a great tour around the country on this visit.

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  2. Giulia Doyle June 17, 2015

    this is too cute. They do listen 😉

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    • Jordana June 17, 2015

      They do listen and read…this is proof! Thanks for commenting, Giulia. I’m sure the comments are going to boost his ego now!

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  3. Rox-Anne June 17, 2015

    Love hearing what your dad has been getting up to! Love the white dresses in the last photo he sent. The man has good taste!

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    • Jordana June 17, 2015

      Every day was a surprise text. I’m impressed that he found so much white while he was in Italy!

      Reply

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