Saturday, December 27

My Favorite Things: Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti

One of my favorite places to shop and browse for ideas is the fabulous VIVRE. And, as one might expect, the brainchild behind the company is equally fabulous!

Your favorite way to stay chic during times of recession?
Smile! Wear fabulous things that you have collected over the years. Be proud and learn how to mix pieces in a creative way that will in turn look fresh and undated. Entertain at home with homemade, simple dinners, delicious drinks, light candles, play good music and surround yourself with great friends.

What is your favorite hostess gift to give this year
A good luck token! I collect Amulets from my travels and love giving something that symbolizes safety and brings good blessings to the house and hostess.

What is your favorite tip when it comes to holiday entertaining?
I like details that are untraditional and unexpected – it gives a twist on how you celebrate – use artichokes on your table instead of holiday ferns and avoid predictable color palettes.

What’s your favorite stylish and heartfelt gift
Something special and lasting. Take lots of photos and fill a beautiful album (my favorites range from Smythson to Sam Flax) with the pictures and a personal note on the first page.

What is your favorite floral arrangement for the holidays
I love flowers in abundance. I pick one color of flower and fill a large hand woven basket to the rim! It is difficult to overdo it with flowers. I like flowers that not only match my color scheme, but are also visually interesting and unexpected.

Your mother-in-law is a former Vogue editor and house guest, what is your favorite dish to serve her for breakfast on Christmas morning
Eggs sunny side up with Russian Caviar.

Your favorite new item from VIVRE that everyone should own
I adore our ultra fine cashmere travel kit with a featherweight cashmere wrap. It is the perfect size and weight and comes in three very versatile colors. It is what I am giving everyone for Christmas!


Anonymous said...

I adore her, so chic!

pve design said...

A woman with "joie de vivre" inspires one to create an artful life and add simple luxuries along the way. I do love the idea of using "artichokes" or items that are not merely just for the holidays.

cassandra said...

I was so excited to see this interview today - I absolutely love VIVRE and adore Eva's chic style. The selections on her site are always amazing! Thank you for this one!

Karena said...

Ronda, a lovely interview with a very exciting woamn. Bravo!

karey m. said...

love that love her.

thanks for the intro. had to kirtsy this one!