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The Piramide Portable Outdoor Lighting and the Sahara Planters by Gandia Blasco

lampara piramide next to tipi by gandia blasco

If you recalled the tipi by Gandia Blasco, you know that their design is unique and trendy. This Spanish family-run company mastered the art of creating atmosphere for upscale and sensual party on a beach, by the pool or in a big backyard.

Have a look at their latest lighting addition. It is spectacular! The Lampara Piramide is a portable outdoor lamp, made of polyethylene.  It delivers a sensual glow, especially next to the tipi. Sadly, it is not sometimes that most of us can afford. At $1550 a piece, we will admire them from far.

Sahara Plant Pots

sahara planters for gandia blasco

The Sahara planters all share a beautiful organic shape. They come in five formats with inner compact florescent lamp lighting and a drainage system. To add color to the white planters, simply use a colored compact fluorescent lamp. I am not sure if the colored Sahara pots can be illuminated. I have not find a store yet with the sand, terracotta, lime and black pots.

The planter can be used as an ice bucket when you have a party. The Sahara Planters are a creation of Pablo Gironés.

SOURCING:
+ Gandia Blasco
+ Lampara Piramide $1550 USD at YLighting
+ Sahara planters $520 USD at YLighting

HOME + GARDEN HOME decor OUTDOOR space

The Glamour behind the Ensombra Parasol

ensombra parasol by odosdesign for gandia blasco

This is not a new product but these pictures are stunning. It feels very old LA. I love the mood.

I am not certain.  The Ensombra may have been introduced in 2006 by Gandia Blasco.  This folding parasol has the base and the pole made of thermolacquered iron.  while phenolic plates are used for the slats. It sounds complicated. The important thing for me is that these parasols add fun and style to any backyard. They come in two sizes and 6 colors.

SOURCING:
+ Gandia Blasco
+ Gandia Blasco Modern Ensombra Parasol designed by Odosdesign $2500 USD

ENTERTAINING PARTY ideas + decor

How to Make at Home the Best Ever After Eight Chocolate

escriba wedding cake : after eight details

When I saw this on TV this morning, I was in awe! This is the simplest idea to impress your guests at your next dinner party

How to make fancy After Eight Chocolate in 7 steps

Christian Escribà demonstrated for a TV5 show called Mixeur. The recipe is an idea from the cooking genius, Chef Ferran Adrià of El Bulli. I took pictures from my TV, which explained the lower image quality.

how to make after eight chocolate

  1. You start with fresh mint leaves.
  2. Deposit the leaves on a waxed paper sheet in a cookie tray.
  3. Pour hot chocolate on each leave – my choice would be dark chocolate
  4. With a spatula, spread the melted chocolate to create a layer
  5. Deposit in the fridge for cooling down
  6. Carefully turn and remove the paper
  7. Use a dessert tongs to place them in a serving plate

With a recipe so simple there are no reason why not to serve homemade mignardises after your meal.

After Eight Wedding Cake

If you like the idea, you can order from Pasteleria Escribà the After Eight wedding cake where white chocolate suits better the occasion.

escriba after eight wedding cake

If you understand French, you can watch online the episode 5 of Mixeur with La famille Escriba, Philippe Starck and more.

SOURCING:
+ Recipe images from MIXEUR, les goûts et les idées
+ Pasteleria Escribà