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Le Belle Arti Opening

June 11, 2013

Mr Fab: “Mlle Fab, I have a mission should you choose to accept it…”

Mlle Fab: “Je l’aime! Hit me, but watch the face.”

Mr. Fab: “Le Belle Arti grand opening – don’t embarrass me.”

Mlle Fab: “Accepted – my pumps are freshly heeled.”

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Le Belle Arti may be the oldest furniture boutique in Canada, but the decor is anything but. La vita è bella! Or at least the furniture in the new Calgary Inglewood location is synonymous with the Italian cliché.

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Originated by 3 brothers, Orlando Milite is the youngest sibling, who travels between the Edmonton and Calgary shoppes… As quality of service is of high importance to him – is there any other way?

Orlando is the quintessential European gentleman: handsome, charming and with a swoon-worthy accent. He graciously led cette fille through his shoppe, sharing stories and pointing out specificities of his beautiful wares that one might not notice at first glance.

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For example, the above stunning cabinet is engineered sans metal hinges. Keep the martini set hidden and make nary a sound until you shake one up for Mr. Bond? Oui, svp!

Maybe it was the wine, maybe it was the full moon, but Orlando shared his favourite piece with moi: a Black Walnut table by Riva. Gorgeous!

Riva produces tables that are almost 40′ long using a single plank from one massive arbre. It is the only company in the world that does 1 single slab for an entire table. Incroyable.

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Now a special shout out for the event itself.

The Italian themed soirée checked all of mademoiselle’s boxes: sophisticated, satiating and scrumptious with a side of my sicilian seduction: pancetta – sì!

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Le Belle Arti: where furniture becomes art, indeed. Mr. Fab, I would like to request one of each for my office at the Fab headquarters, svp.

Bisous,

Mademoiselle Fab elle


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