FOODIE DIARIES: Take a trip to Paris with Pot Au Feu!

COVID-19 took a lot away from us this year, and the election is upon us (…in just two days ūüėĪ) But something Corona can’t take away from you is feeling like you’re taking a trip to Paris. Seriously, practice some French on DuoLingo. Read Sonia Choquette’s Waking Up In Paris: Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light or Age of Light by Whitney Scharer. You could even wear all black and watch Netflix’s “Emily in Paris.” Better yet, if you live in Rhode Island, or if you’re visiting Providence, head down to Pot Au Feu Bistro on Custom House Street!

This Halloween I took it upon myself to wear all black, paired with leopard print booties and took my mom to Pot au Feu in Providence. You go downstairs and you’re welcomed by Bob Burke, the owner, surrounded by an ambience as if you really are in Paris. My mom and I had a table in the corner with a rose perched perfectly in its vase. If tables are close to each other, there is a noiseless, practically silent and unnoticeable air purifier in between tables.

Can we please talk about what I ate, though? PLEASE!

Escargots a la Bourguignonne
Boeuf a la Bourguignon
Crème Brulee, of course!

Then to drink, you can never go wrong with a Pinot Noir! So, anyway, if you’re looking to escape your small town in Rhode Island, or wherever you may be and happen to be in Providence, check out Pot Au Feu. Did I also mention that some of the wait staff speaks French? And they’re extremely friendly!? It was a bon soir for sure! Thank you Pot Au Feu for making me feel like I am still walking on air the next day after a delicious five-star meal. ūüĎćūüŹľ‚ú®

THE FASHION DIARIES EXCLUSIVE: Supima Design Lab‚ÄĮ2020 is Going Virtual, Oct. 8

Supima presents the 3rd annual Supima Design Lab in its very first all-digital format, which will take place on Thursday, October 8th and be streamed live on Supima‚Äôs Instagram along with Fashion Network. Once again Supima brings together a select group of up and coming and leading designers from around the world.  This year‚Äôs Supima Design Lab will showcase exclusive collections designed using American-grown Supima cotton featuring designs by the winner and finalists of the 2020 Supima Design Competition, the selection of the 2020 Hy√®res Fashion & Photography Festival‚ÄĮand by leading International designers. 

Created exclusively for the Supima Design Lab, each design showcases the endless possibilities of fabrics made with Supima cotton. Stemming from a commitment to design, sustainable innovation and superior quality, Supima is unwavering in its ongoing programs that create platforms for designers to express themselves despite the challenges of Covid-19. 

This Year‚Äôs¬†Digital Runway show will be presenting ‚ÄúMade with Supima‚ÄĚ Exclusive Designs¬†by…¬†

The Winner and Finalists of the 13th Annual Supima Design Competition :

Amanda Forastieri,‚ÄĮDrexel University ‚Äď This Year‚Äôs Winner 

Sakura Mizutani, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising 

Jenny Feng, Fashion Institute of Technology 

Jennie Nguyen, Kent State University 

Terrence Zhou, Parsons School of Design 

Kyra Buenviaje, Rhode Island School of Design 

Finalists of 35th International Festival of Fashion, Fashion Photography and Accessories‚ÄĮof Hy√®res¬†:

Katarzyna Agnieszka (France)Andrea Grossi (Italy) 

Aline Boubert (France)Marvin M‚ÄôToumo (France) 

Xavier Brisoux (France)Maximilian Rittler (Belgium) 

Emma Bruschi (France)C√©line Shen (France) 

Timour Desdemoustier (Belgium)Tom van der Borght (Belgium) 

Selected Leading Designers  :

Thierry Colson 

Lutz Huelle 

Dice Kayek 

Jean Paul Knott 

On Aura Tout Vu 

As a special addition to this year‚Äôs¬†Supima Design Lab, there will be a¬†round table‚ÄĮorchestrated‚ÄĮby¬†Benjamin Simmenauer,¬†Permanent Professor at Institut Fran√ßais de la Mode,‚ÄĮFashion Expert‚ÄĮ&‚ÄĮBrand Strategist.¬†The round table¬†includes¬†a¬†select¬†panel of¬†industry leaders for an in-depth discussion of the Supima Design Lab – From the Fields to the¬†Runway.¬† This year‚Äôs panelists include‚ÄĮ:¬†

Jean-Pierre Blanc, Founder, International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories of Hy√®res‚ÄĮ 

Godfrey Deeny, International Editor-in-Chief, FashionNetwork 

Marc Lewkowitz, President & CEO, Supima 

Buxton Midyette, VP Marketing & Promotions, Supima 

We are truly honored to continue working with‚ÄĮour SDC Partner School finalists, the selection from the‚ÄĮFestival de Hy√®res and our Leading Designer group. ‚ÄĮDuring the pandemic, we knew it was more important than ever to stay nimble and shift the Supima Design Lab into a virtual format to support these emerging designers achieve success in the‚ÄĮfashion‚ÄĮindustry‚ÄĮ” — Buxton Midyette, VP Marketing & Promotions, Supima¬†

Supima Design Lab 2020

About Supima‚ÄĮ: 

Supima is America‚Äôs premium cotton. Founded in 1954, the Supima brand, short for¬†“Superior Pima,” designates an elite variety of pima cotton sustainably grown only in the West and the Southwestern U.S.¬†It is prized the world over by designers and discerning consumers who value its resilient strength, lasting¬†color¬†and indulgent softness.¬†

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