Were some people really born with a silver spoon in their mouth? When it came time to dining, and entertaining, royals didn’t just grab a quick bite to go. Every meal had to be worthy of a king, right down to the choice of the plates. But the favorite dinnerware of Europe’s royals and aristocrats might surprise you.
Our story begins with Catherine the Great of Russia. In 1788, she was at the height of her power and prestige, having come to power 26 years earlier by deposing her husband in a coup. The formerly impoverished German princess was now the absolute ruler of the largest empire in the world, and she followed up one stunning achievement with another: Expanded Russia into the Black Sea and Crimea. Made Russia a major European power. Annexed Alaska. Reformed the government. Ushered in the Enlightenment. Check, check, check.
In France, life is lived as art, and every moment must be lived beautifully. Nowhere is this more true than the Michelin starred restaurants, where culinary skill and presentation play equal parts to create unforgettable dining experiences. But how do they do it? In this video, you can see how three Michelin starred Parisians chefs, Guillaume Delage, Thierry Marx, and Toshitaka Omiya, show off their amazing creations with our Raynaud Essential dinnerware. Check it out:
Do you realize that creating a gift registry is probably your first official act as a married couple?
The ring, the dress, and the thousand details of your wedding are all for The Big Day. With the gift registry, though, you’re telling the world jointly how you plan to live after you get married. Unfortunately, it could be hard to see that far ahead.
Here are some common wedding gift registry mistakes we’ve seen, and how to avoid them: Read more