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Bella Notte Bistro Chic

1 Comment 11 May 2009

Bella Notte Chic Tablescape By Jodi Murphy & David Braddy


Setting a Romantic Table for Two. In the classic “Lady and the Tramp” cartoon, Tramp treats Lady to a romantic spaghetti and meatball dinner while the Italian chefs sing:

“Oh this is the night, it’s a beautiful night
And we call it bella notte
Look at the skies, they have stars in their eyes
On this lovely bella notte.
Side by side with your loved one,
You’ll find enchantment here.
The night will weave its magic spell,
When the one you love is near!
Oh this is the night, and the heavens are right!
On this lovely bella notte!”

This is the inspiration for the tablescape in Episode #1 of Nesting Newbies.  Pick an evening to surprise your partner with a chic Italian bistro setting for serving your Nesting Newbies’ Italian Sausage Ragu.

David Braddy and Jodi Murphy created a romantic table for two using affordable tableware from Bloomingdale’s Stanford.   It’s a modern interpretation of classic bistro style using bold geometric patterns grounded by black dinner plates and popped with rich amber stemware and deep coral red bowls.  The flatware has a hammered edge that’s interesting and edgy. Continue Reading

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