Bringing the Paris Ritz Home with Poggenpohl

Dear Diva Readers,

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I love the idea of decorating my home with diva-style after the décor of the Ritz Hotel in Paris.   If it’s good enough for the Ritz… then it’s good enough for me!  But I couldn’t consider buying those Haviland Ritz dishes without considering a cupboard worthy of storing them!  Lucky for me, not only are the Ritz dishes for the sale but the Ritz kitchens are also for sale!  You too can custom order your very own Poggenpohl kitchen just like the Ritz Paris!

My mouth is watering at the thought of someday installing a Poggenpohl kitchen in my own home and my husband is practically revving his engine at the thought of the Porsche Design.  

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Poggenpohl is the world’s first kitchen manufacturer to use carbon fiber for styling cabinetry fronts. Laminated and applied to a glass front, the lightweight composite adds a three-dimensional appearance, is durable, temperature-resistant and widely used in aerospace and automotive engineering.  

All this has got me thinking… with our 16 year wedding anniversary just around the corner, perhaps we should order his & her Porsche’s?? 

A Poggenpohl P’7340 kitchen for me and a Porsche Carrera GT for him!

Gute Fahrt & Gros Bisous! (Good Drive and Big Kisses)
The Antiques Diva®

One Minute Diva – Puttin’ on the Ritz

Bonjour Mes Amies,

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Rebecca, at Chic Shopping Paris writes:

“If you’ve ever wondered how to make one of the gorgeous floral arrangements that grace the ‘palace’ hotels here in Paris, this is your chance. The Ritz Paris is partnering up with its floral decorator, Djordje Varda, to offer flower arranging lessons. from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, April 12, 26, or May 10, 24, you too can try your hand at l’art florale. 200 euros a course; call + to sign up.”

Bonne Chance!

The Antiques Diva™