When George Whitman opened his parisian bookshop, together there was always a second part of the project that never came to life. The Shakespeare and Company Café. That was until 2015 when his daughter Sylvia and husband David decided to make her dad’s dream become reality.
With spring season right on, if you happen to be in Paris, do make sure to visit the location. Bookshop and Café are right next to each other, same place where Whitman started it all. A visit to their website is also well worth it! Not only impacably cool but full of historical information too.
Vogue magazine made a delicious article about it! Read it on…
Photo credits: Shakespeare and Company website
A little family farm in the Maremma region of magical Tuscany that has been transformed in an Agritourism. They have horses, cats, chickens. They produce their own wine. Tina, the host, makes a mean seasonal fruit jam. Breakfast at Statiano is the best pampering to start off your day. Actually after having watched the sunrise. Totally worth waking up at 5:50/6am for such experience.
I did stay in one of the small houses where I had my own, fully equiped kitchen, which is always handy when you want to make a quick bite during the day, some italian coffee to brew in a vintage moka or even cook your owm meal. It was called Tiburzi. All rooms, small apartments and houses have a name. Tina and Paolo (her partner and host as well) cook and serve dinner upon request. They are delicious, very on the comfort side idea of a tuscan meal. Never without a glass of vin santo and some crunchy cantucci to wrap up your dinner time.
They are dog friendly. They have a swimming pool. There is an unbelivable silence. Only nature chats to you.
The location, Pomarance, is perfect to access Volterra, the sea side and beautiful drives to reach San Giminiano and Siena.
It was all I needed. Peace & quiet with some small adventures in between. Some days I didn’t even leave the farm. Books, sun, good food and amazing blue sky kept me company.
I can’t wait to visit Tina & Paolo at Fattoria di Statiano again very soon!
Fattoria di Statiano
Pomarance (PI) Tuscany
Tel.: +39 0588.61153
Cel.: +39 338.5057879
Fax: +39 0588.61153