Spring Lake-Photoshoot

Nov 4, 2015 12:11:30 PM

We went back to Spring Lake, NJ to shoot our 2016 Spring Collection!  It was great being back in this charming coastal town!  A BIG thanks to our account, Kate & Co, for graciously allowing us to practically take over her store, this was a big photoshoot for us, 11 new beauty shots over 2 days!!

Stay tuned for a post on our Spring 2016 Collection, but for now we wanted to give a shout out to some of the local businesses that helped, even if they didn't know it!

Kate & Co-for the location, the support and all her smiles, Kate is the best!

Flowers by Colleen-we used flowers from her in several shots

The Bottle Shop-for the wine during and after shooting!

Mr Shrimp-for the beautiful oysters we used in one shot

The Chateau-the lovely B&B I stayed at!

Icon-our photographers!

Thanks again!

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Fall 2015 Photo Shoot-Spring Lake, NJ

May 15, 2015 9:01:47 AM

We introduce new products to our collection twice a year, and as April/May rolls around we have a photo shoot for our Fall launch.  This photo shoot was extra special because we actually shot in a store that carries Arte Italica, Kate & Co in Spring Lake NJ.

Spring Lake is an adorable seaside town, tree lined streets, beautiful historic homes, a charming main street all steps from the beach!

images here & here

I stayed at The Chateau, a charming bed and breakfast that was built in 1888!  The Chateau was only a couple of blocks to main street where Kate & Co is located.


Kate, owner of Kate & Co, was wonderful and opened her beautiful store to us for 2 days.  She allowed up to move furniture and basically take over her store, which is pretty amazing!  Shoppers popped in and were surprised to see a photo shoot happening so it was fun for all.

Being in a store allowed us to take beautiful lifestyle shots for our Fall 2015 Introduction!  Our focus this fall is Barware, Medici and Natale.  

New to Barware this season are 4 new beer glasses in different shapes and sizes to please any craft beer drinker's needs!  Following our beer story we have 3 new bottle openers, cork screw, pitchers and a small pewter tray, perfect for nuts and snacks.


We do the most entertaining in the fall so it makes sense to add new entertaining pieces to our Medici Collection!  We mixed in new pieces and existing pieces to show how verstile this collection is for any gathering.  Collections like Medici, you don't need to own the dinnerware, just key pieces you can pull out and love showing off when you have friends or family over.

The Natale Collection continues to grow (we are adding 5 new pieces for Fall!)  In addition we are adding new Italian linens, glassware as well as layering in our new Finezza Rosso.  With the addition of these new elements shows how you can mix and match collections making Natale so versatile and allowing for entertaining throughout the winter and holiday season.

A HUGE thanks to Kate for allowing us to use her beautiful store!

Chris Collins / Kate Reed / Mary Ann Hairfield

All of our Fall 2015 Collections will be online June 2015, stay tuned!

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