Unqualified gorgeous weather, the company of the best of friends, and a few celebratory bottles of bubbly made for a very happy and memorable weekend. If a kitchen could embody the experience—and why not?—I'd nominate this style-bridging space, gleaming with steel and sunlight. Alpes-Inox specializes in what I'll call culinary modules: appliances that are integrated into cabinets. liberincucina.it
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.