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Flea-ing and Finding Workshop with Lisa Burnett

Ciao guys! If you followed my instagram stories, you know that I spent a week last month showing Lisa Burnett from Innerpieces around the Italian countryside and the seaside. Lisa is an antiques dealer in Atlanta. I have been buying from her for almost 20 years, and she has a warehouse and shows at Scotts and Americasmart, as well as Roundtop. She’s the real deal. She has an amazing eye and the best part is the after such a long relationship, I now call her a dear friend. When I proposed doing a flea market tour here in Italy, she jumped at the chance, so here we are planning her workshop for 2019.

We will have her here for 5 days of flea-ing, picking and honing your eye. If you’re interested, email me annette@annettejosephstyle.com. We are almost sold out, and we don’t even have a date yet. We are zeroing in on early September of 2019 because it is the best time of year in this area, the Lunigiana. We will be posting registration in November for 2019 workshops here at La Fortezza , so stay tuned!

Forrest and I showed Lisa so many wonderful places. We will be putting together an amazing list of activities, including a cooking lesson, and of course dinner and a movie on the terrace. Keep an eye on the blog for more information coming your way soon. In the meantime, enjoy a few photos from our excursion last week.

xx Annette

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Menton, France | Part One


Bonjour! I am so very lucky to live very close to France. I can literally drive for 40 minutes and buy a baguette… which is exactly what I did. Menton, France is a little resort town on the border of France and Italy. It’s super sweet and has the best little food market building ever (more on that later).

I jumped in the car and in no time I was in Menton city center. I parked near my super secret flea market on the edge of town. Some of my friends who have visited me have in fact seen this place, although it’s the holy grail of flea markets, and I keep a lid on it.

Today I wanted to share some of the vistas inside this amazing and wondrous place. Although I am tempted to share it’s location and it’s name, I am going withhold that information. However… if you come visit, I will take you. Next year I will be holding a food/prop styling workshop here in Italy (TBA) and I will make it part of the agenda for sure. 1 day trip to Menton. If you’ve already been you know it’s amazing and if not consider taking the workshop and I will take you myself.

Here are a few photos I took while wandering around for 2 hours. It’s a magical place and always makes my day! I bought a few lovely props for my next cookbook, and I know I will be going back sometime soon.





Ciao a presto xx

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