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LARA

Photography: Cedric Buchet. Styled by: Maya Zepinic. Hair: Lyndell Mansfield. Makeup: Pep Gay. Casting: Megan McCluskie. Model: Lara Stone.

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food

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Soft raspberry ice cream with whipped coconut cream and hazelnuts

Serves 4

15 minutes

Ingredients
3 ripe avokados
500 g frozen raspberries
1 tsp pure vanilla powder
fresh dates, pitted (use more for a sweeter taste)

Topping
1 1/2 dl coconut cream
1 dl pomegranate seeds
1/2 dl  toasted hazelnuts, skin removed
2 tbsp cacao nibs
Fresh lemon balm

How to
Whip the coconut cream until fluffy. If you find it hard to get it fluffy you can let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minute, as that will make it more firm and easier to whip.

Thaw the raspberries for 5 minutes. Mix with the rest of the ingredients for the ice cream using a immersion blender, food processor och preferably high speed blender until SUPER smooth. Add more dates for a sweeter touch.

Divide in to 4 small (or 2 big if you’re on that mood) bowls and top with coconut cream, hazelnuts, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibs and last but not least fresh lemon balm. Eat straight away!!

interior

DIMORA DELLA BALZE

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Bought in September 2009, Dimora delle Balze is a nineteenth-century estate in which time doesn’t seem to have passed. The walls, the floors and the ceilings tell fascinating stories filled with a Mediterranean scent, eager to be listened to.
The estate has a big quadrangular courtyard which, on its left side, is overlooked by the rooms formerly destined to the farmer’s dwelling, to the storage, and to the stables. In the right wing, instead, an ancient gate leads to the manor-house.

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The interior is composed of a large number of rooms, where there are authentic and suggestive Rinascimento frescoes, brought back to their original splendour. Last but not least, the Manor Garden, formerly enhanced by stone benches, today hosting the remains of the pre-existing classical columns and terraces, set up with armchairs and custom-made design objects.

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