Blur the lines between dreams and reality at the first ever Botanical Show put on by L'Atlante (Firenze Number Nine) and dedicated to the Victorian macabre. Be transported to a dark and eerie Scottish garden right in the center of Florence, created with a pinch of imagination, elaborate floral installations and tableaux vivants. The setup will remain intact for a few days after the initial party, with two chances to learn Gothic-themed floral arranging from a top florist.
The inaugural event will feature a cheeky cocktail inspired by feminine instinct called "Blood" (13euro, made with Stolichnaya vodka, home-pressed lemon juice, blackberry, sugar syrup, black ink cloud, amaretto liquor drop, prosecco), plus a brand new and decadent invention from pastry chef Francesca Benedettelli, the "Anubi" (9eur., white chocolate mousse, pistachio, amarena, coffee crumble).
October 31 - From 5pm - Danse Macabre Flower Show & After Dinner Event
Get your first glimpse of the gloomy garden for this opening event, where the dress code is a strict "Doomed Romantic/Gothic/Decadent Sexuality." Have your photograph snapped by Riccardo Svelto and join the psychic dance directed by dj Blasy.
November 4 - Botanical Atelier - Gothic Revivalism I
L'Atlante's florist ushers in the cold season with a Gothic-themed botanical workshop. Learn how to build a "doomed romantic garland" with melancholic colors. Sweeten it up with a selection of teas and desserts, included in participation price (30 euro for materials, tea, desserts). Book ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 5 -Botanical Atelier - Gothic Revivalism II
According to L'Atlante, the secret to a Victorian bouquet "stands in the shadowy realm between the sense of imprisonment and liberation that informs Victorian floral arrangements." See their florist reveal it. Teas and desserts included this time, too! 30 euro for all materials. Book ASAP by emailing email@example.com.