Monday's Pretty Things

MONDAY’S PRETTY THINGS :: 10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from Around the World

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Fruit shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr
1. Fruit shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Fish shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr
2. Fish shop in Naples, Italy // Photograph by André Benedix on Flickr

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Seoul South Korea Coffee Shop
3. Cafe in Seoul, South Korea // Photograph by handsforholding on Flickr

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // 19 Alexandra Road, Clevedon
4. 19 Alexandra Road, United Kingdom // Photograph by Lou Archell on Littlegreenshed

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // LOKL in Kuala Lumpur
5. LOKL Coffee Co. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia // Photograph by Loo Jia Wen as seen on Bloesem

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Julianna's Crepes _ Atlanta
6. Julianna’s Coffee & Crepes, Atlanta Georgia // Photograph by In Honor of Design

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Fatbird Cafe in Bangkok
7. Fatbird Cafe in Bangkok, Thailand // Photograph via BKKMenu

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Hara Donuts Korea
8. Hara Donuts (하라 도너츠) in Seoul, South Korea // Photograph by the Seoul is for Lovers blog

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Purple garlic stall in St-Vivien-de-Médoc, France, during Market Day
9. Purple garlic stall in St-Vivien-de-Médoc, France, during Market Day // Photograph by Oddur Thorisson for Manger

10 Inspiring Storefronts and Cafes from around the World // Bakery in Ghent, Belgium
10. Bakery in Ghent, Belgium // Photograph by klaartje on Flickr

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Inspiration

INSPIRATION :: The Foreign Film “Mid-August Lunch”

Today, the evil oak pollen was out in force, swirling on the thick air, sailing up through the closed windows and into the apartment. I sneezed, and sneezed and sneezed and sneezed until I was entirely out of commission, forced to do something rare — rest, mid-day.

So I took my (Italian) mother’s advice, cozied up on the couch with a pillow or five, and put on Mid-August Lunch/Pranzo di Ferragosto.

Mid-August Lunch

It’s the heat of the summer, it’s mid-August, and everyone in Rome has emptied out to go on holiday.

Except for Gianni.

And his mother.

Still from Mid-August-Lunch

And perhaps his landlord’s elderly aunt, and…well, it’s on Netflix Instant, so you’ll have to find out the rest for yourself.

I do know one thing. I want to celebrate Ferragosto this August 15!