In a moment of relax while you are shopping in Rome, keep in mind one of the most glamourous exhibition on American actors and movie directors ever made in Italy. It is showing at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in via Nazionale up to the 17th of September. A fantastic collection of photos owned by John Kobal, a journalist who collected them all his life. We start from Charlie Chaplin going throught Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart. Below a portrait of Audrey Hepburn in the movie Sabrina ( 1954). The photo was taken by Bud Fraker. Paramount Pictures. John Kobal Foundation.
Inside the prestigious Hotel Majestic, my clients from www.grandtourshopping.com should go to the new Baldenstein Hair Dresser. Located in via Veneto, the new Salon Emotion 2.0 has seven windows and 250 square meters. Not only an hairdresser. It has also a Nailbar, a make up service, a barber shop for men and a beauty shopping corner. A lot of italian celebrities are clients of Giancarlo Baldenstein such as Francesca Neri, Gabriele Muccino and Violante Placido.
For an exclusive and private shopping tour in Rome, one of the first store to go is Hermès. A Palace in via Bocca di Leone 23-27. I take there my clients because it is one of their favourite brands, plus what you get in Rome can be different from what you get in Paris or in the USA. The Spring Summer collection is very fresh and glamour with warm colours and hot pants. In Hermès there is a all range of ties, bags, belts and accessories. I just love it.