White callas, roses, poppies and bouganvilleas are all characteristic of the summery Italian countryside. Make your flower arrangements small enough to fit in a carved water glass or a small pitcher, the décor should never interrupt the view of the guests. A sophisticated and cost-effective alternative is combining flowers with aromatic herbs such as rosemary, thyme and basil. Herbs don’t just smell and look graceful; they are also natural mosquito repellents.
Now a three-Michelin-star restaurant, Noma has changed, but not necessarily on the plate. According to Kenneth Foong, it's all about the way the team works, which is closer to a tech company than a traditional restaurant. Read our exclusive interview with Noma's head chef.