Liv­ing in Full Color

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The glint of can­dle­light on the con­tours of a wine gob­let re­flects a life lived col­or­fully, es­pe­cially dur­ing meals where the pour­ing of drinks and the serv­ing of dishes sig­nal the start of a com­mu­nal rit­ual. When peo­ple share a meal and a ta­ble, they be­come even closer. Con­ver­sa­tions be­come more vi­brant af­ter a toast, with the glasses, flutes, jugs, and tum­blers cre­at­ing a kalei­do­scope of col­ors on the ta­ble.

Vidro’s glass­ware brings a vivid char­ac­ter and per­son­al­ity to ev­ery ta­ble set­ting, as there’s a sil­hou­ette, a style, and a color suited to ev­ery gath­er­ing’s mood and spirit. The lo­cal brand im­ports glass­ware di­rectly from Por­tu­gal, and all their pieces are hand-cut and hand-blown by ar­ti­sans who use his­tor­i­cal Por­tuguese molds. There is, how­ever, a con­tem­po­rary twist to this tra­di­tion: the stark pig­ments and a mod­ern­ized pal­ette.

Peo­ple of­ten gather when­ever there’s a cause for cel­e­bra­tion: to toast to one’s health, to re­unite with some­one re­turn­ing from over­seas, to com­mem­o­rate the pass­ing of a sig­nif­i­cant chap­ter in one’s life. But at times, com­ing to­gether is as sim­ple as en­joy­ing the com­fort­ing pres­ence of fam­ily and the best of friends. Re­gard­less of the com­pany or oc­ca­sion, there’s al­ways room on the ta­ble for a pop of color.

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