THE ART OF SUSTAINABILITY./
ROMAIN LAURENT DOESN'T WASTE ANY TIME./ HAVING RECENTLY MOVED TO AMSTERDAM, IN ADDITION TO STUDYING PHOTOGRAPHY + WORKING AS A BARISTA, HE ALSO RECENTLY SET UP AN EXCITING NEW VENTURE WITH HIS PARTNER./
THEIR COMPANY, 'HANGING PETALS', PROVIDES UPCYCLED DRIED FLOWERS ACROSS THE CITY_, SAVING BLOOMS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE DISCARDED_, + INSTEAD CREATING BEAUT1FUL ARRANGEMENTS THAT EVOLVE INTO UNIQUE 1TEMS OF ART./
THEY'RE ALREADY MAKING_ A MARK ON AMSTERDAM - YOU'LL SEE THEIR INCREDiBLE ARRANGEMENTS IN SHOPS, SPACES + HOMES ALL OVER THE PLACE./ BUT, HAVING MOVED AT THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY HAVEN'T YET HAD T1ME TO GET TO KNOW THE BEST OF THE DUTCH CITY./
PRIOR TO HIS MOVE TO AMSTERDAM, ROMAIN HAD LIVED IN THE SCOTTISH CITY OF EDINBURGH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS - A PLACE FOR WHICH HE HARBOURS A DEEP LOVE./ WE ASKED HIM TO SHARE ONE OF HIS FAVOURITE PLACES_ THERE...
"La Barantine is a french Bakery café. They have grown in the last few years + I absolutely love their vibe, their kindness + the quality of their products. A small space where you are able to feel like you are travelling in another part of the world. From bread, to cakes, to coffee, it's the whole package. LOVE IT!!"
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UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./ FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY. //
All photos are copyright F1FTY except: Portrait (Image courtesy of Romain Laurent); La Barantine (Credit: Instagram @labarantine). This feature was not paid for in any way.