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August 06, 2015
ECCOLA

Here it is…..eccola. The European inspired boutique online store, specialising in unique homewares and custom made one-off luxury pieces for the home and lifestyle. Inspired by the chic streets of Milan, the romantic decadence of Paris, and the diverse artisans of London, eccola provides us with access to stunning bespoke products (to buy OR hire) without ever needing to pack a suitcase…

With many of us sharing a diverse Mediterranean heritage, we Australians lust after the cultural hub that is Europe. From the latest in designer fashion and fine art, to gastronomy and design, we look to our sisters in Europe as our inspiration although often find it difficult (#impossible) to get our hands on the goods! Who hasn’t flicked through VOGUE, lusted after a pair of a-mazing heels, only to be told they won’t ever actually be sold in Australia? #TEASE

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eccola was originally established with this in mind: to bring beautifully designed and functional products for the home and lifestyle, to the Australian market. Sourcing, selecting, and importing the very best that Europe has to offer. Beautiful style and innovation at the click of a button.

Housing brands synonymous with luxury and meticulous craftsmanship such as Variopinte, Essent’ial and By Mölle, the eccola online store offers everything from linen and cushions to lighting, stationary, jewellery and tableware…the list goes on. Each product showcases the impeccable taste and vision of Jess Ruggiero, founder and owner of the business. Every single product must meet the meticulous standards to make the final cut.

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Jess Ruggiero, founder and owner, shares what she looks for to give her brand its unique philosophy:

"Functional design & meticulous craftsmanship & beautiful materials & excitement and discovery of travel"

And although stocking some really cool european brands, eccola also design and make their own exclusive range of products for sale or hire…yes girls you read that correctly. You can now HIRE some of their custom made products for your own event, right here exclusively at LENZO. To find out more check out their trader page. We also used some amazing items for our 30th shoot, and they looked #phenom!

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Since eccola’s original inception in 2013, the brand has broadened its scope and delved further into the event world, offering props for photo shoots, interior styling design, and product development. The next step in the eccola journey is the opening of a shop front in Norwood, Adelaide. Here customers will be able to engage in a tactile shopping experience. We can’t wait to see that! Watch this space for more details.

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We spoke with Jess and asked her for a further insight into her love of travel and events:

Your love for collecting homewares was a result of travelling abroad. What is your favourite travel destination?

‘It has to be Italy. Not just because of the family connection but the lifestyle, people, food, the language – everything. From the hot, lazy comical days in the South to the laid back bustle and effortlessly chic streets if Milan, it’s a wonderful country.’
 

And finally, we love hearing event tips from the professionals. Tell us what you think helps to make the perfect party?

  • Be organized. I have learnt this the hard way in the past, write lists and don’t forget the finer details or the basic elements of a party that are often overlooked
  • Have a definite theme in mind – this will help with being organized and efficient in the lead up to the event
  • Have fun, be creative, DIY!

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Thanks Jess!  It's pretty obvious that a lot of love goes into eccola's exquisite edit of pieces - and that's why we couldn't help but share!

Love LENZO xxx

CREDITS

Written by LENZO Contributor, Charlotte Drew. / IMAGESJosie Withers + eccola