I . . . must . . . be . . . floating. Those are the exact thoughts that ran through my mind as I lay on my new cloud of fluffy white sheets from Pratesi (an extravagant thank-you gift I received for hosting a dinner party last week . . . thank YOU, Nicole!!). This wonderful 680-thread count damask fabric, imported from Italy, is also hand embroidered by craftsmen who are required to apprentice for FIVE years before being allowed to produce anything at all for sale. Okay, five years? Do you realize how many trends are recycled in that amount of time? How can I not reward that hard work and effort . . . Pratesi, you’ve got the number 3 slot on The Style Group’s Top 10 Fine Linens List.

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