The Five at Five: Ghia
30 Jul 2020
The Five at Five is a download of the best things to read, watch, shop, and get inspiration from – ready for the weekend. Each week, we’ll be bringing you selections from different tastemakers in our community, so you can delve into what’s keeping them entertained.
This week’s curator is Melanie Massarin, founder of Ghia a spirit-free aperitif designed to change the way we think about drinking and socializing.
Read: I'm about to go on vacation and took Fanny Singer's book with me "Always Home: A Daughter's Culinary Memoir." She's Alice Waters' daughter and an incredible cook and chef – I'm excited to read her.
Watch: I like to disconnect my brain from screens when I finish work, so I never really watch anything. The only movie I watched in quarantine was I am Love by Luca Guadagnino – I love Tilda Swinton and everything about the photography makes me dream of being back in Europe… Soon!
Listen: Our Ghia playlists. We spend an unreasonable amount of time making them, and share them with customers who text 707-TXT-GHIA, our hotline, to help them set the mood before opening their bottle. Right now, I'm very into the upbeat "Medi on my mind" which is very Italodisco.
Shop: I'm not a big shopper, but I have a particular obsession with specific objects of daily use, especially vintage ones and furniture pieces. It took me three years to find a set of plates I truly love or a vintage ashtray from Air France that I adore. I've recently begun the quest for Gio Ponti's 1951 flatware designed for Fraser Krupp, as well as a replacement for my defunct 35mm Ricoh gr1v camera, which I used to have on me at all times.
Inspiration: I'm so inspired by our team! Launching during this pandemic has been challenging but everybody's been lifting each other up with incredible optimism and creativity. It's truly what has kept us going.