Friday, 11 June 2010

Research on the Run...

Napkin from Luna Rossa, Maastricht, the Netherlands

In the occasional series of Research on the Run I came across this napkin at the Luna Rossa ice-cream parlour in Maastricht. After the cupcake phenomenon I remember reading an article about how ice-cream was set to be the next 'fashion treat trend', notably partaking of a knicker-bocker glory at Fortnum & Mason. In miserable, rainy London this never quite came to pass, but I certainly have fond childhood memories of the Italian-run ice-cream parlours in Wales, and a visit back to Mumbles is never quite complete without a stroll along the coast to the Verdi's. In Maastricht, which felt like a distinctly un-Dutch city in the recent heatwave I experienced there, the multi-coloured, multi-flavoured choice of ice-cream on offer at Luna Rossa certainly felt like a very 'fashionable' experience, particularly in the Roman-esque looking kiosk building the ice-cream parlour was located in.

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