The intense experience in China makes Anne-Laure appreciate Portugal even more. “It's such a beautiful country! I just adore the coloured tiles facades everywhere, and the many beautiful city palaces. And then the natural light... it's special. The country has an unrefined yet authentic side which appeals to me. The people here are sweet and friendly, and open. Living here is good for the heart. And for the stomach: I like the cuisine here, simple and honest, with lots of fresh fish. That gives me happiness as well as simple pleasure. I also cherish the mentality of the Portuguese people, who appreciate and cultivate what's good. There is indeed a lot to conserve in Portugal, with such a long and rich history. A very authentic country, close to its real soul. I very much feel at home here”, says Anne-Laure, who passes on that positive atmosphere in her gallery. “The decorative objects I select are poetic, and you will recognise softness and friendliness in them. They anoint the soul", says Anne-Laure, who's ultimate ambition it is to share her enthusiasm for Portugal through the makers she appreciates.