Powerful Queen Mary old style sophisticated mixed with new contemporary design. Adelaide’s is a luxurious French restaurant located in the center of Paris. She is a direct descendant of Mary Queen of Scots, so she decided to honor her with her restaurant. Adelaide believed in preserving Mary’s legacy as a powerful female ruler and wanted people to come to Adelaide’s to dine like royalty. Mary was captivating because of her brilliant mind and dazzling beauty.
The designs were influenced by illuminated manuscripts and the crown. Both Mary and Adelaide have fiery spirits that help to empower women. This fiery spirit is shown through the use of the deep shades of red and the dignified portraits of the Queen. Images of French and Scottish castles are used throughout the designs as homage to Mary to show her life in France and Scotland. The logo and drop caps in the cookbook were hand drawn to create an elegant, powerful type. These are both elegant and provide a connection between the old style of the 16th century and contemporary culture.