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Hotel Watch: Hotel de Crillon
The renovation of the iconic Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel is infused with inspiration and artistry. The vision was to preserve the architectural riches of the 18th century while bringing the hotel into the 21st century with the state-of-the-art amenities of a contemporary palace, including an exciting range of unique dining and drinking options; an alluring and sophisticated spa; a newly created, ethereal swimming pool; and more. Balancing conservation and transformation, the hotel’s existing spaces have been remodelled for elegance and comfort, while new public areas have been added, in keeping with the hotel’s vocation as a celebration of modern French art de vivre.
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Hotel Watch: Cheval Blanc Courchevel
To celebrate it’s 10th year, Cheval Blanc Courchevel has unveiled a new look reimagined by Sybille de Margerie as perfectly polished works of art with Zebrano marble and blond woods. The indoor pool resembles a cocoon with crystal glass garlands and delicate chandeliers, reflects the surface of the water as a snow white ceramic polar bear splashes alongside swimmers.
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Hotel Watch: The Laslett
Recently named Outstanding New Hotel by the Independent Hotel Show 2016, The Laslett is an under-the-radar gem of Britcreative Cool. Tucked away in the heart of Notting Hill, this 51 room listed property is spread across five connecting townhouses.
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Hotel Watch: Hotel Providence

Following on the success of his latest bohemian chic Brasserie Barbes, Pierre Moussie and his wife Elodie have unveiled a discreet and under the radar find. A stone's throw from the Petit Saint Martin Theatre, Hotel Providence is a labor of love. Recently named # 2 on the top ten list of Paris Hotels by Conde Nast, this gem is located on a charming cobbled street next to the bohemian and trendy area of the canal Saint Martin and the Marais. It is a lively neighborhood with a wide choice of cafés, restaurants and original boutiques.

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Meet Eugeni Quitllet, Maison&Objet's Designer of the Year 2016

We meet on a Saturday morning, in front of one of these typical French cafés that smell of warm bread and pot-au-feu near the Musée Picasso. We take refuge inside in front of a “petit crème” before the lunchtime clatter begins. We were lucky to catch this top-notch personality of the design world, Eugeni Quitllet, elected Designer of the Year 2016 by Maison&Objet, in between flights.

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A Conversation with Sandra Nunnerley

Her book Sandra Nunnerley Interiors published by Powerhouse Books confirmed Sandra Nunnerley as a star in the firmament of interior design. Born in New Zealand, established in New York, and a natural globetrotter at heart, Nunnerley brought to the city her very own touch of style and glamour. She has that rare thing, an “eye”, which allows her to bring the best out of any space. With her purist vision of interior architecture, she installs harmonious backgrounds for antique pieces, mixing contemporary furniture and art effortlessly, creating a very distinctive style one could describe as classic with a twist. Here she talks to Esensual Living about her world.

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Hotel Watch: Hôtel Montana with Vincent Darré

Imagine being handed the keys to the home of a Parisian eccentric. That was the thinking behind the six apartment suites of the recently reopened Le Montana in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, marking the first hotel project of Vincent Darré. For this storied Parisian site, it makes for the perfect match with the designer's signature Surrealist-led interiors evoking a cast of iconic personalities past and present including Christian Bérard, Jean Cocteau, Pierre Le-Tan and Le Corbusier.

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In the Atelier with Brodie Neill

While the idea of pairing the ‘digital’ with the ‘organic’ may seem incongruous, in the hands of East London-based designer Brodie Neill it represents the perfect marriage.

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Hervé Van der Straeten on ‘Emergence’

Haute craftsmanship takes centre stage in ‘Emergence’, the latest exhibition by celebrated Paris-based designer Hervé Van der Straeten in his Marais gallery, a story of contrasts. On bold furniture creations the emergence of matter – mineral, vegetal and animal – lends a decorative, textured counterpoint to the cool, industrial sleekness of bronze and aluminium mirrors and lighting fixtures in origami folds and undulating, ribbon-like forms. 

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David Gill's Enduring Vision

When it comes to London design, few have wielded a greater influence on its immediate history than David Gill. The opening of his eponymous gallery back in 1987 arguably marked the first commercial space of its kind in the capital, one that, in championing local design, helped lay the groundwork for London's current status as one of the key design hubs of the world.

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