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Review, Hotel, Travels

A SECRET RIAD IN MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

There are some places in the world, where you feel that you're stepping back in time. Marrakech is definitely one of them...

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Winston Churchill wrote : “Marrakech is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon. Here in these spacious palm groves rising from the desert, the traveller can be sure of perennial sunshine, of every comfort and diversion, and can contemplate with ceaseless satisfaction the stately and snow-clad panoramas of the Atlas Mountains".

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L’Hôtel Marrakech is a privately owned Riad set in the heart of the ‘red city’s’ Medina. L’Hôtel is conveniently close to the vibrant Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling Souk and nearby the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque. This historic 19th century riad, originally the central part of a Caidal palace, comprises five spacious suites surrounding a uniquely wide courtyard garden and swimming pool. This charming retreat combines delicious food, great comfort and service whilst capturing the elegance of hotels of the 1930s. Owned by Jasper Conran, the riad combines superb Moroccan craftsmanship with pieces of antique furniture, textiles, lighting and art from his collection, making it feel more like a home than a hotel.

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Art, Exhibitions, Fashion, inspiration, Travels

EN PASSANT PAR ... YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM, MARRAKECH

A real pioneer, Yves Saint Laurent was the only fashion designer of his generation to systematically archive his work, beginning with the founding of the couture house. The heritage safeguarded by the foundation is a treasure-trove allowing us to discover the creative universe of Yves Saint Laurent.

https://www.museeyslmarrakech.com/

The French architectural firm, founded and headed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty. They have overseen numerous residential and public projects in Morocco, Great Britain and the United States. While studying the couturier’s archives, Studio KO became intrigued by the duality between curved and straight lines, and between loose and precise approaches to cutting fabric. The facade of the building appears as an intersection of cubes with a lace-like covering of bricks, creating patterns that recall the weft and warp of fabric. As with the lining of a couture jacket, the interior is radically different: velvety, smooth and radiant.

The world acclaimed graphic designer, Jean-Marie Mauron known as "Cassandre" (1901 - 1968) designed the emblematic logo YSL.

Photos by Mr R.

Boutiques, inspiration, Travels

THANKSGIVING IN NEW YORK

Always a great time to visit NYC with a festive twist.

One of our retailers on 76th Greene Street, 3rd floor. The Apartment by The Line https://theline.com

inspiration, Travels

ABOUT VILNIUS, Lithuania

Vilnius, day & night. It was raining, but the charm was still there. A wonderful city to visit.

Travels

SPRINGTIME IN ... Paris

Jardin des Tuileries, rue de Rivoli & place Vendôme.

Art, Exhibitions

L'ART POUR L'ART, Henri Olivier

"Walk through shadows" by Henri Olivier.  The Musée Marc Chagall, in Nice invites Henri Olivier to show his work in the museum's indoor and outdoor spaces. Influenced by American minimalism and Arte Povera, his installations serve as a poetic interpretation of the space designed to showcase Marc Chagall work : a building built by André Hermant in 1973, surrounded by Mediterranean gardens designed by Henri Fisch. Exhibition till April 30th, 2017.

Henri Olivier, The shadow of the olive tree, 2017. Olive tree, pot, still & inox.

"What would be a landscape be without shadow? The olive trees are casting their shadows into the space, transcribed via a black silhouette on the floor and wall". Henri Olivier

Synapses - "Objects aren't there so much to be contemplated as they are to create links between shadow, reflection and echo: inside or outside, close up or far away, before and after... " Henri Olivier

Henri Olivier, Synapse XI, 2017 - Charred olive tree stumps, neon.

Mur Mur - "There's always a wall to stop us in our tracks ! We may as well finish the job, seal up with lead and close off all escape routes ? And yes this is where things begin." Henri Olivier

Henri Olivier, Mur Mur, 2017 - Lead wall.

Boutiques

BEHIND THE DOORS OF ... Fortyfiveten, Dallas

"D Magazine voted us the “Best Women’s Designer Fashion Store” & you will see why. A world class mix of the forty most influential designer collections from around the world, edited with a completely distinct point of view. Most designers are exclusive to us in Dallas, including Celine, Comme des Garcons, Haider Ackermann, Maison Margiela, Thakoon, Brock, Rick Owens & Rosie Assoulin."

Fortyfiveten - 4510 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205, United States www.fortyfiveten.com