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Art, Exhibitions, Installation, Perfume

ARTVILNIUS'19, LITHUANIA

We are happy to announce our participation in ARTVILNIUS’19, Baltic International Contemporary Art Fair from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019 at Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania, in partnership with CRÈME DE LA CRÈME - Haute Parfumerie.

ArtVilnius is the only contemporary art fair in Lithuania and the largest art fair in the Eastern Europe region. ArtVilnius, which had its start in 2009, was one of the most important events in the Vilnius – European Capital of Culture project. Over the last eight years the art fair has expanded and become firmly established on the local and international art scene, as well as on the list of must-visit events for art lovers.

This is also confirmed by the statistics. Every year ArtVilnius has over 20,000 visitors, with about 60 art galleries from a dozen or so countries participating ((Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and France). The applications of galleries wishing to participate in the art fair are reviewed and selected by a jury made up of art critics and art market experts, thereby ensuring the professionalism of the galleries at the fair.

As the only art fair of its type in the region, it aims to be universally democratic. For this reason, the main objectives of ArtVilnius are not limited to stimulating the art market in the Eastern and Northern Europe region, as well as the presentation of a representative panorama of contemporary art galleries. The fair’s organisers have integrated Vilnius into the system of the most significant centres of contemporary art in Europe and have helped it become a bridge between East and West. The ArtVilnius team has established and continues to develop international contacts with contemporary art museums, institutions, curators, collectors, and journalists.

http://www.artvilnius.com/

http://cremedelacreme.lt/

Hotel, Travels, Scented candle

A LEGENDARY PALACE, PARIS

Originally built in 1758, Hôtel de Crillon enjoys an unrivalled position overlooking Place de la Concorde. The legendary palace offers a refined and illustrious history, encapsulating the very best France has to offer. With its perfectly proportioned, Neoclassical façade and architecture, the hotel was designed to captivate. It has dazzled generations of visitors and played host to some of history’s greatest events. The building has stood through the reigns of two French kings, the French Revolution, the rise and fall of the Napoleonic Empire and the birth of the League of Nations.

In 1758, King Louis XV commissioned the greatest architect of his day, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, to build twin structures overlooking Place de la Concorde. The result was a masterpiece of 18th-century architecture. Behind one of the facades rose a sumptuous private residence decorated by the era’s finest artists and craftsmen. Such are the origins of Hôtel de Crillon, created to host the world’s great ambassadors. Long owned by the illustrious family of the Counts of Crillon, this private mansion was transformed into a luxury palace hotel in 1909 under the impulse of architect Walter-André Destailleur.

Renovating a National Treasure

In March 2013, Hôtel de Crillon closed its doors to embark on a major renovation to further enhance the majesty and elegance of this exceptional establishment, while conserving the spirit of its prestigious 18th-century edifice.  Inspired by its glorious history, respectful of its traditions and faithful to its character, the restoration adds a contemporary polish to the hotel.  

Under the guidance of renowned architect Richard Martinet, the artistic director Aline Asmar d’Amman and four Paris-based decorators—Chahan Minassian, Cyril Vergniol, Culture in Architecture and Tristan Auer—have created a rich tapestry of sophisticated interiors.  The transformed Hôtel de Crillon offers incomparable luxury with eclectic, art-driven spaces that culminate in an emotional crescendo… elegantly expressing the spirit of Paris.

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