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Jacquemus Is Opening a Parisian Café

27/03/2019

Finally, there’s somewhere to eat in Paris. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus, purveyor of oversized sun hats and undersized bags, has pivoted to the restaurant business. His first café, Citron, will open as part of a new Galeries Lafayette concept store on the city’s iconic Champs-Élysées. Jacquemus announced his dining venture on Instagram this afternoon, sharing images of the decor and a decadent lemon-shaped dessert by pastry chef Cédric Grolet. You crack it with a spoon, Amelie style. I literally cannot stop watching this…

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7 spectacular fashion designers’ homes you can visit

22/03/2019

Fashion designers have a keen eye for architecture and interiors. Just look at Dries Van Noten’s exquisite Neoclassical mansion outside Antwerp or Alessandro Michele’s impossibly picturesque abode – part of a former monastery in the hilltop village of Civita di Bagnoregio. But while most are closed to the public, a number of iconic fashion designers’ homes can now be visited, either preserved as they once were, or repurposed by new owners. Here are a few of the best, including the Yves Saint Laurent’s vividly coloured…

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You can now stay in the Marilyn Monroe bungalow

15/03/2019

The Beverly Hills Hotel, where Marilyn Monroe used to stay, has opened a luxury bungalow inspired by the screen icon. The makeover is part of a wider hotel restoration, in which five of its historic bungalows have been decorated according to Hollywood visitors, including Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Masterminded by Champalimaud Design, Bungalow 1 is reflective of Monroe’s glamorous, playful persona, with curvy furniture, bright and abstract floor coverings, colourful travertine stones, and gold-leafed ceilings. Strong Jean Michel Frank…

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Inside Karl Lagerfeld’s Many Luxurious Homes

23/02/2019

Hundreds of Karl Lagerfeld’s designs—for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé, and more—have been published in Vogue; and, in a 34-year span, the magazine published eight features on the designer’s luxurious homes. Four of these were snapped by Lagerfeld, a polymath par excellence who understood that the art of living well was a far-reaching concept that extended beyond spaces and objects to encompass learning, manners, art, and the like. “Dresses are only interesting as part of everything else that’s going on,” he told the magazine in 1989. It’s…

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Kylie Jenner’s Hidden Hills Home Is Equal Parts Sparkle and Sumptuousness

06/02/2019

What were you doing when you were 21 years old? Looking for a job? Settling for an unpaid internship? Shopping for a foldout futon? Kylie Jenner hasn’t got time for all that. The wildly popular entrepreneur, reality-television star, and youngest member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan is busy presiding over a cosmetics empire worth roughly $800 million. Forbes magazine speculated that she is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire in history. She also has more than 124 million followers…

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Insdie Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham’s Beverly Hills Property

03/12/2018

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham have been together since 2010 and they have managed to keep their relationship almost completely out of the spotlight. Back in 2015, to celebrate their fifth anniversary, the couple bought their first home in Beverly Hills for $12.9 million. For the first time, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opened the doors to her beautiful Beverly Hills Mansion in April 2018 by inviting Vogue magazine into her house. This was part of the game of the 73 questions that…

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3-Star Michelin Restaurants in USA

29/11/2018

Michelin stars are the most coveted award in the culinary industry and getting three Michelin stars is seen as the highest achievement a chef can make during their career. In 2018, there was just one new 3 star restaurant in the U.S: Coi in San Francisco. While Coi gained a third star, the world famous Jean Georges restaurant in New York, which held three Michelin stars since the NY guide launched in 2006, showed just how hard it is to retain the top accolade when they…

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6 Wes Anderson-inspired cafés you can visit right now

23/11/2018

Wes Anderson is best known for his surreal and highly stylised movies – but he’s no stranger to interior design, having crafted Prada’s whimsical Bar Luce in Milan. ‘I tried to make it a bar I would want to spend my own non-fictional afternoons in,’ explained Anderson, who gave the classic Milanese café a kitsch and colourful spin. Many a designer has sought to replicate the Moonrise Kingdom director’s style, drawing inspiration from his signature pastel colour palettes and playful touches. Head to these…

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Jean Imbert and Pharrell Williams have opened their restaurant, Swan, in Miami

15/11/2018

The Swan restaurant has just opened in the Design District, Miami. Created by Pharrell Williams, Jean Imbert and David Grutman, it was decorated by Ken Fulk and recreates the sentiment of Art Déco bars and clubs, with a horseshoe-shaped bar, striped benches and white bamboo. In the kitchen, the famous French chef creates international-inspired cuisine: spaghetti with caviar, carpaccio with smoked beets, ricotta, tomato and cucumber soup, burrata served with fresh figs and creamy sweetcorn polenta all feature on the expansive menu. Don’t forget the Bevy bar for…

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The “Salt Bae”

14/11/2018

They call him the “Salt Bae” and there is certainly a reason for that. Nusret Gokçe is a famous Turkish chef, who owns a chain of steakhouses named Nusr-Et. The technique he uses to prepare meat made him an internet sensation that led people to copy his movements while sprinkling salt: letting it fall down on the forearm then spread on the meat. Nusret first became famous in 2017 through a viral video from his restaurant’s Twitter account. The video…

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