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AUTUMN/WINTER GARDENS: SAINT JAMES PARIS

One of the main assets of the luxury chateau hotel Saint James Paris is ‘La Terrasse’, the large terrace in the walled gardens of the property – a place to take lunch meetings and enjoy afternoon tea or evening cocktails surrounded by the scent of white flowers and sound of birdsong, a crackling fire pit […] Read more…

LAID BACK LUXURY ON THE BEACH: GET THE VIBE

Shutters On The Beach in Santa Monica goes straight to the top of our list when it comes to coastal hotels; situated right on the sand with a boardwalk weaving between the surrounding palm trees, the property is large yet has the feel of a much smaller boutique hotel. The lobby is open and airy […] Read more…

GARDENS: LIVING WALLS – REAL OR FAUX?

The main wall of the new KITH lifestyle store in Paris (above) is an excellent example of how a potentially uninteresting space can be styled into one of the most eye-catching backdrops seen on Instagram. Living walls can be found on the outside of buildings around the globe, both residential and commercial, and suggest a […] Read more…

RALPH LAUREN PARIS: GET THE VIBE AT HOME

BY NICKY SUMMER One of our favourite places to dine in Paris is the terrace restaurant adjacent to the Ralph Lauren store on Boulevard St Germain. There is always an elegant but comfortable ambience; the traditional decor, music and styling resonates with Parisians and American visitors alike. As a residential, hotel and yacht designer, my […] Read more…