Named for the former use of its inaugural space, which opened in London in 2006, Carpenters Workshop Gallery has grown into a producer, exhibitor, and purveyor of exceptional, collectible design. In addition to its London location, the company has permanent locations in Paris, New York, and San Francisco, the last of which is housed in a splendid church.
Compared to Paris’ old-world, grand dame hotels dripping in gold-leaf boiserie and crystal that outdates Napoleon, the new Bulgari Hotel Paris—the seventh property from the Italian jewellery house—appears pared back and casual. But look a little closer, and this new address quickly reveals its Roman heritage and Parisian postal code.
On a quiet street in the heart of the antiques district of Paris’ Left Bank resides a bookshop full of treasured tomes. Librairie 7L, founded by Karl Lagerfeld, is a haven of creativity. Books dedicated to photography, architecture, modern and contemporary art, fashion, industrial design, gardening, and ceramics line the shelves.
Situated on the Left Bank in Paris’s Saint Germain District, Hotel des Académies et des Arts brings all the charm of a Belle Époque atelier to a stylish boutique hotel.
Rive Droite Apartment by architect Sophie Driesis an oasis of ingenuity that evokes traditional Parisian charm while contributing modernity and artistic veracity.
The wellness oasis was inspired by the classic Parisienne apartment—a chic, well-crafted, and effortless space that respects the history of the French fashion house. The perennial experts in fashion and luxury are now experts in wellness as well.
Her tiny jewel box in the Paul Bert Serpette flea market is a foreign world alive with gilded mermaids, bejewelled butterflies, and serpents with tourmaline, diamond, and amethyst scales.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibition takes a Midnight in Paris-esque turn to la belle époque.
Social distancing has re-introduced the art of the picnic to our everyday lives, for many it has become their only form of engagement with their friends. Paris-based, Franco-American chef Justin Kent shares some insight into how to make a picnic special.