October 25th-27th I felt lucky to visit and photography the iconicl Hôtel Vernet in Paris. The hotel is located in the 8th arrondissement close to Arc de Triomphe, Avenue George V., Grand Palais and Chailot museums. The once traditional Hôtel Vernet has been transformed by Paris based architect Francois Champsaur into a sleek new 50-room boutique hotel. Housed in a post Hausmann building that dates from 1917, the exterior is the embodiment of Parisian charm, which complements the fresh modernity that lies within. I really felt at home met by the kind and helpsome staff in the reception. The hotel has a comfortable lounge bar, an excellent modern restaurant and the generously sized bedrooms mix natural wood, colouful throws and jazzy bathrooms. The beautiful furnitured bedroom really made me feel for spending a relaxing time in this gorgeous hotel. All design interior has obviously been carefully choosen for this gorgeopus hotel. The spectacular restaurant has a breathtaking glass dome designed by civil engineerGustave Eiffel a century ago.
Hôtel Vernet, 25 Rue Vernet, 75008 Paris
Sponsored by Hotel Panache, Paris
October 27th-29th I had the great pleasure to visit and photography the stylish boutique Hotel Panche in Paris. The hotel is dressing in the corner of rue Faubour Montmartre and rue Geoffroy Marie in the heart of the 9th district in Paris. The hotels is not far away from the Grands Boulevards, theaters everywhere, lovely restaurants and almost neighbor to the beautiful Montmartre with a stunning view over the French capital.
I felt very comfortable and cozy staying at this unique hotel with a very playful modern design interior, a touch of Art Nouveau and so many carefully choosen retro details everywhere. A gorgeous lobby area where I was enjoying my afternoon tea while sitting in the rust plush coaches feeling the cozy atmosphere. The hotel is designed by the French interior designer Dorothee Meilichzon.
I had the most delicious and healthy breakfast at David Lanher’s adjacent restaurant. Likewise I had a fabulous dinner in ditto restaurant with localy sourced food at affordable prices. I can warmly recommend to try it.
Hotel Panache, 1 rue Geoffroy-marie, 7000 Paris
Sponsored by Pillivuyt
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend a three days blog tour to visit the beautiful Pillivuyt factory in Bourges in France with a group of bloggers from Scandinavia. They’ve been manufactured quality porcelain for almost 200 years. Timeless is the word.
This old fabric is filled with gorgeous shapes, porcelain mass and a very lovely poetic light everywhere. Our guide had to wait for us all the time when we kept shooting pictures of all the hidden gem in the old fabric, there was so many pretty details to take pictures of. I mean I could have been shooting at this place for days. We went on guided historic tour in the fabric and saw some of all the processes in the production of the beyond beautiful porcelain. Pillyvuyt is known for its timeless design, high quality, stylish shapes and genuine materials that are made to last forever.
I found it very exciting and inspiring to get behind the scene on this old factory; it gave me a unique insight to the brand.
Sponsored by Fredericia Furniture.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend the Scandi Design Tour 2017 together with a group of bloggers from Europe, organised by Fredericia Furniture and Georg Jensen.
On the first day we visited the new Frederica showroom where Thomas Graversen, second generation owner of the family business and his son Rasmus Graversen held a craftsmanship and history tour in the showroom.
The visit at Fredericia also included a meeting with a craftsman from Tränsjo Garveri who showed us how the leather of the iconic Spanish chair is carefulyl cut , smoothened and colored on the sides. The Spanish chair was designed by Børge Mogensen i 1958, the second chair he designed using a combination of solid wood and saddle leather forming the seat and back.
In the afternoon we visited design studio Space Copenhagen. The design duo consisting of Signe Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bundgaard Rützou. They told us a bit about their visions, their design process and their experiences with designing the Swoon chair and Spine collection that they’ve designed for Fredericia Furniture. In the evening we had an amazing dinner on Fredericia Furniture’s rooftop and made our own coocktail with the new Georg Jensen Sky bar collection.
Fredericia Furniture, Løvstræde 1, 4. floor, 1152 Copenhagen.
Sponsored by Marktgasse Hotel, Zürich
July 27th – 30th I was invited to visit and photograph the stylish Marktgasse Hotel in Zürich in Switzerland. The newly renovated boutique hotel is located in a historic building from the 15th century in the charming old town of the city. The hotel has 39 individually furnished rooms and I was lucky to stay in a beyond beautiful room on the second floor with a lot of natural light streaming through the windows. I really felt at home met by the kind and helpsome staff in the combinated reception and lobby area. Many of the heritage elements have protected status and are carefully preserved, which bring a cozy atmosphere, personality and charm to the hotel. I love how the hotel has been choosing so much beautiful timeless and eclectic design interiors to the hotel which gives the place so much character. The hotel has a brasserie, a bar and a café where you can enjoy very delicious and healthy food or you can have a before drink in the Baltho bar. With easy access to cafes, muesums, historical monuments, shops and wine bars, one does not need to travel far to experience the joys of being in Zürich.
Marktgasse Hotel, Marktgassse 17, 8001 Zürich.