Can we transform a former newspaper press into a hotel? Why not! Establishing itself in the buildings that for a long time housed “Tijd” (The Dutch Times), the INK Hotel Amsterdam pays tribute to the world of this rag, founded at the start of the 20th century. What could have been gimmicky here is presented with the desire to develop an elegant and sober universe that honours the billions of stories that have been written inside these walls.
Continuing on with our summer discoveries, head to Nice and the Boscolo Hotel, Archachon, the Douro valley and its first Six Senses hotel in Europe and Bodrum in Turkey…
Still in Paris? Make the most of it and enjoy a few of the sunny spots down by the Seine, which gives you the chance to try specially selected products like at Mademoiselle Rose, or perhaps the bistro-nomic side of things at Bistrot d’Alexandre III. Families love brunch at the Quai Ouest and night-owls relish wild parties at the Guinguette.
To finish this month of July, head for London to check out Alice Anderson’s mummified objects, canvases by Flemish experts in Paris, contemporary photography in Arles or even Warhol in Metz.
The capital of Northern Ireland has quickly become the place to be – and it is just an hour and a half from Paris…from 2nd to 5th July: head for the Belfast Port to witness the Tall Ships Race, a beautiful course that gathers together over 50 of the grandest former vessels.
Célia Gumbau-Serra is the designer behind the Hôtel Muse in Saint-Tropez. After a career in events, five years ago she created the perfect haven away from the agitation of the port. Simultaneously contemporary and an integral part of her natural environment.
Just before the start of high season, she shares with Plume Voyage her favourite addresses in the Varoise city.
To round off this month of June, we invite you to immerse yourself in Paul Durant Ruel’s impressionist exhibition in Philadelphia, to discover the work of English sculptor Barbara Hepworth at the Tate Britain, or explore the bittersweet criticism of Markiewcz from Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale and the work of André Putman for the CAPC in Bordeaux.
Perfect for an adventure between fresh air and dense forests, Les Vosges offers a total escape: closer to the Alps and less austere than Le Jura, it was perfectly discovered by Gérardmer and its Grand Hôtel.
This week, PLUME VOYAGE invites you to discover jewellery by Jean Grisoni and the Elsa Vanier gallery, the superb collection of landscape loincloths from Bernard Collet at the Maison de l’Afrique, photographs of Calcutta by Patrick Faugenbaum at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson or even the work of Simone and Lucien Kroll on ecological urban architecture at the Cité de l’architecture.
An entirely unique Chilean property, Viña Vik represents an artistic voyage in itself: master paintings, colourful architecture, wine warehouses carved into the landscape like a piece of land art. A must-visit.
The Palais de la Major
The Palais de la Major, located next to the Mucem favours a light baroque décor with a sublime chandelier from the Moscow Casino. At the end of the night, DJs and music groups set the place alight.
A Tuscan jewel just an hour from Sienna, Hotel Monteverdi is a must-visit for everyone: elegance, simplicity, a respect for tradition and a contemporary style, it embodies the best of Italy.
A weekend without a public holiday? But there are still so many exhibitions to see…PLUME VOYAGE urges you to make the most of it, to swing by the arty universe of the Chelsea Hotel in New York with Renoma or the jazz world at the Maison des Etats-Unis, to go behind the fashion scenes with Simon Procter at the InterContinental or marvel at the designer vegetal creations of Alexis Tricoire.
To finish in May, here are three truly French “gems”: Côté Sable in Cap Ferret, the Kilina in Porto Vecchio and Hôtel de Paris in Saint Tropez. And you cannot forget make a gourmet stop at The Gallery in London as reinvented by India Mahdavi!
To finish off this month of May, we offer you an eclectic selection that will take you from Washington to Riehen and via Languedoc-Roussillon to discover several different sides to contemporary creation. Unless you would rather check out the classicism of the grand Velazquez in Paris.