EXTRAORDINARY DAY TRIPS FROM THE ROZAS VILLAGE:
PARIS AND ITS SUMMER MAGIC.
For: those in love with art and beauty
Audrey Hepburn said that “Paris is always a good idea”. And it’s true that the city of light has this unique ability to reinterpret itself without ceasing to be the fashion and gastronomy capital, but above all, a city where art has no boundaries. Let us be your guide and join us as we visit the most original places where art and creativity are always present.
What is this exhibition that everyone is talking about?
Whether you are an art fanatic or not, this exhibition will literally leave you speechless:
The Atelier des Lumières, has been transformed into an unheard of museum where you can find the work of Gustav Klimt projected onto 10 meter high walls.
140 video projectors of the latest generation, 3 300 m2, are on display and the unprecedented sensation of being inside the exhibition itself is a total immersion of art.
Atelier des Lumières, 38, rue Saint-Maur, Paris 11
A Little secret?
The Four Seasons George V Paris or how to contemplate other forms of art.
Come check out this Paris institution and admire the 9000 flowers that make up the famous floral arrangements of Jeff Leatham, considered the best floral artist in the world and known for turning this art into true high fashion.
And while you’re there, order the famous cocktail E«V»A, that was specially created by the Actress Eva Longoria.
31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris
The most original and artistic outing?
We propose a stroll through Plantée-Coulée Verte, the first elevated park in the world (yes, even before the High Line in New York).
A stroll 10 meters above ground that passes through the old train tracks, Plantée-Coulée Verte’s mature lichen and moss coexist among the modern to form a unique magical combination.
At the main entrance of the Viaducto de las artes you will find an interesting community of artisans and designers who display pieces from their workshops; In Paris art is everywhere.
Plantée-Coulée Verte: between la Bastilla and the Bosque de Vicennes
What is the most Parisian summer ritual?
In Paris it’s already a marked tradition; upon arrival of warm weather the sidewalk terraces take to the streets, each one competing for the best views, the best atmosphere or the best cocktail.
Out of all of them we have chosen Monsieur Mouche because its location over the water, its privileged views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower and its ostentatious cocktails make for an irresistible combination.
Port de la Conférence, Pont de l'Alma, 75008 Paris,
Where to dine surrounded by artists?
Opened in 1927, La Coupole is known for its art deco style, amazing dome and for being a favourite among artists and writers like Mario Vargas Llosa. It is without a doubt one of the city’s most symbolic spots.
He said: “I dedicated every Sunday to writing articles. […] When I finished a treated myself by going to La Coupole to polish off a Curry d’agneau (…)”. Even though you haven’t written a thing, treat yourself, too with some of the most classic French dishes; “escagots de Bourgougne” or a “foie gras de canard demi-cuit”.
102 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Where to shop?
Paris is indisputably one of the world’s fashion capitals. Today we propose a visit to Le Valée Village, a micro-universe where fashion, art and Parisian allure combine perfectly.
More than 110 shops from the top brands: Gucci, Prada, Burberry, Max Mara, Comptoir de Cotonniers…, flank the small streets of this “village” that holds a most curious record: here there are more purchases made per square meter than in any other place in Europe!
And as in Paris fashion and art always go hand in hand; don’t forget to stop in at Espace, a space full of artistic surprises.
3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris ( a 39 kilometers from Paris)
“Paris is always a good idea”
EXTRAORDINARY GETAWAYS LAS ROZAS VILLAGE: Fashion in Milan
For: the fashion and “made in Italy” enthusiasts
Not only will we guide you through the most authentic Milan but also the most daring, extravagant, and of course the most glamorous….because the northern capital of Italy is by its own merit one of the fashion epicentres of the world. Are you ready to meet Milan?
A typical ritual from Milan?
An aperitif, no questions asked; a true establishment in the Italian capital of Lombardy, whose origins date back to the end of the XIX century.
It’s eaten before dinner and you should really order a Campari, a Negroni or a spritz (yes, alcohol is what we’re suggesting) to accompany these typical Italian specialties like Bruschette or pasta.
The Navigli area is the most typical place to experiment with this Milan ritual, but we have promised to show you Milan’s fashion, so follow along while we take you to the centre of design: in one of its small back streets hidden away you will find Fonderie Milanesi. With its industrial-chic decoration and huge terrace it is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif on a hot summer evening.
Via Giovenale, 7
Any hidden secrets?
Few people know this, but Milan has its own Statue of Liberty. You will find it (although we forewarn that you will need to look closely to see it) among the 3200 statues that adorn the façade of the Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral known for its architectural excess.
The story says that this sculpture, by Camilo Pacetti, inspired the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi to make the Statue of Liberty that can be found today in New York.
And where should I stay?
We’re in Milan, so why not treat yourself to a little extravagance?
We recommend Hotel nhow, the hotel that has won over celebrities like Rihanna, and where the word ‘conventional’ literally doesn’t exist: flexible Plexiglas armchairs, transparent floors that reveal works of art….The most daring designs cover every corner of this hotel whose signature colour is…. fluorescent orange, a tribute to the old cable cars that ran through Milan and were painted this very same colour.
Hotel nhow Milano
Via Tortona, 35