Renowned Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki makes his debut in Paris with the opening of La Fantaisie in late spring 2023. The fantastical-style hotel will grace the Faubourg-Montmartre neighborhood in the city’s ninth arrondissement.
Martin Brudnizki designs the interiors of La Fantaisie, including its 63 rooms and 10 suites. Designed to provide a total disconnect from the business of urban Parisian life, the rooms and suites draw on nature as the main influence. A color palette of soft greens, warm yellows and coral touches adorn the property, creating a relaxing environment for all. Lavish headboards, ornate walls and ceilings covered with floral wallpaper and richly upholstered seats complement the hues featured throughout. Outdoor furniture features canopies and parasols, further transporting guests into a dreamy, ethereal world.
The hotel’s rooms and suites aren’t the only things set to make waves in Paris. La Fantaisie will also be a culinary haven under Dominique Crenn with the new Golden Poppy. Her focus on local and sustainable products sees dishes like turbot ceviche with spiced parsnip milk and leche de tigre come to life. Crenn also adopts a zero-plastic and -waste philosophy, something that will remain in effect at La Fantaisie.
La Fantaisie invites guests to switch off with its enchanting spa in partnership with Holidermie. The hotel’s exclusive partnership with the French brand provides guests with a quiet sanctuary, with design features embracing nature through fabrics, color and texture. Holidermie adopts a unique and naturally vegan approach, offering simple and effective ways to beautify the skin from the inside out, contributing to guests’ physical and mental wellbeing.
Early on, pickleball had something to do with pickles. Pickles the dog, that is. In one story, the game was named for a family dog that ran off with the ball between sets.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Not a word was spoken as I settled into a cozy spot on the outdoor terrace just outside the main lodge at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge in Uganda. The air was so still the ice in my single malt seemed to echo off the forest in the distance as it clanked against the glass. I sat among a handful of fellow adventurers, each sitting silently beneath the night sky for one collective goal. Moments earlier, we learned a troop of mountain gorillas had made their way down the mountain near our lodge, and we left our meals to instead sit in eager anticipation of hearing the guttural grunts of the primates below. The chills on my arms never left me that night, even as I made my way up a stone pathway to my personal banda (guestroom). Thankfully, sleep came quickly for me that night as I drifted into dreams of what my next day would bring.
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In time for peak travel season to Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast, the region will welcome its own airport as early as this July. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is not only undergoing renovations but it also plans to open as a commercial airport.